Monday, April 5, 2010

Mmm, Lemon Cake Fragrance Oil

Yum. This fragrance is like slipping into huge, fluffy socks at the end of a long day.

Relax into a warm, buttery vanilla base with hints of granulated sugar, topped with high fresh lemon notes, creamy whipped meringue and a zesty pop of lemon rind all piled on a sweet graham cracker finish. The confectionery vanilla sweetness overpowers the lemon, so the harsh tartness is at a minimum. What's left is a smooth, mouthwatering scent that just plain makes you feel happy inside.


To make some beautiful wedding cake soap, I used shea butter melt and pour base, yellow mica, the wedding cake flexible mold, two droppers (one for the scent and one for coloring the flower detail) and of course the lemon cake fragrance oil.


The first step is the tricky one--getting those flowers to stay in place. Tip: mix up some yellow mica in the shea soap and stir until the soap begins to thicken and get slightly sticky. It might clog your dropper, so act quickly. That's the best consistency for adding the flowers because the soap will stay in place instead of drip down to the center of the mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol. If you happen to get a drip that is out of place, let it harden and scrape out the oops parts with our handy dandy scraper tool.

Finish up the cake with scented (4ml per pound) and uncolored shea base poured over the freshly spritzed flower layer. Spray one more time with rubbing alcohol to relieve the surface of bubbles, put in the freezer for 15-20 minutes and you're done! If only making a real wedding cake were as easy.

Below are some fun dessert-like soaps made with the scalloped heart and rectangle mold with the same color and scent as the wedding cake project. Just imagine the endless packaging options for these fun little soaps! They'd make the perfect wedding favor. Have fun!


4 comments:

  1. Yum! *drooling on keyboard*

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  2. Great looking soap and that fragrance sounds marvelous. Will put on list! Thanks!

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  3. Mmm, I love lemon! I made a lemon cake this year for Easter -- the kind you can eat! Cute soaps :-)

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  4. Amy, Everything Shea, and Wonder Turtle, I'm so glad you like it! I'm normally not drawn as much to the food-type scents, but this one is a little too yummy to pass up. Thanks for your comments :-)

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