From least to most interesting.
1. Christmas soaps. Clear red with purple opaque stars and gold skin-safe glitter. Scented with a mix of orange, tangerine and lime oils that maybe aren't quite skin safe but smell extremely good together, like fruit punch. Oh, and the stars are left over from another project and are scented with ginger, but you can't really smell them over the other scents. these will go to my parents and godmother.
the next 2 projects are more complex and require a little explanation. my sister and I (and I do hope she's not lurking here now that i think about it) were very taken with the steak soaps and she mentioned that she thought it would be funny to see a cake of soap that actually looks like a cake. and so I bought a mini cake pan and the layered lemon/poppyseed cake was born:
scented with lemon oil, with honey and poppyseeds added. the icing is white opaque soap with honey added. I made it in layers, there is actually a layer of "icing" between 2 cake layers. you can't really see it in the picture, but I also sprinkled sea salt on top to look like sugar.
now before I post the next one, I have to explain that my sister has this issue with lime jello molds -- when she was 5 or so, she liked them, and my grandmother mistook a youthful phase for a lifelong passion. she's 18 now, hates jello, and my grandmother continues to force lime jello molds on her.
so to annoy her, I made the following soap:
first i made some small bars of opaque soap in lemon and orange scent, colored yellow and orange and pink. then I chopped them up, put them in the mold, and poured clear green lime-scented soap in. I did it in 2 layers because I didn't want all the "fruit" sinking to the bottom.
Alas, when I pried it out of the mold, the layers came apart. I was breifly upset, then realized that my sister retains an odd fondness for kool-whip. so I melted some opaque soap and used it to glue the "jello" layers together.
I can't even look at this soap without laughing, I think it's so hilarious and I'm so ridiculously pleased with how it turned out. I'm going to post a couple more photos because I get such a kick out of it.
Isn't it alarmingly realistic looking?