A lot of soap recipes require you to cut the soap cake into a vertical cut, but other types of soap are better cut horizontally. When you cut into a cake of soap horizontally, it keeps a better design if that is what you are going for. There are some examples of how to make this cut, and you don’t necessarily need a special tool to do this, you could just as easily use a knife to make the cut.
- When you make soap in a loaf mold, you typically cut it vertically, into slices.
- You’ve probably heard of the mantra swirl, Taiwan swirl, circling Taiwan swirl…all of these require a stacked cut.
- I have a fancy cake cutter from Plowboyz Woodshop (I don’t see it listed at the moment). It has one long arm to slice up a cake soap. You could also use a log splitter type of cutter, or even just a
“Some designs, require a horizontal cut! I call this a stacked cut design. It is like the bars of soap are stacked on top of one another. The top of the loaf and the middle of the loaf are the surfaces of your bars.”