Holiday Ribbon Candy Melt and Pour Style

Ingredients

Clear Soap Melt and Pour

White Melt and Pour

Liquid Glycerin

Liquid Green Colorant

Red Blue Mica

Holiday Candy Fragrance Oil

Silicone Tray Molds

Tools

Craft Knife

Ruler

Cutting Board

Clean Up Tool

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PREP: The first step is to prepare the colorful stripes that we’ll be embedding in the candy. If you only have one tray mold, then I would start with just one color. If you have two tray molds, then dive in and pour both colors at once. The trick to this project is unmolding and folding the soap as quickly as possible. If you wait too long you’ll get cracks in your candy…er…soap. We’re making soap! But you’ll think you’re making candy when working with this fragrance oil. It can be very deceiving at times.

Make the Green Soap: In a heat safe container,  combine 4 oz of melted Clear MP, 15 drops Liquid Green, .5 oz Liquid Glycerin and 2 ml Holiday Candy Fragrance Oil. Mix well and pour into a silicone tray mold. Spritz with alcohol to get rid of any unwanted bubbles.

Make the Pink Soap: In a heat safe container,  combine 4 oz melted Clear MP, 4 mini scoops Red Blue Mica, .5 oz Liquid Glycerin and 2 ml Holiday Candy Fragrance Oil. Mix well and pour into your second silicone tray mold.

ONE: Let both soaps slabs cool. Because it’s such a thin layer it should only take about 10 minutes (or less). You’ll want to unmold the soap when it’s still a little warm but hard enough to unmold. Letting the soap get too hard (i.e. letting it sit for an hour) will cause cracking in your final soap. Timing is everything.

TWO: After unmolding the soap slabs, put it on a cutting surface and use a craft knife to cut the soap into thin strips. Use a ruler to guide your craft knife to cut straight, 1/4 inch thick pieces.

Hint: Remember that Ribbon Candy is handmade so the cuts don’t have to be perfect. In fact, the little imperfections are what’s going to make these soaps look so realistic. Oh, and the smell, of course. I’m telling you…it smells just like ribbon candy.

THREE: Lay your strips of colored soap back into the tray mold in any order that you want. In the picture above, I wanted each ribbon candy to have a pink stripe on the outside and green stripe in the center. Press the soap down firmly into the mold. Example: Pink, Green, Pink = 1 ribbon candy. The setup above will make 5 ribbon candy soaps.

FOUR: In a heat safe container, combine 4 oz of melted white MP, .5 oz Liquid Glycerin and 2 ml Holiday Candy Fragrance Oil. Mix well. Let the soap cool down to 130 degrees then spray the green and pink soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the white on top. It’s a very thin layer so you may even want to spread the soap around with a spoon. Let the soap cool for about 10 minutes and unmold as soon as it’s hard enough to handle (it will still be a little warm).

FIVE: The soap that was touching the glossy bottom of the tray mold will now the top of the soap. Notice some white soap leaked underneath the colored pieces (kudos to you if you can unmold with super clean lines) so just use your clean up tool to, well, clean up the soap. Work fast though. You only have a few minutes to do the next steps.

SIX: After touching up the soap, use your craft knife again to cut your candy strips. Trim as much or as little white as you want. I think I found a happy medium.

SEVEN: Fold the strips like you would a fan. If you work quickly through this entire process you shouldn’t have any cracks. If you do get cracks just smooth them out with your finger and a little rubbing alcohol. No biggie.

Wouldn’t these be cute tied up in a little cellophane bag? But be careful! Be sure you put big ‘Do Not Eat’ sign on them.

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16 Comments

  1. La Dolcezza says

    Oh my goodness! These are adorable! I’m just done with my plaid Christmas soaps, confetti soaps (soap piece embeds) with the leftovers from that, and was searching for a third Christmasy M&P project so I can do a “trio” of soaps as gifts. This is perfect! :)

    • Anne-Marie says

      Awesome! Keep me posted on how it turns out and be nimble. It can set up pretty quickly and not let you do the ribbon (and instead crack).

  2. Cassie says

    Wouldn’t it be easier to begin like you are making the jelly rolls, then instead of rolling the soap, bend it like ribbon? Or would that not work?

    • says

      We thought of that idea and it WOULD be easier. But then you would have the stripes on the side of the candy instead of the middle. It would still make for s super cute candy soap. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out =)

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  3. Lori Rodenbush says

    These are SO CUTE!

    I had been saving some of my Holiday Candy scent (and some peppermint) to make some more candy canes, but now I think I might just have to make these instead!!

  4. Christine says

    Thank you for a new melt and pour project!! Could you pour a thin layer of clear soap first so you don’t have the issue of the white soap leaking under the stripes?

  5. MissVeronika says

    Those are adorable! Thanks so much for the idea, I will definitely be adding this to the Christmas gift soaps I’ll be making. And I love how you can add some liquid glycerin to the soap base and make a malleable soap that you can play with and get just right, that’s such a cool idea!