OMG Irishlass, your soap is gorgeous! I know you mention you dip the stamp in the gold, but do you spray your stamp with alcohol, or nothing at all? Personally I like using baby food to tint my batter, and then use micas for the swirl. I put the mica directly on the batter, and shamelessly I also eyeball it. I have a question. I am planning my Christmas soaps. I want to make them in September so they have a long curing time. What would you say is the best red colorant for CP? One that would give you intensity of color?