Jello Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

June 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Posted in JelloArtWork, Raspberry, Vanilla | 19 Comments
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Purple Digester Eggs For my entry in the year’s Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Competition I made this jello and plastic replica of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. A striking piece of engineering and architecture located a mere 500 yards from my apartment. The facility has been a point of interest for me since moving in to my neighborhood and a frequent photographic subject. I used 1 liter bottles to mold the gelatin “digester eggs” flavored with raspberry and french vanilla and used food die to mimic the color of the eggs lit at night. Super bright LED lights were used to illuminate the jello from behind. I competed against many wonderful and creative entries and sadly did not win. However, since being inspired by the architectural jellos of Liz Hickock and Bompas and Parr, this is a project I’ve wanted to take on for a while and am very happy with the finished product.  Congratulation to all the winners of the competition!

Photos of the event will be posted on the GSS website this week, but in the meantime Eater covered the event and Gothamist gave me some love. I wasn’t able to be at the actual competition since I was out-of-town so a very special thank you to Starr and Art for representing me! And thank you to Marie for helping me construct the catwalks for the model.

Jell-O Mold Design Competition

June 22, 2010 at 11:42 am | Posted in JelloArtWork | 3 Comments
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This weekend at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn is the 2nd Annual Jell-O Mold Competition! Competitors will battle it out for mold supremacy and my entry will be in the running. I am very exciting to see what I am up against as last year’s winners were very crafty. Come on out if you are in the area: Saturday, June 26th from 6 to 10pm, 166 7th Street, Brooklyn.  If not, stay tuned for photos of my unique design.

Jello Poke Cake

June 15, 2010 at 3:57 am | Posted in Cake, CoolWhip, Pistachio, Strawberry | 1 Comment
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My friend Kelly LOVES cake. So to commemorate her birthday this year I made this Jello Poke Cake.  It is a basic white cake with holes poked in it and liquid jello poured in and allowed to set. Typically it is made with fruit favors, as this cake’s top layer is strawberry, but I wanted to try something different for the bottom layer.  I used D’Gari pistachio gelatin dessert made with milk and it was creamy and delicious! The cake is frosted with whipped cream. (The recipe can be found on the Kraft Foods website.) Happy Birthday Kelly!

Rainbow Jello

June 7, 2010 at 4:29 am | Posted in Blueberry, Grape, Lemon, Melon, Recipe, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 22 Comments
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This year for John’s 5th annual Easy Breezy Birthday Brunch I made one of the more difficult and beautiful jello creations, the Rainbow Jello mold.  This classic favorite is compromised of 10 layers and 5 different flavors, each with a clear fruity layer and a creamy opaque layer of sweetened condensed milk.  As you can see, John loved it and so did everyone else. The recipe for this can be found in a preview of my new book. Happy Birthday John and congratulations on another successful Easy Breezy!

Click here for the Recipe…

Boxing Kitten Launch Party

May 27, 2010 at 4:05 am | Posted in Melon, Peach, Pineapple, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 5 Comments

For my first Jello catering gig I was commissioned to make mini jellos for a 50s style, Hawaiian themed, fashion party for the vintage inspired clothing designer Boxing Kitten. I made mini versions of the Peaches & Cream Jello, the Mandarin Melon Jello, and Pineapple Jello.

LOST Jello

May 24, 2010 at 4:30 am | Posted in Blueberry, Coconut, Pistachio | 5 Comments
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A fan since the first episode aired, I had to commemorate the series finale of LOST with jello. For a LOST themed BBQ and finale viewing party I made this representation of the island with pistachio (for the land), coconut (for the sandy beach), and blueberry (for the water).

Pomegranate Berry Jello Salad (with Vodka)

May 18, 2010 at 2:40 am | Posted in Alcohol, Blackberry, Blueberry, Booze, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Recipe, Soda, Vodka | 15 Comments
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Triple berry salad is a classic Jello recipe, but mine has a few twists. This sparkling treat is made with cranberry gelatin and tart pomegranate juice, along with vodka and club soda and is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  It was served at a birthday BBQ to a crowd who had never tired my jello before and was devoured by a frenzied swarm of eager party goers. (I’ve never seen jello sell-out quite like this.)  Thank you guys for your jello enthusiasm!

