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Cactuslily

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I've been wanting to try this technique. Having dividers,, I decided to do it in a TS mold. I now have no idea how I should cut it to bring out the beauty of the swirl without having miniature soap bars. Am I missing something or should I have done it in a wider loaf mold?
 

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Taiwan swirls you should do throughout the entire depth of the mold. Then you cut it horizontally into a top and bottom loaf. Then cut bars vertically into adequate sized bars. Do this to hilight the swirl.

In contrast normal loaf bars are only cut into vertical pieces.
 

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Thanks lionprincess00. For some reason I was drawing a blank. I knew how to cut them, but couldn't envision a proper size for this mold. It didn't get filled to the top like I would have like. When separators were removed, I was leery of free handing soap into my four strips.fingers crossed. Thank you for helping.
 

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No problem! To help (forgive A the closet lighting and B the crummy soap lol), but pic one is (pretend) first cut horizontally...with a full layer beneath (this is a ts mold btw). So pic one is your proper cut for Taiwan swirl, and pic 2 is a typical loaf cut not suited to Taiwan swirls...:)

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And I work visually better, so I wanted to throw this out there because though you may have understood my words prior, it sounded confusing to me (a visual learner)...so I figured this could help those like me that just don't get it sometimes:)
 

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I am in fact a visual learner. You're amazing to go the extra mile! For some reason, it was easier for me to visualize in a loaf mold, but I couldn't transfer it in my head given the narrow dimensions. It was a total brain snap :)
As always, you are so appreciated!
 

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No problem! My main hiccup in soaping is visualizing what "this swirl is". Unless I watch it, I'm freaking toast. I need the words and actions really to " get it". I HATE feeling confused and lost..I mean...how many times can you ask someone on here, "can you explain how you did that, again?" Lol! So I thought, meh, just take a quick pic! I hope it helps!!!
 

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I extremely jealous of your fingernails lionprincess.
Lol, Thx:) that's one thing I never had to worry about. The pinkys get so long without breaking, I usually have to trim them. Bad joints (i have rheumatoid arthritis), but great nails...a fair trade I guess lol! I'm playing, just kidding hehe.
All joking aside, thank you for the compliment:)
 
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