Dr. Oetker Lettered Happy Birthday Candles


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The Dr. Oetker Lettered Happy Birthday Candles add a nice, personal touch to your bakes. The colourful pack glows beautifully, centre stage on the cake and can add that little bit of magic that every birthday needs.

'Children and the very young may like their newly acquired age emblazoned on their birthday cakes, but – unless you’re marking a significant birthday, and want to make a fuss about the number – I suggest you consider these one-size-fits-all candles with their bright, jaunty message. I keep a couple of packets in a drawer, so that I’m ready to brandish a birthday cake at a moment’s notice!' Nigella Lawson
Letter candles are a great way to add the finishing touch to your birthday cake, Bright colours to stand out on your bake, Great for birthdays, Firmly fix candles into a flat area of the cake before lighting


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28 August 2022 by 
Pretty, But Burned Too Quickly

These candles looked very attractive on the cake, but burned ridiculously quickly and dripped on to the cake. We lit them twice for a quick round of "Happy Birthday", but they had melted too quickly for a 3rd attempt and the wicks had collapsed, preventing relighting. These would be a disaster at a children's party, as they would have melted before the child could appreciate them. Sadly, we do not recommend.

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03 August 2022 by 
Great as reusable cake topper

If used as candles, these burn down quickly and would render the words unreadable. Hence we use them as a colourful cake decoration and light conventional birthday candles instead. If you cut off the wicks they won’t look like unlit candles. The cake icing and crumbs can be cleaned off the picks that insert into the cake and reused for the next birthday.

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17 May 2021 by 

This is one of the only reviews I have written on Ocado after 12 years of using them, but honestly do not buy these candles. They dripped wax all over the cake and burnt down within seconds, so had to be thrown away after use. Get the big numbered ones instead which don't drip and can be used multiple times

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26 October 2016 by 
Never again!

I bought these for my grown up son's birthday cake and was glad he wasn't a child. They burned out very quickly and smellily before they could be blown out and dripped appallingly. Absolute rubbish - they look quite pretty but are far too expensive for the quality. They would be potentially dangerous at a child's party in my opinion.

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