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Try Some Happy Birthday Candles

Updated on February 10, 2015

Love the Little Lights of Birthday Candles

The flaming sticks on the cake may just be the best part of a Birthday Party. I know that special candles can make the party, even when the cake is a flop.

More than once I've assembled a layer cake from the parts that came separately out of the pan.

So fluffy icing camouflaged the crumbles, and if I'd seen some of these flashy candle models back when I was entertaining regularly, I'd have kept a stock of them in the pantry, to distract party goers from the crumbles on their plates.

Even now, and even for myself, I like to use tiny candles in unexpected ways, such as this little nosegay of candles, displayed on a rich black and gold metallic coaster, below. It sits on top of one of my fun plates - a colorful show-off!

One clever decorator used tiny peanut butter cups as anchors for the candles. photo credit: Peanut Butter Anchors Candles

Party Popping Close-up photo is mine.

For squidooers, the four quizzes are at the bottom of the lens, and they are as easy as sticking some candles into frosted cake - lotsa points!

Party Popping Close-up

Party Popping Close-up
Party Popping Close-up

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Cake & Candles Your Way

Traditional spiraled little Birthday Candles and some chocolate curls decorate a contemporary cake. Do it your way and everyone will smile. photo credit

Candle Becomes Candelabra

This is a festive and active candelabra that starts life in a more sedate manner.

When I watched the video I found it delightful, and the perfect candle idea for teens and adults.

I can just imagine using this candelabra candle for a 50th, or 20th Anniversary party, or for a big family celebration. I'd keep the kids back from the table, or use a wide diameter round table, where everyone sits out of arm's reach from the flames.

Flames in Colors

I don't even have to be a science pro to know that it's chemistry that makes candle flames burn in color. I didn't have to worry that these delightful candles would thrill my family, especially my senior mom.

Colorflame Birthday Candles with Colored Flames (12 per box)
Colorflame Birthday Candles with Colored Flames (12 per box)

Like having a zillion little glowing lights on a cake.


Balloons do Double Duty as Decoration and Candles

I especially like candles that can be used in a variety of ways, strung along in a name, citing an anniversary date, or standing upright in rows.

Happy Birthday Balloon Candles- Pack of 13
Happy Birthday Balloon Candles- Pack of 13

Bright Colors bring the fun of balloons to the Birthday Cake.


To prevent melted Birthday Candle wax on your cake's frosting:

stick the candle through a lifesaver candy pressed into the icing.

Numbers Rule the Day

I even like combining different styles together on the same cake.

These large bright numerals can be linked together to form a two-digit number --- or even grouped, say four #4 candles in a square --- marking a 16th Birthday, or maybe placing three #3 candles in a triangle for a 9-yr old's cake.

Big Party Number

I also like this alternative to bunches of small number candles.

Little kids are so proud of themselves when they recognize the number of their Birthday even clear across the room.

Creative Converting Number 5 Candle with Balloon
Creative Converting Number 5 Candle with Balloon

The Birthday number sports its own balloon. Even a little tyke can read the number. Ditto for gramps - just put two numbers side-by-side.


Wish I'd Had This One

I celebrated Pop's 85th Birthday by loading his cake top with boxes worth of little candles. Then I began lighting them and Poooosssshhh! one candle lit its neighbors and soon there was a 1 foot wide flame blasting towards the ceiling.

I dashed a whole box of soda onto the flames and had a pretty funny time quieting the hysterics in the room, prior to brushing the soda off the frosting. A Birthday to remember!

Amscan Over the Hill Birthday Candle Blaze Blaster Squirter
Amscan Over the Hill Birthday Candle Blaze Blaster Squirter

Over the Hill Squirter for times like these.


Say it in Words

Who's Counting I LOVE YOU Cake Candles
Who's Counting I LOVE YOU Cake Candles

Remind the Birthday Guy or Gal that they are loved!


World Record # of Candles on a Birthday Cake

iPhone Blows Out the Candles

Got an Extra 11 Minutes to Watch This One?

Color Up the Birthday Cake

As an artist, knowing how much children love to draw with color crayons, I find this a fun and joyful set of candles.

Wilton Crayon Candles 10 Count Rainbow Colors
Wilton Crayon Candles 10 Count Rainbow Colors

Crayons are fun, any way you use them. Stick color crayon candles on the Birthday Cake.


Let Me Know How You Like Birthday Candles

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image

      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Very nicely done! And very clever quizzes.

    • Michael Oksa profile image

      Michael Oksa 5 years ago

      Candles and quizzes! Who knew that would be such a fun combination? :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the quizzes. Birthday candles are just part of the celebration.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I can't imagine a birthday or birthday cake without candles and I don't need a birthday to have candles.

    • pinkrenegade lm profile image

      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      I like these cute candles. Birthdays are truly fun and exciting.