“ Brand: Asda / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
I do a great deal of volunteer work and one of my days is helping with a group of over 55s. It is a lovely group of people, almost like an extended family, and with ages ranging from 55 to 90 plus a good number in the group there are inevitably a few special birthdays each year.
Last year we gave a surprise party for two ladies who were 90 which was a huge success although it had to be planned on a budget due to lack of funds. We are lucky because we know of a really good cake maker who sold us 2 beautiful ones for a great price and I offered to price the obligatory special number candles. I priced them in all our local shops (luckily we have a good range) and trekked around places such as Home Bargains, Qualitysave, Wilko, our 2 poundshops and finally went to Asda and chose two 9s and two zeros for just £2 which I think was a very fair price for what you get and was far easier than buying 2 lots of little candles x 180 and then lighting them all!
They came as shown in the picture and measure around 3 inches. It isn't too easy to see in the pic but there is a slightly tapered extension to the candle which means you can stick them in and they stay put but obviously it's worth keeping a close eye on lighted candles. The wax is fairly thick and the embossed red around them ensures they are easy to see ( useful for children as well as more mature amongst us). They were easy to light because the wicks are good quality and reasonably long.
I cannot tell you exactly how long the burning time is but our party lasted a couple of hours and they were still going strong so we did not feel shortchanged in any way. They had no discernible smell whilst lit that I could detect and they did not leave a smoky atmosphere when extinguished.
I would recommend these Asda candles even though they are not the cheapest nor the most exciting numerals around. However, they proved to be a good talking point, easily seen by those with poor eyesight, were easy to light and lasted well plus they did not budge or drip onto the cakes.
Over the past few years I have had quite a few birthdays as have other people around me of course lol. In my family its tradition for all of us to have a cake so when its other peoples birthdays I like to do the same for them. Recently it was a friend of mines birthday but with my money being a little tight I bought a shop bought cake that looked a bit too plain really but decided to tart it up a bit and seeing as I was in Asda buying her the cake I took a look at the wide selection of cake decorating bits and pieces and decided to buy numbered candles along with a couple of other little decorations!
The numbered candles come in little hanging see through bags and the numbers are all individuality to purchase from 1-9 and with a 0 available too so you can cover any number of birthday you want to of course. The packaging was easy to rip off and dispose of and I was left with two candles, one 3 and one 5.
The candles are quite large in size and mainly a white wax and each number has a long length of white plastic to dig into a cake or whatever and the outline of the candle is a line of red coloured wax to define the shape of it and to make the number stand out and there is a wick to the top of it you simply light.
I did think on the cake that these looked a bit cheap and childish and maybe are most suited to a childrens birtday cake however my friend liked them well enough. They stood in place, were easy to light and burnt evenly and they didn't drip allowing her time to whip out her phone and take a photograph of the thing lol.
At 50p a number I do think that these are good quality and still a cheap and cheerful buy. I do wish there were other colours to choose from but then for the price maybe I am asking too much. They do the job and my mate thought well so thats the main thing I guess lol.
Only available from Asda stores.
I love to buy birthday cakes when ever it is a family members birthday or even a close friend's, as it doesn't quite feel like a proper birthday celebration until someone brings out a cake and sings happy birthday. The next thing that is vital for me when it comes to birthday cakes is the need for candles, as there is nothing quite like getting us 'old folks' to blow out candles!
I usually buy a set of small candles from Asda as well as a number candle. The candles are located in the birthday/party section aisle and are closely placed along side the other birthday prop items. They cost 50p each and come in numbers ranged from 0-9, so if I needed it for a 20th birthday celebration I would have to buy the numbers 2 and 0; costing a total of £1.
The most recent event in which I used these types of candles was during my nephews 2nd birthday, I decided a number candle instead of just normal birthday candles mainly because I wanted to make it more personal and for it to be more educational for my nephew, so he can recognise the number two.
They came packaged in a plastic clear see through bag that was stapled to a card that clearly stated the name of the product as well as information on the back. The top half of the plastic bag is coloured purple, giving some colour to the somewhat bland packaging. The packaging is very easy to tear open, so I usually just use my hands to rip it apart.
The candles themselves are obviously made of wax and are moulded into a number shape, and are around 2 inches high and have a width of around 1 inch. The candle uses a red and white colour scheme to display the number, with the red outlining the shape. The wick is placed on the top of the candle and is easily visible, and the rectangular stud is placed at the bottom of the candle. The stud is actually bigger than I imagined compared to other number candles, which in my opinion gives this candle an advantage making is strong and providing the candle with added support. This is important as the last thing we want is the candle to fall over once it is lit and alter the appearance of the cake, and even worse cause a fire hazard.
