Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge - Holly Swirl Take 2

Try #2 at the "Holly Swirl" as this months challenge from Great Cakes Soapworks. My black cherry didn't go so well...lets see how my pumpkin can come out.

Again I used a sample fragrance I received, gathered my supplies...mold, lye, oils, orange and white colorants and this time I have my fragrance oil separate. it will brown the soap batch so I don't want to add it until after I pour off my colors.

This time I refrained from action shot photos to ensure I stayed focused and got the colors more evenly dispersed in the batch this time. Look how pretty my top is....

Here is my soap the next day. You can see how it is already browning, makes for a very pretty fall soap.
Here it is freshly cut, you can see the inside is still white, in a day or 2.... get this pretty result.

I am happy with the results and of course it smells wonderful, but I don't think it is a successful "Holly Swirl". The orange really took over the white...or it wasn't enough of a contrast between the two, so it doesn't have the "pop" it should have, but I will still consider it a success as it looks great for a fall pumpkin soap.


Silvia said...

It does have a fall look to it and pumpkin sounds warm delicious.

Cee Gee said...

I think it's really pretty, it's amazing how much difference it made once the soap started to brown a little bit. Those blind swirls are hard to do, but you did a great job!