|I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Co-Founder of Playground Magazine Chrissy Allen. At the beginning of the month Chrissy contacted me and told me they were hosting a baby shower on January 28th for their founder Heather Reneau – which will be featured in the Spring Issue of PLAYGROUND. She asked me if I would be interested in making 35 pieces of soap as a baby shower favor and in addition my soaps would get highlighted in the article and online.This was an amazing opportunity since SoapMuchLove has been trying to promote its products to the local market. What better way to do it than by being featured in Playground Magazine, a magazine that is being distributed in a lot of places throughout Central Florida. As most of you know I do not have a physical store, most of my sales are online at my Luulla or Etsy online shops where the competition is overwhelming. Being a mom and business owner is challenging since I am a mom 24/7 and I cannot be online constantly trying to promote my products. For this reason, I would like to focus more on the local Orlando market.
After Chrissy and I spent a couple of days brainstorming (we knew Heather wanted a cake soap), the Neapolitan 5 layers cake soap came to life. I wanted to do something special for Heather and her guests. I also wanted to challenge myself with a design I have not done before. Searching the net, I fell in love with Sweetapolita‘s gorgeous cake design. It was my inspiration for my Neapolitan Sugar Scrub soap.
|Real Cake by Sweetapolita||My Cake soap version|
|I scented this soap cake with 4 different fragrance oils. Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry and Cream Chesse frosting. I added sugar to those layers as a mild exfoliant. The frosting was done with the SoapyLove‘s frosting recipe. If you have not seen my frosting technique video, click here. This was my very first time I made a soap cake. I have to admit that I am not a great cook, but I have so much fun creating soaps inspired by food. I love how this cake soap turned out.|
|To match the theme color, I bought some bright pink bakery boxes, doilies, black satin ribbon and a cute vintage Alice in Wonderland label. I bought these labels from another Etsy crafter Janice, the owner of Kutekardz. Janice custom made these label adding “lather me” on them. It was a pleasured working with her, I would definitely recommended her shop!|
|Kutekardz’s custom labels. They turned out super cute!
|Here are the 35 slices of cake. Each of them weighed approx 10oz!|
|I cannot wait to hear feedback from Chrissy about Heather’s reaction. I hope her and her guests like them as much as I do. As soon as the Spring Issue of Playground Magazine is available I will let you know, so all my local followers can grab their own copy!.Happy Soaping