Class Handout: Cold Process Cupcake Soaps


by Ruth Esteves

This Class Handout is a digital download. Once purchased, you will find the link to access your document on your MY ACCOUNT page.

Purchase this Class Handout & 3 other topics by Ruth as a Collection & Save $32 off the individual price!

Have you noticed how popular cupcakes are? There are cupcake bakeries, cupcake reality shows and even cupcake competitions! Well, cold process soapmakers are certainly not immune to the sweet lure of frosting-topped goodness.

That’s right! Cupcakes have invaded the soap world!
The latest trend in novelty soap are soaps that look (and sometimes, smell!) like cupcakes, cakes and pies.  In this Class Handout, learn how to use easily available tools and simple techniques to produce the cutest, sweetest, most delicious-looking soaps ever!

Why let bakers have all the fun?
Ruth describes with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos just how easy it is to pipe cold process soap like real cake frosting. Get tips, ideas and recipes for making your own soap cupcake creations.

This is the same handout used for our in Studio class Cold Process Soap Cupcakes.

This Class Handout assumes that you have either taken our Cold Process 101 Class or have experience making soap from scratch on your own. If you have never made soap from scratch before (cold process or hot process), you can first take our Cold Process 101 Soap class or order the Class Handout.

You’ll learn:

• a list of tools and supplies you will need to make gorgeous cupcake soaps
• a cold process soap recipe, plus the qualities to look for in a good recipe for making cupcakes
• step-by-step instructions with photos of how to prepare for piping, how different tips give you different looks, and how to package and present your creations
• a list of resources for ingredients and supplies with online links

Summary of what’s in this Digital Class Handout:

  • Cover Page: Picture of several different cupcakes, using multiple frosting techniques from the handout.
  • Page 1: Introduction & list of supplies needed to “frost” soaps like cupcakes.
  • Page 2: Soap recipe for Soapquick, steps 1-4 of making cupcake soaps & 2 full color photos of the process.
  • Page 3: Steps 5 & 6 for making cupcake soaps and 3 full color images illustrating the process.
  • Page 4: Steps 7-9 of making cupcake soaps with 3 full color images of Ruth using a frosting bag to pipe cold process soap.
  • Page 5: The basics of piping, including a description of different techniques, tips, and four full-color images.
  • Page 6: Steps 10-13 of making cupcake soaps, including tips for embellishing, unmolding, curing & using cupcake soaps. 3 full-color images of some of Ruth’s creations.
  • Page 7: Packaging ideas for cupcake soaps, with 3 full-color images of some of Ruth’s ideas & additional wrapping tips.
  • Page 8: A list of my favorite online suppliers and inspirational soap sites that will kick-start your creativity!

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A Class Handout is the digital PDF version of the handout for the in-person classes we taught at The Nova Studio. After ordering this PDF-format digital handout, you will be directed to a page that contains links to your instant downloads. You’ll have easy access to all your active Class Handout links in one easy place from your My Account page (downloads expire after 10 days & 5 downloads – so be sure to save the docs to your computer before then).

They will save you a ton of time & energy by giving you accurate, tested recipes & formulas, clear instructions, recommended sources for where to buy supplies relevant to each topic, and any background and/or supporting information. It’s the next best thing to being in a class!

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Purchasing these handouts does not include any additional consulting or email support. If you have questions or need consulting, we offer private lessons & phone consultations. If you teach classes and want help creating your own class handouts, please contact us to set up a private consult and we would be happy to assist you. Purchasing our handouts does not give you permission or license to use them as teaching materials.


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Ruth headshot square versionRuth Esteves, Co-owner of The Nova Studio, started making handmade soap in 2006 as another in a long line of hobbies. Since then, she has gone from whipping up quick melt-and-pour soap gifts for her friends to designing and selling her own cold process soaps online through Sirona Springs. Trained as a laboratory research scientist, Ruth finds that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art. Ruth is also a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (HSCG) and holds the HSCG Advanced Soapmaker certification. Learn beginning & advanced soap making topics from Ruth.


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