So now to the exciting bit. My lovely daughter Aimee had the idea. "Mum why don't you make some cream tea cupcakes?" To which I replied "Great idea!!" (because I stupidly think I can make anything in CP soap and I love a challenge)
We live in beautiful, sunny Devon, England and a tradition both here and in Cornwall is to have a cream tea. For those of you who don't know what that is I will explain. You order a cream tea, and it has to be at a proper old farmhouse with a lovely garden full of roses, and out comes a tray groaning with china teapot, milk jug, cups and saucers and a serving dish full of handmade, just out of the oven that morning, plain scones. (am I making you hungry yet?) - also on the tray is a dish piled high with homemade jam, full of fruit and smelling delicious and then the main event - Rich, golden and scrummy clotted cream. If you don't know this wonderful stuff you have never really lived.... its gloriously stiff, never really runny, with a crust that breaks as soon as you put your spoon into it - my sister, who now lives in California - can eat it straight off the spoon!! This is what a table usually looks like.....
So today I put them altogether. For those soap makers among you, I had already made the fruit using rebatch CP soap scented with berries FO and had made a basic goats milk and olive oil soap with added honey and poured this into my molds the day before. I cut the "scones", sponged the freshly baked look using natural oxide pigments, made up my special whipped clotted cream CP soap and put them all together. I am so pleased with the results!
STRAWBERRY JAM AND CLOTTED CREAM
So, the end of a very busy but productive day and that has to be good. Now I want to go and look up lots of other countries national, favourite sweet/pastry dishes and see if I can make them in soap....... Oh my, I think I'm on a roll........ ideas please?