They look so adorable in the bathroom and spread a lovely scent.
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.
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.
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. 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:
make and takes
Try it out, it’s really fun!
Have a lovely sunday!