SMF April 2019 Challenge - Soap Cupcakes

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 #41

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    1. earlene - I bought some silicone cupcake molds sometime back - now to find them so I can give this a try
    2. steffamarie - about time I entered a challenge!!
    3. Primrose - mmmmmm cupcakes ...
    4. Artemis - now I want some real cupcakes... Or at least Choco frosting!
    5. Amy78130 - So fun!!!
    6. Terri- Going to try to find some time to do this!
    7. jcandleattic - I love making cupcakes - Not sure I'll have time since I'm out of the country for a while but will try.
    8. Cherrydene Soapy. I have only cupcakes once and they looked like poo but I will have anothergo. Hope I entered properly x
    9. Cal43- Never made one but, this is what learning all about
    10. Atihcnoc - I've never made cupcakes, but I've always wanted to try it, it would be the first time. :)

    @LadySarah370 You need to have 50 posts in order to participate in the challenge, you only have 22 posts, so I can't add you at this time.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2019 #42

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    11. MarnieSoapien - I could use the piping practice. I'm not sure I'll have a chance as I'm current out of the country.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2019 #43

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    Question? I’ve seen embeds on some cupcakes. Can other items be placed on the cupcake as decoration for the challenge besides embeds?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2019 #44

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    I'm sorry Cal43 I tought I copied the last one, my apologies for that!
     
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    Updated list

    1. earlene - I bought some silicone cupcake molds sometime back - now to find them so I can give this a try
    2. steffamarie - about time I entered a challenge!!
    3. Primrose - mmmmmm cupcakes ...
    4. Artemis - now I want some real cupcakes... Or at least Choco frosting!
    5. Amy78130 - So fun!!!
    6. Terri- Going to try to find some time to do this!
    7. jcandleattic - I love making cupcakes - Not sure I'll have time since I'm out of the country for a while but will try.
    8. Cherrydene Soapy. I have only cupcakes once and they looked like poo but I will have anothergo. Hope I entered properly x
    9. Cal43- Never made one but, this is what learning all about
    10. Atihcnoc - I've never made cupcakes, but I've always wanted to try it, it would be the first time. :)
    11. MarnieSoapien - I could use the piping practice. I'm not sure I'll have a chance as I'm current out of the country.
     
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    Absolutely! I've done sugar pearls and things like that.
     
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    Trust me I know, that’s why it’s good to give others heads up.
     
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    Great! Thank you
     
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    Just to clarify, you do not need to use embeds in your cupcake if you don't want to :)
     
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    Can I share beginners cupcake play until the challenge begins here? It will not be entered in the challenge.
     
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    Yes, per rule 3:
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    Well, my piping kit came hours too late to get started on the soap today. I was really hoping it would come before noon. Another order arrived early, but this one took all day long. So I'll get started tomorrow.
     
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    It's already good Friday here in ozland, four day weekend. Although I'm working half days today and Monday, I'm looking forward to getting some soapy time..I'll be trying my first cupcakes later today :D eek!
     
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    Well At least I tried before the big event. This takes practice. Feeling determined
     

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    Cute. Reminds me of soft serve ice cream from 711 hehehe
     
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    Hehe, I’m gonna try harder
     
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    That's about what mine look like, only mine are a bit shorter. They'll have to do for me, though, since I won't really have time for another shot.
     
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    Made my cupcakes yesterday, the piping took 900 years to set up and I got too impatient so it wasn't quite at a perfect piping consistency. Still far too soft to unmold 24 hours later so I'll let it sit a couple more days. They're looking nice but I saw a couple beads of liquid sitting on top. Tested this with pH paper and it's reading a strong 14 so I'm sure it's lye water. Hopefully that will reabsorb...that hasn't happened before so I'm wondering if having everything so so cold and the saponification taking so long has contributed to it. Regardless, they look pretty decent so we'll see once I can turn them out. I'm having fun!
     
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    I thought it would be fun to play along... So I made fudge brownie sundae cupcakes. Here's a few tips that some might find helpful.
    I used 30% lye concentration, which wound up being perfect for making a batch of soap for the frosting (normal method), I did cover the bowl with a towel while I was making the batch for the base.
    When I frosted I used the no mess tip earlene posted earlier, it worked slick as a whistle! You do need a longer piece of cling wrap than you think. My first was too short and I wound up with a small mess but still not as bad as it usually is for me. I actually enjoyed it!
    So I thought I would share my little flop... Somehow I thought this cupcake was fully frosted to the edge... 20190421_132253.jpeg
     
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    Does cupcake soap work in paper lining?
     

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