Princeton-based small business makes hyper-realistic dessert candles
PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - One Princeton-based company has found a new hot take in the retail market: Candles! But these aren’t just any candles. They are handmade, hyper-realistic dessert candles.
In January 2022, Courtney Sexton and Matthew Orlicki, co-owners of the Corner Shop Company, started their business as a boutique where they sold clothing and home items. They quickly learned that their wholesale candles were selling out, and in April, they decided to pivot solely toward that market.
“We kind of wanted to do that and put our own spin on it and make them into like desserts cause I really like desserts and I really like candles, so I kind of wanted to combine the idea and make them as realistic as possible,” Sexton shared.
According to the pair, it takes four hours to make one candle...
“So, we have a big melting pot, and we just load it with wax, and we have to let that melt and then do our color and our scents, and I normally put a glittery type of wax in it to make it shimmer when it melts, which makes it just pretty.”
Corner Shop Company offers candle scents like blueberry cheesecake, banana cream pudding and cinnamon rolls. They also offer wax melts and life-size pie candles. Prices range from $11.99 to $32.99.
The shop will be set up at the Mercer Mall on Friday, December 9, until 7 p.m., Saturday, December 10, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 11, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. They are also permanently featured at Trophies & More in Princeton.
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