Picture this: you’re at a birthday dinner and out comes the cake. While everyone else is singing a slightly off-key version of “Happy Birthday”, you’re watching the candle wax melt onto the icing. We all know that everyone has watched as the wax begins to slowly drip down the side of a candle. I’d even bet that some of you have refused a slice of cake because of the wax. It’s okay! Don’t worry – I have, too! The fact of the matter is no one likes candle wax where it doesn’t belong, i.e. anywhere other than the candle itself.
And yeah, birthday cake candles are not the exact same thing as the traditional taper candles, but you get the picture.
So, this begs the question: how do we get these picture-perfect candlesticks from dripping all over the place? Honestly, it’s because our tapers are ‘quality not crapity’. In other words, they are essentially the highest quality taper you can buy – unlike many of the subpar tapers being sold today. Have you ever tried to burn a cheap taper before? If you haven’t – don’t. Trust me. The wax will get everywhere. I might be tooting my own horn here, but our dripless tapers really make a huge difference. I mean, if you’re setting them up in the middle of a tornado of course they’re going to drip a bit (Disclaimer: we do not recommend burning taper candles in the middle of a tornado), but they are virtually dripless.
Nearly all our taper candles are manufactured in Elkin, North Carolina where they have been made for decades. And they’ve got the secret formula down pat. The production process is an exact science which I obviously can’t spill the beans to – sorry guys – but I will say that it allows the edge of the taper to form a cup which holds the liquid wax without spillage.
With décor trends like vintage, minimalism, rustic, and boho coming to the forefront, tapers are increasing in popularity. They’re also all over Pinterest wedding boards – they’re definitely all over our Pinterest wedding board. The most popular colors are the traditional white, red and ivory tapers, but for those color-loving, free-spirits we’ve got every color under the sun!
My point is – yes, Colonial Candle tapers are probably a bit more expensive than the tapers you’d get at Walmart, but pinky promise, they’re worth it!
Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for cute tablescape ideas.