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juliemarley
08-04-2009, 01:09 AM
HI,

Does anyone know any good recipes for soap frosting to pipe?
I have tried one but it seems far to soft and nothing like egg white whipping. I have no idea where i am going wrong.
:sm:

ElaineJ
08-04-2009, 01:46 AM
Melt and Pour or Cold Process?

juliemarley
08-04-2009, 10:49 AM
Melt and Pour or Cold Process?

hi, either i do both. thanks

ElaineJ
08-04-2009, 11:13 AM
A method I've seen described recently (but not tried) for MP is to grate the base and add boiling water a tablespoon at a time whilst beating the soap until you get a firm consistency which will pipe.

Bath-Bomb.Com
08-04-2009, 07:39 PM
I blast a small amount of Opaque (M&P) base in the microwave and then add about a third of water (so a 3:1 ratio) - whisk it....hand whisk is better but you can use an electric whisk or a stick blender but do it in short bursts. It will start to froth up and look a bit like meringue but there is a point where it starts to actually harden - so somewhere in between the 2 stages you put it in a piping bag and pipe QUICK... it's a complete pain...but looks great.

You can also use Whipped Butters - little easier and more stable but of course people can't wash with it...it's a bit of a novelty item.

I've heard of people using actual egg white icing...bit sticky and icky if you ask me.

For CP - you could try the whipped room temperature method - I've not tried piping it but I love whipped soaps and they are incredibly versatile and adaptable so I bet it could be piped.

HTH and good luck

Jude :)

juliemarley
08-04-2009, 08:35 PM
I blast a small amount of Opaque (M&P) base in the microwave and then add about a third of water (so a 3:1 ratio) - whisk it....hand whisk is better but you can use an electric whisk or a stick blender but do it in short bursts. It will start to froth up and look a bit like meringue but there is a point where it starts to actually harden - so somewhere in between the 2 stages you put it in a piping bag and pipe QUICK... it's a complete pain...but looks great.

You can also use Whipped Butters - little easier and more stable but of course people can't wash with it...it's a bit of a novelty item.

I've heard of people using actual egg white icing...bit sticky and icky if you ask me.

For CP - you could try the whipped room temperature method - I've not tried piping it but I love whipped soaps and they are incredibly versatile and adaptable so I bet it could be piped.

HTH and good luck

Jude :)

thanks so much for the advice, i have tended to use room temp oils, i have been able to pipe them, its just it seems a little soft and not white more of a cream, much nicer in a loaf tin and swirled, have just tried the m&p with hot water and that seems to work great, nice and white. :D

The Soap Fairy
08-05-2009, 05:20 PM
Hi
I have just had a little go at this and well I think disaster is probably best described - Jude I did everything you said - hand whisked for a while but nothing happened so - impatient as I am got the electric whisk out - wow did it froth up or what - tried to pipe it but ended up going a bit flat -now for the couple of questions:

The soap ended up feeling like shaving foam - should I have whisked for a bit longer!

Only used a small nozzle on piping bag so would a bigger nozzle be better?

I suppose this was my first go and as we all know practice makes perfect (this comes from the person who has given up trying to make bath bombs) lol

Jude - I saw your other thread with your cup cakes on and they are fab - you are the expert - hellpp.

Thanks all
Donna

Bath-Bomb.Com
08-05-2009, 07:18 PM
Hi
The soap ended up feeling like shaving foam - should I have whisked for a bit longer!


Yes, probably - as the more you whisk the bubbles start to disipate a bit so it goes a little more like thick egg white...but more of that later :)


Hi
Only used a small nozzle on piping bag so would a bigger nozzle be better?


Yes - you need a 'mashed potato' nozzle - I scoured the internet for the biggest I could find after clogging up a bunch of teeny-tiny ones meant for chocolate and icing cakes - Lakeland do a really nice stainless steel set - http://www.lakeland.co.uk/F/product/2233 - I bought a couple of plastic ones but the little 'prongs' break off so I think it's worth investing in these...


Hi
I suppose this was my first go and as we all know practice makes perfect (this comes from the person who has given up trying to make bath bombs) lol


It took me months to perfect it - I'd never 'iced' anything, let alone trying to pipe soap....first it's too thick, then it's too runny then, when I did get it to actually pipe it was too soft, even when it had hardened...I can see why people just put meringue whip on their soaps...:(


Hi
Jude - I saw your other thread with your cup cakes on and they are fab - you are the expert - hellpp.


Takes a lot of time and patience...:)

Hope this helps :)

The Soap Fairy
09-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Thank you for your help. Trouble is with me I want it now LOL - will keep practicing.

Donna