How to Frost the Perfect Bath Fizzy Cupcake Video

3 perfectly frosted Bath Fizzies made on Soap Queen TV

I have a special guest on Soap Queen TV  – Jeanee Duval of Dirty Laundry! She came all the way to Bellingham (15 hours of flying time – wowzers!) to show us her technique for making perfect Bath Fizzy Cupcakes. I had such a great time with her and her craftsmanship is amazing. We show 3 different versions – to dress up your cupcakes. For detailed step-by-step tutorial of the Polka Dot Cupcake head over to Jeanee’s Blog.

Adding up how long it takes Jeanee to make her perfect bath fizzy cupcakes.

  • 1 day – bath bombs setting up in the mold
  • 3 days – bath bombs drying out before frosting
  • 15 minutes – in the freezer after frosting
  • 1 day – after frosting before adding ’embellishments’
  • 2-3 days after adding drizzle (or polka dots) before packaging

That means it can take as long as 8 days from start to finish of the Perfect Bath Fizzy Cupcake. If you’re shipping your Bath Fizzy Cupcakes, you’ll want to take the extra time to make sure they’re beefy enough to make it to their destination intact so plan ahead.

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Bath Bomb cupcake base recipe:


Main Frosting Recipe:


Drizzle Frosting Recipe:

Yellow Stripe Cupcake:

Pink Polka Dot Cupcake:

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  1. Suzy says

    How long does it take for the icing to completely harden? I frosted my cupcakes 30 hours ago and the icing is still very soft. Help!!

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Suzy!

      Don’t worry! It can take several days for that frosting to harden depending on the temperature and humidity.

      It may also help to pop your cupcakes in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  2. Natali says

    Thank you very much for this wonderful video. Your cupcakes are really amazing.
    I also have tried to do it a couple of times but After a couple of days the frosting top is not sticking to the bottom. Why it can be?
    Thank you

  3. Angela says

    Hello, I have made these, and other than my fist batch where I put too much witch hazel in and set off a chain reaction, I have found that this is an easy to use recipie. My question is, are there any special labeling requierments, such as warnings etc for bath fizzies? I had planed on labeling with the same guide lines as are in your lotion labeling video.
    Thank you a thousand times over for all of the information and help that is so generously given out!

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Angela!

      Using the same guidelines as the lotion video is correct – make sure to list those ingredients from most used to least used.

      It may also help to have some directions on there, like “To use, break off pieces under running water.” :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  4. Cassie says

    Hey girls, I just loved your video on how to make Bath Fizzy Cupcakes and my friends birthday is right around the corner. Unfortunately I’m a college student on a dime and can’t really afford to go out and purchase a lot of the items on the list so I looked through my house to see what I had & was wondering if these substitutions would work… “Home Fragrance Oils” instead of regular fragrance oil or is it the same thing? lol. The colorant I saw was a powdery consistency to that of an eye shadow powder so I was wondering if that could be substituted in to give it that eye popping color needed to make these amazing cupcakes! Please let me know :) Thanks for your help!

    • says

      Hi Cassie!

      I’m glad you enjoyed this video :). I would recommend making sure that your fragrances are skin safe. Usually “Home Fragrance Oils” refer to fragrances used in oil burners, or room sprays and these fragrances may not be safe to use on the skin. The same applies to the colorant you are using, you want to make sure it’s skin safe first :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

      • Cassie says

        Thank you Amanda! So I will find a safer fragrance and will use the eyeshadow seeing as it’s safe on skin. Thanks for all the help!

        • says

          Hi Cassie!

          You’re welcome :). I would recommend making a small test batch first with the shadow to make sure the color shows up. If it is not very pigmented, it may not give much color at all, and it would be a shame to waste it! :)

          -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  5. Dannielle says

    Hi, im new to making these and im confused as what to buy as in if i cant get hold of avacado oil what else could i use? also i have looked at meringue powder and cream of tartar but are they the ones in the cooking aisles? x

    • says

      Hi Dannielle!

      If you cannot find Avocado Oil, you can use a different skin loving oil of your choice. Some other good options would be Chia Seed Oil, Argan Oil, or Jojoba Oil. You can find all these oils at :)

      Regarding meringue powder and cream of tartar, yes, it’s the same stuff that you find at the grocery store! :) I hope you give this project a try, it’s a lot of fun!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  6. Anushé says

    I love this and I also appreciate Jeanee sharing her tips!! Just wanted to ask how many bath bombs does this recipe make/ice?

