This past weekend it was just me, a couple bottles of Champagne, and a lot of Jello.
If you think that sounds like the makings of a wild party, think again. It was, in fact, the makings of some jiggly experimentations, mad-scientist style – complete with crazy hair, wild eyes, and red Jello splattered over every surface of my kitchen.
You see, when one adds carbonated liquids to Jello, one can get a cool bubbles-suspended-in-gelatin effect. I’m working on figuring out all the different types of bubbly looks I can achieve.
This mold didn’t come out very bubbly, but it was still kind of a happy accident. I thought it was going to be a complete failure, but after unmolding it I thought it was really beautiful.
I’m not sure if I could ever recreate this effect – it really was an accident. But rest assured, I’ll try!
This one was a little less beautiful and a little more gross. I got the large bubbles I wanted, but it’s pretty icky looking, don’t you think? This is the kind of thing that gives Jello molds a bad name.
I’ve got another bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge, with Jello’s name on it, so I’ll be hitting the lab again very soon.
Sorry for no recipes this time around, but these really are just tests. Recipes to come when the formula is perfected!