December 15th, 2011 | DIY cupcake bath bombs
Well folks, today is national cupcake day! And what’s the only thing better than edible cupcakes? Cute little bath fizzies that look like cupcakes!
These are surprisingly easy to make, and a great gift idea! They were fairly cost effective to make as well, it worked out to be just under 2$ per bath bomb. Here’s what you’ll need:
♥ 1c citric acid
♥ 2c baking soda
♥ witch hazel (in a spray bottle)
♥ 1tsp olive or grapeseed oil
♥ cupcake liners
♥ 1/4tsp cream of tartar
♥ 1lb icing sugar
♥ 3tbsp meringue powder
♥ In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, citric acid and oil. Add a few drops of color and fragrance oil of your choice and mix by hand while spraying the mixture lightly with witch hazel. Keep in mind that water is what makes the bombs react, so try not to get them too wet.
♥ Once you’re happy with the mix, it’s time to fill the liners! If you don’t have silicon cupcake molds, use a bottle cap to hold the shape of the bottom of the liner. Pat the mixture in as much as you can.
♥ I then placed the cupcake bottoms then into a small cupcake tray until they hardened to help keep the shape
♥ You’ll need either an electric or hand mixer for this part. In a large mixing bowl mix together the sugar, meringue powder, and cream of tartar. Add color and fragrance oil if you’d like. Using a ziplock bag or icing bag and the icing tip of your choice, ice and decorate the cupcakes.
♥ Leave them out for at least 24 hours to harden before packaging.