Alcohol · Booze · Butter · Cake · Cream · Nutella · Recipe · Rum · Strawberry · Vanilla

Spiked Jello Poke Cupcakes

With homemade Nutella buttercream frosting! 

This year for Victor‘s birthday I wanted to make something extra special. I have made Jello Poke Cake in the past but wanted to trying something that would be easier to serve to a dozen friends out for a birthday brunch in the neighborhood. These vanilla cupcakes are special because they have stripes of strawberry rum jello inside. They are topped with an icing made with a blend of butter, sugar, and everyone’s favorite Nutella (an entire jar!). These were a sell-out hit at Victor’s brunch, everyone had two. Happy Birthday Victor!

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Alcohol · Blueberry · Booze · BrownSugar · GingerAle · Recipe · Rum · Strawberry

Sparkling Summer Berries

With the 4th of July BBQs right around the corner, this festive and fruity jello mold is the perfect compliment to your backyard get-together. Sweet strawberries and blueberries are suspended in refreshing and bubbly ginger ale. A little rum makes it a party favorite for the adults with an option make it non-alcoholic if you decide you want to share with the kiddies. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.  Happy July 4th!

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Grape · JelloArtWork · Lemon · Lime · Orange · Strawberry · SweetenedCondensedMilk

Color Me Jello

Inspired by the colorfully creative and talented Katie Sokoler and her blog Color Me Katie I decided to make a super bright and shiny Color Me Jello. And since it was Katie’s birthday and since she lives in my neighborhood, I decided I’d just pop by and present it to her. Tickled, she took some fun photos of me and my jello. For this jello I followed the Rainbow Mold recipe but added an extra top layer of suspended strawberries. Thanks for the wonderful photo Katie!

Alcohol · Blueberry · Booze · Strawberry · SweetenedCondensedMilk · Vodka

Marbled Stained Glass Jello

Inspired by the Stained Glass Jello, I decided to get a little experimental with this year’s 4th of July jello. For these red, white, and blue mini molds I heated up chunks of stained glass jello, pre-made in a pan, directly in the molds themselves over the gas stove. It only took a few seconds for the jello to melt down enough to form to the mold and for the colors to run into this beautiful marbled pattern. For added patriotic enthusiasm, the strawberry and blueberry gelatin is made with a little vodka, all suspended in sweet and creamy condensed milk.  Happy 4th of July!