20. June 2013 17:24
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:
2 3/4 cups soy wax
1/3 of a 3/4 ounce cube of brown wax dye
6-ounce glass mug (made for hot beverages) or a mason jar
9-inch-tall prewaxed wire wick with clip
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 wiick.
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!