Whipped Cold Process Soap Frosting on Soap Queen TV

One of  the amazing things about soap making is the wide variety of different techniques and possibilities. In this episode of Soap Queen TV, I show you how to create one of my favorite soapy techniques…cold process soap frosting! Simply whip together cool oils and lye to create a light and fluffy texture that is great for piping. Soap frosting is incredibly versatile, and works great for soap cupcakes, or soapy flowers. 

To create the base you need:

12 Bar Round Silicone Mold
3.3 oz. Apricot Kernel Oil
9.9 oz. Canola Oil
9.9 oz. Coconut Oil
9.9 oz. Palm Oil
4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide
10.8 oz. distilled water
Aqua Pearl Mica
2 oz.  Sweetgrass Fragrance Oil

To create the frosting you need:

7.5 oz. Coconut Oil
1.8 oz. Mango Butter
7.5 oz. Palm Oil
2.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide
5.5 oz. distilled water
 .7 oz. Rise & Shine Fragrance Oil
17 mL Diluted Emerald Lab Color
3 mL Diluted Canary Lab Color
11 mL Peach Lab Color
 2 Frosting Bags
1M Frosting Tip

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I can’t wait to see what soapy frosting creations you create; I know you’ll have better skills than me! Post them to our Facebook page and brag it up; who knows, maybe you’ll be our next Facebook Photo of the Week! =) 

14 Responses to “Whipped Cold Process Soap Frosting on Soap Queen TV”

  1. Katherine M. says:

    Super cute!!!

  2. When I make frosting I usually whip my oils first and that only takes 10 minutes or less. I only add my lye water once the oils are fluffy. I am not sure that will help but maybe try it the next time you are experimenting.
    This was such a funny episode. You really made me laugh. Thanks

  3. These are really pretty and a great technique. Anne-Marie for the frosting what oils/butters would you suggest for those that do not use Palm Oil ?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Marilyn!

      For soap frosting, you want to have a lot of hard oils so it gets nice and thick. I would recommend adding other hard oils and butters like Shea or Cocoa Butter. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  4. Margo Long says:

    Do you think this frosting recipe would work on bath bomb cupcakes without setting off the fizzy with the moisture in the cp frosting recipe?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Margo!

      We haven’t tried this recipe on bath bomb cupcakes, so I’m not exactly sure! The heat and moisture of the frosting may set those bath fizzies off.

      You may want to make a small test batch to be sure. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  5. annie says:

    This looks like so much fun. Do I still insulate the soap overnight? Thanks Annie

  6. Shelly Holbrook-Ebeling says:

    Can you make the main bar on one day and then frost the next? Would the frosting stick or fall off? I have read conflicting advice on this.



    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Shelly!

      We tested this recipe on dry soap and soap that had been made about 45 minutes earlier. The soap frosting stuck to both.

      So, if you wanted to wait a day, that should be just fine. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  7. Michele White says:

    OH NO!! I was so excited to find a good set of instructions for “frosting” that I didn’t listen well enough =(
    I used the stick blender on the oils and then put it in the freezer while I worked on the base of my soap. I completely SKIPPED the part about “Melting” the oils before chilling!!! Oh!!
    I felt my frosting after I got it on top of my base and it felt gritty! PLEASE tell me that gritty feeling will pass as it saponifies??

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Michele!

      Butters like mango butter can be grainy if they’re not melted gently. That may be the reason for the gritty feeling.

      I’m not sure how it will feel after it cures. However, even if it is gritty, it’s still usable! :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

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