November 26, 2008

Delish Gourment Bath Bakery Bubble Bath Cupcakes Review

Yesterday I was busy procrastinating and tweeting happily away with one of my lovely readers and we got to discussing Antique Bakery. Antique Bakery is a popular Japanese manga about four men that run a bakery/pastry shop. The story has since been translated into English and is available within the US under the same title. It’s been misconceived that Antique Bakery is a yaoi manga and it drives me batty whenever I hear this because it’s sincerely not yaoi in it’s true format. In November Antique Bakery was released as a live action film which the Muse is quite excited about as Kim Jae Wook is in it!

The moral of my rather long story is that cute bish?nen boys and cake are truly a marriage most divine! After discussing Antique Bakery I got home late last night and I remembered my discussion and I started rummaging around in my review box. Inside I finally located what I was looking for…and sadly no it wasn’t Kim Jae Wook but it was the next best thing (the Muse plans on running away to Korea and marrying Kim Jae Wook and having 2.5 kids but that’s a story for another day!)! A cupcake!

Indeed I was feeling inspired to review cupcakes after discussing Antique Bakery! Ummm Muse why do you have cupcakes in your review box?

Well this cupcake actually isn’t edible but more of the bath and body variety! I recently came across Delish Gourment Bath Bakery Bubble Bath Cupcakes on the Bath and Body Works site. After cruising around BBW I decided to Google up Delish and see what the story was!

Glad I did because I came across their rather awesome website which has a pretty extensive array of awesome bath bombs shaped like evil little cuppycakes that are too tempting for mere words! I actually have three of Delish’s Gourment Bath Bakery Bubble Bath Cupcakes to review for you! Yay exciting!

Since I was in the mood for a warm bath last night I decided to slip a Delish Candy Cane Kisses into my bath tub! Although these promise to sud up they actually don’t create masses of bubbles but more of a moisturizing foam. They fizz, pop, and sizzle around your tub while lightly scenting the water with a sweet peppermint fragrance. One of the things that absolutely thrilled me to bits was the fact that it turned my bath water into a ridiculously bright green shade! I felt like a little kid splashing around in all that green water! I was slightly worried all the dye would create a major ring around my tub but it washed away simply and easily. Unlike Lush Bath Bombs these are very subtle in their scent and aren’t overpowering. They also last alot longer and fizz for a good 15-20 minutes before disappearing completely where as Lush Bath Bombs fizz for about 1-2 minutes. It’s quite nice to have such a long lasting fizzing treatment in the tub! If you want you can crack them up prior to placing them in the water but I just sunk mine in whole and watched it twirling around as it fizzed. They are pretty big so if you’re want to cheap it up a bit you can probably get two baths out of one cupcake!

As I mentioned I tried Candy Cane Kisses last night and it’s a very soft, sweet peppermint scent with touches of vanilla and cake! I also have Sugar Plum Fairy which is a warm spicy scent with touches of cake and Birthday Cake which smells exactly like yellow vanilla cake! Mmmm! Each “cupcake” is decorated with icing, sprinkles, and bright colors eluding to it’s scent! For example my Candy Cane Kisses had white frosting, green “cake”, and cute red candy cane sprinkles! Each cupcake is themed in color and design to compliment it’s scent.

My green bath water hehe!

I got a real kick out of these and thought they’d make lovely stocking stuffers or gifts for the Holidays plus the price isn’t at all bad! Bath and Body Works was offering a few separate sets and single cupcakes but now only has a duo available. I guess they sold out quickly!

The good news is you can still grab them directly from the Delish Gourmet Bakery website by visiting

Each large cupcake is $6 USD (about the size of my fist) and each mini cupcake is $3 USD. I haven’t tried the mini cupcakes so I can’t attest for their size however the large cupcakes are quite large and well worth the $6! The cupcakes are available in a slew of “flavors” like Very Berry and Hot Fudge Sundae, each decorated and looking like a real cupcake!

You can purchase Delish Gourment Bakery goodies online of course but they also have “bakeries” located in a few locations around the US. Check out this page for further details about where you can locate a cuppycake or two!

The Muse can’t help but Muse Approve these for purchase! She loves the cute details on each cupcake, the inexpensive price tag, the funny little novelty of a cupcake bath bomb, and of course she thinks they’ll make an awesome little gift for friends or family!

All the fun of a cupcake without the calories? Likey! Only problem is I have to keep reminding myself I can’t eat these! Sometimes looking at ’em makes me hungry!

Check below for other fun Bath and Shower posts you may have missed!

Bath and Body Works Bath Fizzy in Twisted Peppermint

A Slice of Cake….Errr I mean Soap!

Cherrflip Christmas 2007

Basin: Cheap Lush Alternative

Clowns Aren’t So Scary

Bath on a Budget: Skindazzles

Neil Gaiman Blogs Lush

Bath on a Budget: Fantasy Bath

Lush Chocolate Santa Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • the Muse

    hey dd

    happy almost t day ๐Ÿ™‚

    they are too sweet! Just don’t eat ’em hehe!

  • Phyrra


    Btw, check your twitter when you have time ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m behaving, I promise!

  • cherrysoftness

    Hi miss Muse ^^

    I just wanted to add that Antique Bakery also has a live action drama version of it in Japan. The boys are also cute, and if you dislike yaoi then you might prefer it to the Korean movie since it cuts out pretty much all yaoi scenes (whereas the Korean movie follows the anime closely, if not even more focused on the boy-love scenes).

    However I personally like Korean shows more the Japanese ones, so I didn’t watch the live action series either ^^

  • the Muse

    hi cherrysoftness ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t seen he Japanese version btu had heard of it! Oh no I don’t mind Yaio at all I just don’t get why people think Antique Bakery is considered a yaio manga when I don’t see it as such…I’ve read yaio manga before and Antique Bakery is far and away from such.

