Recently, we tried a new endeavor… CP Soap Frosting. To be completely honest, this was not our first time attempting this recipe. It did take a few times to perfect the recipe, consistency, and steps.
If you are interested in making approximately one pound of your own Soap Frosting this recipe is for you! Everything will be spelled out from ingredients to weights, and will even include steps and pictures. Now, if you want to frost soap cupcakes or cakes (or really anything you want to frost), you will need to have your bases already poured and set up ready to go.
So, if you are ready to get started… lets go. As always before starting any cold process soap recipe, you will want to properly clean and sanitize your work area; as well as put on your safety gear. This will include safety goggles, safety mask, and safety gloves.
Here are the ingredients and weight you will need to make CP Soap Frosting:
For the lye water
129 grams of distilled water
53 grams of lye
Please Note: For this recipe, we selected Almond Marzipan Fragrance Oil. This is because the fragrance is considered a Perfect Pour with no discoloration. Since we wanted to show both white CP Soap Frosting and colored CP Soap Frosting, we wanted a fragrance oil that did not have a high vanillin content (which may cause discoloration in soap).
If you are interested in coloring your CP Soap Frosting, any of the FUN Soap Colorants will do the trick. To view the full list of all of the FUN Soap Colorants that Natures Garden has to offer, please click on this link.
Also, it should be noted that you will NOT be using a stick blender for this recipe. Instead, you will need a hand held mixer with either whisk attachments or beater attachments.
Now, for the CP Soap Frosting, room temperature is the key to mastering the frosting. This is why your soaping ingredients typically consist of butters and oils that are of a solid consistency at room temperature.
So, now that you have some of the basics down, here is the rest:
Step 1: You will want to make your lye solution. To accomplish this, using two separate containers, weigh out the lye in one and the water in another. Then, take the 2 bowls into a well ventilated area. Sprinkle a small amount of lye into the water an stir with the spatula. Repeat this manner until all of the lye is in the water. Stir until you can not feel the granules anymore. Next, set aside to cool.
Step 2: Now, weigh out your two soaping ingredients. You do not want your ingredients to be in liquid form, but instead more of a soft butter consistency. (You an easily accomplish this by allowing your ingredients to set out at room temperature.)
Step 3: Allow your lye solution to reach room temperature as well.
Step 4: While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, use your hand held mixer to start blending the two ingredients together. You will sporadically want to use your spatula to rotate the mixture. Stop beating when you are able to achieve peaks in the mixture.
Step 5: When the lye solution is at room temperature, you will now add it in small increments to the soaping ingredients. You will want to aim for about 20 grams at a time. While you are adding the lye solution to the soaping ingredients, keep mixing the mixture with your hand held through out the whole process. When the mixture is able to create peaks again, it is time to add more lye solution. Keep repeating this process until all of the lye solution has been added and incorporated. This will take some time.
Step 6: When your mixture is ready, add the fragrance oil. Once all of the fragrance oil has been added and the mixture is thick enough to be peaked, you can stop using the hand held mixer (unless you are coloring).
Step 7: Optional: If you are adding a FUN Soap Colorant to the mixture, you will do it in this step. Once added, you will mix the colorant in with the hand held mixer.
Step 8: Now that your CP Soap Frosting is ready, it is time to bag it up. If you have a decorating bag, these work great; especially if you are going with a special tip look. If you do not have a decorating bag, simply place an open Ziploc bag inside a cup. The mouth of the cup should align with the opening of the Ziploc. Then, you can easily scoop the soap into the bag. Seal the bag, and cut the tip of one corner to create an opening.
Step 9: Start to frost!
Step 10: Once all of the soap that you are frosting is frosted, all your soap to cure.
That is it. Like mentioned earlier, you can cater your CP Soap Frosting to be any color, or scent (with a body safe fragrance oil). You will just want to double check the vanillin content and the soaping results to know exactly how the fragrance is going to behave in your soap batter.