If you missed the article on how to make these soaps, here is the how-to tutorial. Click here to see how to make this very easy, Celebration soap.
All commenters to the Soap Queen blog for the next 7 days will be entered to win the kit to make this soap. It’s the exact same soap mold and products that I used on air. Hopefully it will bring another soaper “Good Press” luck too.
PS – Mori on TeachSoap Forum, the second bar of soap is what happens when you use a “bleeding” color in melt and pour soap.
Hi Jamie –
The short answer is this:
Pigments never bleed (this includes pigments that are mixed into glycerin)
FD&C (food colors that remain transparent in MP soap) always bleed
Micas sometimes bleed
Powders are sometime easy to use – pigments require lots of extra mixing, micas normally mix right in
Jamie H says
How can you tell what colors will bleed? Is it all liquid colorant? Also, I have never used powdered color before, is is as simple to use, and does it have the same vivid result?
Melmi, that’s a good point – sometimes, the bleeding is so intense that you’re left with very little original color. Also, colors that bleed tend to fade in the light as well so that could also contribute to some disappointing results. =)
I love the idea that someone else commented that these soaps would be great for the Fourth of July themes and colors! I totally second that comment! The bleeding one looks cool, too, although my experience with bleeding colors is that it might leech out of the stars completely, leaving the stars rather faded. But then again, maybe it won’t! 🙂 I saw the vid, too, very cool! 🙂
Brillant, how come i didn’t think of that?
All the cupcakes look yummy and oh so edible! I love the glimmery stars imbeds too. Thanks for a terrific website.
You are SO right – this is ideal for Fourth of July. I just hope I remember to redo it in a few months. =)
SingingWolf, I’m embarrassed to say that I knew the color was bleeding but I didn’t care since the color wouldn’t bleed by the time the show was aired. =) Now, of course, I feel silly about that …
This is a great project: not complicated or lengthy but looks complicated and lengthy! A nice impressive factor.
Lindsay Green says
Those are really neat!
Stacie B. says
Thanks so much for featuring my cupcake in your blog! Everyone’s treats look so good!!!
I love the one with the bleeding color the best, actually… Now I have to ask if that effect was intentional. 🙂
What a fun soap! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now. Thanks for your posts! [email protected]
Teresa R says
I remember that video – it was great! Not every day you see a man on tv making soaps. 😉 And I bought the star shaped molds from Bramble Berry to try this. I’m planning on doing it with the kids…will be a wonderful 4th of July soap.
My sister has an Americana themed bathroom and I can see the style being perfect for that!
Suds to Love says
I love the sparklies!
Those are so cute… the bleeding ones have a cool look, too, I think. I like the “shadowing”.
Tonya - Soap Cafe says
I love sparkles! These would be great in red white and blue for 4th of July.
[email protected] Birch says
Those are so pretty! what a great Wedding Party Favor!