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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Went to BBW for the Bake Shop event.  I was hoping it was going to be a 2/$20 on all 14.5oz candles.  I only picked up 2 candles, both were Cinnamon Sugared Donut.  If you haven’t see this one before here it is:

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This is a fabulous scent!  I loved my preview candle so I knew I wanted to get a couple of these.  Anyway, I did get three preview candles for the holiday scents and here they are:

 

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Candied Sugar Plum:
Not my kind of scent but I think it’s a good winter scent for people that think of sweet candies for the holidays.  I really don’t since I do a lot of baking.  I am a Kitchen Spice and Frosted Cranberry kind of girl myself.  I will do more of a review on this one when I actually melt it (remember I pop the little guys in the freezer and pop them out of the plastic and right into the tart warmer.  Gives off a wonderful throw that way).

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Gingerbread:
I will try this one for sure since I love to bake and I don’t usually make gingerbread men since I don’t like the smell of molasses however some of the candles that are in this scent aren’t over board with that smell.   We shall see =).

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Marshmallow Peppermint:
I have heard that Twisted Peppermint is coming back and I’m glad to hear it.  I don’t care for this one, it doesn’t seem to have the same strong yet creamy peppermint that good ol’ Twisted Peppermint has, but once again I say I will know more when I melt it.  It might surprise me!  I have turned my nose up at scents before and regretted it after I burned it.  Even when buying candles, first impressions are everything =).

I have ordered several different versions of LMP and I have to say that Kim from Kim’s Tarts or to be correct Tart Candles by Kim is the best one on the market.  I literally have a jar full of her LMP tarts.

lemon meringue pie jar 

I just placed an order for 5 more bags.  I just can’t get enough of this tart and tangy sweet treat that has absolutely ZERO calories!   If you are looking for a tart that smells just as good as Lemon Meringue Pie tastes, then look no further!

Went to BBW for the Bake Shop event.  I was hoping it was going to be a 2/$20 on all 14.5oz candles.  I only picked up 2 candles, both were Cinnamon Sugared Donut.  If you haven’t see this one before here it is:

20110917_93 little20110917_96

This is a fabulous scent!  I loved my preview candle so I knew I wanted to get a couple of these.  Anyway, I did get three preview candles for the holiday scents and here they are:

 

20110917_98_little20110917_101 little

Candied Sugar Plum:
Not my kind of scent but I think it’s a good winter scent for people that think of sweet candies for the holidays.  I really don’t since I do a lot of baking.  I am a Kitchen Spice and Frosted Cranberry kind of girl myself.  I will do more of a review on this one when I actually melt it (remember I pop the little guys in the freezer and pop them out of the plastic and right into the tart warmer.  Gives off a wonderful throw that way).

20110917_112 little20110917_105 little

Gingerbread:
I will try this one for sure since I love to bake and I don’t usually make gingerbread men since I don’t like the smell of molasses however some of the candles that are in this scent aren’t over board with that smell.   We shall see =).

20110917_110 little20110917_123 little

Marshmallow Peppermint:
I have heard that Twisted Peppermint is coming back and I’m glad to hear it.  I don’t care for this one, it doesn’t seem to have the same strong yet creamy peppermint that good ol’ Twisted Peppermint has, but once again I say I will know more when I melt it.  It might surprise me!  I have turned my nose up at scents before and regretted it after I burned it.  Even when buying candles, first impressions are everything =).

So I'm a day late for this but I didn't have time to post yesterday since I picked up Starbucks before work and went shopping after. My top five picks for Friday are my favorite Front Porch Candle Co. scents.

My favorite Front Porch Candle Co. scents:
1. Ultimate Bakery
2. Pumpkin Buttercream
3. Lemon Spell
4. Lemon Drop Candy
5. 14 Karrot Cake

Enjoy and have a great weekend!



Tia~

I have ordered several different versions of LMP and I have to say that Kim from Kim’s Tarts or to be correct Tart Candles by Kim is the best one on the market.  I literally have a jar full of her LMP tarts.

lemon meringue pie jar 

I just placed an order for 5 more bags.  I just can’t get enough of this tart and tangy sweet treat that has absolutely ZERO calories!   If you are looking for a tart that smells just as good as Lemon Meringue Pie tastes, then look no further!

So I'm a day late for this but I didn't have time to post yesterday since I picked up Starbucks before work and went shopping after. My top five picks for Friday are my favorite Front Porch Candle Co. scents.

My favorite Front Porch Candle Co. scents:
1. Ultimate Bakery
2. Pumpkin Buttercream
3. Lemon Spell
4. Lemon Drop Candy
5. 14 Karrot Cake

Enjoy and have a great weekend!



Tia~

Monday, September 12, 2011

Many people ask how to get their tarts out of their dish!  I have tried several ways and I am going to explain them all to you.  You will have to find the way that works best for you.

The Ice Queen:
I thought I would put little names to them just to be funny.  This method you simply place a couple of ice cubes on top of the solid tart/wax.  After a few minutes, you should be able to move the tart around and slide it out.  If you look, the sides start to pull away from the glass/ceramic.  Wax shrinks when it’s cold. 