    • says

      Hi there!

      It will depend on what kind of mold you are using :). If you are using the scallop mold shown in the video, it will make approximately 6-8 cupcakes.

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  7. Maria Banos says

    I love this recipe like you have no idea the only issue that i have and i wonder if someone else has the same issue is that if you put soap embeddings like a soap cherry or a soap flower, they completely discolor. Any thoughts?

  8. Rachel says

    Can I substitute the avocado oil for another fixed oil? Any suggestions? Accidentally ordered avocado butter, not oil.

    Also, how would you suggest packaging these to ship? Thanks! :)

    • says

      Olive oil should work very well for you in replacement for the avocado oil.

      When packaging these up, I have seen these done in many clever ways.
      I have seen them in little boxes, which is what I would suggest for packaging.I am going to look into the best way of shipping these since you want your soaps to arrive in mint condition but know that it might be difficult since the frosting doesn’t always harden up to the point of non-movement. At least in my experience so far. :)
      ~Kevin with Bramble Berry

  9. says

    Hi Tina!

    While you could use this frosting recipe with your melt and pour cupcake, it is not soap. If you are looking for some more cupcake frosting recipes made with soap, you may enjoy these tutorials! The first is a melt and pour soap, and the second is cold process. I hope this helps :)

    Soap Queen Tv: Whip[ed Soap Cupcakes:

    Shea Butter Cupcakes- Cold Process Soap:

    -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  10. Tina Deniz says

    These are so nice, I am in the process of making melt and pour cupcake soaps, can I make this same above frosting recipe or can you suggest me some basic frosting recipes for melt and pour cupcakes, thanks……

  11. Ndp says

    Could you please help me? I did this cupcakes last Dezember. I still have some there and today i sadly saw that the frosting and the cupcakes part that is in contact with it its getting black (some parts) i wish i could send you a picture. Its getting bad? It doesn’t look nice anymore.
    Thanks for your help! 

    • says

      Hi Npd,
      I would love to see a picture of what it looks like and wonder what fragrance you might have used. If you used something with vanilla in it without a vanilla stabilizer, then there could be some discoloration.
      Feel free to send me pics at sma3(at)brambleberry(dot)com and let’s see how we can help you further.
      ~Kevin with Bramble Berry

  12. Michelle ~JuicyLushe Soap says

    Thank you! Thank you! I could leave my comment at that and it would say it all, but I’ll fill you in on why I’m so dang excited about this recipe!
    I am new at creating melt and pour soap, (about 1yr now) though a solid 3 months of that year was spent researching, testing, market trends, etc. The soap sells well, and I’m keeping it small right now intentionally as I have a full time job, also.
    Back to the frosting, I have been trying for the entire year, to make a “frosting” that would hold up, not harden before I could even get it out of the bowl, or not be so soft that it ended up in a puddle. I gave up for about 2months because i was just so discouraged at failing over and over again.
    Last week I decided that I would give a go at bath fizzies, I love them, and they seemed simple enough after some of the things I’ve experimented with in creating my soap designs..:)
    I used a very basic recipe to get my feet wet, and then started the never ending search all over again for a frosting recipe that I could work with. TADA! THIS IS IT!
    The first batch I made ( I wanted some bubble action so I added some slsa and a slight bit of Shea butter melt and pour) the first go around was to wet, it piped great, but then fell flat and started fizzing my base…..soooo, back to the mixing bowl, just a tad bit more cream of tarter and melted soap base, whip it up again, IT’S PERFECT!!!!
    Sorry to be so long winded, but this frosting process has been the thorn in my side for so long, I’m ecstatic to have finally worked it out!
    Oh, the possibilities!
    Thanks again!

    • says

      Hi Michelle!

      I am so happy to hear this recipe worked well for you! Sometimes it can be really frustrating trying to find that perfect combination of ingredients, so I am really happy we could help you find it! I’m glad you didn’t give up! :) If you get photos of your creations, I would love to see them on our Facebook page!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  13. Vicky says

    Thank you for the wonderful information on your site! I have a New Year’s goal to start my own website in 2014 and excited about progress so far!

    I wanted to know if anyone has tried to stick the “frosting” back on with karo (white corn) syrup?

