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    Default Frugal Molds for Tarts

    Hi all, I am awaiting my EZSoy candlemaking kit. It will be the melt n pour- so no molds included...
    I wanted to know what type of frugal mold can be used for making tarts?

    Also, are tarts wickless? I assume they are. If so, how do they get melted?

    Thanks for any information and advice- I appreciate it!

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    Tarts are melted in a tart burner, either electric or a ceramic one that requires a cande to be lit underneath to melt the tart.

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    Tart burner- thank you!

    What about molds to make tarts? Can foil cupcakes cups be used?


    Thanks.

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    I've heard just the plastic molds as the metal molds seem to hold the tarts in there and tend to break when trying to get them out. Hope this info helps. I dont make tarts but want to.

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    Ah, making soy tarts is difficult. They won't unmold like a typical pillar wax will. You're going to have to do some research on the net. Try here:
    http://www.kycandlewaxsupply.com/
    I used to have a candle making business, however didn't "do" soy. If you purchase a "typical" pillar or container wax I can help.

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    Thanks for all the info.
    I found tart molds for .49 cents at BC, and I will just order a few of those.
    Thanks again!
    Thanks for the candle website link, I love all the candle links I can get!!!
    I deided to try soy since it does not leave as much soot.

    I was looking for a super frugal approach for Tart Molds...ya know, frugal, like make your own mold...
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chatterweb View Post

    I was looking for a super frugal approach for Tart Molds...ya know, frugal, like make your own mold...
    Thanks again!
    Like I said, I know nothing about soy. But do you have an old muffin pan you could use? I used to make tarts (using paraffin) with old muffin tins, both large and small. If they're just for you, and you don't mind them not looking like the traditional tart, I would do that. See how you like it then order more supplies.
    Also, I have seen the tart molds at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I think they were .50-.60 each.
    Did you order the EZSoy from BC? I would love to read about it.
    I literally still have hundreds of pounds of wax down in the basement, both pillar and container, but when it FINALLY runs out I would love to play with something new. Have a great day!

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    I would go with the old muffin tin idea!

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    Well, thanks for all of the ideas!
    I just really wanted to avoid paying shipping, so I will buy them at Bed Bath and Beyond.

    I ordered the EZ Soy wax kit from BC Candle Supply- it was $73.00, including shipping.

    I can only justify ordering it because I paid for it with my Mystery Shopper money.
    I am going to make crafts for the holidays this year. Candles, Wax Bears, and Smelly Jellies...
    Thanks again for all the advice and frugal tricks!

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    What about lining the muffin tin with foil? I have also heard that you can spray Pam on them before filling so they come out easier. And once hardened, pop them in the fridge or freezer for a bit, the wax should shrink just a tad and pop out easier.

    Just my thoughs, I have never made soy candles. LOL
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    i love soy candles, just went 2 weeks ago to a christmas craft show where someone was selling soy candles ans tarts. They last longer, and have no harsh chemicals.I love the frsh clean smelly ones like fresh clean linen, and ocean breeze. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    When I make soap I use old tupperware hamburger holders to firm them up in. Then into the refrig to harden off. Since the tupperware is flexible the soap pops right out with a little twist. Got a dozen for .50 at the local thrift store.

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    Thanks for all the replies!!

    I am going to try foil baking cups with Pam spray.

    1 test tart.

    I am so excited to get my kit, it comes with 10 pounds of EZ soy wax and 12 8 oz votives!! And all the other stuff, wicks etc...

    I have read all the candle tutorial, and want to know If I am getting a 2 quart pouring pot in the kit, do I melt the wax in that and use a pot with water in it for the pouring pot?? I assume this is correct, I cannot imagine melting the wax another way and then pouring it into the pouring pot to pour into the votives!

    The instructions were not too clear on that- the scents/dye chip instructions were fine though, and the tutorial here is great too!!
    Anyways, thanks again, I will be back to read up on the awesome advice!
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    Yes, from what I can tell, your kit will come with the pour pot. You're going to want to melt your wax using the double boiler method. Once your wax reaches temperature you add the FO and color. Allow it to cool some, then pour into your molds.
    I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and found the molds I was telling you about. Oddly enough, they are in the kitchen area. They are with the little bowls that you put all your pre-measured ingredients in. You know, if you were Racheal Ray. Anyway, they are in the kitchen area.
    Have fun!

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    Well, today I made 2 test candles. 1 is going to cure for 1 week or so.
    They came out very well, considering how skeptic I was of soy and all.
    The scent is awesome! Hot and cold throw are great.
    Hubby thought I was cooking sweets when he came home from work.
    I mixed 1.5 oz of Verbana Berry and .54 oz of Cream Brulee.
    I used 1 yellow dye chip.

    All that worry for nothing.

    I did research alot of different Candle message boards, I almost cut the soy was with beeswax.
    I still have to trim the wicks;
    Here are 3 pics of the best candle:



    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ma/Photo27.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ma/Photo31.jpg

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