Sunday, 29 August 2010

Foodie Soaps

I thought I'd share with you my newest creations... These soaps are of the foodie kind and look so realistic!

First up we have the chocolate bar soap... it's more of a mini bar-it's the size of one of those small milkybar bars so about 2.5" long. I've decided to do two in a pack for £2.50. I thought I got the colour spot on and they've been fragranced with "chocolate cake" which is delicious!!

Next up are the choc chip cookies.. Believe me when I say they look just like the real thing, I am so pleased with how these turned out! First of all I have to make the little chocolate chips then I add them to the cookie base.. These ones were also fragranced with "chocolate cake". Other chocolatie fragrances I have are Belgian Chocolate, Hot Cocoa and White Chocolate Caramel -one of my favs!! Prices for these are 3 for £3.75 or 5 for £5.

Then there's the large iced doughnut! This one is a beauty, he's 4" across and over 1" thick so pretty chunky! It weighs 150g. I add the sprinkles first and then add a little of the icing to stick them in place then add the rest..wait for that to set then it's time for the base. For this one I made the icing "Sugared Strawberries" fragranced and the bottom is "Vanilla Bean" so bloody yummy! I've priced this one at £4.50 - one of my most expensive soaps - basically because it uses so much soap. I recently done a plug on my facebook page for the first
person to comment gets this for £4.50 but FREE postage. Within a few minutes that had been sold!

I also made these cute Princess Crown soaps recently... They've proven very popular on my facebook page too. They're about 2" in size so perfect for little Princesses hands! The detail is fantastic. I'm going to be getting some flannels soon with "Princess" embroidered on and put them with 2 soaps as a gift set.

I've had an order for 30 cupcakes as wedding favours (the style #4 ones) which need to be made by Friday so I'll get cracking with those tomorrow!

I've got some naughty soaps in the pipeline too... willies, boobies and bums! A friend of mine works in a store called Sin Sins (you can guess what kind of shop that is..) and is looking for soaps and shower gels and has asked me to do a few samples for her to show to her boss. Even if that isn't successful I can still sell them for hen and stag parties I'm sure!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Let's start at the very beginning

I've set up this blog to talk about and show you my soapie goodies!

I've only been making soaps for a short while now, so am still learning - it's a bit trial and error at first! I thought I'd try making some cupcake soaps a
s I have an obsession with them (I even have a tattoo of a cupcake!) Also, cupcakes are all the rage at the moment, walk in any high street store and I guarantee you will find something cupcake related! The first cupcake soaps I made were
quite plain and simple, as you can see.

Once I'd learnt how to make the right consistency of soap and gathered a few more materials I started making more elaborate cupcakes like this

I then ventured on to other cute things, like mini ice lollies, pirate skulls and pastries.
I get most of my orders through ebay and the most popular ones are the mini cupcakes style #4. I've made several for people to have as their wedding favours which I think is fantastic and such a cute idea! And at only £2 for they're an affordable option for wedding favours as we all know how expensive weddings are these days! I've also had to make some as presents for gift bags at little girls birthday parties! One lady wanted me to make her 12 of ice lollies for her 8 year olds party. When she received them she sent me a lovely email with really positive feedback, I was so touched!

As of today I now own !!! Check it out.. for now it will re direct you to my folksy store, which I think is very clever and much easier than telling people the full folksy address. My friend Mark, who is a computer and internet whiz sorted that for me as I'm not very clued up on html! My other half is in the process of making me a website too which is exciting.

Coming soon...

I've recently ordered some more materials from the states and am waiting for them to arrive... I'll then be able to make chocolate bar soap, large iced doughnuts, princess crowns and chocolate chip cookies! So excited!!