These simple and decorative candles are the perfect addition to a spring brunch table and look like real eggs.
Tools and Materials
Raw brown eggs
Block of white beeswax
Block of yellow beeswax
Double boiler to melt wax
Small spoon or melon baller
Wicks dipped in wax
Soft-Boiled-Egg Candle How-To
1. Remove the top from a raw egg using an egg topper. Discard contents into a bowl. Wash the eggshell in soapy water. Let the eggshells dry completely.
2. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly whenever handling raw eggs.
3. With your fingers, break edges of egg to make it shallower and to create a jagged look around the edge (the eggshell will blacken if it curves over the top of a lit wick.)
4. Pour white wax into an egg, nearly to the top. Let cool until partially hardened, about 1/2 hour. With a small spoon or melon baller, scoop out a crater in the center of the wax. Remove wax, set aside.
5. Use a skewer to poke a hole through the center of the "crater" to the bottom of the eggshell. Remove skewer. Insert primed wick (already dipped in wax) into the hole. Fill the crater with melted yellow wax. Let cool for several hours. Trim wick to a quarter inch above the surface of "egg yolk."
To purchase an egg topper, go to www.thekitchenstore.com. Visit www.candlewic.com to purchase beeswax and wire-core primed wicks.