I just recently came up with this “recipe” for cupcake candles when I needed to put together a craft for a kids’ birthday party. This craft was a HIT with the kids because everyone got to decorate their own candle with the wax colors and real sprinkle toppings of their choice- and the wax wasn’t too hot for little fingers. I think they are really stinkin’ cute for any age, so here’s how you make ’em!
When the wicks are all glued in placed, take your non-stick cooking spray, and give the entire pan a good spritzing. This will help you pop your candles out of the mold without any trouble. If you are using cupcake papers- you will want to spray the insides of those as well.
While the wax is still wet, generously shake out sprinkles over the cupcake candles! Homemade cupcake candles are an awesome way to add a personal touch to any party or get-together!
Helpful notes on cupcake candle making:
When the candle-making fun is done, place your wax-coated bowls, spatulas etc into the freezer for about an hour. The wax will easily chip off once it’s frozen. Collect the wax bits that scrape off and save them for your next project- they will melt down again and again!
Also, if you have existing pillar candles that are half-melted, you can always re-melt them in a double-boiler and use them for brand new projects! It’s a great way to up-cycle.
And always burn your candles on a saucer or plate to avoid hot wax from dripping down to the surface below.