Of all of the sprinkles in the world confetti sprinkles are the best. It’s probably not fair to choose favorites, but I can’t help it. The candy colors and likeness to confetti just make me so happy. So when I came across this tutorial for birthday cake tea lights from Food & Femininity I knew that I had to make my own version with confetti sprinkles. They turned out really cute, if I do say so myself.
I packaged my confetti sprinkle tea lights in sets of 4 to give as favors at a baby sprinkle. After slipping them into a self-adhesive cello bag I tied them up with coordinating bakers twine and added a sticker to the bottom of the package. They make an adorable favor or gift for a birthday, baby shower, or bridal shower. It would be easy to customize colors for your event by using sprinkles to match your color palette. Now that I tried out the confetti sprinkles my next move will be to customize tea lights with sprinkles for different holidays. I can just envision a Valentine’s Day version that would be so cute to hand out to friends and loved ones.
Blow one out and make a wish!
Confetti Sprinkle Candles
– white tea lights in metal cups
– confetti sprinkles
– cello bags, bakers twine, and stickers for packaging (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the tea lights on top. Depending on how many candles you are making, you might want to break them up into batches. I made mine in batches of about 2 dozen tea lights at a time.
- Place the tea lights in the oven for just about 3 minutes. Watch them closely… the tops of the candles should be soft and melty, but all of the wax underneath should not be completely melted or the sprinkles will just sink to the bottom. If they get too soft, just let them firm up outside of the oven for a minute or two.
- Scatter your confetti sprinkles on top of the candles. If it doesn’t seem like the sprinkles are sticking to the candles, you can always stick them back in the oven for 1 minute to soften the wax and embed the sprinkles.
- Wait until the wax is firm again and then shake off any excess sprinkles.
- Burn them yourself or package them up for favors or gifts!