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post #1 of 20
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hello....does anybody know if it's possible to make some of the icing glow in the dark.........and if so ...how? thanks!
post #2 of 20
lol, okay, I will be watching this one carefully! Would be a great idea for Halloween cupcakes but I cannot begin to understand how you would make an edible glow-in-the-dark icing?? Cool idea tho - there are some smart cookies here so who knows? icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 20
hmmm, i am gonna research how to make an icing work but i know using tonic water when cooking jello makes it glow in the dark under black light.
post #4 of 20
i wonder if mixing in the edible glow in the darl body powder would work....something to try!
post #5 of 20
hum...thats an awesome idea. I'll research a little later. If there are blacklights, just plain ol' white icing will glow, but thats not exactly glow in the dark.
post #6 of 20
glow in the dark body paint maybe?
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post #7 of 20
I would think if you start with an ultra-white buttercream it should glow under a blacklight.

Additionally any neon colors tinted from ultra-white bc should at least look glow in the dark under a blacklight.

I'm not sure though that you'll be able to achieve icing so GITD that when you turn the lights off it glows. That would be along the lines of radioactive! icon_eek.gif

So my advice is if you've got any ultra-white bc try putting it under a blacklight...
post #8 of 20
I like morselsbymark's idea....be neat to see if that would work. They are definitely edible.
post #9 of 20
Check this out:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Edible-Glowing-UV-Reactive-JELLO/?&sort=NEWEST&limit=50&offset=50

It uses TONIC WATER. Apparently it has something called Quinine which glows under a black light. This is a VERY intriguing idea.
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post #10 of 20
Well, I found a way to do it. Problem is that the FDA hasn't approved it for human consumption yet.

There is however "H2O Glow." You mix two things together and the water glows. It SAYS that it cannot be marketed for consumption so what you do with this info is up to you.

http://www.prolume.com/Biolume/BIOLUME.HTM

http://www.biotoy.com/
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post #11 of 20
I don't want to be a human ginnea pig, and I don't want to sell a cake to a client that I am not 100% safe. I think I'll pass on the biolume. But I think the ultra-white icing would work under blacklight (as well as the neons).
post #12 of 20
In one of the Food Network Cake Challenges last year one of the contestants used something that glows in the dark but I can't for the life of me remember what it was .... maybe a google or bing search would help you to find it.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by KathyTW

In one of the Food Network Cake Challenges last year one of the contestants used something that glows in the dark but I can't for the life of me remember what it was .... maybe a google or bing search would help you to find it.


It was tonic water.
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post #14 of 20
The neons won't glow under blacklight as they do not contain fluorescent compounds.

This was discussed in detail in a previous thread:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-655941-.html

The upshot is, mix tonic water with piping gel and it will fluoresce under a blacklight.
post #15 of 20
In the last cake standing challenge Mary created a neon super fly character maybe you can go to the foodnetwork site and see when the show will be repeated.
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