Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake CandleSlatkin & Co. candles are known for their high quality – they burn evenly, they have great scent throw, and they’re available in a wide variety of fragrant blends to please any snout! Plus Bath & Body Works has frequent sales on their candles so you often get a bargain.

Currently I’m loving the Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle! It doesn’t have that synthetic headache-inducing sweetness that usually turns me off. It actually smells like you’ve been baking some yummy cupcakes in your kitchen.

And this is a scent that fills your entire room and makes the air smell delicious! While it’s definitely not a pow-in-your-face scent, it still is noticeable and lingers for a while after you blow out the flames.

If you dig sweet scents or you want a mild, comforting fragrance, the Bath & Body Works Cupcake Candle is just the thing for you!

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle

Bath & Body Works Frosted Cupcake Candle

The wicks are really thick

Slatkin & Co Frosted Cupcake Candle Review

Bath and Body Works Frosted Candle

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Lid

Inside of lid is rubberized to seal in the fragrance


    Highly fragranced
    Smells of rich buttercream frosting, sugar, fresh vanilla bean & cake batter

Key Notes

  • Name: Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle
  • Amount: 14.5 oz (3 wicks) & 4 oz (1 wick)
  • What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD (on sale online)
  • Price Per Unit: $10 USD each on sale (or $19.50 USD each regular price)
  • Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website

Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle Review

Normally I head to Bath & Body Works for a Sniff Marathon – i.e. I pick up each candle in the store, lift the lid, and take a whiff to see whether the scent makes me swoon or hurl.

But the Slatkin & Co. candle in Frosted Cupcake must’ve been made in limited quantities since all my Bath & Body Works stores were out of it. Resorted to ordering it online without it passing the sniff test!

Wasn’t sure what to expect. Sometimes you get cloyingly sweet concoctions and other times it’s so faint, you may as well be burning unscented wax!

When my order arrived, I popped off the lid and sniffed it like the candle fiend I have recently become. To my delight, it was very natural-smelling. It didn’t smell sickly fake or too strong. It was delicately sweet and smelled as though my kitchen was full of the yummy treats!

But as candle connoisseurs know, the real test lies when you light it. It only took a few minutes before I could smell the cupcake in the air, and I was in pure heaven!

However, not sure if it was just my candle, but the pool of wax seemed to almost put out the flames. When I first lit the wicks (which seemed to be thicker than other Slatkin & Co. candles I’ve bought before), the flames were a decent size. But in a matter of minutes, they were reduced significantly. When I moved the candle container around, the flames grew bigger again, but in a few seconds, they became small again. Maybe this is a wick defect?

After burning the Bath & Body Works Frosted Cupcake Candle to about the halfway point, only then did the wicks’ performance improve – they maintained a strong and steady flame for hours.

(Update: I finished this candle and then started using my back-up in the same scent. It burned perfectly, so I think the wick issue was an isolated incident after all.)


  • Has a true-to-life frosted cupcake scent
  • Scent fills a room without being too strong
  • Wick issue improved as I burned the candle longer

  • Hard to find in stores (these candles were made in limited numbers)
  • The wicks of my candle had a weak flame at the beginning

Final Verdict: 9/10

I took a point off perfection for the wick problem. Although overall, I’m very satisfied with the Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle. I could always smell the wonderfully delicious aroma when it was lit, and it’s a smell that I won’t tire of easily.

Because I love this scented candle so much, I’ve already bought several back-ups so I won’t run out of it for a long time!

Do you like food-scented candles? Which are your favorites?


2 thoughts on “Slatkin & Co. Frosted Cupcake Candle Review & Pictures

  1. Sian

    Have been wanting to try Bath and Body Works candles for awhile although they unfortunately don’t ship to Australia. I’m thinking of buying the scents Gingerbread, Froasted Cupcake, Leaves, Creamy Pumpkin and Tosted Pistatio Delight in the 1.6 oz. Thoughts?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sian!

      I’ve tried all of those scents except for Toasted Pistachio Delight. For the ones I’ve tried, I highly recommend Frosted Cupcake (it’s my absolute favourite because it’s heavy and yummy-smelling. However, it may be a bit heavy for those hot summer days). I also recommend Leaves because it’s really like fall in a candle. But that scent is also very strong, so it’s not the best to light when the weather is humid and hot.

      Gingerbread is a scent that I can see using all year long, and I’ve been lighting it even now when the weather’s milder. Creamy Pumpkin is super sweet and rich, so I think that’s better as a fall/winter scent.

      Hope that helps!


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