Putting birthday candles on a birthday cake has its tradition dating from ancient Greek and German cultures. The round cake was developed in Greece an ancient history that honored Artemis, the goddess of the moon. The candles were added and this symbolizes the moon’s glow. Greeks believed that the candles smoke carried their prayers to the moon.
Germany’s tradition began with the ceremony of Kinderfest and the celebrated all the birthdays of young children. Cakes became sweet and featured layers. The candles in this culture represented ” the light of life”.
Throughout history takes now have become popular just for their taste and their design and it become big industry today. At each ceremonial gathering there is usually a featured cake but birthdays are the ones that have honored the tradition of the candle. It is superstition that wishes made when blowing out the candles on your cake, that they will come true, but this is a tradition that most people want to keep around in the future.
Birthday cakes have changed with serious development and growth. There are careers that are solely made on the production of these pieces of art. The art of creating a birthday cake is not easy because there are issues of the batter, icing, layers, flavors, shapes and much more. However there is always the final touch that is the candle. It is not just an afterthought as however you top your carefully crafted creation; these candles can be a testament to the ability to finalize this most special package and completes the entire look.
There are other countries though that would like to get rid of the age-old tradition of blowing out the candles due to health reasons. They would like to prevent the spread of germs according to the national health and medical research Council. One can still put these candles on an individual cupcake.
Here are 22 of the top candles out there wishing for everyone that all your dreams may come true.
1. Strength in numbers
When can always put as many candles as possible that fills the cake surface with these sticks of wax as you possibly can. Especially if you use a 6 to 12 inch candle you will have less falling wax, which will be less of an issue.
2. Novelty candles
You can find some out there that are tacky but many are just too fun to pass up. There are construction cones that are very fun because cakes can resemble construction sites. These candles are available online for $3.99 per pack.
3. Sparkler candles
Who doesn’t want to open up the wonderful world of a sparkler candle? The only problem is, as people get older you can’t put the actual number on the cake so you can form the letter or the number on top the cake. At some point though everybody needs a little sparkler. These are available online for $2.75 per sparkler.
4. The amazing candle that we wish was in a flower
This is an exploding gem that has a rocket flame shooting out of the center of it and then lingers with the glow. The only complaint is why did they only choose a flower that looks like it belongs in the Little Mermaid. They are available online at $19.95 for a pack of three.
5. Happy birthday letter candles set
These can last and are very classic as these happy birthday candles fit any of the most decorative cakes you can envision and they can be a great addition to fix any last-minute candle disasters. They are available online at $4.99 per pack.
6. Really tall candles
These are specialty hand dipped, made out of pure beeswax candles that are 8 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Each one is unique and has a quirky character. They look absolutely stunning but unfortunately they are sold out online but you can possibly contact the Etsy shop in the future.
7. Glitter candles
There is an entertaining editor who says,” she who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten”. Therefore these candles should always be accompanied by edible glitter sprinkles. These are available online at $2.49 per pack.
8. Silver and gold
Maybe Rudolph isn’t dancing in your head so you will need to put your mind in the mood of this shiny style of candles to help out. These are available online at $2.49 per pack.
9. Do-it-yourself candles from Martha Stewart
When it comes to do-it-yourself, anything you can make that is more personal helps shape the possibility for all personalities.
10. Do-it-yourself fruit candles
If you love to create your cake with whole foods such as a beautiful and fresh looking berry-topped cake you would never want to mess it up by blowing out your candles. The trick would be to involve spearing the fruit with a wooden skewer and then threading our wick through it. You can also try stacking small berries and arrange them creatively.
11. Black-and-white cute candles
A great place to shop is Sweet Lulu and you will find all kinds of candle varieties including some that are black-and-white polka dots or stripes or others that come in multicolor varieties including black ties, green apples and even candy canes. These are available online starting at $3.50 per pack.