I was looking at some really pretty handmade soaps in a store recently. Ya know the ones that are soap of a certain color and have chunks of different color soap embedded in them? Well, I had sort of a demented idea looking at these which was ...
Jello Salad Mold Soap! (I'm guessing you've all seen pictures of those delectable side dishes of the 1950s comprised of jello with vegetables and other savory things suspended in them...)
So I went on a google-spree looking for just the right molds. I ended up learning that it's not an uncommon thing for people who make candles to make candles that look like really realistic food
. Who knew?!
Luckily this meant that I easily found "mini bundt cake shaped" candle molds that were perfect! An adorable 3.5 inches in diameter!
So two days later I had my molds and I did a bunch of trial and error to get the soaps to come out right. Here's the perfected set of steps:(this assumes you know how to use melt & pour soap already but if not there are lots of tutorials here on Craftster)
1. Make some peas and carrots or fake veggies of your choosing by simply making a couple plain bars of opaque melt & pour soap in whatever colors you want.
2. Cut these colored bars into little cubes. And store them in baggies so you can use some now and some later if you want.
3. Put the baggies into the freezer for at least 15 minutes before you use them so they have a better chance of not melting when you embed them into the clear soap.
3. Melt some transparant melt & pour soap and color it green or whatever you want. I made mine green and added cucumber-melon scent.
4. Sprinkle some of the "veggies" into the molds.
5. The next step is to pour transparant soap into the molds. But before you do this, make sure the soap is not to hot! If it's too hot it will melt your "veggies" and it looks really gross (ironically). The way I try to make sure that the soap is not too hot is to keep stirring it constantly but then stop stirring and wait 5 seconds to see if a skin appears at the top and if so, it's probably cool enough. So pour it in!
6. Then just wait for it to cool and you've got some disturbingly tacky soap!