Challenging Myself: the Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle

My first challenging candle. After making several of these candles, I realize why it is such a specialty in Etsy shops. I don't, however, understand why many chandlers do not charge more for their product. The amount of work and detail a product like the Pumpkin Spice Latte candle required to make was new to me. Challenging myself is something I love to do. Making candles became therapeutic for me. So much so that I turned it into a business. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle

Typically all of my candles have white wax. This candle had an orange/pumpkin color to it. On top of that (literally), it needed whipped white wax. The whipped wax was a project in itself. Whipping wax is similar to whipping cake batter. Sounds easy enough, however, I have never baked a cake! So my journey begins on the search for piping bags and decorated piping tips. Because piping bags are thought of as a "seasonal item" only really sold during the holiday season at Target and Walmart, I had to find a specialty store who sold them. Getting wax to a consistent batter similar to icing was also a learning experience. I honestly thought I could whip pure liquid wax into an "icing" consistency with a spoon. Boy, was I wrong. Cue the journey to finding an electronic hand mixer. 

With hand mixer in hand after searching for another hour, I began to whip my liquid wax in hopes of it soon turning into an icing consistency. This took another hour. Finally I had the consistency exactly how I wanted it and used the piping bag to decorate the top of the pumpkin-colored candle in a clear mug. Afterwards, I added Pumpkin Pie Spice seasoning to top off my Pumpkin Spice Latte Candle.

 

It was an actual process to make that I was not expecting, however the outcome made the journey worth it! I hope you enjoy my version of the Starbucks inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte candle.

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