DIY Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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DIY Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Homemade Soap Recipe

If you’re looking for a creative, homemade melt and pour soap recipe for DIY party favors or just a little summer fun consider these deliciously scented Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Soaps! These homemade melt and pour cupcake soaps are made using a detergent free goat milk glycerin soap base and are scented with a luscious Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil that is made up of an aroma blend of Orange Peel, Tangy Lemon, and Citron Zests, Creamsicle Frosting, Brown Sugar, Sweet Buttercream, Drizzled Rum, Bittersweet Chocolate, and Vanilla Extract!

The frosting for these cupcakes is created from vegetable glycerin, glycerin soap and Imagine Base to give it the look of real icing. Imagine Base is a unique, multi-functional product that can be used in combination with other ingredients to suit your needs. It can be used not only to create perfect cupcake soap frosting, but also to make foaming hand soap, rinse free shampoo, foaming body butter and whipped foaming body frosting, foaming bath meringue, body wash, bath gel, bubble bath, body spray and so much more.

For step-by-step instructions and the recipe for these homemade melt and pour cupcake soaps, visit Nature’s Garden.

Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more great homemade melt and pour soap recipes and beauty DIY’s!

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Bake up an Exciting Holiday with these Recipe Ideas!

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One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food! Not only does Christmas mean a lot of great eats, but giving an edible handmade gift is a great way to save money and create a last minute gift that is sure to be appreciated! Here are just a handful of my favorite holiday recipes you can bake for entertaining or gift giving!
White Chocolate Lemon Truffles from Kitchen Simplicity
Delicious any time of the year, this White Chocolate Lemon Truffle recipe is a sure hit. Not only do they taste great, but the recipe is NO BAKE – and the kids can help out by rolling the truffles in the icing sugar as the last step.
1. Candy Cane Fudge Recipe from AllRecipes.com – Candy canes are a Christmas staple. Make them even more amazing by melting them into vanilla baking chips and sweetened condensed milk for a holiday Candy Cane Fudge that will have everyone begging for more!
2. Candied Orange Peels Recipe from Saveur – Everyone loves to give oranges for Christmas. Candied Orange Peels are a great way to use all of your oranges, and turn the previously unedible orange rinds into an amazing, sweetened holiday treat. Use navel orange peels for best results with a little sugar and chocolate. The ingredients when combined with a little heat and love make a candy worth the effort every time!
3. Candy Cane Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe from Bakerella – Not only do these Christmas Tree Cupcakes taste great, but they are stunning to look at. These special handmade holiday treats are perfect for a Christmas party or giving as a gift to anyone you visit – or who comes to visit – throughout the holiday season!
4. Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe from Changing My Destiny – Making apple butter is a favorite past time. But with today’s demanding lifestyles not everyone has the time to sit and stir for hours to create this delicious spread. The answer? Make your apple butter in a crock pot and let modern machinery do the work for you!

Handmade Chocolate Party Spoons Recipe from Delicious Delicious Delicious

Perfect for adding some fun to your holiday party or including in a homemade gift basket as a gift for the holidays, these lovely but easy to make Chocolate Party Spoons are a sure fire hit!

Looking for more edible gift ideas? Then swing by my Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Board and Recipes Board on Pinterest! And be sure to comment below with your favorite edible, holiday treat! I’d love to hear from you!

DIY Handmade Cupcake Bath Bomb Recipe and Tutorial

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I am so hungry right now I’ve been eying these handmade Cupcakes Bath Bombs at Little Birdie Secrets and thinking about just how tasty they look. Unfortunately, they are not edible. But that’s not to mean you can’t make them smell that way. Think cotton candy and cherry lemonade icing. Or maybe white cake and buttercream frosting?
Cupcake Bath Bomb Tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets
If you’re a huge fan of relaxing baths or just have kids who love a little something special in the tub, bath bombs make a great tub time addition. And cupcake bath bombs? Well, even better! Little Birdie Secrets offers an excellent step-by-step photo tutorial and recipe for crafting your own tasty scented bath time creations. The bottom cake layer of the bath bomb is your basic bath bomb or bath fizzy, while the top is an “icing” made with meringue powder for fluff (along with some sugar, cream of tarter, water, and color) that you apply to the cupcake just like you would cake icing. Ready to make your own? Surf on over to Little Birdie Secrets blog for the how to.
Looking for more bath bomb recipe ideas? Then be sure to visit my collection of Handmade Bath Bomb Recipes here. Or for some giant homemade fizzy bath bomb fun – with packaging that’s about to “explode” – check out Skip to My Lou’s foaming bath bomb recipe and packaging idea for making your bath bombs look like actual bombs.
Crafty in the kitchen but don’t feel like making a mess you’ll just have to clean up later? Catch a laugh at your spouse’s expense and have a little fun with some bananas. I got a kick out of this idea and have filed it away as a best idea EVER.
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One slice or two? Printing out some fun.

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I recently ran across this lovely freebie for building your own paper cupcakes. You choose your liner, your cake, your icing and finally your topper from an adorable selection of cut and create pieces. It instantly reminded me of when I was a child stuck inside on a rainy day. I would turn the family hallway into a little restaurant with paper place mats along one side of the wall where the seating would be. I made paper foods like pizza, bacon, eggs, and toast and even a menu for my patrons – or rather parents – to choose which meal they’d like to receive. I always had a lot of fun with paper crafts.

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When I would stay at my grandmother’s house very early on I would tape pages and pages of blank paper together and draw an entire city on them. It held grocery stores and parking lots, homes and twisty roads for me to drive my matchbox cars on. Later on I carried that same idea to the pavement in the cul-de-sac in front of my house. I used chalk to design roads and stop signs and even houses that were meant to be three-dimensional. I actually drew couches that looked as if you could sit on them. And of course, there were always toilets and sinks.

Another one of my favorite things to draw were houses. When I was little these houses always had attics. And the entire attic served as the closet filled with dresses, blouses, and pants on a rack with shoes lining the entire length of the floor. While I have gotten to drive on roads and sit on my very own couch and yes, my very own toilet, I never quite managed to own a house in which the entire attic was my closet. But then, I’ve never lived in a house with an attic. Maybe someday. I mean, an entire attic full of shoes would be incredible.

If you’d like some more printable paper crafts, I recommend Fantastic Toys on etsy. This shop sells an amazing selection of 3-d printable paper crafts in pdf format that includes doll houses, toys, and even party favors.