Soap Frosting

Easy Soap Frosting

When I began decorating my soaps and cupcakes I found it really difficult to find a recipe for frosting that (a) won’t set before I’ve finished piping, or (b) isn’t temperamental when it comes to temperature.  But now I think I’ve finally cracked it. Start cold!  I found the method on the internet and of course it made perfect sense.
 

‘Start Cold’ it said, so I put my recipe together the day before which included making up my lye solution then putting both in the fridge. The next morning I took both out of the fridge and let stand on the counter for about an hour or so while I took my dogs for a run. 

Back in the kitchen I checked the temperature of both the oils and they were at 15 degrees C (60 degrees F) so I stir my cooled oils/butters with a spatula. The oils are soft enough so no need for a hand mixer or stick blender, this is all done with a spatula. Once the mix is creamy I add my lye a little at at a time mixing it thoroughly until it’s all in. I then add my fragrance and any colour’s and mix in. I may have to wait a few minutes for the frosting to reach the consistency I need to pipe but that gives me plenty of time to prepare piping bags or change nozzles or whatever. When the frosting has reached the consistency that I need for piping I simply fill my piping bag and away I go. Want the recipe?  Here you go;

  • 141.75g   Coconut Oil  
  • 141.75g Cocoa Butter 
  • 113.40g Olive Oil 
  • 56.70g Shea Butter 
  • 172.36g Distilled Water 
  • 64.77g Lye Na0H  

I found that this recipe works really well giving you time to correct the odd error when piping. I also found that I had time to divide the quantity, add different colours and pipe without having to worry about the frosting hardening too soon. If you should decide you would like a softer frosting simply reduce the coconut oil and the Cocoa butter and up the Olive Oil. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

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