Saturday, 21 June 2008

Creme Caramel


I took a little break from studying and made some creme caramel soaps. I'm happy with the design but am really confused about the smell!


The top is scented with Special Edition Vanilla fragrance from Sweetcakes and the bottom part of the soap is scented with Brown Sugar Fragrance from Save on Scents. The reason I switched the two scents was due to the vanilla's discolouring agent. However, when I first removed it out of the mould, the soap smelled like a cross between eggs and cake. Not unpleasant but not great either.


Now, it doesn't really smell like anything. Just sweet and very mildly so which I think is due to the raw cane sugar I sprinkled on top. The heat from the saponification caramelised it quite well even if it was a pain to get it out of the mould.


I think I'll have to increase the amount of fragrance I included although I thought I put in loads of the vanilla! I suspect its not very concentrated at all which is a shame. Anyone have any experience with fragrances from Sweetcakes?


Kelley said...

Your soap is lovely!
The vanilla scent may come back, sometimes it goes away and then comes back.
I have never had a problem with Sweetcakes fos...
Did you check the Scent Review Board?

Joanna said...

I love the "cakes". No experience with Sweetcakes. sorry.

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

You really come up with such neat ideas!

Blandine said...

HI Michelle,
I've discovered your blog; it is so nice!
I love the soaps you make
I'm 22, French and I make soaps as well!

in-between said...

beautiful! your design is amazing!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Oooh, Michelle! Those cakes look so yummy!! I can just imagine the fragrance from here! You are so great at making everything look "just like the real thing"! Which reminds me... I'm finally going to do that posting on your products this week. Sorry it's been so long! xoxo Heather

Michelle said...

I love your creations. My mouth is watering, probably not good huh considering it is soap. LOL! I love how they turned out.

LoveMichie said...

Kelley: Thank you Kelley! I've never heard of the scent review board but I have now hehe. Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention!

Joanna: I generally really like Sweetcakes! Though their fragrances come in really small bottles.

Gigi: I love food! Desserts especially. I just copy designs :) but thank you!!

Blandine: Hi! Welcome! :) Do you happen to have a blog? I love visiting blogs, soap blogs especially!

Trisha: Thanks Trisha! *hugs*

Heather: Thanks Heather! I got lucky! These are one of my non screw-ups hehe. No, please take your time! Don't feel rushed :)

Michelle: Thanks Michelle!! Hehe, yes soap really does taste awful!!!

Traumschaumseife said...

Nice sweet soap!

I like you blog and your soapdesign.
Greetings from Germany,

Deb said...

I love the soaps, they look good enough to eat!

Great idea, switching the scents. I hate it when something vanilla messes with my soap color. :)

Anne-Marie said...

These look amazing. Really beautiful - and the sugar just adds to the realism factor.

CraftyCartoons said...

These yummy looking soaps are the topic of my have to check it out!

I have caption contests every week, winners win a free 5 x 7 print. Feel free to post and share the cartoon with your readers!


Suds to Love said...

I've tagged you on my blog, so have fun when you've got some time:-)

Heather@Twin Birch said...

I PROMISE I'm sending your soap. Please forgive me for being so slow!!!

I tagged you on my blog, too! love, Heather

Michelle said...

Claudia: Thank you Claudia! :)

Deb: Thanks Deb! Oh, me too! It's a pity it does that really.

Anne-marie: Thank you Anne-marie! :D

Ryan: I will be sure to!!

Trisha: I'll get right on it!! Hehe, I love being tagged!

Heather: Hi Heather! Please don't apologise!!!! I'm only too happy that you're sending me anything! All your soaps are delightful :)