When I first came up with the idea for this type of design a few years ago, I used a 6” square slab mold and less than 500 g of fats. That lowered the stakes and took the fear of failure pressure level way down. For a bigger mold, it helps to have more soap than you need for the mold capacity you’re aiming for. That way you can “fix” the design by pouring more base soap over the top of anything you don’t like and then add a bit more accent soap over top of the base.I have yet to figure out how to do this properly. They never end up looking this pretty.
Love your work! Thank you for sharingI’m finally done with a large order of deep space soap for a friend who works at NASA. She was excited about this soap I made for her a couple of years ago and wanted me to make the soap last year, but didn‘t ask until Dec. This year she asked me in July. I told her I could do it as long as she didn’t expect the batches to be the same. That gave me the leeway to try some new things, like adding grated salt soap for stars, which I won’t do again because it looks like stearic spots (#1), adding TD stars, using different proportions of colors and different color schemes. All of the batches were made in a slab mold, except #4, which was made in a T&S loaf mold. The simple ITP swirl with an embed in a loaf mold was the easiest batch to make, by far, but to me the feel is not quite like the others (or is that just in my head?). I hope you like them!
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