Rimmed Soap – March Soap Challenge

This month’s soap challenged is rimmed soap in a round mold.  To achieve this, you most make two separate soaps. The first is the rim where you make your soap and then slice off the top then try to bend it to fit into your round mold.  The second step is making fresh soap to pour into the rim.  Doesn’t sound too difficult but…….

I actaully made 2 and a half attempts at this.  Since I am down to the last minute in submitting my entry I will just briefly go through my efforts in pictures.

FIRST ATTEMPT – BLACK RASPBERRY VANILLA:

No problem with mixing or pouring

No problem with mixing or pouring

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Tried a different swirl for me. I like it but am sure I can improve it with a little practice.

 

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Ready to be removed from the mold. I am pleased that the colors stayed vivid.

 

Cutting the top off proved to be very difficult and I made a big mess. The first pass was way to thick to think about being able to shape to fit the round mold. In the end I had a small piece that still had my swirl and could be manipulated to fit into the mold

Cutting the top off proved to be very difficult and I made a big mess. The first pass was way to thick to think about being able to shape to fit the round mold. In the end I had a small piece that still had my swirl and could be manipulated to fit into the mold

I made more soap than needed for the middle but decided to put it in the mold anyway.

I made more soap than needed for the middle but decided to put it in the mold anyway.

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SECOND ATTEMPT – SWEET ORANGE AND YUZU:

This is my second attempt. I was so happy with the colors and swirl that I posted it on my Facebook page and had a few requests for the soap. So with the memory of my first disaster cutting the top fresh in my mind, it was an easy decision to say yes to the requests. I decided to use a smaller mold for the next try.

THIRD ATTEMPT – RAINBOW SORBET:

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Rainbow colors in the soap batter for an in the pot swirl

Rainbow colors layered on top

Rainbow colors layered on top

First step of the swirl

First step of the swirl. The batter was setting up quickly.

Second step of the swirl

Second step of the swirl

Third step - finished swirl

Third step – finished swirl

That's right. I made a mess cutting this one too. But I did salvage enough to work with

That’s right. I made a mess cutting this one too. But I did salvage enough to work with

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So which one will be my entry.  I have changed my mind several times but here it is:

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Rimmed Soap Challenge entry

 

 

A huge thank you to Tatsiana for sharing her tutorial and to Amy.  This was certainly challenging but it was also so much fun.

13 thoughts on “Rimmed Soap – March Soap Challenge

  1. Bonnie, love the pastel colors. All your soaps turned out really pretty, can’t blame you for not cutting into the one. I will try this again now that I no what my mistakes were. always fun to learn something new.

    • Thanks Joy. I want to see your soap if you try it again. I probably will try it again also – I had so many ideas.

  2. Fantastic job on all of your attempts! I wish I wouldn’t have cut into my second one. It was so pretty before I butchered it! I really love your entry, though. So pretty!

    • Thank you Debi. One of the few times I have followed that gut feeling but if it had not been for some of my loyal customers saying they wanted that soap, I might have butchered that one too. this technique is definitely not for the faint hearted.

  3. It’s not called a challenge for no reason!! 🙂 Glad you stuck with it, Bonnie! I can see how it would be difficult to choose between the two soaps – they are both stunning in their own rights. Congrats on your successes!

    • thanks Amy. I know I must make a comment about how challenging they are every month – you do a great job of finding and presenting new “challenges” for us.

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