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These Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnuts Will Brighten Your Day (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

The day is long gone when people were impressed by a simple, however delicious, glazed doughnut. You’ve seen rainbow doughnuts and galaxy doughnuts, after all.

But just when you thought that was as wild as the confection could get, an Australian shop has dared to make a doughnut do what no doughnut has done before: glow in the dark.

Black Star Pastry in Sydney presents the Glownut, a plain doughnut topped with yuzu (a citrus fruit) icing. It’s packed with vitamin B, which gives the pastries their glow-in-the-dark effect, according to Daily Mail Australia.

That’s it, you ask? No artificial dyes or unsafe additives? Though the bright-green confection appears out of this world, the shop assures customers that natural vitamin B is the only trick.

In the light of day, the Glownut looks like a tasty but run-of-the-mill citrus doughnut.

When the black light comes on, the magic happens.

Black Star Pastry owner Christopher The was inspired to create the glowing treat as he walked around Sydney’s Vivid music and lights festival, staring at the skyline’s pink, green and yellow lights. 

“I was thinking hard about a way to tie in food with lights,” he told Daily Mail Australia. “And glow-in-the-dark popped in my head.”

“Just the thought of people eating glow-in-the-dark food at the world-famous Vivid festival of light was an amazing challenge we just couldn’t resist.”

It took him a year to master the Glownut’s natural effect — and to make sure it didn’t taste like a glow stick. Christopher said the final product is light — like a brioche bun with half the butter — and not greasy, topped with a tart, citrusy icing. 

He chose to create a doughnut, rather than a different dessert, so people could easily hold their glow-in-the-dark treats.

“We thought it would be fun to see people with glow-in-the-dark icing all over their hands and faces,” he said. “Then we came up with the name ‘Glownut,’ which really sealed the deal.”

Festival goers will be able to rave not only with their $7 Glownuts, but with Black Star’s glowing doughnut holes and black sesame yuzu cake. Black Star even partnered with a gelato shop, which created a glow-in-the-dark hot chocolate to pair with the neon foods. 

The response to the Glownuts has been so positive, Christopher said, that his boutique dessert shop has had to speed up production for Vivid.

This isn’t the first time Black Star has made headlines for eye-catching desserts; the shop became famous for its strawberry watermelon cake, which has been called the most photographed cake in Australia.

Source: Daily Mail Australia / Photo credit: Pixabay

Tags: Australia, black star pastry, donuts, doughnuts, festival, glow in the dark, lights
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Would You Try A 24-Karat Gold Cronut? (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Goldeluck’s Bakeshop in Australia has cooked up a golden donut-croissant hybrid that they’re calling the “dossant” (cronut, dossant … it’s apparently all the same), and it features 24-carat gold as an ingredient.

The Bakeshop is known for having lots of fun and crazy donut flavors, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. But this gold dossant really takes the cake as far as golden sweets are concerned. In fact, according to the bake shop’s website, this is the first golden dossant created in the world, and it’s 96 percent pure gold. If you don’t think that sounds appetizing, I’m with you; however, the shop claims that it tastes like chocolate fudge, in which case I’m totally in.

The dossant is only made to order, and  not pre-made, so you have to order it for it to be made. Anyone in Australia who’s interested in trying it should probably hurry. I don’t imagine this gold donut will be available for too long, given that “stock is very limited.”

For fun, though, take a look at the crazy new dossant flavor:

Go on Facebook and follow the instructions on that particular picture to be entered to win a box of treats that includes these fun new donuts while you’re at it.

They’re almost too beautiful to eat! The chocolate fudge flavor is too tempting, though.

Some of the other dossant flavors that have been sold at this shop include Hershey’s Cookies and Cream flavor, Nutella (yum!) and honeycomb! The idea, according to the shop’s owner Phillip Kuoch, is to feature a new dossant flavor every month. Hopefully, this shop will thrive enough to make its way over to the U.S.! We want to try some of that goodness.

