Oh The Things You Can Do! Soap Frosting 3 More Ways.

When I decided to try my hand at a simple soap frosting recipe, I had no idea what it would become!  Frosting was just the tip of the iceberg.  Here are several things you can do with the same basic formula which is 4 oz of melted soap base + 2 Tablespoons of liquid soap, whipped with a hand mixer (click here for original tutorial post or click here for a great Soap Queen video).  Add colorant and fragrance as desired.  The Soapylove kits are perfect for lots of options!

Soap Meringues (shown above): Whip frosting recipe until shiny peaks form. I used Ruby Red colorant from the Jewelry Box kit and Strawberry Jam from the Delectable Desserts kit. Quickly put mixture into a piping bag (I used my bag and star tip from the Bath Bomb Cupcake Kit).  Squeeze out 1″ meringues onto tin foil, waxed paper, or parchment.  Allow to dry.  Peel paper away from backs of meringues and toss lightly in cornstarch.

Soap Marshmallows: Follow instructions for Soap Meringues, but this time pour into a brownie pan lined with plastic wrap.  Allow to dry and harden, then remove plastic wrap and cut into blocks with a sharp knife.  Toss lightly in cornstarch.  This style is great with the jumbo Rainbow Sprinkles from the Sweet Treats Colorant Kit!

Fluffy Fillings: The original way to use this recipe was to spoon it on. Depending on how long you whip it you can get a creamy icing or a firmer marshmallow fluff, like for these S’Mores featured in the Summer ’10 issue of Let’s Get Soapy, or the Hot Chocolate Loaf Soaps in the Winter ’09 issue.

Over at the Soapylove Fan Page, Tammy of Milk and Cookeez generously shared photos of her projects plus we had a great discussionabout how to use this sometimes-tricky recipe.  Here are a few more pictures from her album!

So I encourage you to try this recipe and play around.  It can take some practice to control it well, but I guarantee you’ll have fun!

-Debbie Chialtas, Soapylove


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  1. Debbie says

    Hi does this set quite hard for use on cupcakes, also would you use it like soap. Could it be used on top of bath bomb cupcakes.

    Thank you Debbie

  2. Carol says

    They look awesome! I have a question as to which liquid soap you use. One recipe uses the Natural Castile Liquid Soap that’s under the ‘discussions’ link in this post and the other recipe (linked in the first paragraph above) uses the Liquid Soap Concentrate Base. Do they give the same results?

  3. TeresaR says

    There is not a single thing Debbie makes that I don’t go nuts over…especially when it’s faux food! 😉

  4. Tinagopez says

    hi im from the philippines can u send me a complete instructions on how to make a bath soap & complete list of ingredients too.. so icould make all those lovely soaps on my own pls.plsplspls…

  5. Misty says

    I am getting close to making another new batch of the frosting, I will have to play around with some of the ideas shown.

    thanks for sharing!

  6. Erin Pikor says

    I fell in love the first time I saw those marshmallows! So creative – another brilliant project! :)