A soap bubble explosion in the kitchen put Martha Stewart on my official “do not trust’ list. Fizzy bath bombs went off like rockets in the night when I followed her instructions. Not a pretty look for my kitchen.
To be fair, it was sort of fun to relive the volcano explosion experiment from 7th grade, and my apartment now smells like a soap factory. Not the worst, right?
I tried to make Bath Fizzies, which I was told would look something like the picture below. I wanted to keep mine clear, however, and so I opted for no food coloring (only difference).
Here are pictures from what actually happened — first, the mixture began puffing up up up from the mold:
and it eventually covered the entire plastic:
I had faith that the puffiness would settle over night, and that the magic fizz bombs would appear by morning. I was wrong. After 12 hours, the mixture turned into a crumbling piece of… well… fizz:
I’m calling out Martha, but I think it’s a lesson for the blogging community in general. How often do bloggers post about projects, recipes, or other activities gone terribly wrong? I know this isn’t the first time *I’ve* gotten disastrous results by following a blogger’s suggestion.
I think it’s time for a revolution – let’s stop posting about how we made THE BEST cookie, art project, outfit, etc, and just be honest. Maybe say: this cake was OKAY but I would never make it again – it was too much work and confetti cake from a box tastes the same.
That might be an extreme example, but what I’m advocating for here is honesty.