Firestarter Cupcakes


I love these firestarters Pete from the goat farm makes. He gave me a bucket of them. They’re wood chips and wax in cupcake liners. Cute! And they work great! (And I always need firestarters!)

See more homemade firestarter ideas here.


  1. Mark says:

    Stupid question, you talkin fire starter for grilling and BBQ?

  2. Carol Langille says:

    I swear to Heaven I thought they were real muffins with granola topping! Either I need new glasses or breakfast!

  3. NorthCountryGirl says:

    How clever! They would be easy to make, too.

  4. Chic says:

    I need to make some of these. There are some days when our wood just doesn’t want to start burning even though it’s bone dry…if I could just get hubby to cut some a bit smaller it would help! At least these fire starters would make things a little easier and those little muffin cup ones look almost good enough to eat!! :hungry2:

  5. JenInStCharles says:

    great idea! super cute and functional. the hubs has a wood stove in the pole barn. these wood (hehe) work great!

  6. Sunny says:

    We used to make them with scrap beeswax and chips from our woodpile. Melt wax, add chips, and when cooled slightly, pour onto wax paper in “piles”.

  7. Michele Messier says:

    Great idea, seems easy enough if I can find some wood chips. :dancingmonster:

  8. Barbee' says:

    I guess a bag of wood chips intended for hamster cages would work if that is all one could find. What a nice gift you received, Suzanne.

  9. Lacey Becker says:

    I bed you could add some dry herbs for fragrance while you’re starting your fire too. Though the smoke may overwhelm….hmmmm

  10. Angelina says:

    I made some firestarters from cardboard egg containers. Tried 2 recipes. 1- I added wood shavings (from hubby’s mess), dryer lint, some shredded newspaper and topped with paraffin wax. 2- We just put in wood shavings, newspaper, and paraffin wax (or wax scraps). We cut the egg carton apart. The boys and I took one egg holder each out to the fire pit to test em out. One match to light the egg carton cup and they each burned for 10 MINUTES! 😮 The one with lint burned a little more intensely at first, but both were very comparable. So even a single egg cup from an egg carton works wonders I tell ya. I’ll be making more of these! :yes:

  11. Angelina says:

    oh, the wax was melted and poured into the egg cups over the wood shavings, lint, and newspaper. Didn’t add that into the previous post. 😕

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