Monday, April 7, 2014

Using Cookie Cutters for Soap Embeds

Simple soap embeds can be added inside the soap or on top of the soap, they can make an ordinary soap look interesting and instantly catch shoppers' attention.  There are a lot of embed molds in the market, molds that meant to be used for making chocolate, ice cube, even cake fondant can be used to make soap embeds.  However, some intricate silicone molds can be very pricey!  Here is a simple way to make fruit wedges without having to search for embed molds, like these tiny imitation of coconut wedges.
With the same technique, I made this tiny melon wedges for my Melon Spritzer Soap.

This is actually very simple but do require patience.  All you need is a round mold and circle cookie cutters.  You can get a set of 3 circles for a few dollars in a typical kitchenware store.  I only use the 2 larger ones.
 To demonstrate making melon wedges, step one, put the largest ring in a round mold.  Mix up some melt & pour soap with green colorant then pour in between the space while holding down the ring with your fingers.
Let is cool down and unmold it to take off the largest cookie cutter ring.  Put the green soap back into the mold, and place the medium size ring in the center.  Mix up some melt & pour soap with orange colorant then pour between the green soap ring and the cookie cutter.
Let it cool down, remove it from the mold and take off the cookie cutter.  Use a knife to cut it into 6 wedges.
 The proportion between green and orange is just too equal, which is not realistic.  To make it more like the real melon wedge, take the largest cookie cutter and cut off the outer green as much as you want.
 This is what you end up with, 6 cute melon wedges and left over green peel.
You can apply this to coconut wedges or watermelon wedges and probably some more I can't think of.  Have fun!


  1. Thanks for sharing this, that is something I could do too (except that I don't have any round molds or cookie cutters). I will try it some day. :)

  2. That is brilliant! And your soaps are always so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing that tip.

  3. So clever, thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Oooh what a good idea - little embed moulds are expensive to buy, this has inspired me to be creative about how to make alternatives - thanks!

  5. fantastic! - I will definitely try your technique..