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Mini Avocado Molds with Strawberries

May 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Posted in Avocado, Strawberry | 3 Comments
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This is a new take on a very old-school recipe and I found it quite tasty. Made with fresh avocado and mayo, it’s a savory mold much like guacamole (minus the onions). Strawberries offer a contrasting flavor and an attractive garnish.

Rhubard Rosemary Jello

May 4, 2010 at 2:41 am | Posted in Cucumber, Rhubarb, Rosemary | 1 Comment
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My sister Kateri sent this recipe to me from Simply Recipes with a request to try it. This rhubarb flavored gelatin with hints of rosemary and chopped cucumbers borders on sweet and savory. Its not my typical jello mold but I really enjoyed it with a dollop of sour cream.

Jello Mold Mistress in The Kitchn

April 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Peach, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 3 Comments
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Apartment Therapy’s the Kitchn cooking blog was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post for their Dessert Week and I was excited to do so!  I revisited the Peaches & Cream jello mold I made last fall for Labor Day.  Included in the post are some general tips and tricks and jello molding principles that many of you have asked for and can be applied to any jello molding endeavor. Click here to read the whole post, see more photos, and try the recipe for yourself!

Apricot Cream

April 20, 2010 at 1:12 am | Posted in Apricot, Peach, Pear, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 1 Comment
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This smooth and creamy jello mold is made of apricot gelatin and sweetened condensed milk with chopped pears and peaches.

Applejack Jello

April 13, 2010 at 1:22 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Another refreshing spring time jello, inspired by one of Shane’s favorite drinks, comprised of layers of apple cider, chopped green apples and vodka.  Sweet, tart, and tangy all at the same time!

White Sangria Jello

April 1, 2010 at 12:07 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Grape, Strawberry, Wine | 8 Comments
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Spring is here! And with spring comes a new batch of spring-time jello treats. Far starters, this fruity white sangria jello, made with a little bit of white wine, and a whole lotta grapes, strawberries, and apples, is sure to be a hit at any garden party.

Jello Graffiti

March 26, 2010 at 2:26 am | Posted in JelloArtWork | Leave a comment
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Miss Heather over at sent me this photo that she snapped of some street art here in Greenpoint Brooklyn, that I swear I didn’t do, despite my love of jello and wiener dogs.  Maybe I have a spray-can-happy fan? Thanks Miss Heather!

Banana Cream Jello

March 23, 2010 at 12:01 am | Posted in Banana, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 6 Comments
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Upon his last visit to Greece, Art got me an assortment of Greek gelatins including this box of banana flavored, a rare find in the U.S. I was inspired to make this banana cream jello with real bananas and sweetened condensed milk.

Lucky Jello

March 17, 2010 at 11:52 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Lime, MaraschinoCherry, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Better than green beer and just in time for St Patrick’s day I made this fun, green jello. The bottom layer is lime with vodka and the top layer clear gelatin with lime green maraschino cherries suspended throughout.  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Cranberry Almond Jello

March 8, 2010 at 4:20 am | Posted in Almond, Cranberry | 3 Comments
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Still inspired by the Dim Sum dessert I had in Chinatown, I purchased a variety of flavors of DoFu Delight, “a favorite Asian treat”, from a Chinatown market. For this jello I used the almond favored agar dessert and cranberry jello.

Dim Sum Mango Pudding

February 25, 2010 at 4:03 am | Posted in Mango, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 16 Comments
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Inspired by the Chinese New Year and an amazing Dim Sum meal I had this past weekend in NYC’s Chinatown, I made these mini mango pudding jellos reminiscent of the little mango puddings we had at the end of our meal. Those were shaped like Micky Mouse and Hello Kitty but I opted for a more nautical theme. I used the mango jello Janejai gave me from Mexico with sweetened condensed milk.

Candy Hearts Jello

February 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Grape, Melon, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | Leave a comment
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In honor of Valentine’s Day I made these jello replicas of the classic candy message hearts. They can be made with any jello flavor and sweetened condensed milk. I used cake decorating letters for the messages. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Claire’s Jello Watercolors – part II

February 9, 2010 at 1:35 am | Posted in JelloArtWork | Leave a comment
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I previously featured Claire’s watercolors on my blog and now she is out with a second set of  jello inspired, hand-painted, cards. Very cute, Claire. Keep up the good work!

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