Dessert Jelly Jar Candle

by Rustic Escentuals

This candle making tutorial shows you how to make dessert candles in a container. We coordinate scents and colors for the container wax and then add a scented “whipped cream” topping. You can make these dessert candles for pie flavors, cakes, cobblers, candies, or just about any sweet treat – the only limit is your imagination! Adding the whipped wax gives a perfect finishing touch. Use your creativity to come up with your own flavor and color combinations! Dessert candles are perfect table toppers & decorations for parties, picnics, or during the holidays.

how to make dessert jelly jar candles

Materials List:
6 oz of Container Wax and 2 oz of Whipped Wax
Golden Wax 415
Golden Wax 464
KY PureSoy 100% Soy Wax
KY Soy 115
8 oz Smooth Jelly Jar with Lid
Hot Apple Pie Fragrance Oil
Hot Apple Pie Premium Liquid Colorant
Wick Stickers
51-32-18C Pre-Tabbed Cotton Candle Wick
Wick Bar
Digital Scale
Pour Pitcher
Presto Pot or double boiler to melt wax
Metal Spoon to stir wax
Safety goggles
Wax paper, old newspapers or aluminum foil

Apron to protect clothing

supplies needed to make dessert jelly jar candles

Step 1
Prepare work surface. Cover counter with wax paper, old newspapers or aluminum foil to make clean up easier.
Step 2
Prepare the Mason jar by using a wick sticker to attach the wick onto the bottom center of the inside of the jar. Use some pressure to ensure a good adhesion. Use a wick bar to keep the wick straight & centered in the jar.

wicked jar

Step 3
Melt the candle wax in a double boiler or presto pot with a thermometer to ensure temperature. Melt the wax to approximately 170 degrees. Occasionally stir wax to ensure it completely and evenly melts.
Step 4
Place the pour pot on digital scale and tare. Once wax is completely melted, transfer 6 oz of wax to the pour pot with a ladle.
Step 5
Add .60 oz of Hot Apple Pie fragrance oil to the wax. Stir until fragrance oil is completely mixed into the wax – approximately 2 minutes. Add several drops of Hot Apple Pie liquid colorant until desired shade is achieved and stir.

scented and colored wax in pour pot

Note: Wax in the liquid state will appear darker than when cooled. To test wax coloring, place a few drops of wax on a white piece of paper or a paper plate. When dry in a few seconds, a more accurate color shade will appear.

testing wax color

Step 6
Let wax cool to approximately150 degrees F. Fill pre-wicked jar approximately 3/4 of the way full, leaving room on the top for the whipped topping. Place off to the side to cool.

wax in jar

Step 7
When the candle is completely cooled, follow tutorial for whipped wax and scent the wax with Vanilla or Whipped Cream**. Spoon whipped wax onto the top of the candle. Gently tap the jar on a hard surface to make sure the whipped wax adheres to the top layer of the candle. Let cool completely and trim the wick to approximately 1/4″.

adding whipped wax
finished product - dessert jelly jar candles

Tip: Soy wax needs time to cure before burning. Let completed candle cure for 7-14 days before burning.

** Fragrance Suggestion, any fragrance can be used.


  • Cover counter with wax paper, old newspapers or aluminum foil to make clean up easier.
  • Be sure to wear safety goggles for eye protection. You do not want to be splashed in the eye with hot wax! Remember with wax – safety first.
  • Waxes used in making candles are very similar to cooking oils – they are flammable and they are poured at high temperatures, but with certain precautions, accidents may be avoided. NEVER HEAT WAX ABOVE 210°F.
  • For safety, wax should be melted in a double boiler. Wax should NEVER be heated directly over an open flame or burner. Direct heating can cause wax to explode and result in serious injury.
  • Use of a thermometer is advised to ensure proper wax pouring temperature.
  • Never leave hot wax unattended. Keep children and pets away from the area where wax is being melted and poured.
  • Never pour water in a wax fire. Water will cause the fire to spread. To extinguish a fire in a pan, cover the pan with its lid. Use a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
  • Never pour melted wax into the sink or other drains.
This tutorial on how to make candles has been sponsored by Rustic Escentuals. Rustic Escentuals has been offering wholesale candle making supplies, wholesale soap supplies, lip balm ingredients, wholesale fragrance oils, and specialty craft supplies since 1999. Learn how to make candles, how to make soap, how to make lip balm, how to make bath bombs and more at Rustic Escentuals. We hope you shop with us for your wholesale candle supplies and soap making needs. Quality ingredients for a quality finished product!
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