14 Unique Birthday Cake Candles

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Cool birthday candles can make any cake look special, even if it’s a tiny, travel-sized cupcake. Beyond just trick candles or bright colors, you can find interesting candle pegs or unique shapes, or even try making your own candles. For inspiration, here are 14 great ideas for making birthday candles special.

1. Super long taper candles

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stylemepretty.com
birthday candles
ohhappyday.com

via Style Me Pretty; DIY via Oh Happy Day

2. Candles mounted on plastic toys, like a dinosaur

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GnomeSweetGnomeShop
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dproject

via Gnome Sweet Gnome Shop and dproject

3. Rustic beeswax candles

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freshpastrystand
birthday candles
gsheller.com
birthday candles
gsheller.com

via Fresh Pastry Stand; DIY via Ginny Sheller

4. Candle on a wooden peg doll

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SylviaStarlight
birthday candles
ShantyIrishStockyard

via Sylvia Starlight and Shanty Irish Stockyard

5. Vintage candles

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JumbleStumble
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ricracandbuttons

via Jumble Stumble and Ric Rac and Buttons

6. Candles molded into LEGO shapes

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CrayonMeCrazy
birthday candles
CrayonMeCrazy

via Crayon Me Crazy

7. Candles mounted on wine corks

birthday candles
dproject

via dproject

8. Tea light candles, shaped like stars

birthday candles
LuluIslandHoney

via Lulu Island Honey

9. Mini torches / candles on sticks

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izzywicks

via Izzy Wicks

10. Forest-themed candles

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marthastewart.com

DIY via Martha Stewart

11. Letter or word candles

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lakeland.co.uk

via Lakeland

12. A candelabra

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Fred and Friends

via Fred and Friends

13. Binary candles for the computer nerds: lit = 1, unlit = 0

e.g., 0100010 = 34

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Windell Oskay

via Windell Oskay

14. A sports car candle (in lieu of the real thing)

Lamborghini race car birthday candle
amybeeswaxcreations

via Amy Beeswax Creations

 

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