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 lb Naturally Clear Soap Base
1 lb Bright White Soap Base
Jewelry Box Colorant Set
Candy Jar Fragrance Oil Set
Scalloped Round Mold
Knife, cutting board, spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
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.
(Psst! The new Spring issue of Let’s Get Soapy is now available here at Bramble Berry!)
Maria Kokolele says
I got the mold…now I am going to try to make them…they are ADORABLES!!!…Thank you for the tutorial…:)
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Can’t wait to see how they turn out Maria! =)
~Becky with Bramble Berry
Great. I just checked out all the browsers for FireFox and other than version .9 (which must be way old!), they were working fabbo. Thanks for the alert though. Let me know if anything goes wonky for you like that again.
It was a little while ago (2 weeks ago it seems like) that Firefox wasn’t working… but it was ok the next day… I was able to place my order! YAY!! So excited…
Yes, the Labcolors for CP totally work in MP soap, lotions and scrubs. Dilution instructions are here: https://www.brambleberry.com/La… and I will check out FireFox right now. What version are you using?
Debbie Chialtas says
Not only is it possible to crave jello as a grown up, but it’s strongly encouraged!! And can you get as many artistic possibilities with many other forms of dessert? I think not! 🙂
Hi Anne-Marie – I’m sorry to ask this here, but I don’t know where else to… I’m looking at the LabColors for CP (high pH) and I’m wondering if they will also be ok for my MP soap, lotion and scrubs? Also, are there some kind of instructions somewhere on how to dilute them?
On a side note – there seems to be a problem on the product list pages in Firefox… the thumbnails are pushed up off the screen.
Is it possible for a grown woman to crave some orange and strawberry JELLO?
Thanks Debbie 🙂
~ Love it!
Gorgeous, and versatile! Just love them!!
Agree on both counts!
Agreed! Debbie did a phenomenal job with this creative idea.
I love the 10X Orange. I use in CP soap because it lasts so so much better than regular Orange Essential Oil. And yes, it is a ball to work in the Bramble Berry warehouse. Our soap lab is upstairs, right off my office, and I spend at least 25% of my time in there. I feel so so lucky.
This is brilliant; you’re a genius, Debbie! Chinese bakeries (notably in Vancouver) also sell similar pastries. 🙂
Wow!! They look absolutely gorgeous and so divinely edible
Debbie Chialtas says
If you mean the mini fruit on top, I used a silicone mold I found online several years ago. If you mean the creamy layer, that is just white soap base with a few drops of Ruby Red. I hope that helps! And where is this Italian bakery you speak of because I want to go there!! 🙂
gluai girl says
Dee Phair says
How do you get the raspberry-looking topping? These do look delicious enough to eat; they look like the fruit tarts I get at my favorite Italian bakery!
Very nice and sweet.
Keep me one of them !!
those look down right edible!
This is so cute! I am going to be doing this very soon.
So cute!!! I got Bramble Berry supplies for my birthday (OMG, the 10x orange is amazing) and buying some more things… I want it all! 🙂 You must have a field day having all that available to you all the time 🙂