We may have had to change our birthday celebrations and downscale our parties recently, but that doesn't mean we need to cancel our cakes! A birthday cake simply isn't a birthday cake without candles to blow out and make a wish on, so we've looked at the best candles available and curated a top 10 list so you can find the best ones for your celebration.
We chose the Twisty Birthday Candles Set by T-Shin as our favorites. They're stylish and different and are sure to be a talking point! If you're looking for something more traditional, such as straight candles or numbers, then check out the rest of our top 10 list for more recommendations, and don't miss our buying guide full of tips so you know what to look for when picking out birthday candles to top the cake of an adult, teen, or child.
We've searched Amazon to find the best birthday candles available. We've picked a wide variety of options so you're bound to find the perfect candle for you!
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|No. of candles||10 LED holders and 40 wax candles|
|Color||Multicolor, gold or pink|
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|Type||Straight, colored flames|
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Twisty Birthday Candles Set
LED Number Candle Set
Numeral Glitter Candle
Happy Birthday Cake Candles
Multicolor Candles and Holders
Gold Glitter Number Candles
Number Birthday Candle
Metallic Birthday Candles in Holders
Elegant and Unique Candles
Versatile and Cute Unicorn Candles
Dual Lighting from Both a Candle and LED Base
Numerical Candle Coated in Glitter
Say 'Happy Birthday' With Candles!
Multi-Colored Candles With Multi-Colored Flames
Bright Gold Candle With Long Stick for Safety
Pink Glitter Numerical Candle
Long, Thin, Metallic Candles That Can Be Reused
Small Candles Suitable for Smaller Cakes
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|Color||Metallics||Multicolor||Multicolor, gold or pink||Black||Gold||Multicolor||Gold||Pink||Various options||Multicolor|
|Type||Curly||Shaped||Straight, LED||Number||Letters||Straight, colored flames||Number||Number||Straight||Number|
With so many options available it may be difficult to know which birthday candles will be the best option for you. That's why we've put together this buying guide to help you make your decision!
There are a few different types of candles that you can buy and the type that is best for you depends on what kind of decoration you want. A popular type of candle is a candle in the shape of a number as you can use these for the birthday boy or girl's age.
These are especially popular with cakes for young children, as every birthday is considered a milestone. They can also be used for adults celebrating special birthdays like 18, 21, or any birthday ending in zero, for example. Be careful with these for adults though, as not every adult wants to broadcast their age!
Another popular type of candle is long, thin candles. You can use as many of these as you wish, as long as you have space on the cake! It’s possible to count out birthdays by the number of candles or just use a few.
You can get more interesting types of candles too, such as ones with a star beneath the wick or that spell out words like ‘happy birthday.’ It’s even possible to get candles that have different colored flames!
Whatever type of candle you choose, you can get them in almost any color you want! They come in so many more colors than just white. When it comes to choosing a color, you can choose a color that the birthday person likes. If you have a color scheme for the cake though, it might be best to match the cake as this will look better.
There are also options that include glitter; the risk with this is that the glitter might get all over your hands or the cake. Check reviewer comments to see how well the glitter sticks to the wax!
Candles that are used on cakes have to be able to stick in the cake so that they won’t fall over. If a lit candle fell over, this could be a fire hazard. Some candles have thick and wide bases that don’t dig in deep but are stable enough to keep the candle standing.
Other candles have long and thin sticks so that they sink deeply into the cake. It’s also possible to get candles that come in detachable holders, so the holder fits into the cake and the candle can be removed separately. The best method will depend on the size of the candle and the type of cake.
For candles that are big and heavy, such as numbers, then thicker and wide bases are best. They will stop too much weight from being applied to the base. Thin and long candles are best served by thin and long sticks.
Candles on a cake are usually only lit for a short period of time and they only need to last as long as it takes for them to be blown out! This can make buying them very wasteful.
If you regularly need candles for cakes and use them for different people, then look at buying neutral candles that can be used again and again. Try plain colors, such as white, and candles that don’t have numbers. There are also LED candles available.
However, if someone has multiple cakes due to multiple parties, then numbered candles won’t be as wasteful. Make sure the candle will last long enough for multiple uses without losing its shape!
So you have your candles, but what about the cake to put them on? We've researched other products that will help you make that perfect homemade birthday cake, so there's no need to settle for a store-bought one!
No matter who you're buying birthday candles for, we found that the best candles are ones that are suitable for the person celebrating their birthday, safe, and can be reused if needed. Whether you're looking for candles to spell out an age or color-coordinate with your cake, we hope the birthday celebrations are amazing!
Author: Kellie Lacey
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