Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs ~

Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs ~
yaaay it’s sunday and all the stores are open because of christmas! But I have to stay at home and study.. :sigh: Yesterday however, I tried out something really fun! I made fizzy cupcake bath bombs. Although I loved bath bombs when I was a kid I have to admit that throughout the years, I forgot all about them. I like taking hot baths with nice scented bath foams and salts but only a fizzy bath bomb gives a bath its final fun touch, don’t you think so? I still have to figure out a better frosting recipe but I tried out one of the bombs and it really fizzes!

They look so adorable in the bathroom and spread a lovely scent. :twinkles:

There are several instructions on youtube but it isn’t exactly easy to find some of the ingredients here in Switzerland. Probably it isn’t easy also in every other country, that’s why if you want to make a really professinal one, there are some things you may have to order. The bottom basically consists of baking soda (Na HCO3) and citric acid (C6H8O7) and essential oils but there are some people that also add Bentonite (clay mineral to make it harder), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a foaming agent) and other things but it also works just with the first three things. You can find baking soda in any supermarket or drug store but for the citric acid we had to go to a pharmacy. The frosting is composed of meringue powder, cream of tartar, powdered sugar and optionally Sodium Lauryl Sulfate again. Since my bank account was really plundered this month I’m happy to have found this cute idea! Wrapped in a cute way they could make a pretty christmas gift. :ichikeki:

The lilac flowers with the ladybug are artificial!

As you may know, my ability to strictly follow a recipe are moderate but this time it wasn’t out of weak will but because of a missing kitchen utensil that the frosting didn’t turn out as it should have. The meringue powder is supposed to make the frosting fluffy and light but for that you need a hand mixer and I haven’t one so my mixture tuned out having the consistency of thick tar. Probably I also did something wrong with the quantities..After I had used the icing bag, I couldn’t feel my hands anymore because the mixture was so hard I had to press like an idiot. The other frosting was the exact opposite. It was so runny that I wouldn’t keep its shape. Well, you see that it’s a rather chemical affair or let’s just say that it’s advantageous to know a little bit of chemistry or to at least have the ability to strictly follow recipes with the right untesils. :catexclam:
I think I won’t do the same mistakes again, the next time I’m doing these and I’m absolutely going to do these again because if they’re done right, they are so much fun to make and a really adorable and personal gift! For mine I chose lavender and cedar wood and the frosting is vanilla-scented because I the powdered egg white is actually a drinkable protein drink. :ghihi: But you can use any essential oil with the fragrance you like!
The fun thing about these self-made fizzy cupcake bath bombs is, that there is no limit to your imagination, you can change everything, the color, the scent and the decoration.

If it wasn’t for the glitter and the roses, I would probably take a bite of these deceitful cupcakes!

To see more pictures and links to instructions on how to make these little fellows, read on!

The best sites I found so far are:
:sprout: make and takes
:sprout: Soap Queen
:raburabu: Try it out, it’s really fun!

Have a lovely sunday! :whistle:


11 Responses »

  1. Those look amazing and so professional! You’re right they’d make perfect gifts or even things to sell at fairs or whatever.

    I should definitely give this a try – though I doubt mine would look as amazing as that! xxx

  2. Ohm that’s a great idea! And they look admirable :starlove:
    and they even look yummy, but when I eat them, my mouth will probably starting to generate foam :eee:

    ねこちゃん, may you tell me the ingredients in German? Maybe I will have a try on these special Cupcakes ^^

  3. Hey Miho-chan :blinkheart:
    baking soda is called natron and citric acid zitronensäure.. you can find both in the pharmacy but the natron from the migros is much cheaper!! the sodium lauryl sulfate and the bentonite are optional and i think you can order them in a pharmacy but only in larger quantities so maybe it’s the best to order them on the internet (maybe you can buy smaller quantities there). i don’t know where you can find meringue powder but i used a protein drink from migros. hope you can find all the ingredients, i can’t wait to see your results!! :panda:

    • Thank you Dear, for your detailed reply – this makes it much easier for me to find the right ingredients! :whistle:

      I absolutely have to try it :nyanyan:

  4. When I read about your “moderate” ability to follow a recipie strictly, I laughed out loud in class. Thankfully, class isn’t actually in session. But haha! Neko-Chan these are so pretty! I have a few fizzy bath balms in the shapes of desserts, but I can never get myself to use them. Like Bento, they are too pretty to make disappear!

  5. Mi ero persa questo post! Geniale!!! *_*
    Mi piacerebbe provare la bomba frizzola con i boccioli di rosa!!!
    Mi segno subito i link, grazie! Dovrò fare uno sforzo però perchè sono particolarmente pigra con le cose che necessitano di ingredienti difficili da trovare.

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