By: Vanitys_Fire Moderator / Knowledgeable Jul 07, 2012
Post # 2
Personally, I see no reason why you can't use any size or shaped candle for any purpose. Though I understand that there are some situations that require extended burning of a candle; in which case you don't want to use a tealight candle. So in such cases I say use a larger sized candle. But other than that, I see no reason why you can't use a smaller candle over a larger or taller one. Even if the practice in mind requests for a tower and not a medium sized candle. So my point: in some cases size and shape matters; in others it doesn't.
To comment on the birthday candles: if you want to make your own candles, birthday candles are great but it takes a lot if them. Also they are easy to use for just about everything but a single candle light. Only problem is standing them up and such since they are so small.