Cupcake candle

Cupcakes are not just for kids' birthday parties anymore. They've become extremely popular and more decorative as they grace tables at elegant weddings, showers, and holiday gatherings.

So, here's an idea to try with our Cake Fragrance Oil. We've taken this luscious scent along with our ever popular Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax and made a fun Straberry Shortcake Cupcake Candle. Give it a try with this or any of our wonderful candle fragrances and dyes.


Additional Items Needed:

  • Foil (not paper) Cupcake Liners
  • Cupcake Tin for 6 cupcakes
  • Hand Mixer or Egg Beater
  • Metal Spatula

Note Before Starting: For this project, we're under-wicking the candle with an ECO 2. Of the 3 lbs. of wax needed for this project, 1 lb. is needed for the "cake" part of the candle, and 2 lbs. for the "frosting" on the top.


  1. Using a hot plate or double boiler heat 1 lb. of Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax to 185 degrees.
  2. Add 6-9 drops Brown Liquid Candle Dye and stir thoroughly for about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add 1 oz. of Cake Fragrance Oil and stir gently.
  4. While wax is cooling, prepare cupcake tins by putting one foil cupcake liner in each holder to make 6 cupcake candles.
  5. Attach wick to center of cupcake foil using a Wick Sticker.
  6. When wax has cooled to 135 degrees, pour colored and fragranced wax carefully into cupcake tin about 1/8 inch from top. Let cool until solid.
  7. Meanwhile, heat 2 pounds Soy Wax to 185 degrees and add 6 drops of Burgundy Liquid Candle Dye for the frosting. Remove from heat and add 2 oz of Cake Fragrance Oil.  Allow the wax to cool.
  8. When you see the wax beginning to solidify (it looks like a film is forming on the top), use an egg beater or hand mixer to whip the wax until desired consistency. We cooled our wax to 85 degrees when we "frosted" our candle.
  9. With a metal spatula, "frost" the cupcake candle to desired thickness. Sprinkle some white shaved wax on top. Trim the wick and enjoy.

NOTE: If you choose to burn this candle, make sure it is sitting level and on a safe candle holder.

Remember to always follow safety procedures for burning a candle.