Monday, October 27, 2008

The Patisserie is officially open for business

Well not exactly. The original plan was to open a 2nd Etsy shop just for my cakes. So they could seem exclusive-like or something. I applied to open the new shop and got to create my user account and have been waiting for almost 2 days for the green light to set up shop. Being the impatient person that I am, I decided to just go ahead and list as many soap cakes as I could tonight in my original shop.

Gawd - I hope I tire of these things soon. They're taking over my life!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bathing with Cake

I've been making soap cakes for over a year now and have always loved making them but recently it dawned on me that customers may not even use them. What if they just buy them to look at? I don't know how I feel about that. I mean, I make the soaps so that they're lovely on your skin so it would be a shame to not use it.

If you purchased or was given a soap cake would you use it or hold on to it to look at?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Swag Bags are for Sale - NOW!!!

TODAY is the BIG DAY!!!!

Finally our EGCG Swag Bags go on sale! I just started listing them and 2 sold right from under my nose. Hurry if you want one - there are only 20 available!!

They're available right here - EGCG Etsy Shop.

2oz jar of Whipped Sugar Scrub by South Pacific Body

Luscious Lip Balms from Bunny Butt Apothecary

Spiced Orange Natural Laundry Soap by Shower Treat Soaps
enough for 4 large loads of laundry!

Yummy Lip Balms from Body Language Soaps
2 lip balms per package!

Cupcakes & Flower Soaps by SoapStore
These are FULL SIZE items too!!

Beautiful Natural Perfumes by Stephanie K Naturals
These smell delightful and she was kind enough to send an extra vial for me :)

Lovely soap samples by Sugar Rush

Delicious smelling Sugar Souffle Scrubs and Whipped Body Butters by Urbbody

OMG these Solid Perfume Sticks smell D.I.V.I.N.E......oh and don't forget the soap samples too -they smell just as good! Samples provided by You Stink Soap

These gorgeous shaving soap rounds beautifully packaged and provided by Spa Therapy

These hand lotions smell absolutely FABULOUS by Jadewicks

Check out these fantastic fortune cookie soaps - and yes they really do have fortunes on them and there's 2 in each little bag! Submitted by Twin Dreams Creations

If you've never used Tub Truffles then you're in for a treat. Tub truffles and lovely soap by Pixie Soap

Check out these delicious looking Mocha Mandarin Bath Truffles. Made with Tangerine and Coffee Butters. Submitted by Sweet Spice of The Bath Project.

A mini pedicure kit (foot scrub, foot salve and a cuticle balm)
contributed by me, Morgan Street

Beautiful soap samples submitted by Cerulea Bath & Body

What a multitude of beauties submitted by Hello Crafty

To say that these smell DIVINE is an understatement!! Submitted by Dark Temptations

Who was asking for Bath Salts? Here you go! These are just fabulous salts and soaps made with Rose Otto which happens to be one of the most expensive essential oils in the universe. They smell out of this world!! Submitted by Aroma.herbals

These bags of goodies go on sale on Wednesday October 15th.
Don't miss out!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm at it again.....

.....yes, I've started making cakes once again. Don't seem to be able to stay away from them things. This time though I've decided to not just make them foody cakey scents but more varied like gardenia, or lilac or rose. My dining room table is laden with cakes right now, cupcakes, whole round cakes, bundt cakes and even loafs. Here's a lemon ginger one I made a few weeks back. Yesterday I decided to add soapy frosting and sugar sprinkles. Ain't it cute?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Put WHAT on my lips?

OK - you all know that I'm a soap girl. Nothing pleases me more than making soap. The other "stuff" that I make, although I like making them, they don't make my heart leap. That said, lip balms has to be one of the most uninteresting things to make (in my opinion) - but maybe that has something to do with my disinterest in making them in pretty colors or my inability to make pretty labels.
Soooo, a few months back I decided that if I was going to continue making lip balms, I would at LEAST make some interesting flavors.

I came up with Turkish delight - which is a combo of roses and chocolate. If you've even been to Europe or Australia you'll know exactly what a Turkish Delight candy bar tastes like. There was a time that I had to have 1 bar every day otherwise I didn't feel complete!

I also made Parma Violet - yes it sounds strange but I have to tell you, violets have the most delicate perfumey taste that's just so lovely. When I wear this one I feel like a victorian lady sipping tea in my parlor. Where's my lace hanky?

Plum Preserves was next - yep, just like that. Tastes like an old fashioned jar of home made plum preserves. Juicy, ripe and delicious!

I have more coming up soon so watch this space, or you could just watch my shop......