Caramel Apple Soaps

With Halloween “creeping” up on us, I’ve been thinking I should get a head start on my Halloween gifts. These Caramel Apple Soaps look and smell delicious. I felt like I was making real caramel apples! Let these be your Fall hostess gifts this year whether it be a Halloween Party or just a fun get together with your friends. I think these would be really adorable molded from little crab apples to make mini guest-size caramel apple soaps, too.

Ingredients

8 oz White Melt and Pour

8 oz Clear Melt and Pour

Flexy Fast Trial Size

Liquid Brown Colorant

Liquid Yellow Colorant

Sparkle Gold Mica

Epsom Salt (optional for the sprinkles)

.5 oz Chipotle Caramel Fragrance Oil

Craft Sticks

1 Apple

Yields: 1 Caramel Apple Soap

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Please note that the quantities below may change depending on the size of the apple you mold with.

Prep: Put on your vinyl gloves and combine Part A and Part B of the single use flexy fast. I love using this size because you’ll always get the proportions correct. Stretch and fold the mixture just like a taffy machine. When your mixture is a soft bubble gum pink color it’s ready to mold.

Tip: Vinyl gloves are important. Plastic or latex gloves will stick to the putty making a gloppy mess. Check out more tips for flexy fast success here.

Molding the Apple: Carefully form the putty around your Apple. Really press the putty into the apple to ensure that you get all of the realistic details and to release any air bubbles. Make sure there are no holes in the putty that the soap could potentially leak through. Leave a really small hole at the top of the apple. We’ll trim the top up later so it doesn’t have to be pretty. While the putty is pliable, you have about a minute to work so work fast. Once fully formed, let the mold dry for about 30 minutes.

Trim the Mold: When the putty seems to be dry, cut off the top of your mold with a craft knife (which will be the base of your apple). Having a clean cut line will prevent tearing when unmolding your apple.

Time to Make the Soap!

ONE: Melt and combine 8 ounces of clear melt and pour soap base and 8 ounces of white melt and pour soap base. This will give us an opaque color without it being too light in color.

TWO: Add colorant and fragrance combination. Mix well.  Then pour the soap into your respective handmade mold and let the soap cool for about an hour. Chipotle Caramel is such a delicious smelling fragrance oil, you’ll really think you’re making caramel apples (no, really).

  • Color Combination: 2 parts Liquid Brown, 1 part Liquid Yellow and 1 Part Gold Sparkle Mica. As you can see in the picture at the bottom of the post, I played with several “caramel” color combinations so have fun with this part and customize your own custom caramel color. Let me know what you like the best!
  • Alternate Fragrance: 2 parts Red Apple to 1 part Caramel Sundae. The combination is soooo yummy!  I made several caramel apples; they were so cute I just couldn’t stop.

THREE: After an hour of cooling time, unmold the soap making sure it’s hard enough to unmold but still a little warm. This is the key to adding the craft stick with ease. It will be a little more difficult if the soap has completely cooled. Then press your craft stick to the top of the soap (where the stem would be on the apple).

FOUR: You should have about a cup of  caramel colored soap left over (give or take depending on the size of your apple). Melt that back down and let it cool to about 140 degrees. Then dip your apple soap into the melted caramel colored soap just like you’re making a real caramel apple.

FOUR: Drips and all, plop the caramel apple on wax or freezer paper and let the soap drip down just the sides like real caramel. And while the soap is still warm add “sprinkles”! We used our Coarse Epsom Salt but Jojoba Beads would be fun too. Let the soaps dry and use a mini spatula to peel the soap away from the wax paper.

How do you make YOUR caramel apples?

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39 Comments

  1. says

    These are amazing!! I have a question: do you use the top part of the mold that was cut off? The apples look like they have rounded tops in the end but it seems like they would be flat if you don’t use the top portion of the mold. Thank you!

    • says

      Just throw that part away (the part that you cut off the top of the mold). The flat part is actually the bottom of the soap. Once you unmold the soap, flip it over so the rounded part (where the stem would be) is on the top. Does that make sense?

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

    • says

      Anne-Marie nailed it (as usual)! Aren’t they so stinkin’ cute? And our Soap Lab smells like Chipotle Caramel now…Yum!

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  2. Mitchell says

    Does anyone ever actually use these or are they just for show? I’m just trying to figure out the actual usability of a large apple shape sitting in my or a customer’s shower.

    Thanks for any comments.

    • Anne-Marie says

      Slice ‘n’ Dice! =) They make a really nice soap if you cut it into thirds – just straight down the apple. So pull out the stick and then slice into thirds and you have one flat/flat and then two round/flats to work with that fit nicely in the hands. Three bars for the price of one lovely decorative soap =)

  3. Erin Pikor says

    Love that you molded a real apple rather than just dipping soap spheres! Another awesome project!

  4. says

    I’m having trouble stopping people from eating my soaps which don’t look like food but are scented with chocolate espresso. I can’t imagine how much they’d hate me if I made these and told them they couldn’t eat them. LOL!

  5. Renee says

    Ohhh…those caramel apples are so cute. Ds walked up and saw it and now wants a caramel apple to eat. LOL

  6. Crystal says

    I am looking to start making soaps and other things to place in gift baskets. Are these self made molds reuseable or a one time thing? Does anyone know about what the cost is per apple soap once finished, ie. how much I could sell one for and at least breakeven? Thanks :)

    • says

      That’s a great question. The molds can be reused indefinitely so long as you don’t rip or tear them so unmold with intention each time. =)

      Re: pricing, it depends on the size of the apple. For example, if it’s 4 oz. apple, your cost will be $.75 in base, $.05 in color and $.05 in fragrance (ish!)plus the price of the stick + packaging. If it’s an 8 oz. size, double that

      This is a really specialty item so you could easily easily get $10-$15 (retail) for this product if it is done with quality and style.

  7. Melody says

    I made my first soaps ever – and made the Caramel Apples! I love them! They are so cute – smell great – and are pretty easy to make.

    I was going through the videos for soap making and saw the one about wrapping soap in plastic. I was wondering about wrapping these (due to the stick) – and was hoping someone had some suggestions.

    I placed them in a cellophane bag and tied it shut (tightly) with ribbon – is that enough protection? or does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Your help is greatly appreciated! And thanks Anne-Marie for your excellent directions! :-)

    • Anne-Marie says

      Congrats! That’s awesome. And what a fun project for you to start out with =)

      Yes, tying tightly should be enough closure for that product. You’re good to go!

  8. Brianna Burns says

    I have just made my first batch of Bath Bombs, but I am becoming as obsessed with soap as I am with Stamping!! I was thinking, with a similar process you could do chocolate dipped strawberry soaps… I might just have to try this once I’ve done some other stuff. :D

  9. Annonymous says

    If you were making red candy apples? (what fragrance would you use since you would not be using the caramel?)

  10. Jeanne Rowe says

    Does anyone know how to increase the glossiness? A red candy apple would need to very shiny.

    • says

      Hi Jeanne!

      As of right now, there really aren’t any additives on the market to make your melt and pour soap more shiny or glossy in the end product. If you use lower temperatures, touch the soap as little as possible and NOT use the LCP base, your final soap will stay glossy/shiny longer. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry