I want to make a mug like this. I don't know how to make the gelatin sheet. I tried to find instructions for it, but all I could find was instructions to let it dry hard. Do I use the same recipe and don't let it dry. Will it release from the mold? Can it be put on buttercream or do I need to put fondant on first?
Also, I am trying to find something to use as a mold. Can you think of anything that I might have at home to use. I tried to think of something, but am at a loss.
I found this online. It says to pour onto a coffee can lid but I would pour it directly onto the textured mat that K8memphis suggested. I hope this is what you are looking for.
Things You'll Need
9 tbsp. water
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
Canister lid with a rim
Pour the water into the saucepan and add 5 to 7 drops of food coloring while heating on low.
Add all three gelatin envelopes and stir until the contents are fully dissolved -- approximately 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and let the mixture stand and cool slightly for 2 minutes so as not to melt the plastic lid.
Pour the thickened mixture into the lipped lid, e.g., a coffee canister lid, and flatten the air bubbles with a spoon. The layer of gelatin can be anywhere between 1/4 inch and 1 inch thick. Let it stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the layer. The bendable plastic lid will allow you to easily turn out the thickened gelatin by pressing your thumbs into the back of the lid. Use cookie cutters to carve out shapes and a straw to poke holes for hanging.
Place the pliable shapes on the cooling sheet and allow them to cool and harden overnight.
Thanks for the help everyone.
Do you know the brand or name of the mat? I need it by Saturday so I don't have time to order it. I checked one cake supply with no luck. There is one more that I can check tomorrow.
my local cake supply store also carries these
in the link earlene calls it a line mat
it's pretty common--not super exclusive or anything but if it's a store heavy with wilton inventory--might not have it
hope you can find it!!!