Friday, August 14, 2009

Double Mocha Whip Bars... Mmmmm


My first blog post- hope it's just the first of many!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Angela and I am the owner of a little etsy shop called Lilly Poppet. You can find it here: http://www.lilypoppet.etsy.com/ I wanted to create a place to write about what I do, and also to support all of the other wonderful crafters out there.

Onto the mocha bars! Recently I was sitting in a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon, studying for my final exams for grad school (almost done- yay!). I am one of those people who can eat soup and drink hot tea and coffee in the the dead of the Georgia summer heat, so I was sipping on one of the most delicious and decadent treats the shop offered. I began thinking that perhaps I could recreate this sensation of yumminess in a soap. After a lot of testing, I finally came up with the richest creamiest bar I have made to date! I used goat's milk for this one of course, then added in layers of chocolate and espresso. I topped it with a layer of creamy whipped vanilla. Before putting it up in the shop, I decided to take it to class and see what some of my classmates thought about it. Thankfully, they thought it was just as wonderful as I did. In fact, my friend Heather kept turning around and grabbing the bag saying she needed a sniff. Others caught on and soon everyone was sniffing it all the while making reference to certain addictive drugs... that's how yummy it smells. Even my professor came around to see what the commotion was and she fell in love with the bar too. It feels kinda cool to have the professor's stamp of approval- she has her Ph.D.- albeit in psychology.

And you know what the ironic thing is? You can get this soap for less than what the drink would cost you at said coffee shop. How cool is that? Want one? Get it here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29280737
Thanks for supporting the handmade community and have a great Friday!


6 comments:

  1. Love how you got the inspiration!! And this I'm sure smells so delish!

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  2. I found the shop that I was telling you about in the chat the other night! She makes some amazing dresses.

    www.ktjean.etsy.com

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