Making Jelly Rolls with melt and pour soap is easy, fast and fun! The Jelly Rolls are the soap on the far left and far right (bottom). This tutorial will focus on how to make Jelly Rolls out of melt and pour soap. The project takes about 30 minutes to complete and requires singular purpose (no multitasking) to ensure success.
White Melt and Pour
Clear Melt and Pour
Fragrance or Essential Oil
Flexible 9 x 9 pan
This is a silicone baking pan, commonly used for making cakes. It has a higher purpose – soap. You can buy one from Bramble Berry here or try and find one at a local high end cooking store. Glass pans are virtually impossible to get the soap out of.
Once all the ingredients are prepared, cut the first layer’s worth of soap into smallish blocks – the size of a domino or so.The smaller surface area of the soap allows for a more smooth even melt. In my microwave, eight ounces of the Bramble Berry soap brand of base melts perfectly in one 45 second melt, stir a few times, and then an additional 30 seconds.
Shorter microwave spurts are better than one long melt. Boiled soap smells badly and will not roll when needed.
Check back tomorrow for coloring and layering timing tricks.
We will definitely do a pinwheel soap tutorial in the next few months. We had lots of emails about the pinwheels so it will be fun to design a tutorial about them.
I had some molds custom made for me, but these peppermint candies are even cuter than mine. Could you share these??
I would love to learn to make pinwheel soaps too!
oh Yay! I was hoping you would show how you made these! I made the pinwheels (peppermint swirls I called them) and they FLEW out the door!
Wow! What a good tip – I’m lucky that we used gray that didn’t bleed then, huh? =)
I love those flexible pans. I don’t recommend the red ones though. The dye in the pan will bleed into your soap if making CP. Has anyone tried it with M&P? I would like to know the results.