Fondant And Jelly (Jello) For A Pool Cake Please Help :)

Decorating By kristyJ Updated 29 Sep 2010 , 8:15am by FlourPots

kristyJ Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:18am
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hey everyone...

My son is turning 4 and we are having a pool party and i am making a pool cake to match....
i was planning on making the cake with fondant and lining the inside of the pool with chocolate and then a inch or so of jelly...
I have been googling for days and cant work out my problem, so please help me icon_smile.gif ...

PROBLEM- if i was to carve the cake then line the inside with chocolate and fill with jelly i can let it set in the fridge...but once i put the fondant on the cake cant go back into the fridge or it will sweat when i take it out. i have tried to see how long jelly will last out the fridge but its not long enough...i know i can use the gel icing stuff but really wanted jelly as my son loves it.
can anyone please advise me what i can do...


11 replies
MJoycake Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:35am
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Can't you fondant the cake and put your chocolate layer in, then just before the party put the jelly in?

helenecake Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:49am
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I once made a pool for a pool party...and it was very hot outside...but we wher only a few minutes from the party...I had no choice but to put the cake in the fridge as soon as we got there because the nice blue jello cut into cube was melting...tooo fast.So I suggest 2 things carve the inside ,cover with fondant. Add the jello just before showing the cake if you can...hope it goes can look at my cake I made on helenecake.

kristyJ Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:11am
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thanks heaps for your ideas icon_smile.gif....
i was going to let the jelly set in the cake so its smooth but i assume i couldn't do that at the last min or it would just be liquid, tho i guess that would make it more real lol icon_wink.gif but not quite what i'm after .....

I wonder how the jelly companies make those jelly cups we see on the supermarket shelves they are not refrigerated at all yet they are hard??? any ideas!

tokazodo Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:40am
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Another medium used for water is blue piping gel available at cake supply stores.

jlynnw Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:50am
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Jello or Jelly? If you want jello, look at my zoo pics and see if that is what you are wanting. It is how you make your jello. Use water and corn syrup. I will send recipe if you like.

strathmore Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 8:27am
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I have done this also - I just made up the jelly with 1/2 the amount of water and it sets very quickly. Put it in when its cold but not set or you will melt your chocolate.

brincess_b Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 8:45am
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you could also let the jelly set in another tray, the right shape for the pool (or cut it to the right shape).

noahsmummy Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 9:28am
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have you thought about making piping gel instead? i used it for a pond on my sons bday cake. making it is much easier to buy and quite easy too.

noahsmummy Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 9:29am
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*cheaper to buy...

kristyJ Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 10:57pm
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thanks i think i have a practice go with a thicker jelly before and if that doesn't work then i'll use the piping gel...i'm sure my son will be happy no matter what icon_smile.gif

and BTW i LOVE all your cakes everybody's!!! they often just blow me away icon_smile.gif)

FlourPots Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 8:15am
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Before I made my pool cake I experimented using Jello for the "water"...I tried several variations using different amounts of water, including the Jiggler recipe, that's meant to set very firm.

In each, I placed small amounts of fondant mixed with tylose, since I was planning to have pool toys and kids in the water for the real cake.

My fondant slowly dissolved every single spread way out and the colors bled.

I scrapped the Jello plan and went with tinted piping gel...worked can see here:

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