    • says

      Hi Vicki!

      That’s an awesome goal, good luck with it! :)

      We have not tried using Karo syrup to stick the frosting back on, but if you give it a try let us know how it works!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

      • says

        as a newbie on a shoestring budget I reused greek yogurt containers for the mold & I am so excited about trying this frosting recipie! My February goal is to get a new smartphone with camera & my website up – all without taking out a loan. So happy to see others starting out as well, hope to post some pictures soon!

        • says

          Hi Vicky!

          I’m so happy to hear you’re going to give this recipe a try, can’t wait to see your photos :)

          -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  14. Anissa says

    Wonderful tutorial, thank you! How long does it take the frosting to dry? Will it get completely hard? And how much SLSA should I add? thank you again!

    • says

      Hi Anissa!

      The frosting is not completely hard, but it is certainly stiff enough to package and handle. I recommend giving your bath fizzy a few days to dry. We have found that you don’t need SLSA in this recipe but if you wanted you could add a few tablespoons. I hope this helps! :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  15. says

    Hello, Brambleberry!!

    Aaargh is all I can say!! I have been making bath fizzy cupcakes for close to a year and I follow this recipe except I don’t use corn starch because I can’t get my fizzies to set up correctly when I do. Soooooo depending on the fragrance oil I use, sometimes I have a perfect batch, and other times the entire bottom turns brownish about two weeks after frosting and it basically dissolves. When you run it under water there is absolutely no fizz left and frankly, it’s ugly. I can’t figure out why it only happens with certain fragrances (i.e. Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip). It hasn’t happened with Tropical Vacation, Sugarplum Fairy or Cherry Almond. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Jodi!

      Could you tell us a bit more about what is going on? Do you use witch hazel for your binder or a fixed oil? The more we know about what is going on, the more we can help you troubleshoot your batch! Hope to hear from you soon. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  16. says

    I want to use a fizzy cupcake as part of my halloweeen costume. Can i put a stick in the bottom (fizzy part) without it crumbling? Help please! Goal is to attach to bra IE Katy Perry.
    So thought was to drive stick through fuzzy base through bra to be its support.

    • says

      Hi Lacey!

      Unfortunately the bath fizzies aren’t going to be strong enough to drive a stick through and may end up falling apart. Another thing you would want to be aware of is that if they get any moisture on them, they can begin to prematurely fizz.

      I would also check out the Teach Soap Forums to see if the crafters and soapers there have any suggestions for your Halloween costume and can give you any ideas! =)

      Teach Soap Forums:

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  17. Sophie says

    I have heard things about bath bomb frosting getting moldy, but I wan’t concerned. I have made bath bombs a few times before, and live in a really dry climate! My bath bombs turned out great and I stored them in a pretty dark and cool cabinet in a zippy bag. It wasn’t until a pulled them out a week or two later that I realized they had molded! Between the frosting and the bath bomb, a dark chocolate brown mold had covered the entire area. Yuck! I can’t figure out what went wrong…I followed the recipe almost exactly, swapping fragrance oils and water for the witch hazel. The thing is, I had another set of bath bombs (no frosting, but very similar) stored right next to my cupcakes, so I’m sure it’s the frosting that caused mold, and I’m leaning towards blaming the eggs. Suggestions for substitute frosting or anything else?

    • says

      Hi Sophie!

      We are so sorry to hear about your frosting not working out like you were expecting. Could you tell us a bit more about the recipe that you were working with? We’d love to know more so that we can help you pinpoint and troubleshoot what happened to your batch! Hope to hear from you soon. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Sophie says

        These were the ingredients that I used:
        1 cup Baking Soda
        1/2 cup Citric Acid
        1/2 cup Corn Starch
        1/2 cup Epsom Salt
        1 1/2 tablespoons Avocado Oil
        2 teaspoons Snickerdoodle and Buttercream Fragrance Oil
        Few sprays of water

        3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
        1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
        1 lb. Powdered Sugar
        5 tablespoons Hot Water
        1/4 teaspoon Fragrance Oil
        Blue Mica

  18. Melissa says

    I’m thinking of making these. I’d like to package them in cupcake bakery boxes. Should I shrink wrap them before putting them in the box?

    Here is an unrelated question. Is it ok to use oxides instead of micas to do the dry brush painting technique on melt and pour soap?


