Heart Candle Test

I’m always on the look out for things I can make into candle moulds. I’ve had success with biscuit cutters and pudding tins so far and recently I bought a silicone heart-shaped muffin tray which I also thought might be worth trying.

It would appear that it most certainly was worth trying.

As I was just testing the mould I just made a plain candle with no dye or scent. To put a wick through it I had to use the same method I used here because I didn’t want to poke holes through the tray. I have to say I didn’t do as good a job of it this time. But that doesn’t matter.

You’ll notice that the candle is a little bit transparent, that’s because it’s made of unblended wax with no added stearin. One of the functions of stearin is to increase the opacity of the candle but it’s not suitable for use in rubber moulds as it tends to degrade the material. There is an alternative additive but as this is my only silicone mould I don’t have any of it right now. If I need to make a full batch of these candles for anyone I’ll have to invest in some Vybar.

I really like the finished product I get from this cake tray. The candle came out really easily and with a very smooth finish. I don’t know how often I’ll be using it though. I don’t really have much need for candles like this myself and I can’t think of anyone who could really pass them on to right now. It’s there though if I need it.

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