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soymilk

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Hey.
Any tips or ideas on how do you make a candy cane (red and white stripe) candle? I'll be using soy wax
 

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You can always pour the first layer one color, let it solidify enough to pour on another colored layer and so on. I've done this, the problem is with soy when the frost and wet spots appear you can't fix any ugly spots with a heat gun or the colors will melt together. I only make solid color container candles now, but did have one customer buy red, white and blue colored candles separately for 4th of July.
 

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I watched an artisan candle maker making dipped candles last week. She had large vats of melted paraffin wax with TD & colorant in each vat. She dipped & let dry between dippings and came up with some lovely layered colors, much like a rainbow. For her it was a rainbow of 6 available colors, but I could see it working for two different colors, too. She said she used the TD because it helped the colors in the vats be more visible and readily identifiable as well as made the colors pop. These were long tapered candles that go in a candlestick, btw.
 

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Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Scale
Paper Bowls (5)
16oz. Apothecary Jar
Toothpick
Pencil
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoons
Wire Whisk
Stove
Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
1. Prepare the wax:
Step 1: Using the double boiler method discussed in one of our candle making classes, melt 22 ounces of Joy Wax at 195 degrees.
2. Prepare the red layer:
Step 1: Once all the wax has melted, weigh out 4 ounces of melted wax in a paper bowl. Place the remaining wax back into the double boiler on very low heat.
Step 2: Let the temperature of the wax in the bowl to drop to 180 degrees. Add one drop red spectrum candle dye and 12 grams Candy Cane fragrance oil. Stir.
Step 3: Bend one side of the bowl to create a spout, then pour this into your candle jar. Let this layer start to set up, then place (2) 51-32-18Z wicks into your jar. Now, allow the layer to completely set up.
3. Prepare the pink layer:
Step 1: Once again, weigh out 4 ounces of melted wax in a paper bowl. Place the remaining wax back into the double boiler on very low heat.
Step 2: Let the temperature of the wax in the bowl to drop to 180 degrees. Place the tip of a toothpick into the red spectrum candle dye, use the dye on the toothpick to color the wax in the bowl. Add 12 grams Candy Cane fragrance oil. Stir.
Step 3: Bend one side of the bowl to create a spout, then pour this into your candle jar. Let this layer completely set up.
4. Prepare the White Layer:
Step 1: Again, weigh out 4 ounces of melted wax in a paper bowl. Place the remaining wax back into the double boiler on very low heat.
Step 2: Let the temperature of the wax in the bowl to drop to 180 degrees. Add 12 grams Candy Cane fragrance oil. Stir.
Step 3: Bend one side of the bowl to create a spout, then pour this into your candle jar. Let this layer completely set up.
REPEAT the red layer steps and the pink layer steps an additional time. When your are finished you should have a total of 5 layers in your candle jar.
5. Prepare the embeds:
Step 1: While you are waiting on your layers to set up, weigh out 1.5 ounces of Pillar of Bliss Wax.
Step 2: Using the double boiler method discussed in one of our candle making classes, melt the pillar of bliss wax.
Step 3: Once all of the wax is melted, add 1 drop of spectrum red candle dye. Stir.
Step 4: Now add 25 drops of Candy Cane fragrance oil. Stir.
Step 5: Carefully pour the melted, fragranced, and scented wax into the swirl embed mold. Let this set up completely. Note: Pouring the wax into the embed mold at too hot of a temperature will cause the mold to warp.
Step 6: Once the swirls have set up completely. Pop them out and set aside.
6. Prepare the wax whipped topping:
Step 1: With the remaining melted wax add 20 grams candy cane fragrance oil. Stir. Once the fragrance oil has been stirred into the melted wax, begin to whip it with a whisk. You will notice as air is incorporated that the wax will become fluffy. Once the wax has cooled, thickened, and been whipped, begin scooping it into the top of the candle jar. Continue this until the jar is filled, and has whipped wax peaking out of the candle jar.
Step 2: Place several of the swirl wax tarts onto the whipped wax.
Step 3: Curl the wicks with a pencil.
 

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