How to make candles in Minecraft

Minecraft is heading towards its new Caves and Cliffs update, and they have released their first snapshot that is playable in the Java version of the game. This update does not add everything that is expected to be released, but gives players a taste of what is to come! One of these things is the ability to create candles, which is a great way to add some more visual interest to your designs. They also make a decent lighting element, if you're looking for something a bit different than a torch.

Creating Candles

To make candles in Minecraft, you will need 1 Honeycomb and 1 String. This will get you a single candle that can be placed and lit. To get the Honeycomb, you will have to find a Beehive, which are located rarely in biomes like Plains, Sunflower Plains, and Flower Forests. String can gotten pretty easily by slaying Spiders, breaking cobwebs, fishing, or as gifts from cats! You can also find String in various chests that are located in generated structures.

Minecraft Candle Recipe

Once you have yourself some candles, you can place up to four of them in a single location. You just keep placing them in the same spot and they will arrange themselves based on how many are in place. Once you have four in the spot, you can no longer place any. To light the candle, you will need a Flint and Steel and use it on the candle to bring them to life. They seem to burn indefinitely, so you don't need to worry about them melting completely. To snuff them out, you just need to break the candle and you can replace it at the location. You can also dump water onto them, if you don't want to place them again.

Colored Candles

If you want to change up the color of your candles, then it's a pretty simple process. All you have to do is place your selected dye in a crafting window along with a candle and it will change to that color. This again is great for anyone looking to decorate their home or base with a particular color scheme.

Minecraft colored candles

Birthday Cake

If you want to celebrate a birthday with your friends, then you can do that in Minecraft! You will just need to bake a cake, place it down somewhere, and then add a candle on top of it. Light the candle and start singing the birthday song to complete the celebration!

Minecraft Birthday Cake

Once someone takes a bite out of the cake, the candle will fall off and can be used again if you desire!

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  1. You can snuff candles out with a left trigger click on bedrock

  2. Thank you bout this i din’t know tis! :))))