Party Trick: Use Tonic Water To Make Your Frosting Glow!

published Jul 13, 2012
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It’s Friday, folks. What’s that mean? Well here at The Kitchn we’re letting down our collective hair and taking a look at glow-in-the-dark cupcakes. Wait? What? Oh you heard me. Glow in the dark cupcakes, baby!

I recently checked in on Camber over at Food Snots.

Camber was challenged to create a glow-in-the-dark, or rather, glow-in-the-black-light frosting for a party. She discovered that tonic water was the key and although she quickly became a pro at dying white icings with it, the tonic water and colorings wasn’t working out so well. She turned to Jello made with the tonic water to help carry the color through and the rest was internet history.

Maybe you’ll use the tip for the birthday party of your little one, maybe you’ll stash the idea away until Halloween, or maybe, just maybe, you’re as ridiculous as I am and need zero need to make glow-in-the-dark cupcakes — just your average Friday night!

Get the Recipe: Ghoulishly Glowing Cupcakes from Food Snots


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