September 18, 2012
There are three winter themed soaps in this series. I’ve had some ideas for other designs which I might or might not try but for now I’m really pleased with how the first two turned out.
Simple and elegant. I just love these.
These were harder to make than I thought they’d be. Not quite perfect but still cute. Fresh Snow fragrance = to die for (so clean and fresh smelling!)
This one just didn’t work. I was trying to make it look like a peppermint candy. When that didn’t work I tried candy canes, but wasn’t really happy with them. So I fooled around and just didn’t get anything I liked. They smell YUMMY though!
That didn’t work so next came the candy canes:
Random…at this point I was frustrated ha!
September 17, 2012
I had planned to leave it at Cookie Monster. Then my friend goes wouldn’t it be cool to do an Oscar Fancy…and once the idea was in my head that was it. I had to do an Oscar Fancy. I like it. Oscar doesn’t always look grouchy ha! But it’s still cute and fun!
When I was looking at pictures of Oscar I cam across this one:
I thought it would be really cool to try it. I sort of did it. I like the effect, but I realized I should have done the base in gray (so it looked like a garbage can) and just had a little green popping up from it. Next time. I only did a few garbage can ones with this batch because I wasn’t sure if it would work.
I tried piping the top of the garbage can on a couple. Even though it’s not perfect I think I still like it better than the ones where it’s just a disc.
September 16, 2012
I’ve got lots of ideas I want to try as I move forward but here the first 4 designs I experimented with.
I can’t tell you how pleased I was with these. They make me smile every time I look at them. I had to make the cookie embeds and the white of the eyes one day. Then I pipped the black on the eyes another day and then I finally make the base to embed the eyes and cookies into. A lot of work but worth it!
When it was all done this is what I got:
Prince Charming (a.k.a Froggie)
Fact #8 about me…I have a slight obsession with frogs…it’s all my family’s fault. In college my mom got me a frog and made some comment about finding my prince charming and it seems ever since that moment people started associating me with frogs and well…you should see the college of frog items I have around the house.
This one involved a little bit of prep work too. I had to make the eyes ahead of time. Similar to the cookie monster eyes I poured a white base (cookie cutter cut circles from the flat batch, these eyes are larger than the cookie monster eyes). Then the next day I piped the black eyes. Then from there I made the frogs.
They’re staring at you!!
There’s just something about pirates! They make me smile and want to play my Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack. The black got a little too thick on me and it was hard to pipe the face. Next time I’ll do better. :D
I’ve been obsessed lately with anything cherry so that’s kind of how these came about. Pink and white swirled bases with come cherries on top. :D
September 14, 2012
I present to you: Soap Fancies by Jennifer’s Handmade Soap!
What are Soap Fancies?
Soap Fancies are part mini cupcake and part artful imagination. The base is simply the bottom of a mini cupcakes. The top is whatever design your imagination can create!
They are small 1+ ounce soaps. They’re easy to use, but don’t last that long. They’re not meant to be an everyday soap bar. These are great for little stocking stuffers, gift baskets items, birthday gifts and other special occasions where someone is in search of something different that will put a smile on someone’s face. That is how the name “fancies” was born. It’s something simple but special…a little something extra to “tickle your fancy.”
How did they come about?
It started out with my obsession over soap cupcakes. I am always trying to come up with new designs for my cupcakes. More often than not I would come up with a really cute idea but I just couldn’t translate it into a cupcake. I realized though that I could take those ideas and almost “paint” it on top of the cupcake base.
The possibilities are endless! I’ve had so much fun coming up with all sorts of different designs. Some have worked better than others, some have surprised me, and some have turned out too cute for words alone!
They’re not hard to do, but they do take time and patience. You have to like piping soap and be willing to make embeds the day before. The end result is totally worth it though!
I have been working hard on three different series. The first one I’m going to share with you are my Halloween Fancies. Stay tuned the next couple of days as I present my Everyday Fancies and my Holiday Fancies.
Halloween Themed Fancies: