Whipping wax is an essential skill to have if you enjoy making unique candles. This technique can add texture, create dessert-inspired candles, and produce sand, snow, and fluffy cloud effects. It is easy to master and is adaptable, making it perfect for enhancing your wax-making abilities.
Note: For this recipe, we decided to use Sozo Luxe Soy Wax but you can also use 444 or most soy wax to create it. You can adjust the amount and type of wax depending on the project you are creating.
Additional items needed:
- Electric Mixer
- Fragrance Oil such as vanilla, buttercream or a sweet base
- Paper towels
- Double Boiler or Wax Melter
- Pipping bag and tips
- Pouring pot
To whip wax, you will need a 2 lb pot and an electric mixer.
Step 1: Weigh the wax
Step 2: Melt the Wax
Begin by heating 15 oz of Luxe Soy wax to 165 degrees F. Add 9% fragrance oil of your choice and stir for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Let the wax cool
Pour the mixture into the 2 lb pot to the halfway point and let it cool for 60 minutes until it reaches a temperature of 90-95 degrees F and has the consistency of dry mashed potatoes.
Step 4: Whip the wax
Using your electric hand mixer (designated for wax only, not food), whip the mixture for about 2-3 minutes and let it stand for 5 minutes. Whip it again until it becomes fluffy, making sure to get the sides and bottom of the pot.
Step 5: Spoon whipped wax into a pipping bag
Spoon the whipped wax into a piping bag and press down and twist the top of the bag to get a good grip. Create a tight-formed bag pushing down the wax as you begin to pipe you whipped topping.
Step 6: Top container candles, desert candles and more
You can then start piping on top of desert candle bases or around the wick of your candle.
Here are some tips for piping:
- The longer you whip the wax, the fluffier it will become.
- Choosing a soy wax with resistance to frosting, like Luxe Soy, is essential in ensuring that the whipped texture lasts for a long time.
- You can whip any wax, but using a soft soy wax will result in the least amount of lumps and make piping more challenging.
- You can put your pot back on the heat to melt the remaining whipped wax and save it for later use or for easy clean-up.
- Large open or closed star tips, such as 1M and 2B, are the best piping tips to use.
- You can find piping supplies, including 14-inch piping bags, wax paper, and tips, at https://www.webstaurantstore.com/.
In conclusion, whipping wax is an easy-to-learn skill that can help you create unique and beautiful candles. With these simple steps and tips, you can enhance your wax-making abilities and produce stunning candles that will impress your clients.
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Guest Contributor: AJ Delacroix