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Friday, January 23, 2009

I Was Clearly Inspired

The Saturday Porn Fever Log Style post gave me ants in my pants to try new "topping" styles. I've always wanted to try a heap in the center of my soap loaves, but never really made enough soap or thickened the last of the soap enough before the nasty fairies came and made grainy custard-like glop before I smoothed it on.

Well, last night I tried it for the first time and it worked. Trust me, I will do a better job next time, but it all happened in a split second and it was like those contestants on Top Chef plating when they have only seconds before they have to put there utensils down.

Here's the loaf before it went under the knife.



Cut, they look like cupcakes to me. :oP Yummmmmm.

They are scented in Baby Rose from Brambleberry. So gentle and NOT overbearing at all, like some tea roses can be. Thanks Anne-Marie for having this one available!


All the cupcakes in a row


33 comments:

Teresa R said...

Romantic and feminine, and sooooo very pretty! Way to go, Jo!

Epicure68 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Almost too pretty to use.

Alana said...

Lovely!!! I am inspired to try a little soap experiment this weekend.

kat said...

They DO look like cupcakes! nom.. nom.. nom..

Anonymous said...

I watched baby rose created from scratch. What a fascinating process to watch. And yummy, love to bathe with that soap. Mama of Jo

Sharon said...

Very pretty Jo you are getting the hang of it. The last part is called Adrenalin Soaping and if anyone thinks plain soapmaking is addictive, this side of it is unreal for adrenalin junkies. lol. I just love it. Cheers Sharon

OOAK babies by Mina said...

well done, this looks fabulous! Although it is making me hungry now...:)

Amber said...

Oh WOWWWWW!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am totally in love with these. :)

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL! Way to go, Jo!

sherrieg said...

SO cute! They're adorable. Well done!

Joanna said...

Thanks for your comments!! You all are so supportive and sweet as pie.

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

Beautiful and perfect for Valentine's Day!

egassner said...

Oh Joanna! They look amazing! And they do look a bit like cupcakes! lol. Too cute

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! It looks like a really yummy dessert - great job!

Heidi said...

Those are awesome!! I've been wanting to make something like that for such a long time. Can you give some us some tips?

soapwish said...

Beautiful! They look good enough to eat!

Body Natural Soap said...

Wonderful job. Bueatiful soap. I think your better at it than you thought. Wow now if I get time this weekend I am going to have to have a go.

Soap Kitten said...

Wow, this is really, really cute. I loooove BB's Baby Rose scent, gonna get some more for my next order.
Anyway, nice work!

FuturePrimitive said...

Wowzer!
I want me one of them there soaps. Absolutely awe inspiring. Well done x

Anonymous said...

Jo,that is just a work of art. So lovely. You did it! Yeah for you!

I don't think I am brave enough for the adrenaline soaping yet, but your lovely soap sure makes me want to give it a try.

Amy W said...

Very beautiful! I've never attempted this style either, now you're making me think about it....

Amy W said...

Very beautiful! I've never attempted this style either, now you're making me think about it....

Ais' said...

Are they for sale? What much does an individual bar weigh? The colour looks attractive.

Kam said...

They are beautiful!! I only wish I had the talent for it! Great work!!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

very cool looking and it really does fit the FO.

Kam said...

Did you pipe the soap on the top like you would for cake icing?

The Dirty Business Bath Co. said...

That's hot. I'm jealous.

Crystal said...

Wow, that soap looks great!

Swanee said...

waou !

The Secret Garden said...

OMG!! I totally love Cottage Garden (we ordered soms loafs when we were visiting Florida) but i didn't know Grumpy Girl..i'm checking her etsy shop in a minute! Her loafs are making me jealous in a good way ^_^

The Secret Garden said...

oh i posted my previous comment in the wrong topic, my bad! :)

Anyways, your rose cupcake soap is soooo pretty! wow the first time you made a heaped loaf and it turned out so great, well done!!
The pink color is so georgious and vibrant!! And the roses on top really finish the job.

I'll check back soon!

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous soap Joanna. These turned out beautifully!

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

These are beautiful!!