Our birthday cake sparklers are by far the “hottest” decoration you can have at your party! Instead of wasting time with decorative frosting or finding figurines to put on the cake, just add a few of these and you’re ready to go. Normally, people will use sparkler candles instead of traditional ones. However, these are designed to be used in addition to your ordinary candles! As you carry the cake to the guest of honor, light some of these for a dramatic effect. Once completed, you can light your regular birthday candles and sing like normal. The built-in spike is made from food-grade plastic, so you can safely put them on your cake.
Benefits of Using Cake Sparklers at a Birthday
There are several reasons why using these as a decoration at your event is beneficial. The concept of putting sparklers on a cake is not new, but the design of this product is much better than traditional types of sparklers. Below, I’ll explain some of the many advantages to this design versus the others.
- Efficient design that lasts for around 50-55 seconds.
- Safe to use indoors because of the smokeless design.
- 100% safe to use with food.
- Creates an unforgettable presentation to the guest of honor.
- Makes decorating easy compared to frosting or fondant.
- Create one-of-a-kind photos to cherish forever.
- Won’t discolor or damage your cake in any way.
How to Use Birthday Cake Sparklers
Since they are so different from other version, lighting cake sparklers works a little different. Mainly, the difference is that you need to ignite the entire top surface of the tube rather than a small tip. One suggestion I have is to use a proper sparkler torch because they make the job very easy. Beyond your choice of lighter, here are the other steps to enjoying your sparklers for birthday cakes.
- Having ample space is vital; especially if you’re using them indoors. Double check that you have room above and around the cake before you proceed.
- Decorate the top surface with your cake sparklers by sticking them in like you would a candle. Make sure they are spaced at least a few inches apart and are completely upright. Angled tubes can create a safety risk.
- Determine where you want to start the lighting process. Then, stand at a safe distance and begin applying a flame to the top of the first tube. Once it’s lit, move onto the next sparkler. Take care not to put your face or other body parts over the tubes while they’re being lit.
- Move back to a safe distance and enjoy your creation. I like to watch the faces on the other guests who were caught off-guard.
- After the performance has concluded, carefully remove each tube and immerse them in a bucket or sink filled with water. Then, put your ordinary birthday candles on the cake and sing your songs. After the candles are blown out, the used sparklers are safe to be discarded in the trash bin.
How Many of Them Do I Need to Buy?
These have a variety of uses, so the quantity you need will be dependent on how you wish to use them. If you are accenting a cake that will have traditional sparklers on it, you can usually get away with between 1 and 4 of them. However, some people choose to put one on each piece of cake or on individual cupcakes. For this purpose, you would need 1 for each guest in attendance. Our birthday cake sparklers last approximately 50-55 seconds each.