Craft Project: How to Make a Star Cupcake Candle

Star Cupcake Candle Craft Project

For background info on candle making craft projects check out: How to reuse old candles, how to melt candle wax and how to prepare a candle wick - this project will skip repeating those instructions so if you get lost at any point refer to the previous articles. 

For this craft project you will need: 

1. First make the star for the cupcake top by melting some wax and coloring it yellow (or any color of your choice of course!)

2. Set the wick into one of the stars on the ice cube tray and gently pour on the wax

This project uses a silicone ice cube tray as a candle mold

 3. Leave to set then top up the wax to create a level surface on the star

4. When the top sets remove the wax star and place it in the centre of the fluted flan dish

This project uses a single fluted flan dish as a candle mold

 5. Melt a contrasting colour wax (brown or cream are good "cake" colors) and pour into the dish around the star about 2-3mm from the top of the dish.

Iced cupcake on left and uniced cupcake on right
 6. Leave to set, a small dip will form in the centre around the wick which we will fill in with "icing"
7. Melt a third batch of wax and color for your "icing", pour into the dip in the wax and leave to set.
If it sinks you may wish to top it up again. 
8. Leave to set and gently remove from the mould be squeezing the mold a little until the wax slips out easily

Completed craft candle

9. Make several candles and "serve" them up on a pretty dish for a perfect birthday dinner centrepiece!

More crafty candles - Nom!!
More Candle Projects:
Star Cluster Candle Craft Project

General Crafting Safety Warning:
Stoves are hot and stuff! Don't burn yourself on them because it hurts and sucks. If you burn yourself put the burnt area under cold water for 10 minutes but no longer than 20 minutes and seek medical help.

General Crafting Safety Warning 2: Candles are hot! The are flamey and have burny bits. Never leave a candle unattended or it might get eaten. 

Tags: Crafts, Candle Making

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