    • says

      Good morning, Melissa!

      We do suggest shrink wrapping them before putting them in the box so that they don’t break or get ruined in shipping.

      You can totally use the oxides to “paint” your melt & pour soap, but the color isn’t going to be as shimmery and shiny as it would be if you used the micas. Be sure to let us know how the oxides work for you. And, if you get any pictures, we’d love for you to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. :)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • says

      Hi Carolyn!

      Thanks for sharing your pictures on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. We just loved seeing how they turned out and can’t wait to see more of your soapy creations. =)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  19. says

    Hi, I made some bubble bath cupcakes for halloween and I colored them by drizzleing labomb colors into the piping bag,my first few cupcakes came out a little heavy on the color, will this absorb into the frosting as it dries ? My hands were covered in colorant but washed off very easily ,will labomb stain a bathtub ,it didn’t seem like it would even with heavy color. thank You Carolyn

    • says

      Good morning, Carolyn!

      Those fizzy cupcakes sound absolutely delightful and I can’t wait to see how they turned out. If you have any pictures, be sure to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. =)

      Do you recall how much La Bomb colorant you added to your cupcakes? They shouldn’t stain the bathtub at all, but I would definitely do a test to make sure you like how it colors the water! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  20. says

    i am working on a website and it is not easy i am trying my very hardest to make a bunch of bath stuff to sell on it but i think this recipe will really work

  21. says

    Hello, so I made the bath bomb base and left it in the molds an entire day, then took the bombs out and let them dry for an additional 3 days. Well, today is day 3 and they do not have that hard, bath bomb feeling to them, it feels like I took them out of the molds only a few hours ago! They aren’t wet, just not hard and solid, more crumbly. I did make a few changes to the recipe: I substituted olive oil for avocado oil in the same amount and used 9 ml of fragrance instead of 2 tsp.
    Is it possible that my initial mixture was not wet enough before I put it in the molds?

    • says

      Good morning, Ashley!

      We are super excited that you tried out this recipe — it really is so much fun! One reason that your bath bombs could be a bit crumbly is the moisture in the air. If you live in an area high with humidity, bath bombs can be a bit tricky to make — but they are doable. Make sure you are working in the driest area possible, and if you have a dehumidifier, I would consider running that to suck out any additional moisture in the air.

      I would also try to let your bath bombs sit for an extra day or so to see if they will harden up. If they still are a bit crumbly, you can totally still use the mixture. Here is one way Anne-Marie has saved her bath bombs in the past.

      Save The Bath Bombs, Valentine Style:

      When you spritzed your mixture with the witch hazel, were you able to get it to clump up in your fist? We have found that doing that is the best indicator of whether or not your mixture is ready to go. I hope this helps! Be sure to keep us updated on your bath bombs. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • says

        Thank you so much! They have been sitting out for five days now and are still crumbly, but that’s okay because I can still use them to test out the fragrance and the way the bath water feels, I just don’t get to decorate them. Next time I make them, I will probably add more witch hazel because the mixture did clump in my fist, but it also fell apart pretty easily. Thanks so much for your quick response :]

        • says

          Hi Ashley!

          It can be so frustrating when your batch doesn’t turn how you expected, but I would definitely still throw them in your bath and have fun with it. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  22. amal says

    hii sorry i forgot to tell you that i live in SA and its really really really really hot and the humanity os like a 100 =p

  23. amal says


    first I want to thank you for your videos they are really helpful.

    I have a Q

    I made the same frosting for my bath bombs cupcake and put them in the freezer just like you said but when i take them out the frosting kind of get worm and melt down ?? so put it back in the fridge for few days. but still it melt down every time I take out to room temperature? whey is that ?? I want to give it as i gift but i’m afraid it will melt if it stay out to long =-( help me please

    • says

      Hi Amal!

