Friday, 23 March 2012

Perfect Piping of Mallows & Truffles

Well here it is my recipe and tips for piping Bath Bomb Mallows and Truffles with Butters...
100g Citric Acid
300g Sodium Bicarbonate
Colour
Fragrance
150-200g Shea Butter (Melted)
I don't measure exactly my Shea butter I melt a jug full as any left over will be used for the next batch...
1. Get your cupcake papers set out ready as time is of the essence when making mallows/truffles...
2. Pop your jug of Shea Butter into the microwave and slowly and gently melt it... Try not to let it get hot.
*If your Shea is hot when you add it to your mixture it will expand and won't be pipeable (But perfect for Bath Muffins that you do want to rise)*
3. Measure out your Citric and Bicarb then slowly add your cooled (but still liquid) Shea butter blending it in a bit at a time... I use the back of my spoon and push the mixture on the side of the bowl... Just keep going until you have a nice creamy mix (but not sloppy) and then I add just a little more as there nothing more annoying than it setting in the icing bag.
*You do have to be reasonably quick as it does set quite quickly*
4. Once you have a nice soft creamy consistency spoon it into your icing bag as quickly as possible and start piping...
*If you want to add colour or fragrances it does become a bit more tricky as the mixture reacts differently.
Mica's and powdered colours definitely work better but if you want to use water based colours and fragrance blend them in to the bicarb on its own and let it dry out for an hour... Then add your Citric and Shea Butter as before*
Add your decorations as quickly as possible as again the mixture does dry out quickly...
Good Luck and please let me know how you get on <3

Sunday, 18 March 2012

thesoapycauldron.co.uk

These look absolutely fabulous... made by Sam at the Soapy Cauldron (which is not too far away from me)
Blueberry Blast Bath Truffles made with Pure Cocoa Butter (my favourite butter)
These are so pretty and at some point I will get over to Sam's shop and definitely try these out...

Saturday, 17 March 2012

bareandbeautiful.co.uk

Here we have one of my new Bath Bombs... 
This baby is a Bath Bomb Pop... Scented with Apple & Raspberry Oils it smells delicious...
Just remove the stick and twist the top off... Drop the bath bomb base into a nice warm bath... It will fizz away releasing the fragrance... Then you can either discard the topping or some people like to use it as a gentle sugar scrub...

beautifulbubbles.co.uk

This has been made by the lovely Claire at Beautiful Bubbles...
A Spring Bouquet Soap Cupcake (Cold Process) 
This is just beautiful I love these colour's it is just a gorgeous Cupcake...

iamhandmade.com

Asian Pear and Lily Pure Silk Soap...
I have just ordered this gorgeous soap from the lovely Celine...
I am so looking forward to trying this... I am far too impatient to make Cold Process Soaps it is a definite art and Celine is a fabulous soap artist...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Purely Aromatic

Gorgeous Candles and Wax melts made by Purely Aromatic...
My absolute favourite are the Very Vanilla Wax Melts the scent last's for ages...
Which reminds me I am running low and must place an order soon :)
www.purelyaromatic.co.uk
Love Hearts Soap & Shea Butter
Bath Mallow
Hello and welcome to my Bare and Beautiful Blog
Here I will be showing some of my products new and old and some beautiful creations from other soap makers, some recipes also some fun competitions to win stuff... I will always post these on my Facebook wall (www.bareandbeautiful) and
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I hope you have fun here...
Sarah X