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Pumpkin Pie Candles
Making Pumpkin Pie Candles
If you would like to decorate your home for the holidays and have run out of ideas, then these cute little candles would be just what you need. They are super easy to make and need only a few ingredients.
Homemade candles can also be lots of fun and a great family activity. (Just be sure to supervise the smaller children, as the hot wax can burn.)These delicious little home-baked pumpkin pies are a feast for the eyes and totally calorie free. And why not make some extra to give as gifts during the holidays.
Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe
Looks almost like real pumpkin pie. So delicious.
Glass pie plate
11" x 16" sheet pan
Egg beater, whisk or electric mixer
Premium wax Wick
Ivory, White, Brown and Red candle dye
Spice Pumpkin candle scent
Brown and Raw Sienna acrylic paint
Paint brush and sponge
Pour inch of the Ivory wax into a sheet pan. Cool the wax until it is no longer liquid but it is still warm. Remove the warm wax from the pan and place it in a pie plate. Treating the wax as if it were a real pie crust, press the warm wax into the plate.
Next cut away any excess wax and use your fingers and thumbs to pinch the crust along the top edge just like you would a real pie crust. Let this cool.Mix the brown, the white and a tiny bit of the red dye in the melted wax to make a pumpkin color. Pour this wax into the crust in the pie pan. Cool the wax pie until it is no longer liquid but it is still warm.
Use a knife to cut 6 slices around the pie. The hot pumpkin colored wax will soften the crust so you can cut through both layers. Cool completely. Remove the slices one at a time from the pie plate and paint the crust. Top each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped white wax. Insert a wick into each slice.
Pie Candle Mold
Each kit contains 1 preformed pie crust, 1 aluminum pie plate, 1 plastic cover & pretabbed zinc wicks.
Whipped Cream Wax
Place hot melted wax in deep bowl or coffee can. Cool until a 1/8 inch film forms over the surface. Using an eggbeater, whisk or electric mixer, whip the top of the wax leaving plenty of liquid wax below. Whip until the wax is fluffy.
If dye is used, add it to the wax before whipping. Stearine will make whipped wax very white. Working quickly, use a fork to apply the whipped wax to the pie candle. Whip the remaining hot liquid wax when needed. If the wax becomes too cool, reheat and whip it again.
This product is a 10 pound slab of general purpose wax. Great for candle making. The melt point of this wax is 130 making it good for container, votives and even pillar
Which Would You Do?
Would you Make your own candles or buy them?
Now Why Not Try The Real Pie?
If you enjoyed making the candles, you will enjoy eating the real Pumpkin Pie!!
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
Here is the most traditional of all holiday pies.
Pastry for 9-inch one-crust pie
1 can pumpkin (2 cups)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 1/4 cups evaporated milk or light cream
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare the pastry. Beat the eggs slightly with a mixer. Beat in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the pastry lined pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes.Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for another 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Cool.If desired, serve with sweetened whipped cream.