      This is such a fun project to make and we are so glad that you gave it a try. I am sorry to hear that is seems to be giving you a bit of trouble, but we are here to help. Try making a drying container with a Tupperware container and desiccant packs (just like they do with new shoes and vitamins) and see if storing them in there helps. I’d love to hear a bit more about the texture of your frosting, when you are making it, does it look like the video, or is it a bit more runny? One last thing I would check is that all your ingredients are pure and don’t have any extra additives. we’d love to hear a little bit more about what is going on so we can help you out! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  24. Abby says

    Thanks I guess I’ll just have to keep trying. I am making the cupcake bath bombs but with lavender instead of chipotle caramel. I was really hoping for a deep purple for the frosting to compliment the white bass. Thanks again for you advice and for getting back to me quickly! I can’t wait to watch more tutorials on soap queen TV!!! 😀

  25. Abby says

    I LOVE this recipe and made the base (“cake”) of the cupcakes but for the life of me I CAN NOT find a store that sells mica in my town! I checked michael’s, Joan’s, Art Co., Safeway AND Marline’s but no one seemed to know what I was talking about! I know I can purchase online but I am wondering if you know of a store that would have a range of colors. Thanks soap queen!!!!

    • says

      Hi Abby!

      I would definitely check to see if there are any other local craft stores in your are. One thing you want to make sure of when you are purchasing micas is that it is skin-safe. There are some that aren’t, and if you are going to be using it in soap or any other bath & body product, you want to make sure it is safe for you and your customers to use. If you are looking for a wide variety of hues, shades and colors, I would check out Bramble Berry’s website. All our micas are skin-safe and are so much fun to experiment with.
      Is there a specific color that you are looking for? =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry


  26. wansada says

    Hi there,

    I have a question about this cupcake. I love this recipe and I did sell some in the market as well.
    the problem I do have after 3 weeks my cupcake became softer with cello bags. I don’t have any idea what I can do on Summer if here is hot and humid.
    I may think about to get plastic boxes.
    Please let me know what should I do?

    Thank you


    • wansada says

      * by the way I used scallop mold so I am not sure it’s would be fit in 2 X 2 X 2.
      Thank you and I really appreciate it

    • says

      Hi Wansada!

      It sounds like your cupcakes came in contact with that moisture from the humidity in your area. If the cello bags aren’t working out for you, I’d definitely try out some plastic boxes. Also, be sure to keep your cupcakes in the coolest and dry area that you possibly can to prevent any problems with the heat and humidity. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  27. Laure says

    I LOVE this! And so of course will my daughters. Quick question though, how many cupcakes does this recipe make?


    • says

      Hi Laure!

      You are going to have so much fun with this recipe and your daughters are just going to adore it. You’ll definitely have to keep us updated on your progress and if you get any pictures, we’d love to see them. You can share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page.

      This particular recipe is going to make between six and eight regular size cupcake fizzies. If you mound the bath bomb, it will actually be more around six and if you don’t, you’ll get more around eight. Happy Bath Bomb Making!

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Laure says

        They turned out good but after I put plastic wrap around them (after 3 days of drying the frosting) the top of the cupcakes got mushy. Is this a problem with the frosting or the bath fizzy mixture? Or moisture got in and made them that way? I wanted to give them out as gifts but can’t now (my daughter doesnt care as she gets to use them all!).

        • says

          Good morning, Laure!

          I am so sorry to hear that your cupcakes got a little mushy, was it the frosting that is mushy or is it actually the bath bomb that is a bit mushy? Sometimes if there is moisture in the air, it can actually cause your bath bombs to fizz prematurely and get a bit mushy. If you could tell me a little bit more about how they look, I’d be more than happy to help you troubleshoot what happened. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

          • Laure says

            The frosting is perfect actually – even now – hard and stayed exactly like I wanted. The bath fizzy where the frosting met it to about 1/8 of inch down got crumbly (like it got wet) and just flakes away. The rest of the fizzy is hard and fine. Im not sure if the frosting was too wet on the bottom when I put it on or if the moisture in the air did it in. Ive got more to try again, just havent done it yet.

        • says

          Hi Laure!

          Yay! I am so happy to hear that the frosting turned out perfectly — that’s always a great feeling. =) When you piped your frosting onto the bath fizzy part, how wet was it (the frosting)? You might also want to check on the Witch Hazel that you use, if you didn’t get it from Bramble Berry, sometimes there are ingredients added that can cause your bath bombs to prematurely fizz. You might also want to run a dehumidifier in the room that you are making your bath bomb cupcakes in as that will help pull the moisture out of the air and away from your products. I hope this helps! =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  28. Michelle says

    I feel like this is kind of a silly question to ask, but I’m asking any ways! For the frosting, instead of using fragrance oil do you think it would work okay if you used flavoring?

