Has anyone ever used an edible image on jello before? My mom said that she saw this done at a birthday party and was thinking of doing it for my daughter's birthday. Any thoughts? Thanks!
I've never seen it. I did a little googling and got no resuts on the subject. Are you planning to use jello instead of a cake?
I will be doing a cake, but I just thought that it would be a neat idea to have an image on the jello too.
So I just found a picture of what I was talking about. Anyone know how to do this? Amigas que hablan espanol, saben como se hace esto?
What I do is use less water in the Jell-O and then stir in some yogurt (a complimentary flavor) to get the creamy look, then I do layers of clear, creamy, clear, creamy, etc. (However many layers/flavors you want.) Then after unmolding put the image on the 'bottom' which is now the top. You can do it on the clear Jell-O too, but I like how it looks on the creamy stuff better. Then decorate with Bettercreme. YUM!
Thank you! So my question is, how do you put the picture on the jello? What kind of transfer would I use and where could I get it?
Thanks for the idea. My MIL is gluten free and hates the cakes. This would be a really different idea that she could have. Mel, haven't done yogurt in the jello, just less water and sub the yogurt?
Yes, If I am making molded Jell-O I cut down slightly on the water anyway... so here is how I do it...
For 'cream' layers: 1 cup boiling water poured into Jell-O powder, stir until dissolved. Pour in 3/4 cup yogurt, then stir until combined.
For regular layers: 1 cup boiling water poured into Jell-O powder, stir until dissoved. Pour in 3/4 cup cold water, then stir until combined.
What I do is make them the same flavor for each two layers. Example: 1 layer orange made with yogurt, then one layer orange made the regular way. Then move on to raspberry, one layer of each, etc.
For the edible image, you need to use the same type of edible image you use on cakes. Icing sheets printed with edible ink by a printer that has never had 'regular' ink in it.
That's great! Thank you for the explanation/instructions! I think I will have to do some experimenting soon! )
You print the design on regular paper (edible ink of course) and lay it printed side down on white jello made with milk. The milk jello has to be really hard or it will stick to the paper.
Let the paper rest for a good five minutes, rubbing it as you would your tummy if its hurts, so the colors passes from the paper to the jello.
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons powdered no flavor jello, bloomed in half cup cold water than melted in the micro
1 teaspoon clear vanilla
Make layers by alternating color jello with the milk jello, make sure the first one is milk so when you unmold it ends on top.
That is amazing! The colors are beautiful!
Thank you! It was actually very easy to make.
I love this idea, and it is so versatile for people with allergies etc. I think jello and cool whip have a recipe where you mix cool whip into the liquid jello, you could use that for someone who can't have dairy.
Then you could even do some piping in cool whip and make it look like a cake.
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Cool idea. Great way to bring some extra fun to a pot-luck when you don't want to make a cake!
Hi it looks wonderful i have been thinking on doing this, i have a question did you put the image and leave it on the jello just like you do on the cake or did you transfer it putting the printed sidE down and then removing the sheet? Thank you very much