Surprise-Inside Soap!

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  1. Jun 20, 2019 #1

    steffamarie

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    Made this new beauty yesterday and I'm absolutely LOVING how it turned out. The embeds are soap curls from a rainbow layered soap I made a couple of months ago, with random confetti in the bottom layer.
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    But aside from the beautiful pattern it made, there was another special surprise inside when I was cutting. After the first two bars, my wire stopped near the bottom of the soap. I turned my soap loaf over and...

    Rainbow Surprise 2.jpg

    I wondered where that had gone!!!! I lost it while I was making the soap and I guess it wanted to hide. It left a cool imprint in the bottom of the loaf, and you can see in each bar where it was XD

    Rainbow Surprise 3.jpg Rainbow Surprise 4.jpg Rainbow Surprise 5.jpg
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Very pretty soap! I’ve got some neon rainbow soap curls I’ve been debating what to do with. Your soap gives me some ideas...but how the heck did you manage to embed a full size spatula into your soap loaf??

    Btw...we have the same stick blender:)
     
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    Oh my gosh, I did not even notice the spatula when I first looked at the photo!

    Good thing you didn't sell the log to someone, right?

    Guess you need to institute a sponge count procedure, no I mean a spatula count procedure. (surgical reference, in case someone doesn't get it)

    Oh, and yes, that is really cool looking soap.
     
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    Thank you both so much for your sweet compliments! I’m very pleased with the end result...aside, of course, from the obvious

    My boyfriend also said that I should have a surgical count procedure...which is extremely funny to me since I’m actually an OR nurse!!!! Counting in surgery? No problem!!! Clearly I should be implementing a soap count
     
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    That's not only a new one for me, but hilarious! Thanks for sharing, stef. Now I don't feel so bad about putting both hands in my lotion today to dig a couple of ice cubes out (don't ask :p). Also a first for me. Lovely soaps, btw. Well done. :thumbs:
     
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    I don't know how you managed to do that but it gave me a good laugh. :D
     
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    Too funny! Lovely soap though.
     
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    I thought it was a toothbrush he-he!
     
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    That soap is beautiful - and a real surprise on both counts. But..how? You must have poured it and just not noticed it was IN the mould?? Funny.
     
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    That's really funny, you are the second person this week. On a fb group someone had left a teaspoon in theirs
     
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    That's too funny.....how did that even happen? Pretty soap just the same.
     
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    You’d think I would have noticed it lying in my mold but not only did I have the mold lined with patterned oilcloth, but also I was using my tall and skinny mold which meant that the sides somewhat impaired my view.

    In addition to that, I was just moving too fast. The white was starting to get a little thick and I didn’t want it to get so hard that I couldn’t fill in the gaps in the curls. That’s what I get for using tallow!

    Thank you all for the lovely compliments!!! It’s certainly special-looking!!
     
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    Pretty!

    I didn't recognize a spatula from the first pic.. I saw a purple dolphin with a white nose hehehe
     
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    This is amazing, @steffamarie ! Your soap is wonderful, and frankly, I think the purple spatula matches beautifully. That is the definition of an "embed"

    I've been doing a deep read of GMP and StarSan, so had just finished reading an old post by @earlene about "clean" and "dirty" zones from nursing, and when I read about the missing spatula, my first thought was a sponge count, just like Earlene said!!!

     
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    They are gorgeous.
     
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