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Jan
31

Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts RecipeOrange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe

One of our newest recipes are these Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts. We are excited to showcase the fragrance of the month for February by putting together some brand new recipes, including this one. We will be blogging about each one of them and hope that you enjoy following along to make them! These wax tarts were such a fun project to create. They smell great in a potpourri burner and the look of these is so cute! There are multiple layers to these wax melts, as the picture clearly depicts. The weight amounts for each of the parts have been broken down into separate sections below. We hope that by doing this, it will make it easier for all of you to follow along with when making these.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Pillar of Bliss Wax
Joy Wax
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil 
Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz
Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Silicone Soap Mold- 24 Brownie Bites
POURING POT
THERMOMETER

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Hand Mixer
Rubber Spatula
Stove top
Scale
Toothpicks
Pots (for double boiler)
Orange Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Slices:
45 grams Pillar of Bliss
1 drop Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
4 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Brown Layer:
103 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 drop Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Yellow Layer:
200 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Layer:
100 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Whipped Topping:
200 grams Joy Wax
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Clean and sanitize your materials and the area you will be working in before beginning to prepare this recipe. Wearing gloves is especially suggested due to the multiple candle dyes you will be working with when making this recipe.

Prepare the Orange SlicesPrepare the Orange Slices

We will start by preparing the orange slices that will be placed on the top of the finished wax tarts. This will give them time to set up while we prepare the rest of the recipe. With the measurement guide laid out above, we will first weigh out the pillar of bliss wax. You can pour it directly into a pouring pot. We will be using the double boiler method multiple times within this recipe. Melt it down on the stove top. Once it is melted, you can remove the pouring pot from the stove. Then, add in 1 drop of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye followed by 4 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. 

Pour Into the MoldsPour Into the Molds

After the orange colorant and fragrance oil are added, mix them in thoroughly and evenly by stirring with a spoon. Then, go ahead and pour the mixture carefully into the cavities of your orange slices mold. It might make a bit of a mess, but that is easier to clean up after the wax has hardened. The mold makes ten orange slices, which we cut in half in a later step. Since the recipe makes 24 wax melts, you will need to refill some of the cavities to have enough for the full project. Once you have the cavities filled, put the mold off to the side. We will return to these in a later step once they have completely set up. 

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Wax

There are going to be three main layers to these wax melts. We will be calling the first one the crust, since these look like a tasty layered dessert. To make this layer, we need to weigh out more of the pillar of bliss wax. Measure out approximately 100-103 grams. Using the double boiler method again, melt it down to a liquid state. 

Add Colorant to the WaxAdd Colorant to the Wax

Once there are no more clumps of wax we can remove it from the double boiler. The crust layer is of course going to need to be brown, so we need to incorporate some colorant. However, we want to refrain from making it too dark. Start by adding in only 1 drop of the brown spectrum liquid candle dye. Then, take the yellow spectrum liquid candle dye and dip the tip of a toothpick in it. Stir this into the liquid wax. The yellow should prevent us ending up with too dark of a crust. Now you can add in 10 grams of the Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Grab a mixing spoon and stir everything together.

Pour Crust Layer in MoldsPour Crust Layer into Molds

Set the 24 cavity Brownie Bites Mold out for this step. Take the colored mixture and pour in into all 24 of the cavities. The important thing to remember in this step is to only filled each cavity 1/4 of the way. Since we still have a few more layers to put on top of this one, we need to make sure that they will all fit in the molds. Allow this first layer to set up and harden before moving onto the next layer.

Preparing the Middle LayerPreparing the Middle Layer

When the crust is set up or is nearly there, we can start preparing the second or middle layer of these wax tarts. Weigh out 200 grams of pillar of bliss wax. For a third time, use a double boiler to melt it down. Remove it from the stove top and we will add our colorant. This middle layer needs to be light in color, like a cream shade. So, we will take another toothpick and dip it into another the yellow candle dye. Each of the layers in our recipe can be adjusted to make it your own. If you would like different colors, feel free to make them! Swirl the toothpick into the melted wax and add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Then, pour this layer into the 24 cavity mold on top of the crust, filling it 1/2 of the space of the cavities. Once again, wait for this layer to set up before you start on the next one.

