Extruding soap dough embeds.

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Not sure if this video will show up, but I’ve got this trick that really helps with reducing air pockets in extruded embeds. (Maybe cp poured embeds too.)
Also, it could be nice to have embed tips and tricks compiled.
Most of my embeds are made using a meat jerky gun, and are 18” long to fit my 7.5lb NS mold.
If I’d just flipped this doggy into the bottom layer of soap, I would have had to spackle a hole between his legs down the entire loaf! (Trust me.) if I just tried pouring batter into the gap, it runs out of the ends. (Trust me again!) So, I make little dough patches to plug the ends. Then situate the embed upside down either in a loaf, or a rolled up towel. Then when I pour the bottom layer, I portion off some batter, color it similar to the next soap layer, and squeeze bottle, or pour it into the gap. Then it sets up, while the bottom layer thickens enough to also hold the embed in place.
I did not have to spackle a single hole in the entire loaf!

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I’ve gotten most of my embed discs from soap stamps and stuff. And, while I’ll continue to use hers, I wouldn’t mind finding someone US also.

When/if my meat jerky gun ever dies, I may invest in this guy. Wish it was a bit longer! But having optional motor power is pretty intriguing! ACE Hobby Extruder - ALL SIZES
 
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Finally got around to using my T-Rex embed I’d had wrapped up for a couple weeks. It may be floating in the soap. It may be on the “ground”. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I tried to do an ITPS so I may have hit it.
I chopped up some of the extra pieces. I’m letting them dry and harden as much as I can. Then I’m going to see what happens if I put them inside a bath bomb as a prize. Maybe wrap them in a piece of parchment paper.
 

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