Friday, September 16, 2016

Greatcakes Soap Challenge 2016, Piped Soap Cupcakes

Great Cakes Soap Challenge Club Entry– September, Piping

Chocolate Orange Soap Cupcakes

Piped with: Russian ball tip
Colors used: Cocoa Powder for the base and the soap frosting. I used Titanium dioxide for the white and Electric Bubble Gum/Fizzy Lemonade for the Peach color.

Oils used: Extra Virgin Olive oil, Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Castor oil

I Melted the (Coconut oil, Cocoa Butter)
When oil & butter was melted, I added the Liquid oils and the Shea Butter.
Mixed my Lye solution until it was clear, then I poured the   Lye solution  into my oils and stired with a spatula for a few minutes. I then began stick blending/pulsing   the soap batter to light trace.
I then divided my soap batter into containers to add color.
I used 3 tsp. of Cocoa Powder to color my base.
For the frosting, I colored my white with a little bit of Titanium Dioxide . The Peach color was a mix of  Electric Bubble Gum/Fizzy Lemonade.

After my colors were mixed up, I poured the base color into the silicone Cupcake liners and set them off to the side.
I left the frosting colors a lone and kept going back to check on them here and there, gave them a stirring and repeated that until they were all ready to pipe. (It took about an hour for this recipe) I think next time a will stick blend pulse them a little longer before letting them sit.
When my batter was thick enough I added 1 oz. Orange Essential oil stirred it in well with spatula. I then started spooning the colors (white, orange/make 4 rows) in lines on to some plastic wrap. I then folded the plastic wrap around the soap frosting (twisted the end closed) and slide it into my piping bag. Then I began to pipe!
The recipe was great without any ricing or anything.

My thoughts:
  Piping was a lot of fun and definitely a learning curve for me, if you are feeling adventurous give it a try !!! :)
The Russian tips will be nice after I get the hang of them.
Thank you Amy for giving me the opportunity to participate in this challenge.  I had lots of fun with this process and will be practicing more with the Piping technique for sure.