Has anyone ever tried pushing a mold, the kind with six individual cavities, into a bed of sand that would act as a more constant, even heat source or insulator around individual cavities? Just wondering if it would be more like making soap in a loaf mold where the mass of the batter seems to increase or sustain the rate of saponification. If what happens in the loaf is not due to the mass of batter and heat retention, then the sand probably wouldn’t help, but if heat retention is important, then the sand bed idea might work. A side benefit would be that my flower molds would have less tendency to tip (due to the flexibility of the silicone), which they always seem to do no matter how careful I am. I would probably want to put plastic wrap between the sand and the mold in order to keep the mold clean and the sand out of my soap. I realize that I could put the mold on a heating pad, but somehow I have the idea that the effect would be different. I have no problem with anyone telling me why this is a crazy idea.