froglover Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:09am
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I have a request for a black light cake. No not one shaped like a black light but one that will react to a black light that isn't just white icing... Any ideas??

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cakenutz Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:18am
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Quinine water added to piping gel lights up under a blacklight. Its what Mary Maur from Cake Girls used in a challenge.

cupcakeco Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:20am
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Yes. You can add Tonic Water to the BC-- it will glow under a blacklight since Tonic Water contains quinine, which reacts to a blacklight. Also of course this route is nontoxic.

I am not sure however which color bc works best or how much is required to produce a good glow. What I am sure of though is that a blacklight must be shining on the cake to make it glow.

myslady Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:30am
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do a search for glow in the dark cake. I remember there being a picture in the gallery of a cake that a decorator did get it to glow.

I don't remember the poster's name, but I do remember the cake. The decorator detailed how she achieved the cake to glow.

froglover Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 3:12am
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what is quinine? and tonic water and where do you get it from? I think the whole party will be a black light them and prob. done all in black lights so the cake should glow.

dogwood Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:10pm
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You can usually find Tonic Water at the grocery store in the area where they display Gingerale and other drink mixers.

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