Friday, November 20, 2009

Grubby Cupcake Candle Tutorial & Giveaway


    ******giveway over*****
This picture really doesn't do this craft any justice. These cupcake candles are so adorable and make great gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends, favors for baby showers, and more. These cute grubby cupcake candles are actually pretty easy to make too!
I know I should have taken step by step pictures but I really didn't think of posting about it until afterwards. I also didn't really measure much - opps, sorry again but it just shows you how easy they are to make :)
Materials -
Wax - you can use paraffin, or soy for these. At least get a lb. (For the bottom I remelted excess wax from another craft - you can even use the ends of melted candles)
Scents - I ended up using 2 different scents - Spice for the bottom & Vanilla for the top
Color
Double Boiler, a pot with water & a metal carafe to melt in, or I just used an old pot and slowly melted the wax
Candy thermometer
Wicks - you can buy these at any craft store, I used a big roll & cut it long so I could twirl it when the wax had set.
Muffin tin
Muffin baking cups
Hand Mixer
To begin with, I stuck the baking cups in the muffin tin to act as a mold. They don't fit perfectly but don't worry, it'll work.
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Next I melted some of the wax - Sorry I didn't measure - I started off with a little and added as I needed. I added colorant and scent. You can even use old crayons as a colorant if you are in a bind. Melt the wax never letting it get over 200 F. The wax you are melting is for the base of the candle. While you are melting you wax, you can get your wicks ready, dip them in the wax and stick them to the base of your baking cups. When you are ready, add the cooling wax to your baking cups and fill to the top. I usually have to use pencils to help prop up the wicks. I usually wait about an hour or more while the candles set. During that time I clean up. (You can put them in the fridge to let them set up faster.)
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Now the bottom is nice and hard you can move on the the next step. This is a little bit harder, you may have to melt your wax again until you get faster but no worries, that's the beauty of this easy craft. No mistakes!
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I add my wax, scent, and colorant letting it melt slowly. I make sure it's a different color than my bottom was. Usually something that would look yummy! As it cook it will get a skin to it, at that time I take my hand held mixer and mix making it "grubby". That's when I pick up my bottom & "Ice" my cupcake with a spoon. It's very easy! If the wax gets too hard too fast, just remelt it!.
You can add sprinkles to it too! When everything is all set I curl the wicks and sometimes even add a little bow. Dress them in Saran wrap and add to bow to the top for a quick and easy wrapping.
I should add - If you make these, take the wrapping off before burning!
****If you have any questions just email me @ time4mommy@gmail.com and I'll try to talk you through it.
****If you like this craft, please leave me a comment letting me know.
Do you want one but don't feel like making it? Win 2 of my cupcake candles by entering this giveaway!
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28 comments:

Everydaymoms on Fri Nov 20, 04:29:00 PM 2009 said...

They look awesome and sound pretty easy to make. You should show Luisa these, she LOVES cupcakes!

Jenn Randomly @ S Muse Designs on Fri Nov 20, 04:30:00 PM 2009 said...

1. I am following you on Twitter! (Jrohn09)
2. I've tweeted about the giveaway
3. And I just blogged about it too!

They look awesome!

CityGirl GoneCountry on Fri Nov 20, 05:07:00 PM 2009 said...

They are cute...i bet they smell good too:0 I'm a follower please enter me into your giveaway!

CityGirl GoneCountry on Fri Nov 20, 05:08:00 PM 2009 said...

I'm following on twitter:)

CityGirl GoneCountry on Fri Nov 20, 05:09:00 PM 2009 said...

I retweeted about your giveaway on twitter:)
2009joanna on twitter!

mamawj on Fri Nov 20, 05:36:00 PM 2009 said...

now follow your blog on google friends, cute candles thanks for the chance to win them.
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mamawj on Fri Nov 20, 05:39:00 PM 2009 said...

i follow you on twitter as itsallnew2me
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i tweeted this giveaway thanks
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/5902631483
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Everydaymoms on Fri Nov 20, 05:42:00 PM 2009 said...

I follow you on Twitter! (these look so awesome...thinking of getting the stuff to make them.)

Everydaymoms on Fri Nov 20, 05:43:00 PM 2009 said...

I tweeted about this giveway on Twitter!

Luisa Patterson on Fri Nov 20, 08:25:00 PM 2009 said...

WOW girl nice job!
Already following you on twitter and I know who's gonna get featured on my blog for a cupcake monday find soon :)

my twitter username
@piccoladonna

Abigail on Sat Nov 21, 02:44:00 PM 2009 said...

SO CUTE!!! Thanks for the chance and I follow your blog :)

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Abigail on Sat Nov 21, 02:45:00 PM 2009 said...

i follow you on twitter - ampaway

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Abigail on Sat Nov 21, 02:45:00 PM 2009 said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5926371183

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Abigail on Sat Nov 21, 02:49:00 PM 2009 said...

I just blogged about it here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/11/taking-time-for-mommy-giveaway.html

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Susan Fobes on Sat Nov 21, 07:13:00 PM 2009 said...

I am not very crafty, but these don't sound that hard. Thanks!

Luisa Patterson on Mon Nov 23, 08:04:00 PM 2009 said...

Blogged about you my dear :)
http://crochetedlittlethings.blogspot.com/2009/11/monday-cupcake-find_23.html

Luisa Patterson on Mon Nov 23, 08:13:00 PM 2009 said...

Posted on etsy giveaway too
http://etsygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/11/2-cupcakes-candles-ends-1211.html

Wanda on Mon Nov 23, 11:07:00 PM 2009 said...

I just became a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Made for Me by Oaklie on Tue Nov 24, 04:12:00 PM 2009 said...

They look absolutely Yummy!!

Luisa Patterson on Tue Nov 24, 06:03:00 PM 2009 said...

Shared on my artfire blog as well :)
http://www.artfire.com/users/crochetedlittlethings/blog/monday-cupcake-find

Ladytink_534 on Wed Dec 02, 11:27:00 AM 2009 said...

I'm a follower
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Oh My Baby on Wed Dec 02, 07:03:00 PM 2009 said...

Coming by from MBC and I'm now a follower!

Biddy on Tue Dec 08, 08:03:00 PM 2009 said...

I'm following your blog; such cute candles!
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Biddy on Tue Dec 08, 08:05:00 PM 2009 said...

I follow you on twitter!
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Biddy on Tue Dec 08, 08:12:00 PM 2009 said...

I tweeted about your cupcake candle giveaway!
http://twitter.com/imafan21
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Lizzie on Thu Dec 10, 09:28:00 PM 2009 said...

Total cuteness. I'm a follower.

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Tylerpants on Fri Dec 11, 01:39:00 PM 2009 said...

Very cute! I'm a new follower =)
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E on Mon May 23, 09:57:00 AM 2011 said...

This look so easy and look fantastic!! Thank you ! :]

 

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