Medium melt point wax
for pillars (around 135-140)
Additive of preference
(stearic, vybar, etc.)
Pillar mold (4x4 or
4x6 is most common)
Wicking for pillars
in appropriate size
Fork or electric hand
First make a core pillar
as you normally would using wax, additive, color and scent.
Be sure to make enough
wax for the pillar, repours and extra for the whipped wax. Once the
pillar is hardened, remove from mold. Pour leftover wax into a mixing
bowl and allow to cool until a skin forms on top. Begin to whip the
wax with a fork or electric hand mixer. This will take practice to
get the right texture and consistency. The wax will thicken and become
somewhat lumpy. Here's the tricky part, you must frost the whipped
wax on the pillar before it dries. Whipped wax will tend to try and
dry quickly, so you must work fast. Use a fork, spoon, or spatula
to apply the whipped wax. If wax begins to dry and become too lumpy,
add more hot wax from melting pot and stir around again. You can
hold the candle by the wick or place on a lazy susan to turn it.
Once compleletly frosted, allow to dry.
You may leave the candle
as is, or you can do an overdip in the same color wax, or clear wax depending
on what look you prefer. The clear wax dip will give it a glazed
donut look, while smoothing out the texture a tiny bit.
There are various ways
these candles can be done, all depends on the look you want to achieve.
Some dip their pillars in the whipped wax, some frost it on with a spatula,
fork or even a paintbrush, and some large candle manufacturers spray the
Good luck and happy frosting!