    I did notice that the K-version appears to focus much more on the boy love scents which actually takes the manga a bit out of context in some sense considering it wasn’t a big theme in the books. But yea absolutely no problems with yaio here ๐Ÿ™‚

    I prefer K ones as well. I normally focus on the Japanese to bring me good horror and the koreans for romance and love stories ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Anonymous

    Agreed- Kim Jae Wook is totally hot! I almost picked up the Japanese drama of this (since I’m supposedly learning Japanese) but decided against it.
    Now I think I may try to find it and get this Korean version too…I think it would be nice to compare the two, don’t you (especially since on the Japanese side I like two of the main actors- Abe and Fujiki)?
    I’ve never read the manga either but, I’m totally cool with a little yaoi, depending on who is involved! XD
    Anyway, these cupcakes looked delicious- and so do the men!
    Great post, Muse! ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Miss D

  • Sher

    OMG they look so life like!! so yummmyy! I wonder what the frosting and decorations are made out of exactly.

  • Ghoulina

    Those are too too cute! I’ll have to be careful if I buy some though – I might want to eat them! ^_^

  • dark_nyx

    Hey Muse!
    How’s it going? Those bubble baths look good enough to eat! That green pic is seriously your bath water!?!?!?

    I’d like to order them but they’d probably just end up sitting around as they are just too cute to use, kiki.

    Thanks for the review! =]

  • cherrysoftness


    Sou ka! I watched the anime version and I think they got plenty of the yaoi content there – maybe the Korean version is going for both the laughs (the anime had intentionally funny yaoi scenes, nothing hardcore haha) and the shock value (novelty).

    I mostly stick to anime when I watch Japanese shows. For Korean shows I’m not a big soap watcher but my mom and her secretary are, and they sometimes have marathons when they get DVDs – oh the tears that flow from our living room haha. I like Korean music though, they have a pretty active music scene!

  • Hana

    I really liked the Japanese drama version of Antique Bakery. It was nice and relaxing and I love Abe Hiroshi.

    …those cupcakes made me super hungry. XD

  • Jenn

    Good heavens, an entire bath of yellow cake. Cake being my favorite scent (and taste for that matter) of all-time. That has my name all over it! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

  • Jenn

    Also, wow. I need to see that movie. Maybe it wasn’t yaoi in its true form…but I’m sure not objecting to its present form! I wonder if I can find this playing in Japan…with Japanese subtitles since I don’t know a word of Korean…*plots*

  • Anonymous

    The bath bombs look absolutely divineeee girlll. haha, it’s almost too tempting not to eat it! (:

    And yeah I agree with you. The original Antique Bakery manga is definitely not yaoi. It just has a gay character in it and maybe making it a bit “shounen-ai” themed, but definitely no yaoi there. But I do believe that the Korean version really amped the boys-love theme, from what I see in the trailer. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!

  • the Muse

    hi miss d!

    Ugh Kim Jae Wook is so yums ๐Ÿ™‚ I was hunting around for the Jap version just now as I am curious but I think that the K version will be heaps better!
    I totally want to compare the two!

    LOL I’m all for some yaoi in my manga too..!

    LOL I’m not sure which is more yummie looking..cupcakes or the boys ๐Ÿ™‚


    Thanks hun!

  • the Muse

    hi aline!

    Aren’t they too cute? ๐Ÿ™‚ and nice gift idea too!

    Hey replied about those films too..I was a bit slow sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    hi Sher!

    Aren’t they cutes? I’m not sure….they look almost edible!!!!!

  • the Muse

    hi there ghoulina!

    LOL I have to be careful too! they are sitting in a basket in my washroom and they look good enough to chomp on! nom nom!

  • the Muse

    hi there dark nyx!

    LOL don’t they!? YES seriously lol! The pic came out blurry though!

    LOL I had a hard time cracking one open to use as they are just pieces of art work!

    My pleasure ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • the Muse

    hi there cherrysoftness!

    oh hells yes…lol! Although the manga is somewhat subdued which is why I don’t think it falls quite under the yaoi content.

    I love Japanese Anime and adore Japanese Horror flicks although for my romance and drama I turn to korean.

    LOL your mum sounds like me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m quite busy so it sometimes takes me ages to finish one drama but sometimes I’ll just have a Sunday where I sit in and watch it completely..oh the tears lol!

    I do like Korean pop but I prefer Japanese punk. I’m def in the middle with that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    hi hana!

    LOL the cupcakes made me hungry too!

    I need to track down the Japanese version!

  • the Muse

    hi Jenn!

    LOL! An entire bath of yellow cake sounds good to me ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re most welcome!

    Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hey jenn!

    LOL me neither ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL well I think they threw in the hat with the movie…plenty of boy love lol!

    I don’t either ๐Ÿ™‚ subtitle city baby!

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    hehe I agree ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel like taking a bit..nom nom!

    Amen! Someone who agrees ๐Ÿ™‚

    i think AB def falls into the shounen-ai range! Couldn’t agree more..I’d say the theme of boy love is pretty strong in this flick!
    I can’t wait to see it ๐Ÿ™‚

    looks darlin!

  • anna

    hey muse ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I saw this post, I’ am instantly reminded of this shop here at my country (I’m from Asia). Besides from selling soap cupcakes, they also sell soap donuts, whole soap cakes and more awesome soap goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s more fun about it is that the store us designed as a bakery, and the soap donuts are displayed in the front like you are just going to pick donuts from a real store.

    Nice post by the way!