While it's not new to the candle making industry, whipped candles are making a come back. It's the next big trend to follow the bubble candles everyone has been loving (and still is). We thought we'd jump on board and try to make some ourselves to see what it is all about.
Whipped candles is when the wax has been melted down and is close to setting but a whisk is used to make the wax able to be pipped and looks like frosting. It is then put into a pipping bag and then pipped onto a candle to make cake, frappe, and hot chocolate looking candles.
What do you need:
Step 1: Select the Right Wax
We recommend using our 100% CocoSoy Wax. This will give you a better final product, smoother whipping and piping abilities.
Step 2: Prepare the Candle Jar
Like pictured, you'll start off with a standard candle as the base, make sure to use the same wax to have a consistent burn throughout. We coloured ours based on the fragrance we've chosen (we did pink with strawberry crepe fragrance). Make and pour your candle as you usually would, only filling up to just over half way.
Step 3: Heat and Fragrance your Whipping Wax
After we finished pouring the coloured wax, we cleaned the jug and poured our 'whipping wax' into the jug. We added fragrance between the 70-80oC so that your fragrance still binds properly. We didn't add any colour because we wanted to keep that whipped cream look. You'll then allow your wax to sit until it reaches 40oC. During this time, the candle bases you have poured should fully set.
Step 4: Time to Whip
Now that your wax is at 40oC, you'll need to start whipping your wax. Whisk your CocoSoy wax vigorously. Your wax will need to be quite thick before putting it into your piping bag. About that same thickness as real icing. You'll be able to see when the soft peaks begin to form, you'll know it's ready.
Step 5: Time to Pipe
Once it's whisked, scoop it into your piping bag with the nozzle already inside. Pipe around your wick first and bringing it out to the edges. You need to make sure you have wax all around your wick, not missing any part so that it has a consistent burn.
Remember: DO NOT overfill your candle jar. When your candle is lit and the wax is all melted, it will need to still sit 1cm below the top of your candle jar.
Step 6: Add your finishing touches.
Add a drizzle of coloured wax over the top to give it a bit more texture with a pipette. This is perfect if you want it to look like a caramel or chocolate sauce over the top.
Overall, making the whipped candles were so much fun. They look so cute and smell divine. We highly recommend giving it a go because it's different from what all the other candle makers have on the market at the moment.
We love seeing all the unique and beautiful products our customers make. With our wide range of wholesale candle supplies, the options are endless. If you're new to candle making, our Soy Wax Candle Starter kits are perfect to get the hang of the process!