Step 7: Pouring Into the Molds
You only have about 15 minutes from the moment the soap traces to when it starts to really harden and become difficult to work with. If you're just pouring the soap into molds thats plenty of time, but I wanted to use two different colors and try to make the soap look like actual bacon, so it took some more time. I asked my friend Mike for help.
We first filled each bacon mold about half way with the white soap. Then we went back and filled in the rest with the red. I used a spoon to try and mix the two colors together a bit in an attempt to make it look like strips of bacon meat and fat. This only sort of worked. I'd love suggestions of how to get more accurate marbling of the bacon if anyone has any ideas.
With the bacon molds filled and still plenty of soap left over in the plastic bowl, we poured off some of the white soap mixture and turned it yellow with dye. Mike and I then poured that mixture into the yolk section of the plastic egg molds and then filled in with white on top of that. This actually created a pretty nice fried egg!
When we still had even more soap left over from that I poured it into an ice cube tray to make some travel bars.