The challenge this month was making soap with straight lines, guest instructor Toni Watt of White Milk Soap and Candles. I have some experience in this realm, as I have made my Candy Cane soaps and the Colorado Flag soap using this technique in the past. However, while making these, I wasn't entirely concerned with perfectly straight lines. So, I wanted to play with tiny lines and lots of layers to see if I could pull it off.
My recipe was not a quick mover, which was problematic, as well as trying to figure out the angles and calculating out the amount of soap batter for each layer. But, this was a real challenge for me, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are some progress photos.
I put the mold in a 175 degree F oven, and turned it off to leave over night. It did not really gel well all the way through, in my opinion. And, since my broiler element went out this week while baking cookies, I'm not sure if it was that or me. The oven did get warm, but I'm not sure if it was up to temp. I've never done a real CPOP soap before, so it could totally just be me, will have to try it again now that the element has been replaced.