Today I was surprised with bright, beautiful, and tasty cupcakes for my birthday. Tracy H. made them. She made roses and mums on top of the cupcakes. I only had 3 left when I took this photo.
I learned that I could not cut the soap while it was frozen. It tends to crack in uncut spots. I was wondering if anyone has ever placed lye water and oils together before they have cooled and found the mixture to resemble an oatmeal and water mixture? I came across this issue again today. In the past, I learned that I just need to mix the solution for a while and allow it to cool as I alternate between the use of the stick blender and stirring with a large spoon to allow the stick blender to cool between uses. I have burnt up motors in the past when I did not permit my stick blender to rest every few minutes. As I mix the soap , the solution will begin look like a lovely smooth pudding. At this time I place the solution into the log molds and I have very little time to work with it. I placed the pineapple looking soap pieces in the center of the soap and also on the top. They are placed more heavily on the top. I put shredded cosmetic grade Mylar on the top also.