You, like me, may remember making them with a bit of string and a coffee can full of wax – in a summer camp program. But to make them really well, dipped taper candles are a lot of work.
But don’t let that keep you from trying them. They’re really easy to make…and like rendering your own tallow for soap making, they are something that I think every candle maker should do at least once. Here are a couple of fun variations on the simple dipped tapers – a slim taper called a “Danish taper” which is grouped into a “Danish taper tree” – and a fun “twisted” variation. So spread out a whole lot of newspaper…and get dipping!