Published on November 15th, 2013 | by HowToMakeBathSalts
Cupcake Bath Bombs
Cupcake Bath Bombs Tutorial
I can still remember how my six year old nephew threw fits inside the bathtub when have he was still three. Judging from how he screamed and cried, you would probably infer that he was having a bad day or he was reprimanded by his mom. But no, actually he was just taking a bath.
Not all kids love to take a bath, in fact some would whine and struggle and some would run and hide. As for my nephew’s case, he would scream at the top of his lungs. Disclaimer though, his fits happened occasionally, but whenever he had his no-mommy-I-do-not-want-to-take-a-bath moments, he would struggle a lot. His little brother, who is now three years old, also throws fits during bath time.
To help their mom, I looked for explanations and tips on how to handle distressing bath time situations, and luckily I found this: Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs! Bath bombs are designed to fizz and bubble when submerged into the water. This is safe to use for kids’ bath, and at the same time it is easy and fun to use. Bath bombs come in many forms and sizes, and for the purpose of entertaining kids during bath time it is best to use cute and colorful bombs.
Bath bombs are simple and fun to make. After browsing for bath bomb designs, I have decided to make a cute cupcake bath bombs for my nephews (because they are fond of cupcakes). If you want to make your cupcake bath bombs, just prepare these ingredients and follow these easy steps:
Cupcake Bath Bombs – What You Will Need:
- 8 oz. baking soda
- 6 oz. citric acid
- 3 oz. cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil (but you can explore other oil options such as almond and olive oil)
- 4 drops coloring (do not use food coloring since it can stain your tub. Better use soap safe colorants/dyes.)
- 5 drops of fragrance oil
- Witch hazel
- Cupcake molder (silicone)
- Cupcake liners (paper)
Now here are the instructions for this great recipe 🙂
- Prepare all the silicone molder and place the paper liners in.
- Next, in a large bowl, place in all the dry ingredients and gently mix it using your whisk.
- Measure and add in the fragrance, the essential oil, and the coloring. Carefully mix the dry and wet ingredients.
- Place the witch hazel inside a spray bottle. Using your left hand, mix the dry and wet mixture. While mixing, gradually spray in the witch hazel using your right hand. Spray it slowly because if the mixture gets totally wet, the fizz will activate. Continue mixing and spritzing witch hazel until you achieve the consistency of pie dough.
- Pack the mixture into the paper liners inside the molder. Allow the mixture to set for at least 10 minutes before removing the molder.
As simple as these, you can already have your cupcake bath bombs. But then it wouldn’t look much like a cupcake without frosting. To add more art, you can add in frosting to your cupcake bath bombs! Here is how to do it:
Prepare the following ingredients first.
1 lb. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. meringue powder
6 tbsp. warm water
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
5 drops of color
3 drops of fragrance
- In a glass bowl with warm water, mix in the meringue powder. Slowly add the cream of tartar and the sugar.
- Using your hand mixer, beating the mixture using high speed. If your mixture becomes stiff, add 1 tbsp. of water. Continue beating for 8-9 minutes. You will now if you have the achieved the desired consistency if the frost becomes thick and fluffy.
- Add the color and the fragrance oil and beat the mixture again for one minute.
- Scoop the frosting and place it in the frosting bag with a cake decorating tip.
- Design your cupcake bath bombs and allow it to sit overnight.
- If you intend to give the cupcake bath bomb as a gift, you can pack then in a cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon.
Within one whole day I have created a dozen cupcake bath bombs for my nephews. They were very excited to use it (my youngest nephew really thought it was a cupcake and tried to eat it! Good thing I demonstrated to them how it should be used). It was fun to see them enjoy their baths with their bath bombs! No more crying babies in the bath tub this time.