How To Make
Candy Cane Candles
By Bob Sherman
This article was originally published in 1999 and has been rewritten, modernized,
and modified for this web site.
is an interesting technique that creates a solid style hurricane candle. I
had a bunch of broken candy canes and used them here but these look equally
good with intact candy canes. It may also be applied to making solid hurricanes
with other non flammable embeds.
Vital Safety Information - Read First
It is essential to use materials that are non flammable or at very least,
that will not support combustion for this technique. Use of flammable materials
is a fire hazard and extremely dangerous when burning the candle.
Candy Cane Testing
Some candy canes will support a flame and some will not. To test this light
the end of one on fire. If the fire dwindles and goes out it is relatively
safe for this. If it continues burning they are unsuitable for this technique
and you should consider using them for a hurricane shell style candle. Click
here for Hurricane Shell instructions.
PLEASE NOTE! - Candle making can be dangerous if proper
safety procedures are not followed. Please read these Safety
Rules before attempting any candle making projects.
This article assumes basic candle making skills. If you are new to candle
making, my Introduction To Candle
Making Course is free and will show you all the basics for working with
Any pillar candle wax formula should work. My preferred formula is:
- 1 pound - 140 Melt Point Paraffin Wax
- 1 teaspoon - Vybar 103
- 1 ounce - Peppermint Scent Oil (optional)
The following candle supplies and materials will be needed:
A three inch mold with a two inch diameter insert was used here.
The wick is threaded through the top of the insert.
The broken candy canes with plastic wrap removed.
Fill the space between the mold and the insert with candy canes.
Ready for pouring.
Wax is poured at approximately 190 degrees F. through the center
of the insert.
By pouring at this hotter than normal temperature it allows time for the trapped
air bubbles to dissipate.
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knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing.
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