How to Make Bake And Decorate Candles

Cake Candles

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Make Bake and Candle Decoration Ideas for Every Home

Bake and decorate candles are a unique and fun way to bring the scent of freshly baked goods into your home. These candles are made to look like miniature cakes, cutesy cupcakes, or cookies, and are perfect for anyone who loves baking or just wants to add a whimsical touch to their decor. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make and decorate your own bake candles.


  • Wax (Soy, beeswax, or paraffin wax)
  • Candle wicks
  • Candle fragrance oils
  • Candle color dye (optional)
  • Double boiler or heat-safe container and a saucepan
  • Cake or cupcake molds
  • Candle melting pot or small heat-proof containers
  • Wooden skewer or chopstick
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Thermometer
  • Cake decorating tools (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Decorative toppings (sprinkles, beads, fruit slices, etc.)

    Make Bake and Candle Decoration
    Make Bake and Candle Decoration

Step 1: Prepare your workspace

As with any candle-making project, it’s important to have a clean and organized workspace. Lay down newspaper or a drop cloth to protect your work surface from wax spills. Ensure that you have all your materials and tools within reach.

Step 2: Melt the wax

In a double boiler, melt the wax flakes or beads over low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, place the wax in a heat-safe container and put it in a saucepan with a few inches of boiling water. Stir occasionally until the wax is completely melted.

Step 3: Add fragrance oil and dye (optional)

Once the wax has melted, remove it from heat and add the fragrance oil. Use a scent that smells like the dessert you want to make. Typically, you’ll need about 1 oz of fragrance oil per 1 pound of wax. You can also add candle dye at this stage if you’d like to color your candles.

Step 4: Prepare the candle wicks

While the wax cools slightly, prepare the candle wicks by dipping the metal base in melted wax and placing it in the center of your cake or cupcake mold. Make sure the wick is centered and straight.

Step 5: Pour the wax

Using a measuring cup or a candle melting pot, pour the melted wax into your cake or cupcake mold. Leave a 1/2 inch gap at the top of the mold. If you’re making cookies, pour the wax into a heat-proof container that has the shape of a cookie.

Step 6: Decorate the candles

While the wax is still warm, you can decorate the candles with various toppings such as sprinkles, beads, or fruit slices. You can also use food coloring to add some color to the wax. Be creative and use cake decorating tools to create intricate designs.

Step 7: Allow the candles to cool and harden

Once you’ve finished decorating your candles, let them cool and harden completely. This may take several hours.

Step 8: Pop out the candles

Once the wax has hardened, pop out the candles from the mold. If the wax is sticking to the mold, you can try placing the mold in the freezer for a few minutes before popping them out.

bake candles
Bake Candles

Step 9: Enjoy your bake candles

Place the bake candles in your favorite candle holder and enjoy the sweet scent of freshly baked goods throughout your home.

In conclusion, making and decorating bake candles is a fun and creative DIY project that can add a unique touch to your decor. You can experiment with different scents and decorations to create your own unique designs. As always, make sure to follow safety precautions when working with hot wax and candle-making materials.

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