Wash Your Mouth Out With Strawberry Pie

For those of you who missed Soap Weekend Intensive 2010, here’s an exclusive peek at one of the creative projects that was taught by Erin Pikor, of Naiad Soap Arts – Summer Strawberry Pie!



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ONE: To create the “strawberries” for our pie, make a deep pink color with 8 oz white m&p soap base and the non-bleeding red color. Mix well and pour the soap into the silicone tray mold. Once the soap is set-up, remove from the mold and cut the soap into small, irregular chunks with the crinkle cutter. Set the pink soap chunks aside for use later.


TWO: Now it’s time to make our “pie crust”. For a warm toasty crust color, melt 8 oz. white m&p soap base and mix in 6 to 8 drops liquid yellow oxide, and 2 to 3 drops liquid brown oxide. Mix well and pour the soap into the silicone tray mold. Let cool and remove the soap from the tray mold. Use your crinkle cutter to cut the soap into diagonal strips and set aside.
THREE: Before we start embedding, lay out your strips (on a clean cutting surface) in a criss cross lattice pattern. This is is how we’re going to embed them in the soap.
FOUR: Melt 16 ounces clear m&p soap and cool to 120 degrees. Pour a shallow layer into the brownie pan and work quickly to layer in your first layer of toasty strips, being sure to spray frequently with rubbing alcohol. Pour another thin layer of clear soap and add the rest of your strips in the opposite direction, making a criss-cross pattern. You only end up using about 4 ounces of the soap.


FIVE: With your remaining 12 ounces of clear soap add Merlot Mica and Strawberry Seeds. Mix well then scent with a blend of Strawberry and Almond Biscotti fragrance (we used 4 parts Strawberry and 1 part Almond Biscotti but get creative and use any ratio that you want).
SIX: Spray the lattice with rubbing alcohol and pour half of your Strawberry soap. Then generously sprinkle your pink soap chunks in (spraying everything furiously with rubbing alcohol). Then pour the remaining strawberry soap over the top. It’s o.k. if a few pieces are sticking out.


SEVEN: Once your soap is completely set-up, pop out of the mold and cut into little pieces with the daisy cutter. Or use your crinkle cutter to cut into rectangles like the picture at the top. Hurrah! Cute soap!
A big thank you to Erin for teaching this fabulous class and allowing us to blog her fabulously delicious project!


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  1. La Dolcezza says

    Wow! This looks amazing! My latest order with the silicone brownie pan just came arrived because I want to learn how to do the plaid soaps – now I get to try this project too! How adorable & perfect are these for fall baking season?!?!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Yay! So glad that you’re going to get to play with this project. It is a fun project, isn’t it? =)

      • La Dolcezza says

        Took me a year but I did it! I’m hosting a jam making party this weekend and I wanted something jam themed for party favors. These totally look like strawberry jam tarts – and they look so yummy I got hungry while making them! I’m sure my guests will love them!

          • La Dolcezza says

            They turned out really cute! I’ll post it to FB. I usually stick to the TeachSoap Forum & Pinterest, but I see there’s a lot of action on the Facebook page so I’ll have to venture over there :)

        • Anne-Marie says

          A jam making party sounds SO cool! I love it!

          I bet a pickling party would be fun as well.

          • La Dolcezza says

            The jam making party was great! We had 2 experienced canners and 5 newbies, so I did a mini teaching/workshop intro before we started on the fruit. We ended up with 6 batches of yummy jam and plan to make it an annual event. Maybe next time we’ll do pickles – good idea!!

  2. says

    ok this is way better than mine like 1001%. AHHHHHHHHHHHH! My layers keep melting please soap WORK with me anyone have any tips? If you do please be kind enough to let me know thx,emily

    • says

      If your layers are melting then the soap is a little too hot. Make sure that the temperature of the soap is between 125 and 130 degrees before your pour. And don’t forget to spritz with rubbing alcohol so your layers stick together. Good luck. I love this project =)

      Courtney from Bramble Berry

  3. Anne-Marie says

    And they smell delicious to boot. Erin did a great fragrance blend for this project for sure.

  4. Donna Maria Coles Johnson says

    You and Erin — what a combination of energy and creativity! If there was a creative soap making award, the two of you would have to share it! Now, I’m hungry again …

  5. Misty says

    love this!! I might try it with apple scent I have a craft show coming up for Apple Day in my tiny town. They give everyone a slice of free apple pie that day. So this idea you showed might work really good!