1. Melt enough paraffin wax/stearin mix to make your chosen number of cupcakes, and dye it orangey-brown, (the colour of a baked cake). Prime the wicks in the melting wax.
2. Allow the wax to cool down, and whip it until frothy, but holding its shape.
3. Pack the wax into the moulds. Allow the wax to bulge above the rims, giving a rounded shape on top.
Use a spoon to shape the wax. Allow to set. When completely cold, remove the "cupcakes" from their moulds.
4. Melt a heaped teaspoon of stearin in a small metal container. Dye it a bright colour.
Using a skewer, drip drops onto a piece of wax paper. Hotter wax forms discs. Cooler wax forms drops. These discs and dots form the sprinkles for the cupcakes' toppings.
Repeat this with 3 or 4 different colours.
5. Prepare about 50g (1.76oz) lemon-yellow whipped wax. Using a knife, "ice" the cupcake.
Warming a wicking needle up on the stove, pierce a hole in the center of the candle.
Stick a primed wick in.
6. Sprinkle the coloured dots and discs on top, and press gently into the warm wax.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6, giving your cupcakes a variety of pastel-coloured toppings.
8. Melt a small amount of paraffin wax, adding a tiny amount of beeswax. The beeswax adds mouldability. Dye the wax a cherry-red colour.
Pour the wax into a pan lined with wax paper. When the wax is half-set, but still warm, lift the wax and the paper, and knead the wax into a ball shape.
Cut small pieces off, and form a cherry shape for each candle.
9. Make a hole in the center with a hot wicking needle, and thread each "cherry" onto the candle's wick.
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