A new mould (and its christening)

This week my fab new mould arrived, and I LOVE it:

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To date I’ve been using a  wooden mould that my husband made for me.  It’s served me well BUT I have to line it with freezer paper each and every time I want to use it.  This not only takes up valuable soaping time (it always seems to take ages) but I never seemed to be able to get the corners of my soap square – here’s a particularly good (bad?!) example <blush>

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So what luxury to have a mould already furnished with a silicone liner!  I used it for the first time this week and it was such a pleasure to be relieved of the tedium of mould lining, not so mention the time saved (at least 20 minutes) – hooray!

It was christened with a batch of Wild Berries:

Wild Berries Mould

Cut pictures to follow soon

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2 thoughts on “A new mould (and its christening)

  1. Hi Vicki,
    Please tell me, this silicone liner of this mold modified in some kind the final texture of your soap?
    I dream to have something like that(a wood mold furnished with a silicone liner) but first: i am a little afraid of silicon and secondly: I have no idea what type of silicone should be.
    Maybe you can help me a little,THANK YOU SO MUCH.
    Claudia.

  2. Hi Claudia

    Thanks for your message… I LOVE my silicone liner. It is so easy to use – gives lovely crisp corners which I was struggling with before, and it’s a dream to wash. I’m very slow at lining moulds with paper, so this saves me a lot of time too. It doesn’t really change the texture of the final soap, apart from to make lovely smooth sides and crisp corners (which is an improvement from before, as you can see from the green and white soap above :-D)

    What are your concerns about using silicone? Were you hoping to make one yourself? I know there are a lot of tutorials on the web to help with making your own (eg http://curious-soapmaker.com/how-make-silicone-rubber-soap-mold-from-plastic-mold.html) but I’ve not tried it myself.

    I got my mould and liner from http://www.themouldsshop.co.uk – I would recommend them.

    Hope that answers your questions, but let me know if there’s anything else!

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