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lightningbug
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« on: January 25, 2012, 06:57:29 PM »

 If I am making individual CP soaps is there anything I should know before I start? Its for baby shower favors. I insulate very well when I use my log mold but have not attempted multiple individual pours yet.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 07:32:12 PM »

If you are grouping together, the molds in the middle will get hotter and gel. The molds on the outsides will cool quicker. I have set my multiple molds on a heating pad covered with towels . Then insulate the whole group.  This MUST be supervised. Don't burn the house down. Set the whole thing up in the TV room, rent some movies , read a book, do your nails - but pay attention - the Burn ICU does not need another patient.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 08:35:36 PM »

I have an embarassingly large collection of Mold Market and Milky Way molds (as well as some found stuff).

I don't ever insulate any of mine.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 04:00:32 AM »

but the real question is, how do you get them out?  I'm assuming these are molds with a design or something, so you can't just line them with parchment paper.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 04:45:34 AM »

but the real question is, how do you get them out?  I'm assuming these are molds with a design or something, so you can't just line them with parchment paper.

I read in a post about placing the molds  in the freezer for a little while--depending on size of mold.  I use silicon molds and small plastic candy molds.  I first pull the mold away from the sides (for silicon) and then invert and pop the soap out by pressing in the center.  To decrease possibility of soda ash, I spritz with 91% isopropyl alcohol after pouring the soap into the molds, and then cover in plastic wrap.  Then I place the molds between cutting boards and wrap in a wool blanket and then a quilt around that.  I check on them every few hours by working my hand in between layers of the blankets and unwrap when heat is gone.  This would be different for milk or sugar-containing ingredients.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 05:22:50 AM »

Martha, I dont have a hot pad but I do have a seedling mat that should work right? Can I put freezer paper over the top before I insulate?  I knew this process would work a little differently than the log. To unmold is it a good idea to pop in the freezer for a few minutes and if so how long should it sit just prior to that?
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 05:53:07 AM »

Pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes then set it out for 10 minutes.  Should pop right out!
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