How To Make a Swedish Candle A Swedish Candle, aka Swedish Fire Log or Swedish Fire Torch, is basically a log split like a cake and used as a small outdoor fire. If it is placed stable and level upon the ground you can even cook on it. Here we show you how to make one. A Swedish Candle, Swedish Fire Log or Swedish Fire Torch is basically a log split like a cake and used as a small outdoor fire. When placed stable and level upon the ground you can even cook on it. Here are out tips for enjoying a Swedish candle in your garden or when camping. Set your log upright in a fire-safe place. An existing fire pit is a good spot – there will be some ash and burning when the log burns down to the bottom. If you take care to set it so the top is level, you can use it as a cooking surface. You can light it the slow way by creating a small fire on top of the log with kindling. Continue to stoke it until the coals and kindling start to fall into the log. You can use a stick to shove it down into the middle as it burns. You can light it the quick way by placing a firelighter on top of the log, set light to it and off you go. We collected lots of links about Swedish Flames, including cooking on them, and other ways to make outdoor fires, on our Pinterest board.