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.
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.