Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bath Melts and Bath Cupcakes

My children are between camp and school so we decided to try some "baking" in the kitchen. Not a huge success as far as the final project, but we all had fun creating them, and I am sure they'll have even more fun bathing with them. I used Ann-Marie's bath cupcake recipe loosely (very loosely). I worked around it with my own ideas, changing this here and that there, but I think it all was a flop.
The cupcakes came out too mushy. I was going for a squishy marshmallow texture, but instead, I ended up with a crumbly fudge-like base. I pored them in paper cupcake holder to keep them contained, because before I stuck them in the freezer, they were pretty gooey.

My frosting consisted of confection sugar, cream of tartar, 3 egg whites(the real ones), color, warm water and caramel lip flavoring. I had no meringue or egg white powder and I used far too much water (that was an accident). Then we topped our own cupcakes with cosmetic glitter, Starbucks Mocha Powder, real caramel, and smashed bittersweet chocolate. The toppings were the most fun to play with and eat.
Of course working in the kitchen with two ten year olds and a seven year old can be a slight challenge, but I had no agenda except for having fun and seeing what we could create with what we had in the house.
As I mentioned in my last posting, I want to get more creative and introduce more fun colorful items to the line, but I have a long way to go. The confection perfection that some have may be unattainable for me because I am a mixer and maker, not a decorator. I tried today, but I am not so good at it. I will keep trying because it is fun, but I am not at all close yet!


Anne-Marie said...

Hilarious! I love the cupcakes. At least you got some fun, quality time with your family. =)

Joanna Schmidt said...

I used the Salty Caramel Ice Cream Fragrance oil and it really smelled good enough to eat! Maybe too good.

I ate half a pint of ice cream afterwards.

Maybe I should stay away from "cake" bath goodies. Y'know, for my waists sake. :)