Soap Cottage

In the soap challenge club we are making soap dough for this month’s  soap challenge. Tatsiana Serko, of Creative Soap by Steso, is our teacher and Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapwork is our host.

I had great fun playing around in the making of this «Soap Cottage» – in my soap cottage 😊

The part that wasn’t fun was all the time I spend in my car driving around looking for oils for this dough project. It was just impossible for me to get what was recomended, so I ended up using some of my scented porcelian soaps with kaolin cley – probably not the best, but better than driving around like crazy, and  in all kind of shops asking for oils that no one eaven had heard of….

My soap dough wasn’t anything near polymer cley or like Tatsiana’s dough, but I must say I did behave quite well – with that said it was far from perfect!

In the making and the coloring of the dough I used a rolling pin and added mica while rolling. It was just like making puff pastry, roll, add mica and fold the dough until a nice even result.

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This is not the first time I’m playing with soap dough, but I have always used my soap «as is» in all my soap dough project. In may 2015 the soap challenge club was making soap dessert cakes, and some of my cakes had soap dough elements as part of the  soap. I used a zester to grind my soaps and it worked well.

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This is my entry – my Soap Cottage 🍃🌺🍃

 

 

 

Building a cottage…

 

Tools & dough

 

 

Happy soaping

Yvonne

 

Reklamer

Piping Soap Tutorial

Another fun challenge, and the best of all – we got to play with different type of piping techniques. I have done a lot of (cake) piping but I have never used Russian piping tips, so I decided to try them for this soap challenge. I chose to do roses with two different rose nozzels. I also used a smal leaf nozzel and a tiny calligraphy nozzel.  The idea was to make a «basket» and fill it with roses. I guess I got carryed away with the flowers, and leaf – well, I had to use all the soap in my pipingbags, or….?

I used a knitting needle to bend the rose petals so they wouldn’t all look the same.

This is my first attempt at soap piping and I must say I enjoyed «slow soaping» for a change.

I used my standard soap recipe and added some beeswax. Soaping at 38 degrees celcius to thick trace, then poured the soap in my pipingbag and put them to rest for aprox one hour. As recomended I didn’t use any fragrance in the flowers. The «basket» is scented with BB’s Black Amber And Lavender FO.

Olive oil 50%

Coconut oil 30%

Sheabutter 10%

Cocoabutter 10%

10 gr beeswax

superfat 5 %

 

 

My entry

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Happy Soaping!

Yvonne