The last time I did this I told my innocent children that I was making soap soup. We all tease each other all the time, but they didn't get worried until I grated zote soap and began cooking it in a pan with water. Then they started getting worried.
"Mom? I'm sure I don't like soap soup!"
"Mom? Are you teasing me?"
"Mom? Are we really having soap soup? Mom???"
I just replied that they always say that with new things, and you never know if you don't like something until you try it, without actually telling them they were having it for dinner.
They believed me all the way until I put the new laundry soap in the washing machine to wash a load of clothes. I must be an awful, terrible mom, because I love messing with my kids minds! Bwahahahaha!
Here are some pictures of this time around.
1/3 bar of zote soap.
1/2 cup of Borox
1/2 cup of washing soda
Soap in the pan of water.
What happens if you ignore the instructions to heat on low.
My assistant found that amusing.
Ready for the next step!
1/2 cup of each.
A two-gallon bucket half filled with hot water.
One more step!
Filling it up the rest of the way with hot water.
And all while these were cooking!
If you can't tell, it's cupcakes decorated with marshmallows and candy.