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Topic: GBBO Spa Set - Macaron Soaps & Vanilla Sugar Scrub  (Read 1550 times)
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« on: June 24, 2019 04:40:30 PM »



I have a problem.  Whenever I watch the Great British Bake Off, I want baked goods.  During cake week I want cake.  During biscuit week I check the pantry in case cookie faeries came while I was out and left me something delicious.  During bread week I resort to making cinnamon toast while watching the show.  So when I joined the Great British Bake Off Swap, I just assumed I'd be sending my partner some sort of tasty treat, either homemade or a purchased extra.  Then I got partnered with the amazing PerfectlyBohemian, who is on a keto diet right now.  So I decided to try to make her all those carb-filled baked goods, in other ways...



The result was a set of spa goodies.  French Macaron Soaps were the first decision.  I purchased a silicone mold from Amazon.  It makes 6 soaps per batch.  (If I was going to do more of them, I'd consider getting a second mold to do more at a time.) I picked up some melt & pour goat's milk soap from Joann's.  Most of the scents were in my stash already.   



I ended up making 4 different scents, Lychee Red Tea (pink), Lemon Chiffon (yellow), Butter Mint (green), and Vanilla Latte (tan w/brown flecks).  I tinted the pink, yellow and green with soap colorant, and the tan was achieved by adding a bit of cocoa powder.  The flecks are coffee grounds, which not only resemble vanilla bean flecks, but also work as an exfoliant.  Smiley



Out of a 2lb block of soap I think I got about 39 macarons, and one larger lump of leftover soap that had been already tinted and scented.  (I forgot to put aside 1/4 for 'filling', and had too much 'cookie'.  Cheesy)  I packed them up in little treat boxes, with mini-cupcake papers, both also found at Joann's, and tied the boxes with baker's twine.



I decided to make a vanilla sugar scrub to go with them, because I ran into the cutest little jar that says 'home made'.  It was too cute not to buy.  Since my partner listed loving the scent and flavor of vanilla, I used my homemade vanilla extract as the scent, and voila.  Vanilla Sugar Scrub!


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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019 04:51:29 PM »

O.M.G. Macaron soap? Genius! And, even though you didn't set aside enough "filling" and had too much "cookie," I think you did a great job! Just wow.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019 06:38:23 PM »

I need to visit MareMare's profile and read her tag line because those look just a little bit too delicious!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019 06:02:16 AM »

These are adorable! And, as usual, your presentation just takes them to the next level.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019 06:12:45 AM »

Thanks friends!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019 08:21:35 AM »

How cute!  Love how you packaged the wee macaron soaps  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019 03:12:55 PM »

I just love these to death!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019 07:24:11 AM »

I love these!!! They look good enough to eat
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Those are soaps?!?!  Amazing and they look good enough to eat!
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