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How To Make Dessert Candles? Find Out Here!

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How To Make Dessert Candles?

In this piece, I will walk you through making dessert candles at home using materials you already have. First, we will go over some fundamental techniques for producing candles that look like food, and then we will go on to the recipes.

Making and selling candles designed to look like different meals is a lot of fun if you happen to live in a country that doesn’t have laws against it. If you reside in a place with a limitation, there is no need for an alarm.

General things required to make dessert candles

To get started, you will need some basic supplies. Candle wax is the most important ingredient in making these types of candles. Depending on your recipe, I recommend using soy, a soy/paraffin blend, paraffin, or gel wax. Each recipe will call for different amounts of wax and may require a color combination of different waxes. Candle wicks, which are chosen according to the candle’s diameter, are also required. Remember that utensils used for creating candles should not be used for eating.

Once you have all your supplies ready, it’s time to start creating! Many recipes are available online that provide step-by-step instructions on making different types of dessert candles. With a little practice and patience, you’ll be able to create beautiful candles that look like real treats!

Be sure to follow safety guidelines when working with hot wax, and always watch your candles while they burn. With the right supplies and techniques, you can make amazing food-inspired candles.

General process of making dessert candle

Step #1: Melt the wax

First, you’ll need to melt the wax in your pour pot. Place the wax in the pot and set it over low heat. Stir the wax occasionally until it is completely melted.

Step #2: Add the wicks

Once the wax is melted, add the wicks to your candle molds. Make sure that the wicks are centered in each mold.

Step #3: Add the essential oils

Next, add a few drops of essential oil to each mold. This will give your candles a pleasant scent.

Step #4: Pour the Wax into the molds

Finally, carefully pour the melted wax into each mold, careful not to spill any on yourself or your work surface. Allow the candles to cool and harden for several hours before removing them from the molds.

Step #5: Let it cool and enjoy!

Allow the candle cure to cool completely before removing them from the silicone molds. Once they are cool, trim the wicks and enjoy your homemade dessert candles!

List of 3 most famous dessert candles recipes

Here are the top three famous dessert candles recipes that you often see in the market and shows

1. Birthday Cake Candle Recipe


  • 6 ounces of soy wax and 1.5 ounces of either buttercream fragrance oil or birthday cake fragrance oil
  • 8-ounce straight-sided glass jar candle or a half-pint jelly jar (also known as a canning jar).
  • 1 HTP 105 Sticker for the wick and wick, or hot glue (or equivalent)
  • A single ounce of Mod Podge (optional)
  • A measure of two ounces of candy sprinkles


  • Applying Mod Podge to the inside of the candle jar is the first step in getting it ready for use. This will cover the insides of the candle jar walls.
  • Rolling the candies sprinkles in the jar will distribute them evenly throughout the container.
  • Allow to Air-Dry Slightly.
  • Cover the sprinkles with the remaining Mod Podge to prevent them from drying out.
  • Put the wick in the middle of the bottom of the jar and secure it there.
  • The soy candle wax should be melted to 185 degrees Fahrenheit in a double boiler.
  • After removing from the water and allowing it to cool to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, whisk in the aroma oil.
  • Allow to cool to around 135 degrees Fahrenheit, then carefully pour into the wicked candle jar that has been prepared.
  • Make sure the wick is held upright and centered using a wick-centering tool.

2. Champaign Candle Recipe


  • Cotton Wick Containing
  • 6 Ounces of Gel Wax (no wick tab)
  • Champagne Glass with a Skewer
  • Standard Size Champagne


  • To liquify the gel wax, place it in a pouring pitcher and heat it between low and medium. BE VERY CAREFUL. It is necessary to heat the gel wax directly on the heat source. If it begins to solidify, remove the pouring pitcher and then replace it so it can re-melt. Please do not leave it on the heat source any longer than necessary. Heat until liquid.
  • A very small amount of candle wax dye should be added until the desired color is achieved.
  • Put the skewer in the middle of the glass in the middle of the glass, which will serve as a placeholder for the wick.
  • The gel wax should be poured into the champagne glass.
  • Please take out the skewer and then put a wick in its place.

3. Strawberry Cake Candle Recipe


  • Wax made from soy, 6 ounces
  • 2.05 grams of gel wax
  • A quarter of an ounce of cheesecake-scented oil
  • A quarter of an ounce of strawberry or cherry-scented oil
  • Candle Dyes in Liquid Form, in Red and Brown
  • Jar for a half pint of preserves
  • Sticker and wick for the HTP 105 (or equivalent)


  • Stick an HTP 105 wick in the center of a 12-ounce jelly canning jar.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the soy wax until it reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Once the pan has been removed from the heat, divide the contents among three bowls or a glass measuring pitcher.
  • Cheesecake-scented oil should be combined with water in a single bowl and stirred until the solution is clear.
  • Two drops of strawberry or cherry fragrance oil and one drop of red candle color should be added to the second dish. Get rid of any cloudiness by stirring the substance thoroughly.
  • Dissolve half a drop of brown candle color in the third dish or on the end of a toothpick.
  • At 185 degrees Fahrenheit, lightly incorporate the gel wax into the red wax candle, but do not combine them.
  • Soy candle wax should be added to each bowl as it cools, and the mixture should be stirred together until it reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • To make brown candle wax resemble crumbs, use a fork to fluff it up.
  • The candle should be layered carefully from bottom to top, starting with the brown crumble.
  • Cover the brown crumbs with a thin layer of white candle wax that has a fragrance similar to cheesecake.
  • Spread a strawberry or cherry-flavored red candle wax layer using a wax metal spoon.
  • Alternate layers should be utilized until all of the candle wax is gone. Keeping the wick centered in the vessel as it is filled.
  • If any are left over, crumbles should be sprinkled on top of the meal. The wick should be 14 inches in length.


Making dessert candles is a fun and creative way to bring the delicious scents of your favorite desserts into your home. With the right ingredients and tools, you can easily create a beautiful candle that will fill your home with the sweet aroma of cheesecake, strawberries, or cherries. Following these simple steps, you can make a unique and fragrant candle that will impress your friends and family.


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