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! =) 

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    • Kelsey says

      Hi Linda!

      Most of the saponification, or soap making, process happens within the first 48 hours. After that, the soap is safe to use. However, we recommend letting the soap cure for 4-6 weeks. That creates a milder bar that lasts longer in the shower. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  1. Amanda says

    I’m fairly new to soaping and would like to experiment with frosting. That being said i started making soap because I have a lot of people close to me including my daughter who are severely allergic to certain things palm trees being pretty much the main one…( her face swells even getting close.) Being that im a newbie and you guys are experts i have to ask Is there another formula you personally prefer that doesn’t require palm? Or maybe an oil you personally prefer to substitute? Perhaps beef tallow? Since it will also provide hardness, stable lather and conditioning? Thank you!

  2. Shyann says

    Hi, I’m new to the whole soap making thing and haven’t actually got to make any. So while I was watching your videos on YouTube it said keep your kids away from a certain thing. Well I am a kid… So do you have any other ideas I coud make soap Witt, without having to use that certain thing. (It’s the thing that burns your skin.)

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Gigi!

      Whipped cold process frosting has more air in it. It also has a mixture of harder oils. This allows you to do intricate piping and designs.

      Regular cold process soap that’s at thick trace will still give you nice thick soap, but it is harder to do intricate piping or designs.

      It’s your preference which you prefer! Both produce beautiful soap. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  3. Mary says

    I am new at soaping and have learned so much from Anne-Marie! She is a great teacher and has excellent taste! I’m starting to sell my soap and learning how to make other products also. I’m having so much fun! Your products are high quality and reasonably priced. I’m a faithful customer and student! Thanks!!!!

  4. cindy says

    I love this lesson on whipping CP soap – Im going to try it – I have been taking the classes and feel soo much better about Lye! queation where do you purchase those nice containers with the narrow pour spouts does BB sell them?

  5. 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  6. says

    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

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