    • says

      Good morning, Michelle!

      Not a silly question at all, if you were wondering it, I can guarantee you that someone else has had the same question! You can totally swap out the fragrance oil for the flavoring oil. Which flavoring oil were you wanting to use? :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  29. Michelle says

    I have some Just Whites dried egg whites on hand, would it be okay to use that in place of the meringue powder?

    • says

      Good morning, Michelle!

      Super great question! If you do not have any meringue powder available, the next best thing to go with would be powdered sugar or Royal Icing Sugar. In this recipe, you can actually replace the Meringue with the same amount of either of those and still have some super fun frosting for your bath fizzies. Because the Just White dried egg whites are only egg, they aren’t going to act the same as the Meringue Powder or powdered sugar would. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  30. says

    I made this wonderful recipe and it came out so yummi! the only problem I had is that the frosting ( after everything was dried and following the time table you had in this page) kept coming off, to the point that the only thing holding the frosting and cupcake together was the packaging, did I miss something? how can I fix this and make sure both parts stay glued? thanks a million

    • says

      Hi Maria!

      I’m so happy you tried out this recipe, it is just so much fun. It sounds like your frosting might have been a little dry, but don’t worry you can save it! If you have a bit of melt and pour around, you can use it as “glue” to adhere the two parts together.
      The next time you make this recipe, you can add a bit more water (try start at 1 teaspoon more then called for) to the frosting, and that will help it adhere better. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. Also make sure your fizzies are totally dried before trying to pipe the frosting on! :)

  31. says

    Hello there!! Sorry if this question was already addressed but, can I use a handheld electric mixer for this because a Kitchen Aid Mixer is quite pricey! Please let me know : ) Thank you!!

  32. says

    I have a question about the piping bag she is using in the video. It looks a lot easier to work with than the disposable plastic piping bags. Do you know what material that is or where to buy these?


  33. TONI AYERS says

    hey this recipe is a lot of fun however, does the frosting fizz or dissolve at all? i made and put a frosting in water and it was still formed after 2 hours with little to no amount dissolved? Help!!!!!

    • says

      Anytime, Carolyn! We are here to help you out and answer any questions or concerns that you have. We’d love for you to keep us updated on your bath fizzies and to let us know if the smell dissipates within the next few days.
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  34. carolyn says

    Yeah thats what I thought as well ,do you think the odor will be released when they are used ??/should I refrost them?

    • says

      Unfortunately, I don’t think that smell is going to go away, but you can test just one of them in the shower/bath to see if that may be the case. I would wait for it to ‘age’ and wait until at a least 10 days after you made it before you try to use it. It might just be like Goat’s Milk soap and smell a little funny at first. Keep us updated! :)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  35. carolyn says

    Hi, I made some merengue frosting for some cupcakes per my usual recipe ,the fragrance oil however was a first time use it came from saveonscents,every thing was fine ,then i added a little of BB’s oxide coloarant diluted with a little glycerin and i swear i began to smell rotton eggs , like some kind of chemical reaction happened. I thought maybe it could be the metal decorating tip I was using and something in my mixture, the only thing different was that fragrance oil I’d never used before ,it’s fine on it’s own however. I frosted all my cupcakes and I’m not smelling anything off in the finished product,I guess I’ll throw one into water and see if that smell comes up. Have you ever heard of this and what could it be? I have a big show coming up and would just DIE if there were something not right. My frosting recipe was Merengue powder, distilled water SLSA tartaric acid coca butter castor oil powdered sugar, fragrance ,oxide colorant, i used tartaric acid because I didn’t have any cream of tartar,could this have been the cause? Thanks Carolyn

    • says

      Hi Carolyn!

      It sounds like it might be the ultramarine oxides that smell like rotten eggs. They typically aren’t too stable in acid conditions (like bath fizzies) under a pH of 7 and will actually release hydrogen sulfide when exposed to acid, which will then begin to smell like rotten eggs. Yikes!

      We’d suggestion sticking to the ingredients that are used in the recipe and use colorants like Micas or LaBomb Colorants so you can avoid that rotten eggs smell.


      La Bomb:

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. =)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  36. TONI AYERS says

    Hi, I made the cupcakes and topped them day 2 1/2, yet on day 3 I had to move from my shelf area due to an overnight guest. Love it. The top of one of my cupcakes came off as I lifted it. Has that ever happen to you?

