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Creative and Unique Birthday Cake Candles

Unique Birthday Candles to Decorate the Cakehappy_birthday_candles.jpg

One of the most frequently used types of candles is birthday candles. Don’t settle for the boring, everyday variety. Unique birthday candles are readily available and add flair and creativity to the cake.

‘Happy Birthday Candles’

It seems an almost ridiculously simple concept, but candles are available that are in the shape of the letters ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’. Each letter is a separate candle. These look great on top of a cake and are a nice change from the ordinary. Because the letters are separate, you can space them out as close or as far as you like.


Available at Most Supermarkets/Grocery Stores

Ok, we don’t always have time to shop for exciting and unique candles for every birthday that comes along. But that is no excuse anymore. Even local supermarkets carry a variety of interesting candles along with the traditional boring ones.

  • Very long, very thin candles - a very festive and contemporary look atop a birthday cake
  • Swirly candles – these are often the same height as regular candles, but instead of being straight up, the thin candle forms a swirl. It looks like someone warmed them up and wrapped them around a stick.
  • Number candles – Large candles that come in the numbers zero to nine. If nothing else is available at a moment’s notice, at least put number candles of the birthday person’s age on the cake along side regular candles
  • Get creative and a few of each of the above candles on a cake for an outstandingly different effect



Popular in the sixties and seventies, sparklers are a great way to spice up a birthday cake. Not exactly considered a candle, sparklers are lit with a flame and they immediately burst into a fury of bright, fiery sparks. If you plan on putting more than one of these on a cake, get some extra hands to help because they burn down relatively quickly.


Novelty Birthday Candles

If you have novelty stores near you, check out their selection of candles. Below are some novelty birthday candle ideas:


Colored Flames

Wonderfully unique candles are available at which have different colored flames. Amazingly there are candles with flames of green, purple, red and orange. These are sure to get many ooooo’s and aaaaaaah’s from your guests. They are very reasonably priced for the entertainment value.


Shaped Candles

Many shaped candles are well designed for the top of a birthday cake. Some have a long thin wire to insert into the cake, with a candle shape on the top. A few varieties we have come across are: stars, flowers, butterflies, happy faces, animals, fish and balloons.

Other candles come in the shape of small birthday cakes, birthday hats or ice cream cones, and are available at

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 June 2012 )
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