Fun in the tub

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    I made bubble bars!
     

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    Did you use the moon cake press?
     
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    I did. The dough was a little sticky so I need to practice, but it was pretty easy. I made salt cakes too, which turned out much better. It's a fun toy.
     
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    Impressive suds!
     
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    Love them!!!!!!!!
     
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    Holy moley, those are some bubbles!!! Nice job there, dibbles. :)
     
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    Those are beautiful! And holy cow what awesome bubbles!

    Did you scent them?
     
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    Wow this looks great. Mind sharing your recipe? Or pointing me towards where I might find one to try? I've only ever made cold-process, bath is a whole new world!
     
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    Those bubbles look heavenly!
     
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    Lots of bubbles!:)
     
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    Ooo, lovely! All those bubbles...

    I bought a mooncake press off of ebay, got it last week, it is super cute! Haven`t used it yet but it was really sturdy. I will make my fizzie recipe to test it out.

    Round ones are ok, but patterns are a bit more fun : D
     
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    Hi toxikon and thanks! The recipe I used I purchased from Two Wild Hares, with the agreement that it is not shared, and I respect that. She does list the ingredients on her etsy listing so I can give you that info: tapioca starch, cocoa butter, glycerin, baking soda, slsa, cream of tartar, corn starch, lakes, mica, polysorbate 80, fragrance oil, essential oil. I used mica for color since that's what I have, and did not use tapioca starch. Before I decided to pay for this recipe, I watched a lot of youtube videos, and here is a video of one with a recipe (of sorts). [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrCYr8wlig&t=869s[/ame] She has a couple of bubble bar videos.

    And one from Royalty Soaps using the Two Wild Hares recipe
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIF-E76Qw2I&t=221s[/ame]

    I decided to buy the recipe because in the long run I'd probably spend the same amount of money experimenting. However, since that time I joined the FB group Moon Cake Cult. They are a friendly and supportive group (I haven't seen any snarkiness at all) and they have a recipe file.

    If you are wondering, my moon cake press is 75 grams, and I got it on Amazon. The bubble bar I used weighed about 3.5 ounces. I used the whole thing in my bath because my tub is pretty big. I think I could have easily had enough bubbles with half that. The bubbles stayed through my whole bath - about 30 minutes soaking. It took awhile to rinse them all out of the tub when I was done. I made some more this morning. I made a half batch of my recipe and that gave me 6 2-ounce bars. A tiny sprinkle of baking soda on the top of the dough took care of the sticking problem and they look much better.
     
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    Thank you! I did scent them with a BB Lavender Forest.
     
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    Have fun with it MySoapyHeart! One of the reasons I was interested in this press was for making bath bombs. I haven't tried that yet, but will soon. I had given up on bath bombs, but I think this might work well for them. And the press makes such a pretty pattern.

    I always have so much soap - I needed to find something else to make :)
     
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    I love them Do you happen to have the link for the press you bought?
     
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    Thank you Dibbles! So what you made would be the same idea as "bubble scoops"? I've seen a lot of those around Instagram, they look so fun.

    I have been waffling over purchasing some recipes from Two Wild Hares, I've heard nothing but good things. So I think I will bite the bullet. I will check out that FB group too. Thank you. :)
     
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    It would be the same as bubble scoops or the jelly roll style bubble bars, or I guess bubble bars made in a cavity mold.
     
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    That must have made an incredible bath!! I'd be in there for hours...
     
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    Wow! Awesome and how fun is that!:bathtub::bathtub:
     
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