This week has gone by in a flash! Or is it like a flash? I'm never sure. In any case, this week is always such a busy week in our household, we celebrate 3 birthdays this week and I always say every year I’m going to be more prepared and organized for everyone’s birthday for next year. I wish I could say this year was different, but nope, I still ended up cramming everything into the last few days, but I got it done! Hubby had a Nacho Libre cake (loves that movie!), our oldest son had a birthday cake with his driver’s license on it (new driver alert!) and our other son declared his Monster Energy cake as ‘sick’…I think that's a good thing in teen speak.
Now, back to the business of Amy’s soap challenges!
I can't believe we have completed 3 weeks already! This week was the mica swirl, and I was really looking forward to trying this one. I have seen Emily (Shieh Design Studio) and Celine (Soaperstar) doing these tops, and I am crazy about this look and have wanted to try this technique for a while.
So again for this technique, I chose a slower-tracing recipe. I really wanted to use a shimmery mica, and the only mica I have that I know stays shimmery in CP soap is my copper mica from Brambleberry. Here is the soap in the mold:
Love that shimmer!
I thought it would be a neat idea to try to drizzle the mica/oil mixture in between layers as I poured the soap to see what would happen, it made a really cool effect on the outside of the soap:
And when cut, you can see tiny little veins of mica running through the soap too:
I’m really looking forward to giving the leopard spots a try again next week, wish me luck!
Oh, and here is a bonus pick of my son’s Monster 'cake', which was actually rice krispie treats! (sorry, bad cell phone pic):
I can’t share a photo of my son’s driver’s license cake (it was an icing sheet photo of his real driver’s license), but I thought I would share with you a sushi cake that I made for him a couple of years ago:
Totally wasn't soap related, but I thought you might enjoy those pics too :)
Until next week...hope you all have a great weekend!