Melbourne baker Tegan 'Tigga' Maccormack (pictured) posted a now-viral TikTok video responding to a comment from a viewer claiming sparklers are meant to be lit from the bottom, not the top

How to light a sparkler: Aussie baker sparks a headed debate on TikTok

Have you been lighting sparklers WRONG your whole life? Professional baker sparks heated debate after her startling revelation

  • A video has caused a heated debate online regarding how to light sparklers
  • Baker Tegan ‘Tigga’ Maccormack responded to a comment from a viewer
  • The person claimed sparklers are meant to be lit from the bottom, not the top
  • In the clip Tigga can be seen looking confused and tried the method
  • While some were mind blown others weren’t convinced

A popular baker has caused a stir after claiming she’s discovered the ‘right’ way to light sparklers – sparking a heated debate.

Melbourne baker Tegan ‘Tigga’ Maccormack, who co-founded the business Cake For Days, posted a now-viral TikTok video responding to a comment from a viewer claiming sparklers are meant to be lit from the bottom, not the top.

In the video, Tigga can be seen with a confused look on her face and was left ‘mind blown’ after trying the recommended way.

The 34-year-old and thousands of others online were left ‘mind blown’ by the little-known method, but others weren’t convinced.

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The 34-year-old and thousands of others online were left 'mind blown' by the little-known method, but others weren't convinced

Melbourne baker Tegan ‘Tigga’ Maccormack (pictured) posted a now-viral TikTok video responding to a comment from a viewer claiming sparklers are meant to be lit from the bottom, not the top

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The comment read: ‘You’re meant to light them form the bottom so the sparkles go up.’

Using a baking blowtorch, Tigga ignites the sparkler form the bottom and the light finishes at the top.

In the comments on person was left in disbelief and wrote: ‘Whaaaaaa???’

‘How have I not known this!!!!,’ another wrote, and a third added: ‘So much less dangerous too.’

In the video, Tigga can be seen with a confused look on her face and was left 'mind blown' after trying the recommended way

In the comments on person was left in disbelief and wrote: 'Whaaaaaa???', but others failed to believe this method is 'better' than lighting the sparkler from the top

In the video, Tigga can be seen with a confused look on her face and was left ‘mind blown’ after trying the recommended way. In the comments on person ella was left in disbelief and wrote: ‘Whaaaaaa ???’, but others failed to believe this method is ‘better’ than lighting the sparkler from the top

But some failed to believe this method is ‘better’ than lighting the sparkler from the top.

‘Why is this mind blowing? If you light it in the middle it sparks both ways,’ one person wrote.

‘I’ve never met a single person that lights it from the bottom,’ another admitted.

A third person said: ‘Always light your sparkler at the tip, keeping the open flame the furthest away from the bare wire handle as possible.’

After less than 24 hours the video went viral exceeding a staggering 4.1million views.

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