Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jumble Bubbles Reinvented

What's New and What's Old

Selling on ebay didn't prove to be as successful as I had hoped for. It's summer and I know that on ebay that's a slow time for sales, It's on to plan B

So my scrap soaps (that's really not a good name for it) the parts that make my Jubble Bubble soaps is still growing. So when business is bad (ebay) I then try to think of another solution. I do sell these loaf slice bars at the store for a great price but I love to move things quickly. So I decided to do a craft show at the Sponge Docks for the Labor Day Weekend.

This might prove to be doubly good. Sell my Jumble Bubbles and direct them to my store with a coupon. So I have a plan, another plan.

So as I was getting to make these Jumble Bubbles (originally in loafs) I came across some old food molds that I had used years ago. Now in soapmaking anything resembling food seems to be a hit, so I thought it might be nice to create these loaf cakes (sort of bundt like) with my leftover soap. Well I got so into it that I decided to create my entire craft show event around the theme Soap Desserts. My creative juices were so happy!

Some look like cakes others look like jello and then some look like petit fours. They are all adorable and might just have to be added to my regular line.

These were so much fun to make and doing the drizzle was the best. I'm trying to master doing a pour of soap that resembles confectionary sugar icing that is solid on the top and drizzles down the bottom. It's about the temp of the soap I'm thinking.

After all these years doing soapmaking I realized that if I can't bring new creative ideas of soaps into the line I'm not happy and Linda wants to be happy.

Let me know what you think of the soaps. I'll try to remember to post some pictures of the display at the show. My idea for the display is to look like a bakery with each sliced cake (soap) on a clear glass plate on a pedestal.

I'm also going to be offering a 2 lb loaf cake wholesale (not using scraps) for a great price ($12.50)to my wholesale customers. I've come up with about 10 different fragranes, all food related. I'll keep you posted. The Petit Fours might also be available I just have to work out the pricing. These guys are about 3 ozs of soap and would make a perfect favor.

Thanks for stopping by



Anne-Marie said...

I love how the adorable little cakes look. They're very colorful and super appealing.

Linda Nigro said...

Thanks Anne-marie. They were so much fun to do. I keep thinking about going to thrift stores to find more molds.