Jelly Rolls! Jelly Rolls! Day Three

Click here for Day One (Set – Up for Jelly Rolls)
Click here for Day Two (Color and Liquid Glycerin Addition)

I couldn’t resist this photo. The contrasting colors are striking. The wet, moving Super Pearly White soap seems almost alive with its light catching undulations. Colors that contrast in a wow! way are important to making Jelly Rolls really eye-catching.

Pour each of the layers as soon as the layer beneath it is hard enough to support the new layer. Time is not your friend. The more fresh each layer of soap is, the higher chance you have for the layers to adhere together. After each of the layers has been poured, it’s time to get the soap out of the mold.

Whoops. I can immediately see that this is too thick to roll. But, on the plus side, the beautiful layers are sticking together (the first hurdle), there is no running between layers (the second hurdle) and the soap came out in one piece with no splitting between layers (the third hurdle).

Now, the soap is ready to roll. It’s important to roll quickly after plopping your soap out of the mold. If you wait too long, the soap will harden and become inflexible.

Check back later tonight for a video of the soap release.


10 Responses to “Jelly Rolls! Jelly Rolls! Day Three”

  1. Jill says:

    These look awesome! I can’t wait to see how you roll them.

  2. koinoniacommunity says:

    So pretty! And you made purple – my favorite. I can’t wait to make some. And thanks, Anne-Marie, for my goodies. I received them all this week. You are a sweetheart!

  3. playing with soap says:

    I would love to see the rolling in action. Would it be possible to video tape that part? This looks so cool.

    BTW–I’m back and so is Tita!!!


  4. Anne-Marie says:

    I’ve got the rolling in action – with of course, spotty camera work – but it’ll do to show you how it is =)

    Look for the video later today or tomorrow. I’m in all day management planning meetings until 3.

  5. Anne-Marie says:

    PS – Your bird came back!? I can’t wait to go read your blog about the story.

  6. Melissa says:

    My little girl just ran in the room telling me she “NEEDS” this purple soap Ü

    It’s really a beautiful color. Thanks you for showing us how to do this.

  7. Anne-Marie says:

    Aw, that’s sweet! I love it that your little girl is already recognizing the finer things in life (handmade soap!)

  8. egassner says:

    my first attempt (completly experimental) I too made my loaf (rather than a square pan) to thick, so I kept adding layers! It came out really neat and sold super fast as a ‘Slice your Own’ idea!

  9. egassner says:

    Hey Anne-Marie, Yes, I did use the tutorial…I just used a suare spring-form pan (its what I had on hand…lol), but I’d love to a shout-out on the blog!

  10. Anne-Marie says:

    Groovy, I’m going to share with the entire community. You deserve a serious shoutout for such a great looking log of soap!

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