Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: Lilac cake and cupcake soaps, applejack and more

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: Lilac cake and cupcake soaps, applejack and more: "This is the Sweet Lilac cake soap. It turned out so amazing, so delicate. I just love it! ..."

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: More cupcakes and a cake

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: More cupcakes and a cake: "I had a fun time making the above soap cake which is scented with chocolate indulgence fragrance oil and peppermint essential oil. It smel..."

Lilac cake and cupcake soaps, applejack and more

This is the Sweet Lilac cake soap. It turned out so amazing, so delicate. I just love it!


Peppermint soap made with peppermint essential oil is so energizing! The smell is wonderful and I think this one will sell fast.I wanted to make peppermint & lemon for my friend Tammy (it's her favorite scent-she's so sassy) but I ran out of lemon. I will make it as soon as it comes in.

These little mini mouth-watering cupcakes smell of chocolate mint! I will have to put a non-edible sign on these.

Apple Jack & Orange is going to be ready for fall. You know it's everyone's favorite. Fall is my favorite time of year. Cozy sweatshirts, cool breezy walks, and warm tea or coffee by the fire.Yes, and hot chocolate too!

This is straight up PATCHOULI made with organic patchouli essential oil. It smells a little different from the spicy patchouli everyone is used to. You know what they say- You either love it or hate it.I also made it in soap balls.

Sweet Lilac cupcakes should be in a victorian tea room. I can't say enough. Look for yourself. Picture these at a shower! I would be so happy to get one.

This is the mini version of sweet lilac. Sooo sweeet.

The shelves are filling up. I hope I can keep up!lol

This most beautiful soap cake is made with Sandalwood. This has got to be the most romantic scent. I can't stop smelling it.

Side view of the Sandalwood cake slice

Citrus Balsam. I made it more beautiful than before and in a smaller bar for those who don't want to spend the money for the larger Forest Fairy or the cake slice.

Lavender cupcake. I love the flower on top. Smells wonderful and made with lavender essential oil- the real stuff.

So that's what I've been working on so far. I've got a lot to do. I have a wedding shower I'm working on and I'll post pics when I'm finished. We have doubled up on the farmers markets on the weekends. My  Mr. Happypants will be doing Gross Point, MI on Saturdays and Clawson on Sundays. My daughter and I will be doing Shelby Township on Saturdays and Warren on Sundays. My husband and I also do  Howarth, Auburn Hills on Weds., Oxford on Thurs., and Allen Park on Fridays. We will also be at Frontier town in Romeo for the Peach festival. My soaps are also for sale at the Village Trading Post at Frontier  Town  in Romeo.See you at the markets. Mention this post and receive 20% off.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More cupcakes and a cake

I had a fun time making the above soap cake which is scented with chocolate indulgence fragrance oil and peppermint essential oil. It smells just like a peppermint patty. And these cute blue cupcakes are scented with lilac fragrance oil and the ducks are from Michaels. I was planning on using them for mini cupcakes but they're too big for the mini ones. Really cute for the baby shower!
This heat is so unbearable! I'm not doing any farmers markets until it cools down. I don't know anyone in their right mind that would even shop at one in this heat. But that gives me more time to get a lot done. My sister just highlighted my hair and I hope it comes out  o.k.. 15 more min. till I have to rinse my head. I went to the Christmas Store today to get some things for my table display at the farmers markets and I bought some silicone round cake molds for the soap cakes, then I went to Michaels and bought papers and embellishments for packaging the soaps.Gotta go rinse my hair. Talk with you soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: New additions and what to do!

Hedgeway Cottage Soaps: New additions and what to do!: "Oatmeal & Honey facial bar (requested by a salon in Lapeer.It smells amazing! I made a full size bar of Cranberry fig and piped it on top. ..."

New additions and what to do!

Oatmeal & Honey facial bar (requested by a salon in Lapeer.It smells amazing! 
I made a full size bar of Cranberry fig and piped it on top. It looks like a twice baked potato lol! Still smells wonderful!

