The Glonut is the brainchild of Black Star Pastry in Sydney, Australia, who explain their creation thusly:
It took a few months of cooking experiments to create something we could be proud of. We thought it would be fun to see people with glow in the dark icing all over their hands and faces so donuts were the natural choice. Then we came up with the name “glonut” which really sealed the deal. The glonut is based on our BlackStar donut which is like a brioche with half the butter, so it is light to eat and not at all greasy. The magic is in the icing which glows in the dark under blacklight.
The ingredient that makes the icing glow is made from vitamin B, which in itself is quite acidic. We decided to ice the donut in yuzu glaze, which is also quite tart, so there is a balance of sweet and sour on the buttery donut.
Not surprisingly, the Glonut is very Instagramable:
Now there's #glonuts …. Glow in the dark glazed #donuts. Taste as interesting as it looks. A special creation in conjunction with #VividSydney. Also on the menu are glowing #honey and #yuzu tea, glowing white #chocolate drink and black sesame cake with glowing yuzu jelly. Everything glows! Idea came from the people of Black Star Pastry. #Food scene in #Australia never fail to impress. #pw_eats #dessert #pastry #BlackStarPastry #N2
Untuk memeriahkan VividSydney 2017, Black Star Pastry, toko kue yang terkenal akan cake semangka dan stroberinya, membuat sesuatu bernama ‘glownut’ – donat dengan hiasan yang bisa menyala dalam kegelapan. Jika kamu mengunjungi Vivid #Sydney, kamu bisa menemukan #glownut ini di Glow Cave Dessert Bar di Martin Place. — To celebrate #VividSydney 2017, Black Star Pastry, the #bakery behind Instagram's fave watermelon and strawberry #cake, designed this 'glownut' – a glow-in-the-dark glazed #doughnut. If you're visiting @vividsydney, you can find these #glownuts at the Glow Cave Dessert Bar in Martin Place. 📷: @blackstarpastry
Glonuts will be available at the Black Star Pastry pop-up during Sydney’s Vivid festival which runs until June 17.