Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
First, “Rose of Sharon” inspired by Song of Solomon 2 is a delicate blend of old world fragrances, rosebud with a touch of lily of the valley. It is a pink soap with yellow and pink inclusions.
“New Wine” is a light bubbly scent combining fig, white grape and the green scent of vineyard in Olive oil soap with added fresh raw local honey.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Here is the new Mint Chocolate Torte that is a combination of Chocolate, Peppermint and Creme de Mint and I think it smells as good as it looks. This one has been pretty quick off the shelf already.
The Wildberry Torte is time consuming to make, but just looks so pretty when it's finished. First the torte is made, then each of the berries are made and arranged in the torte, then the glaze fills it all in.
I love the new Lemon Meringue, it looks richer and creamier than ever.
Key Lime Pie, always a favorite around here for the look, but especially for the smell!
This blueberry Cheesecake turned out nicely with a wildberry glaze running down the sides. I'd just like to try a bite of this one.
I had a little crust leftover from the Lemon Meringue and breathed a quick prayer on what to do with it. This is the idea that was instantly in my mind and I am very happy with how they turned out! So this is the New York Style Cheesecake ~ yum, Yum, YUMMM!
And it's all SOAP!
More information on the complete line of gourmet soaps can be found here.
And we've just made it possible to purchase these online!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Here are some of the new kinds emerging from the creative process today:
Sugar Cookie (the one with pink sugar in it)
Key Lime Pie (oh YUM!)
And the pink one I have not named yet. We were at friends house for an impromptu meal and their French foreign exchange student mixed up a bowl of strawberries, mint, black pepper with just a little sugar. It was amazing. This pink soap is that fragrance. Incredible!
Yummy Vanilla, it won't stay that white but it looks like icecream with the tiny little vanilla bean flecks. Makes me hungry!
The Key Lime Pie, Sugar Cookie and Vanilla Bean finish out my set of five food inspired bars. The other two are Chocolate Cream Pie and Mint Truffle (like an Andes Mint. It's a good thing people don't eat out of their soap dish!
The Strawberry-whatzit plus the Mandarin Spice will be a lovely addition to this collection of Lime Basil, Turquoise Spice, and Jasmine Clementine. These make up the Summer collection.
What can I say, I love my job!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I’m also working on a “Rose of Sharon” (From Song of Solomon 2:1) that I’m happy with as well. It has hints of the Orient, Amber and floral notes that are marvelous.
There is yet another that I have not named yet that is based in these verses from Song of Solomon 2:
10 “My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. 11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. 12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. 13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."
I have put experiments with spikenard and hyssop off for a while. These oils are so expensive that it would put the price of a bar of soap in the stratosphere. At $324 a gallon, hyssop essential oil is tame compared to Spikenard essential oil which comes in at a cool $520.00 a gallon. Wow, glad I don't have to put THAT in the tank of my car!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
One of this week’s special projects was a wedding cake I made for friends. I was really happy with how this one turned out. The cake had four tiers and two more tiers in the kitchen. Two were white cake with a white chocolate almond filling. Two were chocolate cake with crème de mint filling and two were banana cake. All three flavors turned out very nice and there were no end to the compliments. It is a little hard to see the swirl design in the photos but I was happy with how it turned out.
Tom and Rachel are a beautiful couple. More than that, they both possess a soft hearted compassion that is really something special. Their wedding was a beautiful treat!
As people gathered around them to cut the cake, the bride was looking over her shoulder at the cake. Then she found me in the crowd and mouthed “thank you SO much!” What a sweet sweet girl! And isn't her dress beautiful?! She had it made when she was recently traveling in Cambodia with her Missionary father. She looked incredible!