Kathryn Esh of KateE’s Craftworks has lost count of the number of people who pick her soap products up to eat.
But she says men seem most fooled by the eye-catching displays.
“It’s more the men than the kids that tend to eat them,’ Kathryn says with a broad smile.
The hand-crafted novelty soaps are so convincing Kathryn hangs a ‘Yes It’s Soap!’ warning sign.
Kathryn moulds and then shapes each soap piece individually.
It is a laborious process, with cup-cakes alone taking 2 to 3 weeks to dry.
Kathryn says the soaps attract buyers for their novelty value, and are popular as business displays and for home decorating.
KateE’s Craftworks are available from the the Warrnambool Independent Traders Market in Timor street or at their monthly market, held on the 4th Sunday of each month at the James Swan Reserve on Raglan Parade.