Red Velvet Cupcake scented candle – Bath & Body WorksRed Velvet Cupcake - Bath & Body Works

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Bath & Body Works

Type: 14.5oz candle

Fragrance: Red Velvet Cupcake

Cost: $22.50

Scent Strength: Light


Introduction to my review:

Oh my goodness, where to begin? Let’s start with Bath & Body Works new price increase on their candles. It was quite the drama when the increase was announced and I have to admit, I was a little tweaked over it myself. These candles are awesome but if BBW continues to raise the price each year… I’m not so sure they’ll be worth it. We’ll see how it goes.

With that said, these are still some of the best candles around with burn performance, amazing scents and strong scent throws. I love them. Are they worth $22.50? Mmmmm, not so sure. Are they worth $12.50 on sale? Yes. I probably won’t purchase as much as I normally would with each sale but it’s still doable.

Onto my review…. Bath & Body Works recently introduced their “Sweet Shop” line of candles. Mmmmm!!! Every scent is drool worthy… all of them! I am such a sucker for bakery scents so Red Velvet Cupcake was an absolute must have and the first candle I wanted to review. I didn’t even need to read the scent description, in my cart a few went! It’s – Bakery! Bakery! Bakery! Lots of moist red velvet cake with sweet and sugary frosting. Mmmmmm!!



Red Velvet Cupcake - Bath & Body Works

What did my Red Velvet Cupcake candle look like?

This candle is really adorable. The style is their standard 14.5oz large 3 wick jar… the wax color a deep red. The label shows a red velvet cupcake with a heart on top. Super cute candle! The lid is super cute too… see pic to the left.



What did my candle smell like?

First sniff… Yummy!! I smelled moist and sweet cake with hints of buttery vanilla frosting. Mmmm!!! Itphoto credit - smelled on the lighter side but that didn’t deter me. Here is the scent description from Bath & Body Works website:

“Treat yourself to the most popular cupcake in the bakery ”“scrumptious red velvet cake topped with rich, creamy vanilla frosting”

The scent description was pretty accurate. You look at this candle and you want to take a big bite out of it – it really does look like red velvet cake, especially with the label all tied in. So adorable!!  Did it smell like real red velvet cake once lit? Oh yes, I loved it! My one and only complaint… the scent throw was pretty light. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this one a 4/5. I really wish it would have been stronger and then it would have been perfect.

I lit this candle in a rather large bedroom (my standard review room) which most Bath & Body Works candles perform great in… this one struggled. You could smell sweet cake once you entered the room but it was really light. When I was next to the candle or in the close vicinity of it… Mmmmm!! Yummy red velvet cake all the way. It was mouthwatering with the perfect touch of sugary vanilla. I loved it. It just wasn’t strong enough for me.



candle flameHow did my candle burn?

Bath & Body Works is now touting perfect performance with their candles and I must say, this candle burned perfectly. No issues at all. I even had to trim my wicks once to keep the flames at a nice level. I usually never have to do that.


Closing to my review:
Red Velvet Cupcake - Bath & Body Works
I really liked this fragrance, I could eat Red Velvet Cake any day of the week and to smell it… heaven!! The strength of this candle however just wasn’t strong enough for me. I was disappointed with that. I would however buy this candle again to burn in a smaller room.

Should you have an inkling to try this delicious candle… keep in mind it’s on the lighter side and you might want to burn it in a smaller room. If you love bakery scents… you’ll love it!

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

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Presentation: 5/5
Authenticity: 4/5
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 2/5

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

I would have rated this candle much higher had it given a stronger scent throw, that was the only disappointment. All other criteria were Have you tried Red Velvet Cake from Bath & Body Worys? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!


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