Whipped soap frosting
I would like to decorate my soaps with a whipped frosting. My query is WHEN do I apply the frosting?S Also, since the frosting is cold, can I still apply it to freshly made soap? I know some people apply it after the soap has set, but some say the problem with that is that the frosting might not stick to the soap base. I am also presuming that once the soap is decorated, it does not need to be covered else the design will be ruined. All advice is welcomed. Its my first attempt so the trying to minimise as many mistakes as possible!!! Please help.
I will assume you are asking about cold process soap cupcakes.
For best results, I think it is better to add the frosting to the soap before it is insulated.
Make one batch of soap and divide it into two portions. With the first portion add the base scent you are using and pour them into the cupcake molds. While you are making the frosting the cupcakes should set up somewhat and you can score the tops a bit before adding the frosting. This will result in a better bond between the soap and the frosting.
With the remaining portion, add the scent and colour then whisk until the soap is quite thick. It should easily hold it's shape and form stiff peaks. Put the soap into a piping bag with an icing tip and pipe the soap directly onto the cupcakes.
Cover the soap cupcakes with a box that is high enough to cover the frosting without touching it. Cover with a blanket and insulate for 24 hours or so. Unwrap and cure as normal.