Who knew playing with your food can lead to great things? For San Antonio 12-year-old Neko Masi, it led to opportunities such as cooking alongside Gordon Ramsay on season 7 of MasterChef Junior. While Masi didn’t win the competition, the young cooking enthusiast is staying busy with a new YouTube channel and creative recipes such as her blacklight-glowing buttercream frosting — a perfect addition to Halloween treats.
• 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
• 1 lb. (approximately 4 cups)
• 2 tsp. vanilla
• 1 Vitamin B complex
• 1 tbsp. warm water in a small bowl
Crush the vitamin B into fine powder and dissolve in the warm water.
In a mixer, cream butter, vanilla and vitamin water. If necessary, strain the vitamin water to remove any larger bits.
Add powdered sugar a little at a time, beating well until creamy.
The frosting will appear yellow. If desired, a touch of green food coloring can be added to create a bright, lime-green glowing effect in normal light.
Use buttercream to frost your favorite cake, cupcakes or sugar cookies. Showcase final product by displaying near black light, and watch the treats glow!
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