Keep trying to get a nice looking candle and the tops always look sunken and cracked. I tried pouring cooler, warmer, topping after an hour.
I am melting my wax at about 12 oz at a time and letting it cool to about 170 F. I pour it and wait until just the edges show gloss. I push in the wick.
Maybe I am looking for perfection but the top just looks sunken and wavey. If I top them sometimes the wax looks like a top. If I allow it to cool the wax pulls away from the mold and I end up with a second skin around the outside between the mold and the candle.
If I put them in the oven on cool the wicks move.
If I use a heat gun for the top the wax develops bubbles.
I do fine with plastic molds and silicone and pans for blocks but these are kicking my butt. I have melted down some of these candles 3 times.
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