the story of papabubble’s beginnings is a fairy tale of sorts. leaving behind successful careers in architecture and communications, dominik and marieken headed to barcelona in 2003 on what was intended to be a little break from reality. quite unexpectedly they encountered the world of candy in the form of two Australian friends who had opened the very first papabubble. dominik and marieken had caught the candy bug. so much so that in 2005, with the blessing of the founders and buoyed along by having won the marie claire starters award in the previous year, they brought a long time dream to fruition and opened a papabubble in amsterdam.
that dream endures to this day and it brings together candy-making and a unique working atmosphere that has a diverse mix of creative people completely devoted to making the perfect candy. a typical day at papabubble sees a fun mixture of languages, music and personal style combine with a fascination with art and sugar to lovingly produce the best sweets in the world.
with simple ingredients: sugar, water and glucose , we handcraft beautiful candy. our workspace is in the store, so you can see just how our candy artists make these delicious, colourful creations. this usually happens from wednesday to saturday, but on other days there is still plenty to see and taste in the store. can’t wait to see how we work?
from corporate branding with a company name or logo to celebrations such as a wedding or a birth announcement, we make your unique candy with love. our beautiful sweets can add a lovely aesthetic touch to your business dealings: a trade show giveaway; an accompaniment to a restaurant bill or hotel check-in; a treat shipped with an online order. these are but a few examples. both the packaging and the candies themselves can be completely customised, making it a truly exclusive product.
the minimum order for a customised candy order is 6 or 10 kilos, depending on the design. for more information and pricing download the order form.
if 6 kilos is too much, but you want to have something special, we can still create a unique mix of sweets for you. from our assortment of stock we can make a mix incorporating letters: the name of your company or the initials of a wedding couple for example. our stock also includes hearts, fruits, various figures and symbols, which when added can make your mix even more distinctive. an overview of the options and the range can be found here:
events & workshops
from adding something special to your event or fair to having your wedding candy made right in front of all your guests, our candy artists are happy to make the best candy creations on site. it is a true spectacle with color, smell, taste and craftsmanship coming together. details about options can be found here:
alternatively if you are on an amsterdam outing and looking to try something completely different, we invite you to join us in a lollipop making workshop. it is not as easy as it sounds, but the end result is always a happy one! more details about the workshops can be found in this file: