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Candy Cane Soap

I'm crafting candy cane shaped and scented soap for Christmas and I was originally just going to dye the glycerine red but then I thought that it would be cool to leave it clear and suspend candy cane pieces it in. Has anyone tried this (suspending candy) before? Would it not work? Forgive me if this is a really stupid question but I thought it would be a good idea to ask before I ruined a bunch of or gave people malformed soap.

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ex_kissmequ
Dec. 3rd, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
Whoops! "..suspend candy cane pieces IN IT."
shellsofthedeep
Dec. 3rd, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
Pour the mold half full and stick the candy 1/2 way in. Let the mold set for a minute or so and the pour the rest of the mold! I've done that with toys before and it's worked well! Good luck!
evilhenchcat
Dec. 3rd, 2003 08:12 pm (UTC)
This may sound silly, but is it a good idea to put candy in soap? I would think the sugar could have some er, bad effects especially for women (i.e. susceptibility to yeast infections).
birdwalk
Dec. 3rd, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
I had the same feeling, or even if it's just hand soap, once the soap starts getting down to the candy pieces...then your hands aren't clean 'cause you just rubbed candy on 'em.
ex_kissmequ
Dec. 4th, 2003 11:16 am (UTC)
I hadn't even taken into consideration the fact that after so long, you'd be washing your hands with candy. Thank you for bringing that to my attention!
shellsofthedeep
Dec. 3rd, 2003 08:17 pm (UTC)
You can leave the peppermints in their clear wrappers though and that works just fine. :)
ex_kissmequ
Dec. 4th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC)
That's a good idea. I hadn't even thought of leaving them in the wrappers. Thank you! :)
phoenixcrunch
Dec. 3rd, 2003 08:54 pm (UTC)
How ambitious are you feeling?
You can make soap peppermints... I made larger ones, but you can certainly make itty bitty ones...

take a small circle mold-- can be an ice cube tray.

fill with red (or pink.) let harden.

cut red circles into 6 pieces, like a pie.

suspend 3 of the pieces into the mold and fill with white soap base (or clear).

when dry you can wrap them in colored plastic wrap and tie a ribbon at each end-- like a candy.

Possible, but kind of a pain in the tushie.

Great response from recipients!

pc
pinska
Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
that's a really good idea!

ambitious, yes. but good. :)
ex_kissmequ
Dec. 4th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC)
Re: How ambitious are you feeling?
That's a great idea! Thank you so much. I'm definitely going to try that tonight.

I was also thinking that I could use a circle mold and swirl in some red dye to give it the peppermint look. I'm not sure how well it will work but I guess it's really all about trial and error.

Thanks again for your help! :)
guppygrrl
Dec. 4th, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re: How ambitious are you feeling?
You can make little peppermint candies from soap, or little candy canes, or even make blocks of white and red stripes and then break it to look like broken candy canes...

Then suspend them in clear to make the "full" soap.

Suggestion: use clear base to make your red, otherwise it will end up being pink. Heh. No matter HOW much red you add. I once added so much red that it came off on my hands when I used the soap, but it was still pink looking!

You can pour a shallow bit of clear into the molds and let it harden. Then throw your "candy" pieces in and pour very cool clear on top. The next clear layer has to be pretty stiff before you pour it on top, or the "candy" bits will melt/start to melt. Just keep stirring your clear until when you pull your stirrer up it holds onto a bunch but it's still pourable (if you go past that stage you can always reheat). Then carefully pour it on top, so you don't move your bits around too much.

If you want them suspended in multiple places (not just the middle), just repeat the above step a few times. :)

~Kissy
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