This one happened a bit by accident. Robyn and I were set on making a gingerbread themed drink. To avoid an ugly bath water (brown) Robyn started her color mixing off Red 27 Lake and a bit of Blue 1 Lake to try to tip the bath water to the purple side, then planned on turning it brown from there. But…look at this color! Sooooo pretty!
We both said, nope, let’s make this a mulled wine drink! It was too pretty of a color to change. We then topped them off with a piping of Wonder Bar and a mica drizzle! We’ll show you how we did it!
For this project, Robyn and I used Robyn’s Humid Weather Bath Bomb Recipe. We were together making soap in Florida and it behaved perfectly with the high humidity here. The topping is Wonder Bar, which easily makes a pipable bubble bar, perfect for topping bath bombs with decadent bubble frosting.
We found the mini plastic stemless wine glasses from Party City!
Tips for Making Bath Bombs in Hard Plastic Containers
- To pack or not to pack…We’ve done it both ways. I feel like the best way to pack these containers is to loosely fill and then give it a gentle pack at the end.
- Binder? You can use binder or not! It is simply a matter of preference. The bubble bar frosting traps the mixture in the cup in case you don’t add binder and it doesn’t harden up like a usual bath bomb.
- Toppings – You can make your drinks with or without a topping. If you want to keep it a simple bath bomb, that works! We topped ours with Wonder Bar and I’ve even seen some people top with a drizzle. I really like topping with Wonder Bar because then you can add a dusting of glitter or sprinkles.
- Poke a hole! – If you allow your bath bombs to dry in hard/brittle plastic containers, they might actually crack! To prevent this, poke a hole down the middle of your bath bomb. This gives your bombs a little room to expand if needed (especially if you added binder).
Let’s make them!
Step 1: Mix up your bath bomb mixture!
Step 2: As mentioned above, we were going to mix up a brown, but quickly stopped at this beautiful wine color!
We used 1/4 teaspoon Red 40 lake, 1/8 teaspoon Red 27 lake and 2 microscoops of Blue 1 (we added one at first, then added a second to deepen the color).
So pretty! This color would be great for Valentine projects as well!
Step 3: Once everything is mixed up, fill your cups. We knew that we wanted to top our drinks with Wonder Bar, so we left plenty of room on top for bubble frosting. If you aren’t topping your drinks with anything, fill to the top!
TIP: Remember to poke a hole down the center of your bath bombs or they might crack your hard plastic cups!
We had a little mix leftover so made some bubble shots as well using little plastic shot glasses.
Step 4: Dry your bath bombs before decorating. Depending on how humid it is where you live, you might need to dry them 1-4 days. I dry in a room with a dehumidifer running and mine only need about 24 hours to dry (even in humid Florida!).
TIP: Drying your bath bombs: The best way to quickly dry your bath bombs is to place them in a room with a dehumidifier running. If you have no humidity where you live, then you probably don’t have to do this. But if you have any humidity, I highly recommend investing in a dehumidifier. Even if you don’t have high humidity, it can help your bath bombs dry quickly so you can decorate and package even faster! I like this dehumidifier from Homelabs on Amazon.
Once dry, you can decorate! We piped Wonder Bar on top and added a light sprinkling of super sparkles glitter!
You don’t have to make a whole batch of Wonder bar, because then you’d have to much left over. You can simply grab some from a masterbatch. Check out this blog post where we talk about how to masterbatch Wonder Bar.
When it comes to piping Wonder Bar, it is ALL about consistency.
Step 1: Mix Wonder Bar until you get a pipeable consistency! It should look like frosting.
Step 2: Prepare your piping bag with tip and add frosting to your bag.
Step 3: Pipe! We piped Wonder Bar using an Wilton 4B tip. It came out so cute!
TIP: If you keep your piping under the lip of the cup, it is actually really easy to shrink wrap these for shipping! We went a bit over, but just wanted to mention that if you plan to ship!
Step 4: Top with a mica drizzle and sprinkling of bio glitter!
TIP: To make a mica drizzle you simply mix mica and 91% alcohol. We used a pipette to drizzle it onto the tops and is was cool how it ran down the piping’s crevices!
To use them you simply instruct your customer to hold under running water to dissolve and activate the bubble bar. Then they can dip the bath bomb in water and watch the fun fizziness bubble over!
Happy Bubble Making!
Robyn & Amanda
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Robyn’s Humid Weather Bath Bomb Recipe
Making bath bombs in wet, rainy weather can be so frustrating! If you live in an area with constant high humidity, then you’ll need a recipe that can hang day in and day out without failing, warting, cracking or crumbling. Check out Robyn’s Humid Weather Bath Bomb Recipe!