Forming the Top LayerForming the Top Layer

Now, we can begin to prepare our third layer, the top one. Just as we have been, weigh out 100 grams of the pillar of bliss wax and melt it. Once it is melted, we are going to add color to it. We want this layer to have an orange tint to it. Depending on the shade you desire for your tarts, you can add more dye than we chose to. Taking yet another toothpick, dip it into the orange spectrum liquid candle dye and incorporate it into the wax. Then, add in your 10 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil to scent it. Top off the brownie bite molds with this layer, filling up the last 1/4 that is still left. Allow this layer to dry before moving on. 

Melting the Joy WaxMelting the Joy Wax

At this point, each one of the layers should be set up all of the way. The next layer we have to make is the whipped fluffy topping that really ties these wax melts together. Once again, you will need your scale to weigh out some wax. However, this time we will be using Joy Wax! Measure out 200 grams and put it in a pouring pot to melt it with a double boiler. After it melts, add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Stir with a mixing spoon to incorporate the scent into the melted wax.

Whipping the Joy WaxWhipping the Joy Wax

Allow the Joy Wax to sit for a few minutes. Then, take out either an electric hand mixer or you could also use a regular spoon for this step. Both of them will work just fine. Take the tool you choose and begin whipping the wax on and off until the mixture starts thickening up. It should eventually reach a consistency similar to Vaseline, and it should look clear. Once it reaches that point, you can get ready to top off your wax tarts!

Apply the Whipped Wax

Take a regular sized spoon to scoop small amounts of the whipped topping onto the wax melts. Make sure you are placing the topping on the center of your tarts so that everything looks symmetrical. As it sets up, the color of the whipped wax is going to turn more white and stiffen up a little. Then it is really going to look like the fluffy white topping we are looking for!

Remove the Orange SlicesRemove the Orange Slices

While the Joy Wax is setting up, we can return to the orange slice mold from the very first step in the recipe. They definitely will be completely set up and ready to go by now. It does not take very long at all for these to harden. So, go ahead and pop each of the orange slices out of the mold cavities. 

Place the Oranges on TopPlace the Oranges on Top

In order for the oranges slices to look more proportionate to the smaller wax melts, we decided to cut them in half. Otherwise, they would have looked too big for the size of the mold. The Joy Wax will have turned white by now, bringing the look together. Simply place these oranges on the tops of each mold and you are finished with this project!

Your Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts Recipe is now finished! When you want to use them, all you have to do is simply place one in a potpourri burner or wax burner. These are super easy to share with friends as well as a little gift since it makes a total of 24 tarts. We hope you enjoyed creating this new recipe with us! 

Recipes for Inspiration

We at Natures Garden are often inspired by food and baked goods when creating different homemade projects. We found our inspiration for these Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts from the blog Sugar, Spice, and Glitter. This is a page run by the blogger Jennifer, who posts delicious recipes for all types of meals. She makes recipe dishes from a variety of cultures that range from really healthy to super rich desserts. This one in particular that we were inspired by are her Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars. Although the layers in these bars make it look very intricate and time consuming, Jennifer says that it is actually a super simple recipe to make! If you are a fan of orange or creamsicle flavors, you might just love to give these a try. They make the perfect treat to bake for fun or to bring as a beloved party snack!

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If you joined in with us in making this recipe for wax tarts, we would love to see how they turned out for you! It can be so fun to make other recipes your own by adding in a thing or two, and we love seeing alternates of our own projects! If you would like to share with us, you can find us on our many social media platforms. Our Facebook page is Natures Garden Company, our Twitter page handle is ngscents, and our Instagram page handle is also ngscents. We cannot wait to see all of the products you create!

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