Cake Artist Extraordinaire Karen Portaleo Launches Candle Line

There are numerous impressive cake artists and sugar sculptors out there. You can find their work all over social media sites like Pinterest and Snapchat and we’ve written several posts on some of the most amazing edible art. But then there’s Karen Portaleo. In a class by herself, Karen’s cakes are often created for large movie studios, television networks and prestigious companies. And now she’s launched new Portaleo Candles!

New Portaleo Candles

World-renowned Karen Portaleo has turned her sculpting prowess toward soy wax and has just launched a line of new candles. Portaleo Candles are made of a natural soy blend, crafted and hand poured in her Atlanta, Georgia studio.

Award-winning cake artist and now candle maker, Karen Portaleo

The unscented candles are crafted with the same artistry as her cakes and have cotton wicks.


Launching this month, at present her online store has mainly Halloween-themed candles, but Karen is hard at work expanding her line, creating new candles for holidays and other celebrations, as well as Cake Topper candles and birthday candles.

Flora Skull:

The Flora candle was inspired by Karen’s trip to Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico. Big enough to be a dramatic centerpiece, Flora is a 4lb candle, and has three wicks. Buy it here

Tricky Trio:
This wicked trio consists of a red Devil, a green witch and a pale grey Dracula. Each is about 4 inches tall.


buy the set here

The Tricky Trio: Drac, Devlish and Witch Candles. Sold individually for $20 each or as a set of three for $50.

Devilish Candle, buy it here
Witch Candle, buy it here
Drac Candle, buy it here

The Drips:
Sold either as a set or individually, the Drips are three hauntingly fun pillar candles. The tall one is orange and 8” tall and 3” wide, the middle one is yellow, and 4” tall and 4” wide. The Little Drippy is green and 3” tall by 3” wide. Together the set weighs 4.5 lbs. Sold individually for $20 each or as a set of three for $50.


Buy the set here

The Drips; Big Drippy, Lil Drippy and Fat Drippy are also sold individually.

Big Drippy candle, buy it here
Lil Drippy candle, buy it here
Fat Drippy candle, buy it here

She and He Skelly Candles

She and He Skelly candles are available as a set. She and He are both a pale bone color. He stands at 9” tall, and She is 7.5” tall. Together they weigh 3 lbs, and the burn time for each candle is 20 hours.

He Skelly candle
She Skelly candle

buy them here

We cannot wait to see future additions! Thanks to Karen for the info and images. Be sure to see her spectacular cakes here!

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