Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge by Amy Warden
~ Piping Technique! ~
Floral Guest Soaps ~ White Tea & Ginger scent
It's time for another of Great Cakes Soapworks fantastic challenges! For me this was really hard! I have always admired Piped soaps, but had not really been driven to try doing it. That is why entering these challenges are soooo awesome ~ they make me go where i have never gone before in my soapy universe! :)
I chose to try a floral guest soap theme.
Here is my entry!
Using a Lard 37%, Coconut 25%, Castor 12.5%, Olive Oil 25%. I combine Lye & Oils at low temp, close to 80-85 degrees.
I used Brambleberrys White Tea & Ginger fragrance in the main batter ~ Awesome scent!
The tips I used (experimented with) were # 67, 98, 101. I didn't have a smooth 'smile" tip, so my Chrysanthemums look more like Hens & Chicks!! Oh well ~ i like hens & chicks :))
The batter was still too mushy when I first put it in the bags, I just had to keep trying & experiment. It took close to 1 hr ++ to get a consistency that would hold shape.
I didn't take pics of all the first disasters, and the first ones that resembled anything did not show any of the color variation from the mixed bag. So I didn't use them.
I like the look of the little guest soaps! I don't think they would be very practical to use tho. Once I get better at lower profile shapes I will try again!
I have a loooong way to go learning to pipe soaps better, but have loved trying!
Thanks to Amy Warden for hosting this challenge ~ fantastic learning opportunity ~ as always~ :))
Also thanks to all those that shared such fantastic tips to learn with.
Have a wonderful Day ~ Eva