In my experience once the candle is lit, it holds the flame quite well and I have yet to witness it blowing out during the cake walk in. I was quite impressed with how the flame stayed alight nice a bright despite there being a bit of a walking distance between the door to the table at the centre of the hall. During the happy birthday song the candle kept its shape and another great thing was that there was no bits of wax fall off into the cake. When it came to blowing out the candle, my two year old nephew managed it blow it out with his second attempt, which was great to see his big smile upon recognising his own sense of achievement!
Overall I would recommend these for any birthday whether it's for a two year old or twenty year old's you are never too old for candles! On a serious note these are great sturdy candles that stay a lit for a good length of time and do not drip wax or lose shape easily once lit.
Can't really fault these, if you need a candle I recommend buying the Asda number candles.
When my son turned one last year, we went pretty overboard with the celebrating - we couldn't contain our excitement for marking his first birthday. We got a fabulous cake made for his birthday party containing all of his favourite television characters. To go with this, we needed a candle for the traditional 'Happy Birthday' song and blowing out of the candle. With his cake being quite extravagant, I was conscious that a solitary candle may look silly or get 'lost' on it. Therefore when I saw these number candles in Asda I thought a number one would be perfect for his cake.
The candle I bought was slightly different to that pictured above. It was a solid blue in colour (also available in pink) with a slightly sparkly glittery appearance. It was solid and very chunky. It cost me 75p and came in a simple plastic bag with a cardboard tag stapled over the top. It was easy to push into the soft icing on our cake - with a solid but slightly narrower base on which it stands. This held it up straight and offered it great support so I was confident that, when lit, the candle would hold in place.
The size of the candle was also good - it was a decent size for our large cake but it would also look good (and not too big) on an average sized birthday cake. It definitely added the finishing touch to the cake and made it very clear it was a first birthday. It was easy to light, with a decent length wick and, once lit, remained lit until blown out. It was also quite easy to blow out (although obviously my son needed a little help).
I think these candles are perfect for landmark birthdays when having the correct number of candles on a cake would be nigh on impossible - 40, 50, 60 etc. They are also good for first birthdays and very large cakes. This year, when my son turns two, I will use simple candles and have two on the cake - as I prefer this tradition - but I would definitely use these candles again in future for other birthdays/anniversaries. Recommended.
WHAT IS IT?
A large candle from Asda that goes on birthday cakes.
These candles are available in numbers from 0 - 9 so you can make any combination of ages by purchasing more than one. They are all about 3" high and made of thick white wax so that they stand out on the cake, there is a small red trim on each candle and that makes them look bright on anyones cake and it does not matter if they are children or adults.
HOW DO THEY PERFORM?
I think these are very good cake candles and I will buy them when we have birthdays in my family. They stand up straight and strong on the top of the cake and the flame is very strong after I have lit the candle. If you let the candle burn for too long wax will drip onto the top of the cake and that is a disadvantage but most times birthday candles are blown out quickly.
WHAT I THINK
I have used 4 of these candles now and they have all been equally effective. When I needed a number 1 candle Asda were out of stock so I had to wait but the other numbers have always been available when I need them. You could reuse them but after they have been lit the top of the candles go very flat and they do not look as good.
I like the strong flame because it stops the candle being blower out when I am carrying the cake to the table but my daughters have always been able to blow the candle out easy when we have sung happy birthday to them. I like that there isn't a strong smell when they blow the candles out because that could make the cake taste not pleasant.
I like that the candles stand up straight and do not fall over when I move the cake and the size of them is good also because they make any birthday cake look more special than with plain birthday candles.
These number candles from Asda only cost about 60p and I think that is a very cheap way of decorating a birthday cake.
4 Dooyoo Stars
This is a review of Asda Numeral Candles which I purchased when my daughter turned one, last December. I was determined that she would have one of these for her cake and had to make three trips to the supermarket before a number 'one' was in stock. I suppose it's a popular number through the teens as well as for one year olds (and decade plus one).
