The Julia Child Prayer Candle

April 2, 2009 · 19 comments · Print This Post

in Kitchen Additions, Products, To Buy / To Try

The Saint Julia Candle

I bet you thought I was kidding when I said I was going to buy one of these. Well guess what? I did! Sometimes it seems like Julia Child is the only person who really understands how bad it makes me feel when I burn an entire batch of roasted asparagus into charcoal-like crisps. But I’m not going to cry anymore. Saint Julia can help people! So let’s all light a candle to Julia and open a bottle of wine. Everything is going to be all right. Maybe if I burn my candle long enough I’ll work up the nerve to actually attempt the scary brioche recipe on the back of the candle?

I purchased my prayer candle at after viewing it originally on Etsy. They appear to be sold out of the Julia version now, but they do have plenty of Oprah, Britney Spears, and Judy Garland candles in stock. You might also be able to score a Julia candle from the Whisk store, but I can’t guarantee it. The candles are handmade so maybe if you ask the seller nicely she’ll make you one? In the meantime, if I hear of any additional places where you can buy this kitchen must-have I’ll be sure to let you know.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elle April 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!


2 Anna April 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm

That’s awesome. I want one!


3 Pam April 2, 2009 at 11:18 pm

This would be the perfect thing to use while chopping onions!


4 kristina April 3, 2009 at 3:44 am

Oh my goodness–I need one of these! I wonder if they ship internationally… K x


5 Jen April 3, 2009 at 9:41 am

Love it! Too funny 🙂


6 Allen of EOL April 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Brilliant! Every cook should have one 🙂


7 Elyse April 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Oh my goodness! This is hysterical. Here’s hoping it brings you great baking vibes. How great!


8 Marlow April 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I love it!


9 Andrea April 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm

A gift for the cook that has everything! LOL


10 Elizabeth April 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

that candle is AWESOME!! let me know if it gives you magical cooking skills when you light it!


11 Jeff D April 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Anyone who hasn’t done the potato-leek soup from her book go ahead and treat yourself. It’s simple and absolutely delicious


12 Traci @ Soup of The Day April 3, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Oh — yeah. Julia or nothing! I’ll hold out until they restock!


13 Tracey C. (SugarPunk) April 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

Oh, that’s awesome! I could have used the intervention of St. Julia yesterday when a ganache containing two *pounds* of Callebaut broke and refused to be fixed. I so need this.


14 EB April 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm

No joke… I have a Jesus candle in the kitchen that we’ve named King of Onion Induced Tears (blasphemy?) because I light him when I chop onions…


15 Robin at Caviar and Codfish April 22, 2009 at 11:22 am

Wow. Coolest thing ever.


16 Candle Queen August 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Hey, I love those candles, did you make them yourself or did you buy them? If you made them, I would love to know more.


17 jane July 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Hi there,
My boyfriend just loves Julia Child, so I was searching online for something to get him and stumbled upon your post about the Julia Child candle. The candles you mentioned are no longer for sale, so I thought I’d try my hand at making him one (he is the cook, I the crafter). the candle came out beautifully, so I thought I’d share with you what your post started. You can see her here on my Etsy page. I made 8 of them, so if anyone wants one still…well…there they are!

redrescue on etsy:


18 Julie June 25, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Hi Erin – I just found your site, but I think I am 10 years too late!! LOL!

I have been searching for the “Saint Julia” candle (the one with the rolling pins) for my daughter-in-law, but no luck 🙁

Have you any idea where I might search? Jane at redrescue on etsy made a different one, and I need the one with the brioche recipe on the back.

Thanks for any help!



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