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post #16 of 42
jen1977 ~ tonic water contains quinine

vickymacd ~ will do, I use gel for a water effect and sometimes for windows
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post #17 of 42
I agree, he looked like he gave up. And he knew it right from the start by the comment he made about being so tired. Bronwen jumped on that!
Sad if you think about it, as the idea is the best cake decorator, but that isn't about FAST decorating. So James is out because he's not fast with the piping bag. He's more meticulous. Oh well, who am I?
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post #18 of 42
I think he purposefully didn't try as hard because he felt on this challenge he was the one 'behind'. I mean, he was supposed to do the super hero and then asked Bronwen to do the face. one of the criticisms on the cake was that it wasn't a sculpted hero - which was his and so on.... I think it was the more sportsmanlike thing to do - he knew he was the 'bottom' of the two and bowed out.
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post #19 of 42
Quinine won't hurt you... it is edible and safe to consume. It was actually used to treat Malaria back before antibiotics took over. Pretty brilliant idea really, though I thought the effect was a bit too subdued.
post #20 of 42
Yeah, they said 'tonic water and piping gel' several times toward the end of the show. And for those of you afraid of the 'quinine.....I'm a nurse practitioner, and quinine has been around for years and years. It has, until fairly recently, been prescribed----straight!!---for different types of muscle pains. So hearing that last night didn't shock or phase me at all! icon_wink.gif
post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by jkalman

Quinine won't hurt you... it is edible and safe to consume. It was actually used to treat Malaria back before antibiotics took over. Pretty brilliant idea really, though I thought the effect was a bit too subdued.



Actually, quinine is linked to deafness in some (rare?) cases. Not sure how much you have to consume, but we know a family living in Africa who needed to use quinine for their young son and he lost his hearing. I've also heard that quinine was a successful treatment for restless leg syndrome and doctors either no longer prescribe it or are hesitant to do so.

I'm assuming the quantities necessary for any sort of harm are quite large, but quinine is no longer considered completely safe. icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 42
ziggytarheal~ you just completely confused me.
Is it safe or not? Would trying it with the piping gel be harmful? Or not?
Sorry, I got confused.
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post #23 of 42
I'm sorry!

Here's the wikipedia article on the subject:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine

I don't tend to scare too easily, so I personally wouldn't worry a bit about a small amount on some icing on a cake. There are many things out there that can harm some people under certain circumstances. Just wanted to mention it for those who might be interested!
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post #24 of 42
Okay first of all...BRONWEN--come on. She is the best, obviously. I can't believe she keeps getting snuffed out. I am hoping for a great comeback for her next week.

I do not want Mary to win.

But the glow in the dark was cool--super cool.
post #25 of 42
The amount found in tonic water will not hurt you. I'm sure if you ate it by the pound you'd be in for some harm, but they wouldn't be putting it in the tonic water if it was going to harm you. Using it as a medicine would require much larger quantities than what you find in tonic water.

I'm sure there are rare cases of just about anything hurting someone in some way... even water can be harmful in mass quanities. icon_smile.gif
post #26 of 42
I still don't get it completely. Do you need a black light? Or is it just exposure to regular light and then turn them off and it will glow?
post #27 of 42
Ok, so when you go to a bar and order a gin and tonic, if there is a black light around it will glow, the amount in the tonic water is very little, and completely safe, ppl have been drinking this for years and. I think it was a cool idea tho, might have to try that for my stargate cake in june, the venue is a bar and i know they have blacklights. Tonic water will not glow in reg lights. U can buy tonic water in your grocery store in the drink aisle, in the mixed drink section.
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post #28 of 42
Does anyone know hoe we can find out the porportions needed to gain the effect? I wish we could find out!! I would love to try it, but I don't want to waste or buy the wrong stuff....unfortunately, I am famous for that, or so my husband says!! Haha!!

If anyone can find out or tell me how, PLEASE let me know!!

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post #29 of 42
I'm wondering if you could put tonic water in an airbrush and give a whole cake a light spray. You might need to stir out all the bubbles first. I wish I ha a black light so I could give it a try.
post #30 of 42
My son's birthday is next week. Star Wars cake. I am going to try it.
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