November 27, 2010

Bath Bomb Receipe

For base of the bath bomb you will need
3/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup epsom salt (is optional)
2-4 teaspoons of your selected oil (jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed oil, etc)..i used sweet almond oil and vitamin E.
1-2 teaspoons of your selected fragrance oil (make sure it is ok to use on skin) i used chocolate covered strawberries fragrance oil
3-13 drops of your selected soap colorant--wilton icing gel colorant works fine (do not use food coloring or you will end up with a colored tub make sure to use soap coloring)
1/2 teaspoon water
witch hazel in a spay bottle

In a medium size bowl mix together the baking soda,citric acid and epsom salt with a wisk and make sure to get out all the clumps. Then in a separate small bowl mix together your oil,fragrance,water and colorant. (the colorant may not mix in with the oils but will once you add it to your powdered mixture). Next pour your oil/colorant/fragrance mixture into the baking soda mixture and start whisking it asap. You will need to wisk mixture until you can take a clump in your hand and sqeeze it together and it hold its shape. If you need to add a little moisture to get the right consistency spay 3 time with the witch hazel. (in my case I didn't even need the witch hazel). Once you have the mixture moist enough to hold its shape you are ready to line your cupcake pan with liners and pack them with the mixture.( make sure to press mixture down into mold as hard as you can till you get to the top, once at top make sure to mold with your hand the rounded out top of the cupcake) Then set aside to dry and start making your frosting. This recipe yeilds about 2 regular sized cupcake bombs.

For Cup Cake Frosting You Will Need:
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. meringue powder
your choice of soap colorant (in my case i just used 2 tsp cocoa powder)
1-2 tsp fragrance oil (optional-i used vanilla)
1-3 tsp water (you may need more or less depending on consistency you want to work with)
1/4 cup powdered sugar (you may need more or less depending on consistency you want to work with)

In a bowl start out by first mixing the cream of tartar,meringue powder, 1tsp water together until it forms a paste (add more water if needed to achieve your paste). Once you have your paste add in your powdered sugar, fragrance and soap colorant and mix together until you get an icing like consistency (add water/powdered sugar until its how you want it).

Now slowly and gently remove your base of the bath bombs from the cupcake pans, ice them and add toppings of your choice. I used a simple heart candy to top mine. Let them set for 12-24hrs before packaging and/or using them.

Tip: Use cake tips to add icing to cupcakes--makes it alot easier :)
Tip 2: if using glitter make sure you use cosmetic glitter only


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