I learned about Esscents soaps when I came across them on Twitter and I have been a fan ever since. Audrey Rosenfeld and Paige Eaton are the two friends behind Esscents – Scents, Soaps and More. They handcraft a wide variety of soaps, lotions, lip balms and other luxurious bath and body products. I asked Paige to share a fabulous recipe, perfect for this time of year - Glazed Strawberry Cake!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3 heaping tablespoons of flour
- 1 package strawberry gelatin
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup of water
- 1 package frozen strawberries
- 1 can of white frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure strawberries are totally defrosted. If using whole strawberries, cut into small pieces. Mix cake mix, flour and gelatin and add in oil, beat in the eggs. Add water and ½ the package of strawberries. Mix well – best to use an electric beater for a fluffier cake. Make sure all the strawberry pieces are blended. Bake in greased tube or bundt pan for 35-40 minutes. Take out and let cool.
Melt ½ can of frosting in microwave until it reaches a glaze consistency. Use some of the leftover strawberry juice to mix in to give the glaze a light pink color, then drizzle over cake when it is cool, but not cold.
Adapted from The Junior League of Baton Rouge’s River Road Recipes cookbook: http://www.juniorleaguebr.org/?nd=recipes
I don't know about you, but my mouth is watering! Not only does this cake look delicious, so do many of her soaps. Would you believe this Lemon Chiffon Cake is actually soap?
Based in Washington state, they use good-for-you ingredients such as moisturizing glycerin and skin-softening goat’s milk and oils. They don’t use sulfates, detergents, parabens or other harsh chemicals.
If you are planning a wedding, shower or party, be sure and check out Esscents’ selection of soap favors - a unique item that guests can take home and enjoy well after your special event. Esscents’ soap seashells, hearts and daisies are their most popular favors for weddings and showers. These pretty, decorative soaps can be custom made with your choice of color, fragrance and packaging.
Audrey and Paige also create fun favors for children’s parties such as cupcakes, dinosaurs, trucks, butterflies and zoo animals. They come in bright colors and kid-friendly fragrances. Esscents also makes custom gift-boxes of decorative soap for birthdays or hostess gifts or, even better, a gift to yourself!You can see their large selection of soap favors and other types of bath and body products at www.esscents.net.