Jelly Art

Lounge By sheena Updated 28 Jan 2010 , 4:33pm by sheena

sheena Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 7:01am
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Here are a couple of pictures of some jelly art that I tried and want to share with you all...not sure what this art is called actually...does anyone know? All I know is that its popular in Mexico...I stumbled upon this when I was looking for something on the internet and it caught my attention. So i searched for videos etc and found some on youtube but everything is in spanish and I know not aword of spanish!!... Anyway... I tried my hand at it...with no other tools except a syringe and this is what i turned out...my first attempt. I would love and appreciate it if someone could tell me where I can find english books on this form of art as I'd love to learn and try my hand at more of it.

Cheers! icon_smile.gif Sheena.
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kiwigal81 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 7:41am
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Wow! No idea, but that is so cool! icon_biggrin.gif

Sagebrush Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 8:04am
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Wow... that is really interesting.

Could you post a link to the youtube video(s)?

Thanks!

- Leisel

all4cake Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 8:13am
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There was a lady...spanish, I think...a couple of years ago that had a site showing some techniques...tutorial images seriously didn't require any language to interpret them at all...looking for her site still....she also teaches classes on it(I'm thinking she was in Texas or close to it)

Here's some more images for inspiration

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughalitapicts/252413203/

all4cake Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 8:21am
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I found her! but her site has changed a bit...

http://www.gelartfloral.com/index2.html

janeoxo Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 8:44am
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I don't know why you say it's supposed to be a flower, it's brilliant, you can easily see what it is. Well done you.

kiwigal81 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 9:09am
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79vhYblqqQk&feature=related

I found this link to a full flower how-to. Wow! Where can I get me them tools??

sheena Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 9:11am
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Originally Posted by all4cake

I found her! but her site has changed a bit...

http://www.gelartfloral.com/index2.html




Thanks! icon_smile.gif I did check out this site yeaterday but it didn't have any step by step tutorials icon_sad.gif

sheena Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 9:14am
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Originally Posted by janeoxo

I don't know why you say it's supposed to be a flower, it's brilliant, you can easily see what it is. Well done you.




Hehee... thanks for the kind words icon_smile.gif but if you check out the flikr link that all4cake has given us, you'll see why I think my flower looks icon_sad.gif

sheena Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 9:18am
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Originally Posted by sagebrush

Wow... that is really interesting.

Could you post a link to the youtube video(s)?

Thanks!

- Leisel




Hi Leisel,

kiwigal81's link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related
takes you to the page which lists all the videos...those are the same ones i watched before I made my jelly. Thanks for posting the link kiwigal81! icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 12:43pm
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..moving to the Lounge. icon_smile.gif

sheena Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 1:09pm
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If anyone is interested, here are the recipes I used to make the clear jelly and opaque (white) jelly which is colored and used for the flowers, leaves, scollop and white base. These are the recipes that I got off some Spanish/Mexican blog. Hope you enjoy making the jelly and I look forward to others sharing their recipes and tips in this form of art. icon_smile.gif


CLEAR JELLY INGREDIENTS:

45 grams of gelatin
1 liter of water
300 grams of white sugar
1 / 2 teaspoon citric acid
Few drops of essence/flavouring of your choice.

METHOD:

-Soak the gelatin in 250 ml of cold water for 5 to 7 minutes until fluffy and set aside.

-Boil the remaining water with sugar and once it boils, add the citric acid to the mixture and remove from heat.

-Mix in the soaked gelatin, dissolve it completely in the hot mixture and cool.

-Then, add the essence and mix.

-Finally, pour the jelly mixture into a glass dish / dishes and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until set completely.

-While the clear jelly is setting in the fridge, make the white jelly, color it and cool it.

FOR THE WHITE JELLY:
25g gelatin soaked in 1/2 cup cold water
1/2 litre of water
150g sugar
8 TBSP low calorie milk powder
few drops of essence/flavouring of your choice
food colors of your choice.

METHOD:
-Make the white jelly as you would the clear jelly, adding the milk powder where you would add the citric acid.
-Mix in the essence and divide the mixture into the number of different colors you would like to use and accordingly mix in your food colors.
-Once the colored jelly mixture has completely cooled and thickens slightly but is still in a liquid state, fill your syringes and inject away into the clear jelly which is completely set! icon_smile.gif

Watch the videos on the youtube link that kiwigal81 has provided to see how to inject the colored jelly.

ENJOY!!

Kayakado Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 4:06pm
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I posted this in 2007 - how time flies. Hopefully the links still work to the webpages

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-801721-.html#801721

kiwigal81 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 6:46am
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Thanks for the info Sheena and Kayakado. I went out and got a couple of syringes yesterday and a suitable knife. Can't wait!

sheena Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 9:35am
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Originally Posted by kiwigal81

Thanks for the info Sheena and Kayakado. I went out and got a couple of syringes yesterday and a suitable knife. Can't wait!




Post some pics for us too see icon_smile.gif

7yyrt Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 9:27pm
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The woman is Flowergel, here is her website.
http://www.freewebs.com/eves/apps/photos/album?albumid=3729706

Deb_ Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:24pm
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So we're speaking of Gelatin not jelly right?

7yyrt Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:35pm
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The UK calls it jelly, the US calls it gelatin. Same thing.

Deb_ Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

The UK calls it jelly, the US calls it gelatin. Same thing.




Wow I'll have to remember that when I visit my niece in Scotland and I ask for toast with jelly, huh?! icon_razz.gif

7yyrt Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 1:10am
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I'm not sure whether it's the same in Scotland. I should have said Britain calls gelatin, jelly.
I have no idea what they call jam-type jelly. I know pudding is dessert, and biscuits are cookies...

sheena Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 1:50pm
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This was my second attempt ...it turned out a little neater than my first. I balanced the sweet and salty flavours so that i could serve it with salad.
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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 2:16pm
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Your flowers came out beautifully!

It looks like there is going to be a class on this at the National Capital Area Cake Show in March.
http://www.cakeshow.org/UpcomingShow_Classes_Demos.html

Now, what I'm wondering is, do you just flavor this with juices and eat it like Jello?

sheena Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by Barbaranne

Your flowers came out beautifully!

It looks like there is going to be a class on this at the National Capital Area Cake Show in March.
http://www.cakeshow.org/UpcomingShow_Classes_Demos.html

Now, what I'm wondering is, do you just flavor this with juices and eat it like Jello?




I've posted the recipe...look on the previous page of this thread icon_smile.gif .... flavour it with flavouring/essence...yup you do just eat it like jello.

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