Blueberry cotton candy

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  1. Mar 14, 2020 #1

    Todd Ziegler

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    Here is my batch from yesterday. I am still not getting what I want with my swirls but I believe I have figured out what I am doing wrong. I split the batch in half, with the intention of swirling the blue in with the pink. While slicing it today, I realized that I am creating to much of the color that I want to swirl in. I should have did just a 1/4 of the blue. The way I did it the blue just is to much to make a swirl. Input on my self diagnoses would be great.
     

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    You might want to go with even less than a 1/4 of your batter for your swirl if you are going with a 1 color swirl. It really does not take much for swirling. I usually use around 1/4 of my batter for swirling dividing it between the colors I want to use. Once in a while I will go around 1/3 rd, but since I eyeball it I cannot give exact percentages.
     
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    I'm going to do another batch today or tomorrow and I will definitely use a lot less. For the life of me I can't figure out why I was using so much for the swirl. It just clicked in my head and I realized what I was doing wrong. Lol
     
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    Watch some videos of “In The Pot Swirls”. They are easy to do and as a beginner I am having great results with them. Here are two I did recently. View attachment 44506 View attachment 44506 2DAF9C6D-B00E-4D87-99A6-1E7D3C1AF5C1.jpeg
     
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    I used to use to much swirl color too, its really easy to get carried away. I make 2 lb batches and use about 1 cup of batter for my swirl color now.
     
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    Yeah I got carried away with a picture in my head that didn't translate into reality lol.
     
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    I love that your soap reminds me of the cotton candy flavored gum I liked as a tween. I hate that I want to smell it AND I want to go get some cotton candy now. I just wonder if I may be able to find that truck I saw that was selling. See? Now I'm planning to go out!
     
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    I actually blended some cotton candy FO and Blueberry FO and it turned out great.
     
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    You are so not helping. Lol
     
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    This looks great even if it didn't match your intention (story of my soaping life)! And, Dude, you're soaping non-stop, is this like your full-time job now?!
     
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    Thanks for the compliment. I have been doing it only on weekends so far but since our company is shut down because of the virus, I am going to do a little bit more soaping. I plan to start selling it so I wanted to have a lot of variety
     
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    Sorry about your company. These are historic times. I usually soap once per month but I'm gonna step it up more often in case of shortages and inability to get to the store.
     

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