Bake Fluorescent Cupcakes!

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Amazingly enough, these fluorescent cupcakes are 100% edible! Thanks to the quinine in tonic water, we have a no fail recipe that you and your students can follow to make your own – just in time for a Halloween lesson on fluorescence at the end of the recipe! Enjoy with your classroom.

Grade Range:
1 to 14

Duration
2-4 Hours

Supplies

1 Black Light (be sure it is in the Ultra Violet range: <405nm) 24 cooled cupcakes 7 cups confectioners sugar 1 C vegetable shortening 1 tsp clear vanilla extract 0.3 ounce package of LIME gelatin 1 C boiling water 1 C chilled tonic water (with quinine) 3-5 Tbsp tonic water (diet works also) chocolate chips