This is a square, larger sized Mooncake Press that makes a neat, decorative Salt Cake or Bath Bomb. It has 4 interchangeable, intricate design square disc plates which show to advantage in smoother mixes, but the designs are still evident with fine sea salt.
If you prefer the sharper definition look salt soak cake, use your soaping coffee grinder to powder any ingredients, including large salt crystals.
Diameter: 6cm square (has a scalloped edge)
Depth: 5cm deep (internal height)
Base to top of handle: 14cm
Number of Design Discs: 4
Suitable for Salt Cakes, Bath Fizzies and for malleable bath truffle mixes and food items including Moon Cakes!
Material: ABS Plastic
Colour: Off White
Basic Salt Cake Recipe (by volume):
2 cups Epsom Salts
2 tablespoons Bicarbonate of Soda
Up to 2 tablespoons Distilled or Floral Water
Water dispersible Colourant (preferred, if using)
Essential Oil or Fragrance – our trials were 6 drops Artisan Fragrance per cup of salt
Our tutorial is here in the formulary, and there are loads of video's on YouTube showing the method used to make salt cakes and bath fizzies in this mould.
You can use any of your favourite Bath Bomb or Fizzy recipe in this mould.
Tips: We found that the recommended ratio of 2:2:2 was too wet. We also preferred the finer or ground salt so our cakes had more definition in the detail of design. We added water in the same way as bath bombs, but sufficient to achieve a very moist mixture, but not overly wet. Many things can affect the water content such as how the salt has been stored, the types of salt and uptake of moisture, humidity etc.
|Individual Bar Weight:
|Depends on how deep it is filled, this is a large press, approximation is from 60 to 120g which varies depending on depth and ingredients in product
|Individual Bar Dimensions:
|6cm Square, 5cm internal height, 14cm Handle top to Base
|Depends on how deeply it is filled, this is a large press, approximation is from 60 to 200g which varies depending on depth and ingredients in product
|Overall Mould Dimensions:
|Salt Bath Cakes, Bath Bomb and Fizzies, some Bath Truffle Recipes - must be non-sticky