Hi! I’m Debbie Chialtas, owner and designer for Soapylove. I recently taught how to make UFO Soaps and Cameo Soaps at Otion’s Soapmaking Weekend Intensive. I’m truly obsessed with M&P soap crafting and am so excited to be a guest blogger for The Soap Queen! Every week I’ll bring you new projects and soap making tips. So without further ado, I present this first tutorial made just for you!
Brambleberry’s new Cupcake Mold is so adorable I just had to make a soapy rendition of a classic: Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Frosting. These cupcakes are almost better than the real thing because they have a sprinkle of glitter, too! This project is fun because you build your cupcake, layer by layer, and when you unmold your soap you get a very sweet reward!
3 oz clear soap base
8 oz white soap base
Non-bleeding liquid red colorant
Rose Pearl Mica
Iridescent Soap Glitter
Dark, Rich Chocolate fragrance oil
Vanilla Color Stabilizer
Melt and Pour Tool Kit
3 small cups and a mug
Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
1. Melt 4 oz clear soap base. Pour about 1 tablespoon of soap into a small cup and add a few drops of red colorant. Put some hot water in the mug. Using the injector from the tool kit, fill each cherry with red soap. Clean your injector with the hot water. Put extra red soap aside.
2. Pour another tablespoon of clear soap into a different small cup. Stir in a pinch of pink mica and a tiny pinch of glitter. Use injector tool to fill frosting area. This will take 2 turns to adequately fill the outer details of the frosting, as you can see in my photo. If you have overflow into the cup area, use the pointy tool to scrape it out when it’s cool. Clean injector tool in hot water. Put extra soap aside.
3. In your last small cup, spray a few squirts of rubbing alcohol. Add a large “pinch” (or about 1/16 teaspoon) of brown oxide and stir well until dissolved. Add 1 tablespoon of melted clear soap and stir until smooth. Tilt mold so 2 of the cup portions of the mold are level. Inject brown soap into cup area carefully and let cool. Do this in 2 layers again so it’s nice and opaque. This time you can use the flat scraper tool to remove any brown soap that spilled over onto your frosting. Repeat for other 2 cavities.
4. Melt 8 oz of white soap. Stir in the extra pink and red soap to make a nice pink color (you might not need it all). Add 1/4 teaspoon each of Chocolate fragrance oil and Vanilla Stabilizer. Let cool to 120 degrees, or until it’s not too hot to touch with your finger. Spray molds with alcohol and slowly pour in pink soap (don’t pour directly onto your cupcake design). Allow to cool overnight and unmold!
When planning other color combinations, make sure to refer to Bramble Berry’s list of non-bleeding colorants. It’s a life saver! See you Thursday!