In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Shower Crème

What else would you expect for In-My-Tub-Tuesday the week of my birthday but something delicious, sweet and frosting-themed?

Here’s the thing. My favorite food on THE PLANET is birthday cake. I have loved it with abandon since I was a tiny tot while my waistline has, at times, not loved it as much as I have. But when your blog is called BeautyFrosting, listen, there’s no shortage of frosting around.

Lucky for me, my favorite taste/scent and color are all packaged together prettily in my In-My-Tub-Tuesday pick today: Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme ($18).

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Jaqua Buttercream Shower Creme


This week, to celebrate my birthday all week long (as I’m prone to do), I’ll light some candles, add in some buttercream bubbles to my bath, pour a glass of bubbly and reflect on the year behind me and dream of the year to come.

Light the candles, pour in the bubbles and pour a glass of bubbly for my birthday week!

So, Jaqua, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1) Let’s start with the scent, itself. Bathe or shower yourself in the rich, creamy, buttery vanilla bean scent with a hint of banana and warm florals and go to sleep smelling like cupcakes and dreaming of sugarplums.

2) Lavish your skin with super-skin-quenching moisture. With nourishing ingredients, such as Fruit & Aloe extracts, macadamia, evening primrose oils and vitamins B5, A & E, you’ll always step out of your bathing experience with skin that feels as delicious as it smells.

3) Um, put simply, Jaqua just has the cutest packaging around. Girls of EVERY age love the chocolate damask print and it coordinates so well with the pink of the gel. And, let’s be honest – we’re girls! We like pretty things. There, I said it.

So, now you know what I’ll be bathing in all week long while celebrating my birthday…



BF Asks: What’s your birthday bath product of choice? 

Frosting Friday: BeautyFrosting’s Boy or Girl? CreamCup Cupcakes

So, my sweet neighbor-friends, Hope and Jay, asked me to be part of their Reveal The Baby’s Sex Shower. Yaya! But, now, I had a verrry big secret to keep.

A secret can either be stressful or fun! In this case, it was DEFINITELY the latter!

Boy or Girl? Baby Shower Cupcakes

The hardest part was figuring out how to keep the blue or pink-hued frosting away from prying neighbors’ eyes!

I always turn to my Easy Sour CreamCup Cupcakes recipe when I have a big batch like this one! 72 cupcakes, y’all!!!

6 dozen Boy or Girl Cupcakes

So, here we go:

BeautyFrosting’s Easy Sour CreamCup Cupcakes

1 stick (1/2 c) Butter, softened

2/3 c. water

3 eggs

1 c. sour cream

1 box White Cake Mix

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine water and butter. Add eggs one at a time and mix completely until a bit foamy. Add sour cream and mix well. Add cake mix, one cup at a time. Stir until baby-butt smooth.

Pour into 24 cupcake cups in pans.

Bake for 25-35 minutes.

BF Bite: If you’re unsure if they’re done, gently insert a toothpick or sharp knife into center of center cupcake. If it comes out dry, they’re ready! If it’s still wet, they need to bake some more!

BF’s Sweet CreamCup Frosting

1 c. Butter-flavored Crisco (room temp)
1 c. Unsalted Butter (room temp)
8 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 c. Heavy Whipping Cream (add until desired texture is met)
Cream butter and sugar until well-blended.
Add confectioners sugar cup by cup. Add vanilla and salt.
Add heavy cream as needed, as you go, until fluffy, creamy buttercream is achieved.
Set aside 1/3 of frosting for filling.
Add 1/2 c. of seedless raspberry jam to frosting. Mix until evenly distributed.It will give the cupcakes a little zing! Add either pink or blue food coloring. In the case of Hope & Jay, it was pink!
Now, for proper filling, you really wanna have a Bismarck tip (Wilton #230).

Wilton Bismarck tip #230

Trust me. It will make life much sweeter for you.
Take the tip (which you have attached to pink/blue raspberry frosting-filled icing bag) and insert the tip into the center of the cupcake. Squeeze. And withdraw the tip.
Do this for all cupcakes.
You’ll have a lovely frosting-filled cupcake like so:

It's a girl!!!

 Next, frost with your Sweet CreamCup frosting. And decorate with an even-number of alternating pink and blue question marks.
What to do if the sex is undetermined at this point? YELLOW!!!