Embedded Hearts…

Three of my Fall/Winter Soaps I embedded hearts into the soap.  I love the effect and I’ve gotten so many complements on them (as well as a good amount of sales).  They are really cute soaps, but they’re a lot of work!

How do I end up with this?

By starting with this:

First Step: I have to pour flat/thin batches of CP soap.  What I usually do is pull aside a small amount from another batch I’ll be making and pour it into a silcon mold.  I try and make a variety of colors so I have a bunch on hand when I decide to make a batch of soap with embedded hearts.

Second Step: Cutting them out.  This is the most annoying part of this entire process.  My mini heart cookie cutter is just big enough for me to get my pinky in there to push the cut outs out.  I get about 50 hearts per batch and it can get a bit tedious to cut them all out.  I usually set myself to this take when I’m watching TV.

Third Step: Make my batch of soap!  I pour about half the batch into the mold and then go through and embed hearts in the soap.  Gently pour about 1/2 of the remaining soap, just enough to cover all the hearts.

Fourth Step: The last part comes in piping the remaining soap.  To get the little puffs on top I pipe the rest of the soap.  You have use a recipe that you can get fairly thick so you can do this.  It’s a lot of effort but it’s worth it in the end.

Fifth Step: Then I go back and add more hearts across the top, fitting them in to the valleys created from the piping.  And for a little flair to finish it off I lightly sprinkle a little glitter across the top.

And there you have it.  Embedded Heart Soap.  A lot of effort, but totally worth it in the end!

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2 Responses to Embedded Hearts…

  1. Amy Warden says:

    You’re right! That sounds like a lot of work!! The end result is stunning, however! :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Amy! They’re really are quite eye catching, and the compliments from people make it worth all the effort!

    My blog doesn’t seem to like to let you posts! Every time you do it goes to spam and I keep telling it you’re not spam! Darn blog! :)

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