The pumpkin spice fad might be a little over-hyped…but I don’t mind. =) It’s such a comforting and delicious flavor. If you love pumpkin but are looking for something a little different, the Pumpkin Souffle Fragrance Oil will be right up your alley. A classic pumpkin scent is paired with notes of baked goods, espresso and pecan to create a delicious-smelling blend.
I was inspired by the Pumpkin Souffle Fragrance Oil and this Chai Latte Love Tutorial by Amanda of Lovin’ Soap to create little “souffle” soap cupcakes. To give them a tall, souffle-esque shape, I used disposable paper cups for the mold. The base of the cupcakes contain the fragrance oil, which turns it a rich, dark brown. The frosting is unscented and colored with titanium dioxide for a contrasting color. I sprinkled used coffee grounds on top for a finishing touch. Used coffee grounds prevent them from bleeding on the soap, as unused coffee grounds will. Over time, the discoloration from the base may bleed into the white a bit. =)
If you’re holiday tradition is baking, these Pumpkin Souffle Soaps would be a great way to start a new soaping holiday tradition! The lack of mold and minimal colors make it an affordable project. It’s also suitable for beginners, because it requires a medium to thick trace. If you have family members who have never soaped before, this is the project to get them hooked.