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Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 Soap Challenge ! -- Spoon/Chopstick Swirl

It has been more than a year since I participated in an official soap challenge. When Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks announced the Spoon/Chopstick Swirl for her December Challenge Club, I knew that this technique would be perfect for my holiday themed soap! 

I started off by making some soap toppers. Using a leaf piping tip, I piped soapy holly leaves. Initially I was a little disappointed when the olive green colour morphed to a pale green; but they looked quite pretty with the small soap balls that I had rolled and tossed in red mica. 

Handpiped Soapy Holly Leaves

I decided to do the spoon swirl with a drop swirl in 3 different colours -- Red, Green and White. My choice of fragrance for this soap was Cranberry Fig from Bramble Berry. I apologise for not having "in-the-process" photographs to share with you as I was so focused on working fast and have forgotten to pick up the camera (AGAIN). I really should consider making a video the next time.

The soap frosting was piped on using a separate batch of soap. I used a disposable piping bag and  simply snipped off the end instead of using a piping tip. Sprinkled some fairy dust and popped on the soapy Christmas decorations!





and YES! There is a little surprise in the soap!





I love how my "Wishing Star" soap turned out. Thank you Amy for this wonderful tutorial! 

27 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love cranberry chutney and vanilla fig from BB, but have never tried cranberry fig. I bet it's a perfect christmas smell for this soap :)

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I've never tried cranberry chutney or vanilla fig .. will add them in my next BB order ;)

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  2. very creative- reminds me of Jingle Bells! Nice work.

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  3. So beautiful!! Love how all the different elements came together - that was a lot of hard work! :)

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  4. Wow, that is gorgeous! So much detail!

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  5. I love your piped holly -- what a great idea! And your berries look awesome, too. What color mica did you roll them in? This is such a fun, festive look for a holiday soap!

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    1. Thank you Claudia! I used Ruby Red Mica from The Conservatorie for the berries.

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  6. Wow. Love the holly and all the detail. Well done.

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  8. Handpiped leaves looks great! :0) simply gorgeus! And joyfull to see. Everything you enjoy about Christmas in one soap :0)

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  9. Lovely swirls and colors- the piping and star take it over the top!

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  10. Wow beautiful looks good enough to eat.

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