Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lighting the Cake

This past Friday we celebrated my hubby’s best friend’s 30th birthday.

Birthday cakes it turns out become more difficult to light the older you get.  This is especially true if novelty candles are involved.

It took too people and a great deal of melted wax…but finally the candles (well...most of them) were ready to be blown out.

Lesson 1: You have more time to light larger candles.  Tiny candles melt to nothing really fast.
Lesson 2: Keep the flash off when fire is involved…it allows the flame to show up nicely.
Lesson 3: Get ready to get out of the way so you don’t catch on fire.  ;) 


  1. Great advice! My husband and I combined turned 100 this year and my mother in law actually had 100 candles on the cake. Talk about tricky soon as the last one was lit they sang the fast version of Happy Birthday before the house went up in flames!

  2. try being 56 going on 57...that's a REAL "BLAST"

  3. we use 1 candle to represent more than 1. like 5 or 10 or 20.