Whipped Wax: Icing On Top of the Cake

You may be familiar with the technique of whipping wax. We’ve shared it with you before in our “How to Make a Snowball Candle” post. If you’re not familiar, the whipped wax technique is a great way to liven up any simple candle. We’ve seen people use this technique for a wide variety of candle projects, from cakes and cupcakes to foaming beverage candles, like the hot cocoa project below! It may take a little practice to perfect this technique. Whipped wax cools very quickly, so if you don’t work fast enough it can become unmanageable. Also, it is a VERY messy process, so be sure you have your old clothes on and are working on a surface that’s easy to clean!

The Hot Cocoa Candle

*Project and photo credit goes to:Spoonful.com

What you need:

How to Make It

  • Melt 1 3/4 cups of soy wax in a pouring container or heatproof measuring cup in the microwave according to the package directions.  While the wax melts, chop the dye into smaller pieces and stir it in.
  • Pour the wax into the mug and insert the wick
To Make the Whipped Cream:
  • Melt the remaining wax and let it cool until it’s opaque, about 5 minutes.
  • Whip the wax with a form until it begins to form frothy peaks.  If the wax is too thin, wait a few minutes and try again.  If it thickens too quickly you will need to remelt it.
  • Scoop the whipped wax onto the cocoa.  Let it cool, then trim the wick.

You can use the whipped wax technique for a variety of other candle projects!  It will certainly be the icing on top of the cake!


  1. Hi

    I recently started make my candles with Igi 6006. I would like to make frosting (whipped wax) for my parasoy candles. When I first made candles I used 464 soy but I’ve changed to igi6006 for a stronger scent throw. But I wanted to know how can I make frosting (whipped wax) for my parasoy candles when creating strawberry shortcake candles with whipped icing on top .

    When I made soy candles, I only saw that soy mixed with pillar wax was used or recommended to make the frosting. Is there a method or wax that can be added on top of my para soy candles?

    Can I use my parasoy wax to make the frosting ? Or is there a wax that I can use with my parasoy to make frosting?

    Please advise….

  2. I love the whipped candles! But I am having trouble with them stay lit because there is so much wax. Should I put extra wicks so they don’t burn out from the excess wax?

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