Sydney Pastry Shop Makes Incredible Glow-in-the-dark Donuts

The Sydney skyline is currently filled with bright pink, green, and yellow lights, but they’re not the only thing glowing into the night.

Glow-in-the-dark doughnuts are on the menu at the city’s famous Vivid Festival, provided by none other than famous bakery Black Star Pastry.

The mastermind behind Strawberry Watermelon Cake, dubbed the most Instagrammed cake in the world, has now given us the gorgeous ‘Glonut’.

And creator Christopher Thé has told Daily Mail Australia just how he managed to get his doughnuts to look radioactive – while still tasting delicious.

Christopher, who opened Black Star Pastry’s flagship location in Newtown in 2008, got the inspiration for the Glonut while walking around Vivid last year.

‘I was thinking hard about a way to tie in food with lights,’ he said. ‘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!’

Christopher revealed it took the rest of the year to nail the concept, making sure the icing would glow underneath a blacklight.

So what exactly makes the $7 Glonut, well, glow?

‘The ingredient that makes the icing glow is made from vitamin B, which in itself is quite acidic,’ Christopher said.

‘We decided to then ice the doughnut in a yuzu glaze, which is also quite tart.’

Yuzu, which looks like a cross between an orange and a lemon, is a citrus fruit that is often used in Japanese cuisine as a seasoning.

The actual doughnut is a play off the patisserie’s BlackStar donut, which Christopher describes as ‘like a brioche – with half the butter’.

‘So it is light to eat, and not greasy at all,’ he added.

Christopher said he chose to make a doughnut the base for the glowing icing because he wanted to do a pastry that could be ‘easily held in the hand’.

‘We thought it would be fun to see people with glow-in-the-dark icing all over their hands and faces, so doughnuts were the natural choice,’ he said.

‘Then we came up with the name “Glonut”, which really sealed the deal.’

Black Star Pastry is also lighting up the night with glowing doughnut balls and black sesame yuzu cake.

They have paired with N2 Extreme Gelato, which created glowing white chocolate and honey drinks to keep Sydneysiders warm as they eat their treats.

But it’s the Glonuts that have been the star of the show, so much so that the patisserie has had to ramp up production in order to meet demand.

‘When food it able to capture the imagination like a glow-in-the-dark doughnut, it’s no wonder they have taken off!’ Christopher said.

And for the few who are scared to digest something that looks radioactive, Christopher wants to assure them that Black Star is all about ‘real food’.

‘We would never create anything that was unnatural, even if it was a great idea,’ he said.

‘BlackStar is all about great techniques and real cooking, we never add dyes or additives to any of our products. We strictly adhered to this principle in order to make the glow-in-the-dark donut happen.’

‘Our customers know this about us, and trust us even with something as crazy as glow-in-the-dark doughnuts!’

Source: Mail Online