DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs

cupcake bath bomb

Warm bath + cupcakes – guilt. Now that’s an equation anyone can love!

Although these cupcakes look good enough to devour, they are  DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs that will add fizz, fragrance and moisturizer to your bath water. We think they make perfect wedding shower favors – especially for a spa-themed bridal shower, so we are going to teach you how to make them.

  bath bomb cupcakes

Ingredients for DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs (Adapted from Little Birdie Secrets Bath Bomb Fizzy Recipe. )

Makes 11-12 cupcakes.

For the cupcake you will need:

  • 1 cup. baking soda
  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 1 Tbsp. oil (We  used Sweet Almond Oil, but you can also use grapeseed oil or olive oil)
  • 5 drops fragrance/essential oil (we used lavender essential oil)
  • 3-5 drops coloring or Pigment powder (You can use food coloring, but we used soap colorant or Pigment powder)
  • Witch hazel (poured into a spray bottle)
  • Colored sugar or sprinkles
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan

For the icing you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp. meringue powder
  • 1 lb. (measured by weight) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 5-6 Tbsp. warm water
  • Few drops of color or Pigment powder or soap colorant
  • Few drops essential or fragrance oil
  • colored sugar
  • Glass bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • pastry bag
  • Large tip for pastry bag (We had a smallish one… A larger one would have been preferable.)

Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and give it a stir.

bath bomb diy cupcake

Pour sweet almond oil, essential oil or fragrance oil and color into a small bowl and stir. Add mixture to dry ingredients and stir.

bath bomb cupcake

Spray mixture with witch hazel. Mix with your hands. Keep spraying and mixing until the mixture feels like wet sand. When it’s ready, the mixture should clump together so that you can form a ball. That said, be careful not to get the mixture too wet because too much moisture could activate the citric acid, ruining your bath bomb.

diy cupcake

Add mixture to cupcake liners. Fill about 2/3 full. Press down with fingers. Set aside for 10 minutes, then remove from cupcake pan.

recipe bath bombs

Now it’s time to make the frosting. Mix meringue powder with warm water in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add cream of tartar and color.

cupcake bath bomb

Add powdered sugar. Using a hand mixer, blend on high setting. If your mixture feels too stiff, add another tablespoon of water. Beat for 7-9 minutes. Icing is done when it forms stiff peaks and is thick like, well, frosting. Place inside a pastry bag.


Carefully frost your cupcakes.  Once the cupcakes are frosted, add colored sugar or sprinkles.

recipe cupcake bath

Aren’t they lovely?

cupcake bath

If you are giving these as bridal shower favors, wrap them in cellophane bags or small boxes and add tags. This is how they look when they are unwrapped:

bath bomb cupcakes
Pin It
7 Comments  |  Filed Under: DIY Bath and Beauty, DIY Wedding

Leave a Comment


Comment Policy:

We love your comments, but we like to keep conversations constructive. Anything that we deem as mean-spirited, rude or downright nasty will not be tolerated.

If you are a business owner or wedding blogger, please use your real name not your business name or blog title. Comments are not the right place to advertise your business. If you would like to advertise, please click here for our advertising options.


  1. Posted by Laura on May 7th, 2014 at 7:14am

    They are so beautiful!!!!
    I wanna try to make it but I need to know what is "witch hazel"
    I'm italian and in Italy there's no spray with this name. It's a trade name?
    What kind of liquid is it?
    Thanks for the tutorial and ... Ciao! :)
  2. Posted by Christina on May 8th, 2014 at 9:16pm

    Laura, I'm not sure of any other names for Witch Hazel. Sorry. You can find it at the pharmacy. It is an astringent.
  3. Posted by Laura Terzulli on May 21st, 2014 at 12:27pm

    It,s ok. Thank you in any case!
  4. Posted by Natalie on May 26th, 2014 at 4:17pm

    These look so good! How long do they last? Thinking of how far in advance I can make them. Thank you! x
  5. Posted by Christina on June 3rd, 2014 at 2:10pm

    I've had mine for weeks and they are still looking good!
  6. Posted by Kaitlynn on December 24th, 2014 at 11:33am

    Won't the sugar be sticky in the tub? With the powdered sugar and sprinkles?
  7. Posted by Sarah on March 10th, 2015 at 6:29pm

    Love this tutorial!
  Older Post
Real Weddings: Malena and Scott’s Long Island Picnic Wedding
Newer Post  
Inspired By Indigo
Want to tap into more than 500,000 unique visitors per month? Advertise with us!
  • Search
  • Categories
  • Archives
  • Intimate Weddings at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells CA
  • DIY Flowers

  • Dessy Group Bridesmaid
Find Intimate Weddings on Pinterest