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Glowing Cupcakes

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  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons tonic water
  • neon food coloring
  • unfrosted cupcakes

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Combine powdered sugar, shortening, and butter in a large bowl. Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla and half the tonic water. Beat until fully combined. Add the remaining tonic water. Repeat.
  3. Divide the frosting into two bowls. Color one bowl orange, and one bowl green.
  4. Fill one piping bag half-full of orange frosting. Fill another piping bag half-full of green frosting. Use scissors to snip the ends off both bags.
  5. Place both piping bags inside an empty piping bag fitted with a jumbo star tip. Squeeze frosting down toward the tip.
  6. Pipe icing onto cupcakes.
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