Whipped Wax: Icing On Top of the Cake

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You may be familiar with the technique of whipping wax. We've shared it with you before in our "How to Make a Snowball Candle" post. If you're not familiar, the whipped wax technique is a great way to liven up any simple candle.

We've seen people use this technique for a wide variety of candle projects, from cakes and cupcakes to foaming beverage candles, like the hot cocoa project below!

It may take a little practice to perfect this technique. Whipped wax cools very quickly, so if you don't work fast enough it can become unmanageable. Also, it is a VERY messy process, so be sure you have your old clothes on and are working on a surface that's easy to clean!

The Hot Cocoa Candle

*Project and photo credit goes to:Spoonful.com

  

What you need:

 

How to Make It

  • Melt 1 3/4 cups of soy wax in a pouring container or heatproof measuring cup in the microwave according to the package directions.  While the wax melts, chop the dye into smaller pieces and stir it in.
  • Pour the wax into the mug and insert the wick
To Make the Whipped Cream:
  • Melt the remaining wax and let it cool until it's opaque, about 5 minutes.
  • Whip the wax with a form until it begins to form frothy peaks.  If the wax is too thin, wait a few minutes and try again.  If it thickens too quickly you will need to remelt it.
  • Scoop the whipped wax onto the cocoa.  Let it cool, then trim the wick. 

You can use the whipped wax technique for a variety of other candle projects!  It will certainly be the icing on top of the cake!