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.Australia, black star pastry, donuts, doughnuts, festival, glow in the dark, lights
This Prosecco Festival Is Absolute Magic
By Cooking Panda
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, like you could use a drink (or eight), there’s a three-day event happening in May 2017 that’s got you covered.
The Prosecco festival will be held at the Oval Space in East London from May 12 to May 14, and it promises to be a totally booze-filled extravaganza.
Not only will you get to enjoy the company of like-minded Prosecco fans, but the festival comes complete with tastings, master classes, live music, Italian food (yum!) and pop-up shops centered around all things Prosecco.
Tickets run for about $45 per five-hour festival session, and that also guarantees you a glass of delicious and refreshing Prosecco from not one, but all of the eight producers that are on show.
Yes, fam. That means eight entire glasses of Prosecco for $45.
While you’re downing all of that sweet, sweet booze, you also get to snack on that Italian food we mentioned earlier — we’re talking cicchettit, antipasti and some delicious Italian cheeses, which sounds like a dream come true.
For a little more (around $60), you can also purchase a master class from the notable sommeliers from the East London Wine School, which “will guide you through the core principles of wine tasting and teach you all there is to know about Prosecco. Learn about the process from grape to glass, find out about the different types of Prosecco and how to pair Prosecco with food,” the website promises.
If you’re not in the mood to learn, just sit back with your eight glasses of Prosecco and enjoy all that live jazz and the DJs set to perform over that weekend.
Check out the official website to purchase your tickets here.
Source: Prosecco Springs / Photo Credit: Prosecco SpringsTags: festival, Italian Food, prosecco, prosecco fest, Wine Tasting