Thursday, May 27, 2010

Illuminated Confections Candle Bakery {review & giveaway}



I'm so excited to introduce you all to a very sweet and unique Etsy shop! Illuminated Confections Candle Bakery sells candles shaped and scented like your favorite treats! Check out these yummy creations :)







Amanda from Illuminated Confections uses 100% pure soy wax and all natural hemp wicks in her candles. She also makes them freehand (can you believe that?) using whipped wax, only using molds for a few of the small details!






Amanda sent me a Pina Colada Cupcake Candle, Strawberry Cheesecake Soy Tart Bites, and Snickerdoodle Cookie Soy Tart Bites to review. Just opening the box was a treat. . . the candle and tarts smelled just delicious! All of Amanda's items are made with so much care and detail, they look almost edible :)




I started by burning a Strawberry Cheesecake Tart. I'm pretty picky about scents in my house, especially sweet ones, but the tart smelled true to the Strawberry Cheesecake name without being sugary and overpowering. I LOVE it! Even though it's been warming in my oil burner for about twenty hours over the past few days, it doesn't seem that any of the wax has burned away. I love knowing that this yummy scent will fill my house for a long time!



I've also burned the Pina Colada candle. . . another great scent! It was almost painful to light this pretty candle, but it was well worth it. It filled my house with the fresh, summery smell of pina colada. . . delicious!





I highly recommend purchasing at least a few of Amanda's creations! The cupcake candles would be a perfect accent to any birthday party and you need a margarita candle for your next outdoor gathering :) She is also happy to make custom orders. Lucky us, Amanda is generously offering a 15% discount for readers of The Ivy Twines! Just mention The Ivy Twines in your notes to seller at checkout and Amanda will refund the 15% to your paypal account.







Amanda is also offering a Baker's Dozen of Assorted Tarts to one lucky reader of The Ivy Twines! Yay!




To qualify: Check out Illuminated Confections Candle Bakery and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item!



**Please leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!**






And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)




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Good luck and enjoy Illuminated Confections!




Giveaway will end at June 9th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Thank you so much to Amanda and Illuminated Confections for this giveaway!




72 comments:

  1. wow.. i love the variety! My favorite would be the cupcake candle. scented with redvelvet cake!!
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  2. added seller to favorites.
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  3. follow illuminated confections on facebook; mommy2skie

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  4. follow on twitter; mommy2skie

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  5. like you on facebook; mommy2skie

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  6. I just LOVE the fruit loops!!! How cute! ky2001ank@hotmail.com

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  7. "Liked" on facebook! ky2001ank

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  8. I love the Ice Cream Sundae Candle jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  9. I follow via google friend connect jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  10. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  11. I like the cupcake candle.

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  12. I follow the ivy twines

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  13. My favorite is the frozen pina colada soy candle.
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  14. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
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  15. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/14863926424 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  16. I am interested in the Blueberry Cobbler candle. I love the scent of blueberries!

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  17. I added the 8 oz. Yogurt Lotion to my etsy favorites. My name on etsy is tarotbydiana. I am so curious about this product.

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  18. I follow The Ivy Twines via Google Friend Connect. Thanks so much!

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  19. My favorite would be the cupcake candle...scented German Chocolate or the Frozen Margarita candle. Both are so cool! :)

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  20. I follow Ivy Twines on Facebook

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  21. I follow Ivy twines on google friend connect

    thanks,
    Sam
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  22. I follow Illuminated Confections on face book

    Samantha
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  23. I'd like the Fresh Baked Cherry Cobbler
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  24. I follow on GFC
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  25. I like you on FB
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  26. Love the Strawberry Cheesecake Soy Tart Bites.

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  27. I follow Ivy Twines blog.
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  28. I follow Ivy Twines on twitter.
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  29. I love the Homemade Cheesecake Soy Candle Tin.

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  30. My favorite is the bowl of Froot Loops candle...it looks so realistic!

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  31. I like the blueberry cobbler candle.

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  32. following your blog via GFC

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  33. following on twitter @Ravish30

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  34. like/fan over on FB

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  35. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/15729931209

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  36. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    This one is my favorite:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46060583/cupcake-candle-your-choice-of-scents

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  37. Love the cupcake candle! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Love the cupcake candle! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Following you on twitter @omydarlingblog

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  40. Glad to follow your blog! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I like the Fruit Loops in milk soy candle bowl


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  42. Love the Ice Cream Sundae Candle. How fun! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  43. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  44. The Fruit Loops in milk soy candle bowl is so cute! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  45. The "Strawberry Cheesecake Soy Tart Bites" look great!

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  46. I favorited http://www.etsy.com/listing/46670558/jumbo-pina-colada-cupcake-candle

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  47. I like Illuminated Confections on Facebook!

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  48. I follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend

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  49. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter as PSVintage

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  50. I like The Ivy Twines on Facebook

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  51. Blueberry Cobbler Candle Ltd. Edition - sounds great.
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  52. <3 the banana cream pie candle.

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  53. I love the creative candles and tarts! My favorite one is the Jumbo Pina Colada Cupcake Candle.
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  54. Oh man! Candles that look like food! TORTURE, lol! I'll have to go with the Banana Cream Pie candle.

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  55. I "favorited" the Banana Cream Pie candle also.

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  56. I Liked Illuminated Confections on Facebook

    Username: Sarah Thrower
    Etsy Username (for above ^): SpiffySilpion

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  57. I also follow this blog now! :P

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  58. I also posted a link to this contest on Facebook. I'm not sure how to post a link to it but my username is Sarah Thrower. I'm the one from Oklahoma. ;) I hope that helps/counts

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  59. Would love the Snickerdoodle Cookie Soy Tart Bites
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  60. I heart this item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46219299/snickerdoodle-cookie-soy-tart-bites
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  61. I like illuminated confections on fb
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  62. following the ivy twines on twitter @kimhigueria
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  63. I like Ivy twines on fb
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  64. tweet!
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  65. OOOH my weakness, scented candles! I would LOVE the banana cream pie!
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  66. Following you on google!
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  67. my favorite item is the cupcake candle, yum!
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  68. i am a facebook fan of illuminated confections
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  69. i am a twitter follower of the ivytwines
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  70. i am a facebook fan of ivy twines
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  71. i am a google friend connect follower
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