Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bath Bomb Cupcakes - Day One - The Cupcakes

Ingredients To Make 12 Bath Bomb Cupcakes:

1 Pound Citric Acid

2 Pounds Baking Soda

spritzer filled with Witch Hazel

Fragrance: Anything sweet - we like Hello Sweet Thang!, Buttercream & Snickerdoodle or Carrot Cake

Labcolor (we used Canary for the bright yellow frosting)

Cupcake Liners

1. Place the Citric Acid and Baking soda in your mixing bowl. Use your fingers to break up any clumps that might be in the mixture. The goal is a smooth and small grained mixture.

2. Add fragrance. Since each bath fizzy needs to scent an entire tub, you'll want to use a good amount of fragrance. 1/3 ounce is a good place to start all the way up to 1/2 ounce per pound of mixture.

3. Add four to seven drops of color. If you are using LaBomb (FD&C based colors in glycerin) the color will immediately bead up and clump. Work this around with your fingers to break up the clumps or use a sieve.

4. Mix the color and fragrance in thoroughly. This is important as clumps of fragrance or moisture can turn into wart-like protrusions on your bath fizzy.

5. Spritz the mixture with 6 squirts of Witch Hazel. Mix in well. Grab some of the mixture and make a fist around it. Does the mixture stay together? If it does, it's ready to mold. If it does not hold its shape, do 3 more Witch Hazel spritzes until the mixture forms a shape in your hand when clenched.

6. Turn to your cupcake mold. Are the liners in? Make sure they are firmly in the mold. Take a handful of the dry mixture and press firmly into the molds. The more dense and packed the fizzies are, the longer they will last in the tub.

7. Unlike most fizzies, having an even back is not needed nor recommended. Ideally, you'll want to mound up the middle of the cupcake because it will help to give your frosting a good base to wind up around.

8. Let the fizzies harden inside the mold. You'll frost the cupcake bath fizzies while the bath bombs are still inside the cupcake baking sheet.

Check back tomorrow for our super duper improved frosting recipe. It has SLS in it to fizz, whirl and easily melt away in the tub.

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