Follow directions very closely to make this work! Here are two tips you need to know first off:
1. To make this work you MUST have a good Black light - no, it doesn't glow just by turning off the lights
2. Adding food coloring changes the chemical in the quinine, which is the ingredient in tonic water that causes it to glow - so, do not add food coloring or anything with any color!
(You might be thinking - Duh, white frosting will just glow under a black light - nope, this special frosting is the only way to make it actually glow. Regular white frosting doesn't glow under a black light)
Glow in the Dark Frosting
1 Cup White Vegetable Shortening
1½ tsp Clear Vanilla
1½ tsp butter flavoring
½ tsp Almond flavoring
8 Cups powdered sugar (1-2 Lb. pkg)
8 Tbsp. Tonic Water with Quinine
Directions: Mix the first 4 ingredients in a bowl - make sure you use Clear extracts. (ANYTHING with any type of coloring will NOT glow! Trust me, I tried! )
Next, add 2-3 cups powdered sugar, then 3 TBS tonic water - then mix until smooth, continue adding 2-3 cups of powdered sugar and 3 TBS Tonic water and mixing it until smooth - until all of the powdered sugar and tonic water is mixed in. Then mix on Med-Hi speed for about 1-2 min.
Use to frost cupcakes, or to frost an entire cake - or any dessert that will be placed underneath a black light.
Glow in the Dark Party Punch
2 (10 oz) Bacardi non-alcoholic Mixers
Frozen -Pina Colada flavor
1 - 2 Liters Lemon Lime Soda
½ (2 Liter bottle) Tonic Water with Quinine
Mix together and place into a clear container and place container under a black light! Looks amazing in clear wine glasses!