Cake Purse, Sprinkles Wear & Sweet Art Werk Creator, Candy Marlo (Ms. Candy Blog), is the first candy livestreamer, a World of Wonder (Emmy winning company of RuPaul’s Drag Race) award nominated YouTuber and a bestselling author. An entrepreneur, she has created a number of properties focusing on all that is sparkly and sweet.
With a degree in English, two in theatre, and a MBA coupled with a background in corporate training, instructional design and community management, Candy has worked for such brands as Google/YouTube, Yahoo!, J.P. Morgan and American Express. A former theatre professor, she has also taught ages 3 and up in middle school, high school and universities in theatre, English, film, journalism, public speaking and acting.
As a candy persona, she has appeared as a subject matter expert on NBC and FOX, partnering with such top brands as Hershey’s, Lindt, HSN, Epix, It’Sugar, Sour Patch Kids, Sugarpova, Just Born (Peeps/Mike & Ike), Jelly Belly, Torie & Howard, Adams & Brooks (Whirly Pop) and Dorval Trading Company (Sour Power) and has been named to FeedSpot’s Top 25 Candy Websites for Candy Lovers, becoming the #1 female candy website. As a speaker and educator, Candy has spoken at Summit Live (San Francisco), Digital. (Vancouver), Cake Pop Con (Philadelphia), TedX Navesink (New Jersey), Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 17 (St. Louis), Social Media Camp (Victoria, BC), Blog Her 17 (Orlando), PR Daily (Virtual Summit) and Wedding MBA (Las Vegas). She has served as a judge for Cake Pop Con and Werrk.com.
Candy's award nominated Ms. Candy Blog YouTube channel joined the multi award winning production company, World of Wonder’s network after receiving a contract in less than a week of posting her first video: a review of the RuPaul candy bar. Named Klout’s #1 female livestreamer, she was awarded a contract with Periscope’s first talent network, Lifestream Productions, and placed on 3 top Periscoper lists after her first week of livestreaming. A founding host of the livestreaming platform, Gravy Live, she is a multi(platform) streamer, streaming on as many as 9 platforms simultaneously with audiences in the tens of thousands. She has been featured on Live.Me, Pocket Live, GhostCodes & MeVee, and has trended on Periscope & Hype.
Her first published piece, “Sweet from Sour: Saved by a Supermodel”, is part of the best selling “Open Your Gifts”, and received its debut at TedX Navesink.
In 2017, Candy created Baby Drag Artists, the idea for which was inspired by RuPaul who thanked her for her work with the (LGBTQ) community at the first New York Drag Con. The organization was created with the love and understanding of how hard life can be for those who live life on their own terms. The project sought to create opportunities for those who practice the drag arts, but are often overlooked and unseen due to their age. The first all drag kid book was published by Baby Drag Artists in 2018, garnering rave reviews and creating fans from leaders of the LGBTQ community with front page status on CNBC. The first drag kid livestream show and podcast, “Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Drag Queens” saw award nominations. As a result, the multi-award winning production company World of Wonder inked a development deal with Candy.
In response to the needs of the young drag community, Ms. Candy Blog went on to create Nail Gloves by Candy, designing nail gloves for top drag kid talent as well as adults, most notably pop icon Debbie Harry and nightlife icon Amanda Lepore. Her nail gloves appeared in Vice, The Huffington Post and The Guardian. The company was selected to participate in HSN’s American Dreams program.
Early 2020 saw the launch of Sprinkles Wear, born out of Candy meeting many bakers, cakers, and confectioners at Cake Pop Con and on Instagram. The collection received high praise from delighted crowds at a sell out show at LA Cookie Con in February, 2020. This summer, she was part of Tik Tok’s Creative Learning Fund, creating English lessons featuring songs to help define words and make them easy to recall.
Cake Purse was created in response to the global pandemic and is a continuation of Candy's mission to sweeten people's lives. Made of 100% inedible ingredients, sugar and calorie-free, handmade handbags are created for those with a passion for fashion and a love of yummy treats. With so many unable to celebrate life's happiest moments, a cake purse can be used to commemorate milestones and achievements, creating smiles on the faces of all who see the eye candy.
After being approached by a number of art based companies, Sweet Art Werk was created in the hopes of sweetening homes around the world with art pieces that delight the eye and stir up happy thoughts and memories.
Please feel to contact Candy Marlo using the Contact Us form for any questions or creations you'd like her to create.