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                                How to Make a Candle: Cupcake Candles

                                Celebrate special occasions with vanilla scented soy wax cupcake candles.

                                | February 2011 Web

                                • "Candlemaking the Natural Way" offers the fundamental techniques of candle making as well as 31 projects for making beeswax, palm and soy candles of all shapes, sizes and colors.
                                  Photo Courtesy Lark Crafts
                                • Cupcakes are a great way to celebrate any occasion. These candles are gently scented with vanilla essential oil, but feel free to use any scent you desire or leave them unscented.
                                  Photo Courtesy Lark Crafts

                                The following is an excerpt from "Candlemaking the Natural Way: 31 Projects Made with Soy, Palm and Beeswax" by Rebecca Ittner (Lark Crafts, 2010). The excerpt is from Chapter 5: Soy Wax Candles.?

                                Cupcakes are a great way to celebrate any occasion. These candles are gently scented with vanilla essential oil, but feel free to use any scent you desire or leave them unscented. Yields 6 cupcakes.

                                Materials?

                                2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla essential oil
                                2 pounds (909 g) soy pillar wax flakes
                                Color blocks: ivory and peach
                                Flat braided cotton wick: medium
                                Wick tabs: small or medium (6)



                                Tools?

                                Adhesive wax
                                Candle thermometer
                                Double boiler
                                Glass measuring cups: 4-cup (960 ml) (2)
                                Kitchen towel
                                Metal cupcake pan
                                Paper towel
                                Paring knife
                                Pliers
                                Scissors
                                Silicone baking cups (6)
                                Wooden toothpicks or plastic
                                cocktail stirrers (6)

                                Cheryl Hines Berner
                                2/10/2013 1:53:07 AM

                                It sounds easy, although, where do I buy all the ingredients and tools to make these candles?




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