King Alfred's Cakes

(h/t to Sandra Cormack)


3 lb. bluestone
3 lb. coarse salt
1 oz. sodium nitrate
1 oz. potassium nitrate
1 oz. borax
Paper cups
Melted wax (old candles, paraffin)


Mix chemicals together in a cardboard carton. Line muffin tins with paper ups. Put 2 tbsp. of the chemical mixture into each cup. Fill with melted wax. Allow to harden. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. When mixing the ingredients, be careful NOT TO POUND THEM. Melt the wax over hot water, NEVER directly over heat, or it will catch fire.

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