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Celebrate Your Next Birthday with 8-Bit Candles

by Paul Strauss
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Not too long ago, I moved into a new decade of life, and am feeling a bit long in the tooth – especially after seeing how many candles were on my birthday cake. I suppose I might not have cared so much if the candles were as cool as these ones.

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These fun pixel art candles are made using fused perler beads by Burrito Princess, and are the perfect way to decorate a cake or cupcakes for any geeky birthday celebrant. Each colorful candle is topped off with a pixelated flame that’s guaranteed to never blow out. I suppose this could be a bad thing if you believe that wishes are granted by blowing out candles, but I think it’s a good thing since you can reuse these candles every year.

They’re available in a variety of festive colors, and sell for $1.75 per candle. For me, it would have cost nearly $90 to decorate my cake this year, but yours will probably cost much less.



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