Thursday, September 20, 2012

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles - Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Candle
This candle looks and smells just like hot cocoa.  Use a cute mug to complete the look.
Supplies needed:

Double boiler
Old pot
Candle thermometer
Wooden spoon
Wick holder
Wax of choice suitable for whipping
Candle wick suitable for diameter of coffee mug
Coffee mug (candle container)
Cocoa or chocolate fragrance (if desired)
Mixer or wire whisk (you don’t mind getting wax on)
Candle dye - brown

Prep your work area, laying down newspapers to protect surfaces.  First trim your wick to the height of your container plus 1 inch.  Use wax glue to secure the wick sustainer to the bottom center of the container.  Attach the wick holder to the top of the container to secure the wick while the candle sets.

Melt desired amount of wax in the double boiler to 180-190 degrees.  You want to almost fill the mug.  Add fragrance and brown color dye.  Once wax has melted, remove wax from heat.  Pour the melted wax into the coffee mug.  Allow to cool and harden.

In an old pot melt a small amount of wax in the double boiler to 180-190 degrees.  Blend the wax with a mixer on high for 5-10 minutes creating the froth for the top of the cocoa candle.  When it is thick and resembles meringue, use a fork to apply the whipped wax to the top of the cocoa candle.  Fluff the wax with the fork and model it to look like the whipped cream on real hot chocolate.  Allow the wax to cool and harden.  Trim the wick and enjoy.

Allow the wax to cool just to the point that it congeals on the sides of the pot and a thin film forms across the top.  Now using a mixer or wire whisk, whip the wax until it is thick and foamy.  Once it looks like whipped cream, you are ready to apply it to the candles.

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  1. I have never made my own candles before but your hot cocoa one has inspired me to try my hand at it. I love this candle. So cozy. Great christmas gift idea. thanks, Anna


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