Warm Hearted:
Some people like to warm the tart just a little so it comes out.  I have never tried this method however if you actually knew me you would know that I never mess with a bowl of wax.  Even a little.  It’s a scientific fact that I will spill it on me, the floor, the wall..or whatever seems to be available for wax decorating.  I’m sure they take a paper towel or something and just wipe it out after trashing the wax.

Making Waves:
I have heard of people placing a few drops of water in the bowl.  I am not sure if they do it before they melt a new tart or if this is something they do after it’s melting and right before they turn it off to cool.  I believe it’s supposed to make it so the tart can’t seal itself in the bowl.  If you have tried this or do this as your method, please share what it does.  I have tried it but have had no luck.

What’s Cookin’ Hot Stuff:
Do you have an oil?  I have tried this method with again no luck.  I took some cooking spray and placed it in the bowl before I have melted a new tart.  It didn’t do anything but make the tart smell like cooking spray and pumpkins.  Yummy!

Bowl of Ice Cream:
Your freezer can smell yummy too!  If your tart warmer has a separate bowl, some people place the bowl in the freezer.  I stopped using this method because I heard it makes the glass/ceramic weak and it will break.  Also I would forget the bowl and well then it would be in there for days I would be looking all around trying to find it.  However, it does make the tart literally fall right out.

Hot Mama:
Just dump the wax in the trash after it doesn’t smell anymore.  I will do this but only if I’m in the Kitchen and it wasn’t a whole tart.  If the wax is super shallow and I take baby steps to the trash, and there aren’t any sudden movements around me, I should be okay.
More than likely though –>   Once again….me….hot wax….things I don’t want burned or to replace.  Nuff said.

Palmy:
My directions that came with my tart warmer from YC said to place my palm on the tart and with a little force it should pop out.  I don’t want to slice my hand up so I have been scared to do this.  I could just see the entire warmer bursting in my hands. 

Miners:
I know there are people that use tools to get their solid wax out of the warmer.  Once again I don’t want to break the warmer so I don’t really use anything.  Sometimes I have been know to score, or make cuts on the top of the wax, so it will break away in pieces.  I don’t push down hard on the knife…just enough to thin out areas. 

I think that’s all I have!  Like I had mentioned before, you will have to find a way that works best for you!  Just be careful!  Remember it’s glass or ceramic!  I don’t want you to cut yourself or spill hot stuff all over you, your dog, your loved ones.

If there is a method you use that isn’t listed please feel free to share!

Many people ask how to get their tarts out of their dish!  I have tried several ways and I am going to explain them all to you.  You will have to find the way that works best for you.

The Ice Queen:
I thought I would put little names to them just to be funny.  This method you simply place a couple of ice cubes on top of the solid tart/wax.  After a few minutes, you should be able to move the tart around and slide it out.  If you look, the sides start to pull away from the glass/ceramic.  Wax shrinks when it’s cold. 

Warm Hearted:
Some people like to warm the tart just a little so it comes out.  I have never tried this method however if you actually knew me you would know that I never mess with a bowl of wax.  Even a little.  It’s a scientific fact that I will spill it on me, the floor, the wall..or whatever seems to be available for wax decorating.  I’m sure they take a paper towel or something and just wipe it out after trashing the wax.

Making Waves:
I have heard of people placing a few drops of water in the bowl.  I am not sure if they do it before they melt a new tart or if this is something they do after it’s melting and right before they turn it off to cool.  I believe it’s supposed to make it so the tart can’t seal itself in the bowl.  If you have tried this or do this as your method, please share what it does.  I have tried it but have had no luck.

What’s Cookin’ Hot Stuff:
Do you have an oil?  I have tried this method with again no luck.  I took some cooking spray and placed it in the bowl before I have melted a new tart.  It didn’t do anything but make the tart smell like cooking spray and pumpkins.  Yummy!

Bowl of Ice Cream:
Your freezer can smell yummy too!  If your tart warmer has a separate bowl, some people place the bowl in the freezer.  I stopped using this method because I heard it makes the glass/ceramic weak and it will break.  Also I would forget the bowl and well then it would be in there for days I would be looking all around trying to find it.  However, it does make the tart literally fall right out.

Hot Mama:
Just dump the wax in the trash after it doesn’t smell anymore.  I will do this but only if I’m in the Kitchen and it wasn’t a whole tart.  If the wax is super shallow and I take baby steps to the trash, and there aren’t any sudden movements around me, I should be okay.
More than likely though –>   Once again….me….hot wax….things I don’t want burned or to replace.  Nuff said.

Palmy:
My directions that came with my tart warmer from YC said to place my palm on the tart and with a little force it should pop out.  I don’t want to slice my hand up so I have been scared to do this.  I could just see the entire warmer bursting in my hands. 

Miners:
I know there are people that use tools to get their solid wax out of the warmer.  Once again I don’t want to break the warmer so I don’t really use anything.  Sometimes I have been know to score, or make cuts on the top of the wax, so it will break away in pieces.  I don’t push down hard on the knife…just enough to thin out areas. 

I think that’s all I have!  Like I had mentioned before, you will have to find a way that works best for you!  Just be careful!  Remember it’s glass or ceramic!  I don’t want you to cut yourself or spill hot stuff all over you, your dog, your loved ones.

If there is a method you use that isn’t listed please feel free to share!