How I Started With Bakery Candles

Before going with the niche of bakery candles, I made all different scents. I sold them at a little store in the area that allowed me place a few things on a shelf. I sold them to the moms of my son’s baseball team. The only thing I didn’t do was like the candles I was selling.

It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like the process. I loved producing fragrant candles that people couldn’t stop talking about but there was nothing “special” about them. They were the same as every other candle you’d see around the corner. Everyone had a homespun tie and everyone’s candle was either grungy or rusty. I thought it was rather boring and I didn’t feel as though I really had anything different to offer. So I stopped making candles.

After a couple of years (and much coaxing by my husband and a few other family members), I slowly came out of hiding but this time I decided that I wanted to have a “specialty.” I loved the idea of creating the same great scented candles but I decided that I’d make them look like food, bakery sweets that is. So I went to work on different ways I could make my candles look like baked goods. There were so many different flops that I’d need a few blog posts to tell you about that. But I finally came up with a formula that would produce candles that could carry a great fragrance and look appetizing. There was my specialty, bakery candles.

So that’s how I started making bakery candles. Since then, I’ve started to sell on Etsy and I sell on my own website, www.EverythingDawn.com. I have to say that I enjoy candle making so much more now. I’m creating wax tarts, votive candles, full size cake candles and pie candles. I have even expanded on that idea to include handmade scented ornaments that include, colonial cakes and pies. It’s been a lot of testing and trying but I enjoy having a product that isn’t like every other product. I suppose the two years I stepped away really were beneficial.

My Bakery Cake Candles.

scented colonial cake

One of my 8″ colonial cakes

cake candle bundt

Cake candle

Advertisements

This Week’s Marvelous Monday Winner Is…

congrats

The winner of this week’s Marvelous Monday giveaway is… Lisa Craven.

Winners have 48 hours to respond with the required information. Winner must reply to their notification e-mail within 48 hours, or their prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Your confirmation email will come from dawn@everythingdawn.com, so if you have strict email filtering, please choose to accept email from address & watch your junk folder just in case.

Bakery Shmakery – Musings of Everything Dawn Bakery Candles

Welcome to our blog. We have such interesting days making candles in our family business that we thought we’d blog about it.

Our family isn’t your ordinary family. We’re a family of almost 12 (as of this July). That means everything we do is larger than the average, larger meals, larger transportation, larger loads of laundry, and the whole nine. We have a lot of fun but we also have to work hard. So this blog is consists of musings about our days as a large family as we bring you Everything Dawn Bakery Candle Treats. I hope you’ll come back and take a peek. Blessings, Dawn.