We had ordered a special cake from the local bakers, with a wacky twist - a two tiered carousel with cats on it instead of horses (you could have ballet dancers if you wished but we love cats in our house so the idea of a cat carousel had the right amount of humour for her cake). I wanted the candle to customise her age into the themed cake. I also bought a firework for extra 'wow' from Asda, it's a special kind that is safe for indoor use and it didn't make her cry!
Description and price
The candles are white and have a coloured edge on them, and stand around 8cm tall. I remember paying around the 50p mark for this one but the designs have changed since then and a number one is yellow and priced at 84p but you can get 2 for £1 at the moment.
I like these candles as they help to make a big fuss of the birthday girl and cheapskate that I am, I have saved the number one (I don't think we lit it actually) for our next daughter's (who hasn't yet been born!) first birthday cake. Now that is thrifty. For the money I think these are great value and make a cake look special. If you were to light it the burn time would be a few minutes longer than the traditional long and skinny style of birthday candle.
If you do want to buy these candles, get prepared early as the number ones are often out of stock as it's such a popular number! Alternatively, you can buy them online via the home shopping side of the website.
I love parties and in this house I think we do them rather well. Decorations, balloons, and of course you have to have a cake and for my little boy and girl I most definitely have to have a number candle to show how old they are. My husband likes to put candles on my cake too and for my last birthday there were two lovely number 3 candles indicating that I was of course well approaching middle age and the ripe old age of 33.
My little boy and girl are only 2 and 1 so so far I have used the 1 the 2 and the 3 from Asda and have been pleased with all of the candles so far. What I really like is that the shelves are always well stocked with numbers when you need them and that they are sold individually so you can buy any combination of numbers that you need. When you get up to the grand old age of 33 its much better to have two number 3 candles than 33 little candles which are a big fire risk!!
With our kids we have usually made their cakes ourselves and so this involves some sort of cartoon character or flowers, cars etc and not an actual number cake so I like to be able to add a number to their cake so when you look back at photos in years to come you know which birthday they were celebrating. These Asda candles work really well. They are quite thick and chunky and so stand up on the cake really well. They have a little smaller bit on the bottom of them that you can actually press into the cake so they will stand up on their own and you can take photos and light the candle and carry the cake and don't have to worry that the candle will fall off.
The numbers are white and then have some sort of wax piping around the edge of the number in either pink or blue so you can either buy candles for boys or candles for girls which is nice. The numbers come in a little plastic sheet which you can reseal again once you have used the candle and I find this really handy to store the candles in as I like to use them again if I can.
Whats great is that I can actually use these candles again. I have found that I only really light them for a minute or so. When my little girl was 1 we had a number 1 candle which we used twice as she had a family birthday party and then a birthday party with her little friends so the candle was lit for probably about a minute in total before she blew it out. This hardly made an indentation in the wax at the top of the candle and so you can use it again without half the candle missing which is nice. I am thinking that hopefully I can use it again next month for my little boys birthday but I may have bought her the pink one so I will have to check on that. The nice thing is that if I did its no big problem as the candles cost less than £1 and so to buy a new one is no real big expense.
A nice way to celebrate birthday milestones!
I'm generally always asked to bake a cake or cupcakes for friends and family members birthdays. A quick and easy, and very effective way to 'light up' the cake is with large numeral candles. I've found that the cheapest place to buy these seems to be Asda, they sell them for just 50 pence each. I'd previously been buying numeral candles for £1 each online.
Asda have these available from 0 through to 9, so you can create any number you need to; 4, 18, 21 30, 42 etc.
I actually have a drawer full of about half a dozen of each number so that I always have them to hand to create any number to top a birthday cake.
These stand about 3 inches tall, and they are white candles edged in red. They are quite chunky so they do stand securely on top of a cake and they won't topple over.
They have quite a long white wick attached to the top, and they always light easily first time. They don't give off much smoke, and the flame doesn't leap very high and look like it will try and set everything on fire! There's also no smell to these at all when you light them.
I use these on top of lots of things; on top of large birthday cakes, on top of cupcakes - if I am creating '10' or above though then I will use two cupcakes and put one number on each cupcake, on top of brownies, on top of cheesecake, they can be used on top of all sorts of things.
I also like using these along with the small regular party candles, this can create a really nice effect. I've just recently made a cupcake tower for a friends 30th; the top two cupcakes had these numeral candles on top - a 3 and a 0, and then I dotted 30 small regular party candles on top of 30 of the other cupcakes (there were 60 cupcakes in total).