    • says

      Hi Toni!

      We didn’t experience the frosting coming off our cupcakes, but there is a super easy fix for that. Go ahead and use a little bit of M&P base and ‘glue’ the top back on. That should help it stick and it will dissolve in the shower/bath with the rest of the cupcake. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. I’d try adding a little more liquid to your frosting as that will help it stick a bit better. =)

  37. Deidre says

    I love these bath fizzies! I am dying to make these, but can’t do the merengue powder.I am curious if you have a suggestion for making the “topping” without the merengue powder (like a vegan version). I would REALLY appreciate any suggestions!
    Thank you for all of your awesome recipes and tutorials!

    • says

      Good morning, Deidre!

      If you don’t want use Meringue Powder in your soapy cupcakes, you can always add a bit more powdered sugar in place of it. Or, you could use what some people call Royal Icing Sugar in place of it. I hope this helps! keep us updated on your fizzies. And, if you get any pictures, we’d love to see how they turn out. You can share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page:

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  38. says

    Hi Becky, my last barch of cupcakes came out great , i let them air out for about 3 days and the iceing was on its way to getting hard. I then packaged some of them in cello bags and as I was poking at them today I noticed the iceing was not as hard as it had been two days ago out in the open. Could packageing them caused moisture to build up inside and soften the frosting?

    • says

      Hi Carolyn!

      If it is humid in your area, that could be causing the moisture to build up in the packaging with your cupcakes. The next time you make these, make sure you are packaging them in a dry and cool room (you could even run a fan over them to help them dry) so that moisture doesn’t get caught up in the bags. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  39. says

    I made my first batch today! Squee!

    Question: While I am waiting the three days between making a shipping, how should I store them? Open air or sealed?

  40. says

    I have to say I loved this tutorial! I’ve been making these for years and almost the same recipe. Learned 2 tips that I think will make big differences…(1) using the spatula to scrape the icing down in the bag besides using my hands will save a lot of icing! and (2) striping the bag with the colorant, super easy and yet I’ve always wondered how they did that. THANK YOU!

  41. says


    What is the best way to package these for shipping to customers so they stay safe and maintain their shape? These are soooooooooo cute! Thank you both for the great tutorial!


    • says

      Everyone is a little different on how they package their bath bombs, but we have found that using a cello bag and packing peanuts seems to be the safest and easiest way to send these out. I hope this helps. =)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  42. Robin says

    Can’t wait to try it out. Really want to thank your guest for sharing her recipes and ideas. There are so many who are not willing to share any recipes at all, so a big thank you for her selflessness. I would like to try it with a bit of foaming action in the frosting too.

  43. Dana says

    These are just adorable:) I was wondering about the frosting and how it would dissolve in the water. Will it dissolve or leave a residue in the tub since it is made with powdered sugar.

    • says

      Hi Dana!

      Thanks for the great question. We had the same concern when we first started making the bath bomb frosting, but we’ve tested it several times since and haven’t found that it leaves any rings or residue in the tub at all. The frosting ends up melting in the water and leaving it soft and silky smooth. I hope this helps! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  44. Nickie says

    WOW! I love this :) So stinkin’ CUTE!
    The drizzle, OMG…my mouth is watering lol Before I watched this I thought that she’d put 1/2 plain & 1/2 colored icing into the bag (side by side) to make the 2-tone. I wonder if that’d work???


      • Nickie says

        I’ll try it as soon as i can :) I can use my cousins cake/cupcake making & decorating things since she’s not doing that anymore.
        Could I use the “Wilton” food/icing/fondant coloring for the icing part? & Is there a way to send the pics other than via Facebook?


        • says

          Hi Nickie! We’ve definitely heard of some people using Wilton icing for the cupcakes, but we haven’t tried it ourselves. You’ll have to let us know how it works for you. And, if you are unable to send pictures via Facebook, you can always e-mail them to us at =)
          -Becky with Bramble Berry

          • Nickie says

            Thanks! I used the “Wilton” icing/fondant coloring for the icing & my fizzy. The Wilton colors make the cupcake fizz a little, but I just add a little extra fizzy-base. The 2-tone turned-out neat! I had a little trouble getting the 2 icings side-by-side, so it took a minute to start 2-toning 😉 But it worked! I’ll send pics as soon as I take pictures.

