cessna182 Posts: 31, Reputation: 1 Junior Member #1 Dec 5, 2007, 05:38 PM
Candle Making
I am a beginner in candle making. Why do the candles I make form a deep cone around the wick when burned? Commercially made candles don't do this. They burn flat. How can I correct this problem?
 N0help4u Posts: 19,823, Reputation: 2035 Uber Member #2 Dec 5, 2007, 05:43 PM
I noticed with my store bought candles I have that problem. I think it has to do with how big around they are because the heat only melts about an inch or so radius. Are you making 'fat' candles?
 cessna182 Posts: 31, Reputation: 1 Junior Member #3 Dec 6, 2007, 06:42 AM
Actually I am using a container that had a "store bought" candle in it. It burned flat but mine doesn't.
 DandelionWish Posts: 12, Reputation: 2 New Member #4 Jun 3, 2011, 05:19 AM
hey I just started making candles to and had the same problem, its all to do with the size of the wick =)
change the size of the wick and it'll solve the problem ;)
you can buy a candle wick sampler pack and it will have a few different sizes for you so you can try and determine witch size you should be using depending on the container.

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