This Cupcake Candle DIY is sure to be a HUGE hit with the kids!
They are absolutely adorable and look so scrumptious you may be tempted to take a bite (don’t do this, you will not enjoy it).
With simple steps and basic ingredients, this is a great way to ease yourself into candle making.
Since the “icing” is just piled up partially melted wax, you really can’t mess this one up.
Toss on a few sprinkles (or glitter if you want to be all fancy) and watch your kid’s eyes light up!
Ps- these make great party favors!
- 1 lb White Beeswax
- 1/2 lb Container Blend Soy Wax (try EcoSoya CB-Advanced Soy Candle Wax)
- Cotton Candle Wick (you can use pre-cut or a spool and cut your own, but your wicks should be 3.5 inches long)
- 1 package metal wick bases
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Silicone Cupcake Pan
- Double Boiler
- Hot glue gun
1. With your 3.5-inch wicks, take one end of the wick and run it through the metal wick base. Pinch the tube of the metal wick base with pliers to secure the cotton wick.
2. Secure the wicks in the center of each cupcake opening by placing a dot of hot glue and pressing the wick base into the glue (this will help prevent your wicks from floating away when you pour in the hot wax).
3. Spray each cupcake opening with non-stick cooking spray, which will make for easy release of the solid candle once cooled.
4. Place the beeswax in the double boiler (or a saucepan full of water with a glass bowl placed on top.) Stir using a silicone spatula and melt slowly. At this point, if you want to color your wax, add in a color block and melt along with the wax.
5. Once the wax is completely melted, carefully pour into the cupcake pan leaving room about an inch from the top (for the icing later!).
6. Allow the cupcake candles to cool completely before starting the next step! If you rush it, your “icing” will sink into the “cake” part of your candle. Not good!
7. Take the CB Soy Wax (or any other wax shaving you have) and place them in the double boiler for only about a minute or so. If you’re coloring your icing, add in a few shavings of a color block during melting. Do NOT completely melt this mixture! You want half-melted, kind of clumpy wax so that it piles up and looks like a dollop of frosting when placed on the cupcake base candle.
8. Pour the semi-melted wax flakes on top of the solid cupcake bases. Use a spatula or your fingers to mound the candle wax flakes up like a huge pile of frosting. Give the wick a tug to make sure it’s taught in the center of the frosting and add as many sprinkles as your little heart desires!
9. Once the entire cupcake candle is completely cooled, unmold from the pan. These look amazing packaged in clear bags and tied with ribbons or you could be really fancy and present each one in a bakery-style cupcake box!
Helpful little tips:
- When the candle-making fun is done, place your wax-coated bowls and utensils in the freezer for about an hour. The wax will easily chip off once it’s frozen.
- Use oven mitts when pouring the wax from the pan into the molds. Safety first!
- And always burn your candles on a saucer or plate to avoid hot wax from dripping down to the surface below.