There’s no doubt that desserts are enjoying a huge come back. Cupcakes, cookies, chocolate fountains… you name it. We love watching people make them on TV (thank you, Food Network!) and soaking in the incredible food photography all over the internet. And of course, we excitedly put that sweet tooth excitement into our soap creations, too! What’s better than enjoying a dessert with no calories or guilt?
Well here’s a dessert soap that is just perfect for a summer party favor, a show-stopping craft table display, or a sweet treat for your bathroom counter. Let’s get started, my friends!
1. Melt 6 ounces of white soap base. Stir in 1 drop of Ruby Red and 5 drops of Sunshine Yellow. Stir well.
2. Pour a thin layer of peach soap into each cavity, about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick. Allow to harden and unmold (a few minutes in the freezer will speed things up).
3. Cut each round in half, then cut a half circle.
4. Score “segment” lines into soap with tip of knife. Put soap scraps back into your cup and save for later.
5. Melt 12 oz of clear soap base. Color with 5 drops of Sunshine Yellow and 1 drop of Ruby Red. Add 1 teaspoon of any fragrance you like from the kit. I used a combination of Lemon and Tutti Fruity (if you have the Delectable Desserts fragrance set, Orange Sherbet would be an awesome choice as well). Stir well and fill molds 1/2 way with clear orange soap.
6. Let soap cool and get thick in the mold. Spray orange wedges with alcohol and carefully place them, scored sides down, overlapping in the soap. We want the soap to be cool and thick so the wedges don’t sink to the bottom. We’re trying to fake gravity here.
7. Once soap is hardened, spray soap with alcohol and just cover wedges with more clear orange soap. Allow to harden.
8. Reheat leftover opaque peach soap, allow to cool to 120 degrees. Spray set soap in molds with alcohol and top off with opaque soap. Allow to harden overnight and unmold.
TIPS!! Since the bottom layer and the orange wedges are colored with the same mixture as the clear soap, the color bleeding won’t show. In the strawberry version I used Bramble Berry’s non-bleeding red with some Ruby Red. If you make molded fruits like I did, you can “glue” them to the top of your soap with a drop of melted soap.