            ~Nickie~ :)

  45. Marcie says

    When making bath fizzies, does it matter if you use a silicon mold? I was just wondering if they would be too flexible.

    • says

      Hi Melissa!

      That’s a great question. This recipe will make between six and eight regular size cupcakes. If you mound the bath bomb, it will me more around six and if you don’t, it will be more around eight. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  46. Nicole says

    I would like to make this recipe more skin soothing/softening…. Where could I add cocoa butter?…. In place of the Avacado oil?


  47. says

    What other oils can be substituted for avocado oil? I absolutely love bath bombing and this is the best tutorial for cupcake bombs I’ve seen yet (and I have watched MANY). This is the video I have been waiting for, thank you so much! Also, Jeanee is beautiful; I will definitely be checking out her blog :]

  48. Andrea says

    I totally in love with all you do, I am a huge fan and I really would like to know how much time this recipe will be preserved and in which condition I have to keep, THANKS

    • says

      Good morning, Andrea! These cupcakes can last up to several months and the ones that Jeanee made for us still smell and look amazing. If you want to preserve them until you sell them, storing them in a cello bag in a dry and cool area would be the best. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  49. says

    I would love to make these, but can’t get Meringue Powder in the UK and me and Dried Egg White are no longer on speaking terms (horribly sticky stuff). I was wondering if I could use Royal Icing Sugar instead?

  50. says

    I have never made a bath fizzy but I think I could do it if I follow their instructions. I think I’m going to put this on the list of DIY projects that I want to try.

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

  51. Amy@10thAve. says

    I’ve gotten frustrated with bath bomb cupcakes to the point of completely giving up on them, but I watched this video and it gave me a renewed interest. I noticed some things I was doing wrong, like not letting them dry long enough between steps. I think I’ll give them another try!

    • says

      You can do it, Amy! And, if you have any questions, we are totally here to help you out. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. I was sad to see that you were stopping blogging and I wish you the best in the future!

  52. Michelle says

    Hi again! Is a hand mixer something you can use instead because its a bit cheaper? Also, where do you get the acetate boxes to package them in?

  53. Heather Coffel says

    Does the oil in the fizzy leave a residue or is the amount so small overall that it is just adding some mosture for the skin?

    • says

      Hi Heather!

      The oil in the fizzy doesn’t leave much residue at all. It helps the fizzy stick together and it gives a nice moisturizing feeling while in the tub. We love adding it in. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  54. Rachel says

    Great episode! My mom has really been wanting me to make something like this for her. I will give it a try!

  55. says

    This might be a silly question, but I noticed that you didn’t have any sls or slsa in the cupcake top. With the top still create a bubble bath or is it just added to the water for moisturizing? Thanks :)

  56. Stacey says

    You guys are AMAZING! The drizzle? love it. The stripes? wow. I also love the tips and tricks about drying time. I never thought that my need for instant gratification might be the root of my bath bomb cupcake problems.:/ I was wondering if Jeanee ever puts fragrance in her icing. Does she use the BB Vanilla color stabilizer if she does? Again, it was so generous of her to share her trade secrets. Blessings to you both!

    • says

      Hi Stacey!

      In these particular bath fizzy cupcakes, Jeanne didn’t use any fragrance in her icing to keep them those bright colors. We have found that the Vanilla Color Stabilizer works great in melt and pour soaps, but really isn’t intended for use in lotion or other toiletry products (like bath bombs). If you are wanting to make sure that your bath bomb frosting stays bright and ‘white’ like hers, I would choose a fragrance oil that doesn’t discolor. I hope this helps! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • says

      We are so glad to hear that you like this tutorial as much as we do! We oohed and ahhed over Jeanee’s cupcakes when she was here and thought they were so adorable. I can’t wait to see your version of these, if you get any pictures, we’d love for you to share them with us. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  57. Dawn says

    into the bag not back…sheesh. The cupplers are found where tips and bags are sold and are very inexpensive.

  58. Dawn says

    Beautiful. Just wanted to add that you can find a cuppler that goes into the back before you put the large tip in and then a little screw top that goes over the outside that will prevent those little “strings” of frosting you saw from the frosting oozing out where the bag meets the tip.

    I also add powdered SLSA to my frosting to get a little bubble with my frosting.


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