Sources: Herald Sun, Melbourne, Goldeluck's Bakeshop / Photo Credit: Goldeluck's Bakeshop/Facebook

Tags: 24 Karat Dossant, Cronuts, donuts, Dossants, Goldeluck's Bakeshop
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Krispy Kreme’s New Premium Donuts Will Give You Life (Photos)


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Good news, doughnut lovers! If you’re totally over the (admittedly delicious) standard glazed doughnut at Krispy Kreme, but still want to satisfy your sweet tooth and dessert cravings, the chain has stepped up its game and is debuting a slew of decadent new doughnuts!

Krispy Kreme Japan has launched a new premium line of doughnuts and these babies are gunning to whet the appetite of foodies everywhere.

The chain has come up with four luxurious new flavors, which are being referred to as “miniature cakes” and are available just in time for Easter.

The Krispy Kreme Premium Brulee Glazed Cream features a whipped custard cream that is sandwiched between a sliced doughnut covered with a brulee glaze. The doughnut is also caramelized with a light coat of the custard.


Next up is the Premium Latte Bunny, which is a doughnut chock full of thick latte-flavored milk cream frosting. Because Krispy Kreme Japan is super cute, it also comes adorned with a pair of biscuit ears and a dash of roasted almond flakes sprinkled on top.

The Premium Matcha Adzuki is sure to appeal to green tea fans everywhere — think whipped cream infused with green tea and a sweet adzuki red bean paste filling. Next comes the matcha green tea glaze topping, as well as a fancy gold powder dusted on top of the doughnut.

Finally there’s the Premium Sakura, which has a sweet-sour flavor and is supposed to represent the cherry blossom season. You’ll find a tart cherry paste along with a strawberry-raspberry-cranberry puree on the inside, all topped with whipped cream. Finally, the doughnut gets coated with a pink cherry icing glaze.

Sources: Krispy Kreme Japan, Food and Wine / Photo Credit: Krispy Kreme Japan, Krispy Kreme Japan via Food and Wine

Tags: donuts, doughnut, krispy kreme, krispy kreme japan, premium doughnut
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Krispy Kreme Debuts Power Ranger Donuts! (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

Revisit your childhood, or introduce your kids to your favorite old shows, with Power Ranger donuts from Krispy Kreme! No one’s too old for these.

First of all, this isn’t out of nowhere, not that it would be a problem if it were (what’s wrong with a little throwback?). There’s a new Power Rangers movie coming out on March 24, 2017, and this is Krispy Kreme’s way of promoting it. Hey, maybe the people at Krispy Kreme are even excited about it!

Anyway, the new donuts sport the different Power Ranger colors: red, pink, blue, yellow and black. They’re covered in chocolate icing and sprinkled with fun (and edible) silver glitter just like the actual Power Rangers themselves. There’s a sugary lightning bolt decorating each one in the color of a super ranger, and the donuts are filled with Kreme. Yum!

They’re only available until April 2, to give you time to see the movie while enjoying the donut that matches your favorite Power Ranger color. According to Power Rangers Now, Walmart is already selling boxes of Krispy Kreme’s glazed donuts in boxes that feature the superhero team.

Locations offering these donuts are all over in the U.S. and Canada, so check your nearest location to find out if Power Ranger donuts are within your reach. If they are a bit of a hike, I’d recommend making the journey and bringing home a couple of boxes. You’ll be the hero of home and you’ll get to go watch the movie, then enjoy the donuts at home in Power Ranger spirit. And, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with being an adult who enjoys some Power Ranger action! Many of us grew up following along with these five superheroes in action. It only makes sense that we’d get excited about a reboot. 

Sources: Brand Eating, Power Rangers Now / Photo Credit: Krispy Kreme via Brand Eating, Power Rangers Now

Tags: donuts, krispy kreme, limited time, Power Rangers
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