Saturday, May 30, 2009

You Will Come Into a Fortune

We've finally attempted (and successfully conquered) the Fortune Cookie Soap. We were inspired last year by French Hill Country (see post here) and we just had to try it! Picture 205

Clear Soap
Sparkle Gold Mica
Buttercream and Snickerdoodle Fragrance
Vanilla Color Stabilizer
Silicone Brownie Pan
Round Cookie Cutter
Liquid Glycerin

*Optional: White Soap

*Optional: Peach Shimmer Mica

*The cookie at the bottom of the page was made with clear soap and sparkle gold mica. The cookies at the top were made with 1/2 clear soap, 1/2 white soap (for more opacity), Sparkle Gold Mica and Peach Shimmer Mica.

Picture 111Step 1: Melt 6-8 oz of soap and add your color and fragrance oil. We used the delicious, yet, discoloring, Buttercream & Snickerdoodle so we added a splash of Vanilla Color Stabilizer. Add liquid glycerin to the mixture at a 10% usage rate (about .6 oz or just a splash).

Step 2: Pour a thin layer (1/8 inch) into the silicone pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Once the soap is cooled, punch out 5-6 round cut outs with your cookie cutter (or you can freehand them like this method). Add the scraps to the remaining melted soap and save for rounds 2 and 3.

Picture 120Step 3: Fold each circle cut out in half. This is the time to insert your secret message or "fortune" if you are so inclined.

Picture 123Step 4: Fold the opposite ends together with out making a crease in the middle. Our cookies turned out the best when we folded the ends together around a small object like a pen.

Picture 126Step 5: Enjoy yourself or make someone's day with a forune personalized just for them! Not feeling creative? You can get fortune cookie sayings on this site.