I ordered some of these votive pins and this allows me to make votives a lot faster than having to wick them prior to pouring. It wasn't until after my first batch I realized some of the pins were crooked. I straightened them out by hand and now they are fine. There is a gap between the perimeter of the wick pin and the votive mold which leaves a ridge of wax around the base of the candle as mentioned in a previous review by Stephanie W. I use a sharp paring knife to shave off the the wax ridge. I don't typically make large batches of votives but can see where this would be an issue if I did. I do love these wick pins and will be ordering more of them.