Thursday, January 13, 2011
Funnel Swirl - Hot Pepper!
After my very first funnel swirl, I've had several questions constantly spinning in my head - what can I do to make it better? What should I do differently to get that beautiful look I've been dreaming of?
I decided to take my next batch of laundry soap and "funnel it", and the results came out so different this time! Instead of parallel parentheses, I got concentric circles.
I cut these soaps extra thin so I could get a better look at the way patterns form in this type of swirl. I think I'm getting a better understanding of the funnel swirl secrets. Now you all know what that means - have to make another one just to see if these ideas really work!
See the pinkish orangey colour? That's from *real* hot peppers! I once ordered a spicy dish at a restaurant and ended up getting a mountain of hot peppers. I packed them up and rendered my pork lard with them. The lard turned out to be this bright orange colour, and to my surprise, the colour survived the soaping process and became a soft, dreamy pinkish orange.
The crazy scientist in my head has been dying to find out if the heat of hot peppers comes out in the shower. Will this be a good soap for the cold cold Canadian winter?
at 11:05 AM