|Freshly poured in the mold|
On this particular log I wanted to try out my piping abilities. Now rest assured I can pipe frosting on cupcakes lickety split and can whip out 100 of them in no time flat. I can make frosting without a recipe because I've done it so many times I know what consistency I am needing and can adjust volume just by looking at the frosting. Working with soap batter, however was a unique challenge. Next time I need to let the soap batter set up a bit longer before attempting to pipe, and be a bit more patient waiting for the soap batter to come into the consistency of frosting. A slight dusting of gold mica (this time I used a small sifter) really got the shimmering effect I was aiming towards.
|Removed from the mold|
|Cut bars look like champagne bubbles on top|
When I cut the bars I was amazed at how it looks as though there are champagne bubbles dancing on top of every bar. The swirl might not have achieved much interest, and the piping in need of some more patience, but I was deeply pleased with the end result. The bars have been moved to the rack to finish curing and will be available in our online store late next month. :)