This bar is Vanilla Sandalwood.  It's not the prettiest bar but the scent is intoxicating!

This is Mud Pie Tootsie Toe soap. I forgot what scent I put in it but it has a whole lot of scrubby stuff to exfoliate the most calloused feet!

Grapefruit Jasmin cupcake soap looks so sweet with a fabric rose on top and makes a perfect "just because" gift. 

This is a mini version of the above cupcake soap except it is topped with a soap heart.  Sooo cute!!

This soap was supposed to be blue & green but because I made this a guy soap with an Axe (Phoenix) scent, it decided to trick me and turn a pinkish purple & green. But the scent is so sexy!

More LILAC!!! Such a romantic scent.

Grapefruit Jasmin slice soap is soo pretty. I have to think of special packaging for this one.

This soap is so light and airy and made with beer which is so good for you "don'tcha know". No added scent but has it's own mild yeasty smell.

Two days of packaging till 2am while Mr. Happypants snores so sweetly on the couch. I never feel lonely with that sound.

Luscious Lavender looks so beautiful. I am soo pleased with it. Made with real lavender essential oil, it smells so nice.

I named this soap Forest Fairy because it was so pretty and the scent name that I used just wasn't special enough. It's scented with everyone's favorite Citrus Balsam!

Moonlit path has a strong ozone-floral scent (at least I think so) it's hard to describe. Awesome lather!

I love the look of this orangeberry cream soap! The scent is very soft, not strong (which I heard a customer say that the soap was all about the look and not the scent) and I kept sniffing it and was considering re-cooking it and adding more scent but decided against it. Not everyone likes a really strong scent and this scent goes with it's soft look.

Here are the soaps  that are displayed for shower or wedding favors. They are sooo pretty. This picture is from the Gross Point Farmers Market.

Orange Creamsicle smells just like the frosty icecream. I love the scent. A very big bar.
Goatsmilk and Honey facial soap smells like a baked cookie. Such a thick lather, so silky.
So that's what I have curing right now.Some will be ready now, some in a couple weeks. I have some I didn't get a chance to take pics of. The forest fairy also comes in cake slices. Well, I'm headed to my work space to make some more awesome soaps for you. Let me know what your favorite soap is and I'll try to make it for you.I'm having a dilemma trying to figure out how to do 2 farmers markets on the same day on Saturdays and Sundays . I believe I'm going to need help. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dressed up soaps

undressed soaps

ready for the party!

orange cream says Thank you for coming!

lavender soap slice

lavender cupcake soap

a slice of lavender soap cake!

tangerine grapefruit is so beautiful

you could order a whole cake and give guests a slice of soap of your choice of scent and color to match your theme.

Soap favors all dressed up in their finery, waiting to be displayed at your shower or wedding.They are really beautiful.

New Wedding & shower soap favors

I'm very excited with my newest soap creations! I think they look awesome! I started piping soap frosting (cold process) and I just love the look. It dresses up ordinary soap and takes it to another level. Check them out. I will post how they look packaged soon. They're sooo cute!http://hedgewaycottagesoaps.blogspot.com/ .We're at the Warren Farmers market today. Come on out and see us and stock up on some great soaps. There's a great big shooting water fountain for the kids to play in  and great music and a lot of vendors! Have a great day!.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Soap Pictures!

Lavender Rosemary Soap with lavender soap curls with a sprinkle of lavender glitter!
A picture of our table at the farmers market
I'm soo excited about these new soaps! Front left is Lavender, tall orange is tangerine grapefruit, and on the right is orange cream. They look so nice. I'm so pleased with them.
In this picture, on the left are two cupcakes- small (would be great for shower or wedding favors) and larger ( regular sized cupcake size) made with lavender essential oils and topped with real lavender buds! The front right (slice of cake) I will be offering by the slice or orders of whole cakes for showers and such . Each cake will yield 16 slices. Great for party favors and can be made in any scent or color you would like! Have a great day and see you at the Farmers markets. Oh, if you want to order any of these new cake soaps or cupcake soaps, it will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the time you order. Thanks.