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I've found the instructions for using straight paraffin for making foam but was wondering if anyone has a better way or wax combination for making this.

Just paraffin IMO is a little too stiff. Has anyone tried using gel & paraffin & whipping it or a container blend?

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I've also added stearine/stearic acid to give the foam more opacity. Gives me more realistic looking white for the foam on my beer candles. You only need to use 1 Tbsp per pound of paraffin, according to the directions. I usually use twice that much though.

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I have gone up as high as 50% depending on the project and the look I am going for. If it just in the container 50% if I want it to drip down the side of the glass I use a lot less between 15 to 25%. Now this is mixing with a pillar paraffin or soy not container wax. Also at 50% if you work fast enough you can squeeze the mix out of the cake decorating bags for some really cool effects.

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Help! I'm new at making foam. Mine looks like cool whip NOT beer foam. Frustrated. :angry2: I'm using paraffin container wax. Mistake? Did I not beat it long enough?

I never used container wax but used pillar wax instead. You could also try that if you have some. I did mine without mixing in gel.

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Great picture Vicky! Interesting concept to add gel to the paraffin for whipping into foam. For my gel projects I always thought to use paraffin only for the whipped topping look. What does adding the gel to the paraffin buy you in terms of look and consistency?

Thanks,

Jackie

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