Sometimes if I'm a skinflint, and if it's for very close friends or family that I know won't mind, I'll reuse these candles. If you don't leave them burning for too long when you light the candles on the birthday cake then it's more than possible to reuse them. I've reused some numbers quite a few times actually. In fact I've got one particular set of 0 through to 9 that I save and reuse every year for both myself and my husband, and it's now a bit of a running joke, and it's absolutely expected that I'll reuse this set of numbers which are slowly burning down!
For the bargain price of just 50 pence each, then I don't think that you can go wrong with these at all. I'd happily recommend them, and I'm certainly going to continue to buy and use them myself.
I didn't go over board on my daughters second birthday like I did her first. On her birthday I took her to the Blue Reef aquarium then my closest family came round and we had a Chinese take away.
Instead of having two candles for her second birthday, I purchased her this single number 2 candle for her cake. I bought it in my local Asda, they are found down the birthday card aisle along with other party goods, such as party blowers and table cloths. They have every number from 0-9 and each one costs 50 pence.
The packaging is a little different to Ciao's picture, I don't have it anymore since her birthday was in November, so I can't take a picture. The candle still comes in a transparent plastic bag, with the barcode and Asda information on the reverse. The top of the plastic bag isn't blue anymore, it's now purple. It's very easy to tear open so you don't have to worry about finding scissors.
The candle itself is about an inch and a half tall when inside the cake. The candle is bedded into the cake by quite a large, for a candle, rectangle stub. Usually with normal round candles you get the little cup part with a thin strip that inserts into the cake but this rectangle one definitely gives the candle more support.
The wick sticks out of the middle of the top of the number 2, by time I had lit the candle, got mum to turn off the light, sang happy birthday, took pictures, then blew the candle out, it was still burning strong. So if you were to purchase this candle, you needn't worry about lighting it then running around and singing happy birthday as fast as possible, worrying whether it will go out or not!
Overall at 50p I guess it is more expensive than using two normal candles out of a packet, but I liked the fact that it was in the shape of a number 2. As Asda do each number and sell them individually, you could purchase two number such as a 4 and a 0, to put together the number 40. I'd definitely recommend the candle, it looks nice, has a nice sized stub to put in the cake, and burns well.
Whenever it is my daughters birthdays I always have a big number candle aswell as some character candles for them to blow out, last year I struggled to find a nice number 1 candle so ended up buying this one from Asda the day before my daughters birthday.
The range of candles go from 0 to 9 so you could make any number you wished from them, each candle costs 50p which I think is a great price the ones I had been looking at were £3-£4 granted they were decorated but it is still a big difference in a candle.
The candle came packaged in a plastic bag with a hold in it to allow it to be hung up in the store, there is a thick red area across the top where it states number candle and the rest of the packet is see through. The candle inside is shaped like a one and is white in colour with red outlining around the edges. On the back of the paket you are warned to keep the canlde away from children and from flammable material.
The candle has a normal candle wick and it is long enough to allow you to get it to light easily, the candle was used for singing happy birthday and then for 3 children to have a couple of goes each at blowing it out and after use the candle looks like it has barely been toughed. I have put the candle away for when we come to the girls 10th birthday as it is good enough to use again and it is certianly worth the 50p paid.
~ Asda Numeral Candles ~
My children are 11yrs old, 8yrs old, 5yrs old and 9 months old, so as you can see we have had a lot of birthdays. For each birthday, each of my children have had a birthday cake (or two - one for home and one for school) and of course each cake has needed candles and I always buy the numeral candles as well as the usual birthday cake candles and I usually get the numeral candles from Asda or if not The Card Factory, both are the same, but anyway back to Asda Numeral Candles.
These numeral candles come in a range of numbers from 0 to 9, and over the years I have bought all of the numbers, this year I had to purchase to numbers one's as my son turned 11.
They are about 2 inches high by 1 inch wide and cost 50p each. The candle is a block of wax shaped as a number, the number is also printed around the candle in a red colouring. At the top of the candle is a wick and the bottom had a little wax stem that can be pushed into the cake.
I find that they sit in the cake quite well and as they are only lit for a short amount of time, enough to sing Happy Birthday, the candle keeps it's shape and doesn't melt and drip all over the cake.
At one point Asda did stock these in blue and pink but now they only seem to do them in red.
They can be found in the card aisle by the party/birthday ware in Asda.
I like using these candles as I think having the age on the cake makes it that little bit more personal, I have never experienced any problems whist using these candles and will continue to use them in the future.