Christmas in July – Celebrate with a Handmade Ivy Soap Cake

July 10, 2011
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In the US, Christmas in July has no “real” meaning other than an excuse to have a sale and move out extra summer inventory.  I know when I worked at the mall for many years, I’d use Christmas in July sales to complete all of my shopping for the upcoming holiday season by the end of July so I could be done with it and avoid the chaos of shopping in November and December. Some people though, do enjoy crafting “Christmas” themed items during this time. So for fun I thought I’d share a soapmaking recipe for a melt and pour soap cake.
This decorative Ivy Cake Soap Project is from The Soap Kitchen – a supplier for handmade soap and toiletry ingredients in the UK and EU. However, the recipe calls for basic soapmaking ingredients that can be found locally in your area at most craft supply stores if you are outside of the UK. You’ll need both clear and opaque melt and pour soap base, cosmetic glitter, cocoa powder, colorant, fragrance, and witch hazel. This particular cake smells like fruitcake, though you could use any scent you’d like. A chocolate and butter cream fragrance perhaps? Something with spice? Just hit The Soap Kitchen to print out the recipe and you’ll be making soap cakes in no time! For even more flair, try to this project in a silicone Bundt cake pan. This project would be fun to give as a gift as a whole or broken down into individual slices and wrapped for parties!
What’s your favorite cake flavor for the holiday season? And would you scent your soap cake accordingly?


  • Pamela

    July 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    How fun! I feel like I can smell this yummy-ness. There’s just something so inviting about a fresh bar (slice!) of soap.

  • Tiffany at Beyond Magical

    July 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    This is so cute! I am definitely going to have to try this for my family for Christmas!

    New follower 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!


    July 11, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I have linked you into my latest post on Christmas in July. I am not the only nut! 🙂

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