Thursday, December 29, 2011

Champagne Wishes and Raspberry Dreams

Happy Almost New Year!

In preparation for the weekend's festivities, I've been making New Year's Eve themed edible art.   What drink says Happy New Year better than sparking Champagne?  This gelatin creation is inspired by the jelly masters- Bompas and Parr.  They are a combination of Champagne, Elderflower syrup, lemon juice, sugar, and raspberries suspended as if by magic. Just like our economy.

Photo credit: Brian Feulner

Thursday, December 22, 2011

O Tannenbaums!

When Charlie Brown was searching for the perfect tree for the Christmas play, he should have called me.  Well, these gelatin creations are not for children,  but the Peanuts characters would now be in their 50's so it's legit!

These Christmas gels are made from a special soda found up in Canada called Spruce Beer. It's in the family of Root beer and Birch beer, but with a distinct pine taste.   Imagine that amazing scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree that pervades your house in a drinkable form.

Presenting O Tannenbaums!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread men gelatin

These gelatin creations are hot out of the oven! Or rather cold out of the refrigerator.

The winter holiday season is traditionally a cookie time of year. Looking at all the recipe magazines at the grocery store checkout line, you see dozens and dozens of delicious baked treats.  So here's my spin on a classic holiday cookie- gingerbread men.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa Hats

This past Saturday was the annual Santa Speedo Run.  A fun and crazy charity event that had over 500 participants don swimsuits and run through the shopping district of Boston.  

In honor of their ahem... efforts... I made some Santa Hat gelatin creations for a pre-party.  

The runners spirits were high and the weather mostly fair.  With the warming effect of cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and a simple syrup made with Chambord and a touch of whiskey.  The runners were guaranteed not to freeze their jigglers off! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mini Hot Cocoa Mugs

What's cuter than cute?  You're going to have to admit that these teeny tiny mugs of minted hot are just that.  While drinking my first mug of the season, I thought that these could make a delicious gelatin creation.  So off to the gelaboratory I went.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jell-Obama on CBS Sunday Morning!

The History of Jello!

Hello Gelophiles,

Last Sunday CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on the History of Jello!  The bad news was I'd started working on pitch for something like this back in July.  Oh well.... procrastination.

The good news is Jell-Obama was shown during the segment!  

If you've ever wondered about the history of this wiggly treat take a watch below. Click on the link and not the photo to watch the video.