Mini Handmade Flower Soap Cakes:
We love special requests. The challenge of it and new skills gained are just part of the fun of testing the boundaries. (Soap ‘icing’?!)
The rest is seeing the end product and how happy it makes someone. PLUS, who doesn’t like/need soap! It’s so practical yet can be made into a work of art. From the artist perspective it’s a perfect example of impermanence. These mini rose bare cake soaps were a delight and labor of love to create… plus they are more shelf stable than the edible kind… and you don’t have to worry about your sugar intake when you enjoy these cakes. Cheers!
Soap ‘Icing’: When you make cold process soap from scratch this involves choosing all the wonderful ingredients that make up the properties of your bar. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and many other oils make great soaps that are good for the skin. When we make soap bars we pour the soap batter into a our homemade wooden loaf molds and then it cures to make bar soap. Soap icing for these mini handmade flower soap cakes is the same process except instead of mixing the soap until its well blended and pour-able… I mix it, and mix it, and mix it (and put it in the refrigerator to cool it) until it makes the same consistency as buttercream icing. Then we are able to work with it in much the same way as a baker pipes icing into flowers and cakes.
Days and Hours:
The soap flowers and cakes have to be made a day in advance. Day 2 involves making more soap icing so that the parts can be ‘glued’ together to create the final cake. This also means we get to add the final touches of leaves here and there.
Curious? This link shows you how Soap Queen does soap icing. The method is slightly different but is also a great way to make soap icing.
What’s your fancy?
We also make cupcakes for those times when you don’t want to eat all that sugar and want to give you guests something that is useful and shelf stable.