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teresa

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Did anyone hot process frosting to decorate soap or anyway to do this?
 
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You could try it and see if it works. It's been over a year since I did HP and mine was always gloppy. It's just my opinion but I think it might be too thick to pipe. But I might be wrong since I'm basing this on my experience with HP.

Whipped soap can be piped onto other soaps and bath bombs. Have you considered using a whipped batch instead?
 

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I was thinking that too or would be too thick and too hot. Maybe I will try the whipping method instead. I think by time I get the hp out of the piping bag it would be dry...
Thanks for your response.
 
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I don't think the heat would be an issue since you'd be wearing gloves. You could try to put some in a baggie with the tip cut off and experiment to see if it would work. I really don't know but it's an interesting idea. Now you've got me intrigued on whether it would work or not. I usually don't do big enough batches for HP. My crockpot is too big so I just make CP.

Whipped soap is very easy. agriffin posted a recipe and instructions if you'd like to try it.

http://soapmakingforum.com/forum/viewto ... ht=cupcake

Nizzy's site is the best for more info on whipped soaps.

http://nizzymoulds.com/Whipped/index.htm
 

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I didn't try HP like you asked, but hopefully there will be some some useful info to extract from my experience.

Not long ago, I got curious about whipped soap and thought the best idea is to practice on a rebatch: simply melting a couple of old bars with added water (I tried this on few recipes with a hardness around 40-50).

Obviously, the melted soap was too thick to put through a piping bag. So I just thought to add a little more water. The water got it thinner so it could be easily whipped and then piped.

I am far from being a piping bag expert, so I had a lot of trouble getting the desired thickness. Sometimes I would add too much water and it got too thin. But mixing it some more got it hard again.

The result wasn't perfectly smooth (like butter cream), it was a bit rougher, maybe like a meringue that you beat really stiff. But ok for a first try.

By the way, I don't know how you would "glue" the frosting to the cupcake.
 
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I think you have to roughen the surface of the cupcake. I didn't roughen the surface when I made cupcake bath bombs and the whipped soap only adhered for a short time and then fell off. There's tutorials about piping soap onto cupcakes but I haven't tried again.
 

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thank you and so glad i asked. thanks for the great info..i guess i will give it a try. whatever i choose i will try to post some pics. a little nervous.. thanks everyone. you are all so helpful!
 
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