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how do i make glow in the dark icing?

post #1 of 12
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so my friend asked me to do her son's birthday cake.....an avatar cake. i saw the movie tonight and thought it would be fabulous to do a jungle type scene on the cake with the glowing flowers and maybe the tree on top that has the glowing leaves hanging.

any thoughts? has anyone made glow in the dark icing before and had good success?

thank you
shelley
post #2 of 12
I would really like to know that as well because the idea sounds rather interesting.
post #3 of 12
I watch one cake challenge on the food network ( hero / villian) that she used some sort of piping gel to make it glow when you turned out the lights. but I don't know the exact recipe you could maybe look on the food network website and see if you can find the episode that i mean . good luck
post #4 of 12
After doing a little googling, the only food-safe thing you can do is make jello using tonic water as apparently quinine glows under black light (so you'd need a black light bulb too). Can't think of many kids that would like the taste of quinine though!

Ooh, looking at the above reply, maybe reduce down some tonic water and use that to make home-made piping gel?
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post #5 of 12
There was a thread about this last year.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-619795-.html

My daughter had a "Black Light" party for her 18th birthday last year. I decorated her cake with hot pink, lime green and bright orange buttercream icing and we put a black light behind it. It glowed when all the lights were off. It was pretty awesome. All the people who came wore white or lightly colored shirts and we had several black lights hanging around the room. Everything glowed!
post #6 of 12
Recent discussion:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-670102-tonic.html

I don't know of the proportions, Can anyone else offer this?
post #7 of 12
I tried the piping gel mixed with tonic with little success - can't wait to try again!
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post #9 of 12
I have done this before you could use tonic water or mountain due and then place it under a black light, it was awesome
post #10 of 12
It's so funny that you posted this because the first thing I thought of when I watched that movie was how incredible it would be to interpret the scenes into cake. Please post a pic when you're done!

I think the tonic water is the best way to go with this as well.
post #11 of 12
Link to a thread in which I wrote a post that explains this. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-655941-.html
post #12 of 12
Peanut butter glows under black light. It would be easy to coat the leaves with it.

The easiest way to see what you have that glows, is just bring a light into the kitchen.
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