Monday, October 28, 2013

On the Curing Rack: ACHILLES BAY

Has anyone else noticed the trend of making tall, slim bars of soap?  I don't now how long it's been catching on, but I'm always late and it's pretty new to me.  

 Top citrus notes of Grapefruit and Clementines blended with tropical Mango, cracked Coconut & Pineapples on a bed of Freesia and Ocean Moss.

Last year, I paid a nice bit of ($)change($) to have a soap mold custom made for me by Rich (The Soap Hutch).
 So, needless to say, I won't exactly be in the market for a new one anytime soon.  This has presented a bit of  a dilemma  for me, because I've been dying to try these bars.

Fortunately, I had the mold made a bit taller than my actual bars.  So, it was a pretty simple trick to use it for this style.  How I actually did this is a bit difficult to explain.  I should have taken pictures.  But, in short, I over filled my mold to make sure the bars would be tall.  Once unmolded, I cut the length of log into seven 2 1/2  inch chunks.  Then, those chunks were turned sideways and sliced into 1 inch bars.

If you're obsessed with soap designs, like me, you'd be amazed at how much more interesting your funnel pours, swirls, embeds, etc. will look down in these taller, slim bars.

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