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Around Town : Jell-O Mold Competition

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A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Jell-O Mold competition hosted by the Gowanus Studio Space.  They asked designers to, "take Jell-O out of the cafeteria and break the mold, as it were, on Jell-O molds."  I teamed up with Lauren Tempera from the food department, and we developed Twisted Citrus...three jello flavors that combine to create one perfect cocktail.

Twisted Citrus

Lauren infused vodka with thyme and bay leaf to create the flavor for our jello reamer.  We actually used a vintage reamer as our mold.  We filled lemon rinds with a sweet & creamy jello pith, and a tart Meyer Lemon jello center.  It was looking good for a couple of hours, until it melted in Brooklyn's unforgiving summer heat.

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We had a lot of fun developing our jello project, and the event itself was a blast.  You can take a look at Emilie Baltz's photographs of all of the jello entries, but here are a few of my favorites.

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These glasses are actually made of jello...a very green disposable cup.

1 These glasses are actually made of jello...a very green disposable cup.

This jello sushi was beautifully executed and fruit flavored.

2 This jello sushi was beautifully executed and fruit flavored.

This is just one pie slice from a collection of gelatin desserts.

3 This is just one pie slice from a collection of gelatin desserts.

Cute jello cake

4 Cute jello cake

This was a meat flavored jello.  I loved that they created a sense of setting using patterned papers.

5 This was a meat flavored jello. I loved that they created a sense of setting using patterned papers.

These jello bouncy balls don't really bounce, but they were delicious.

6 These jello bouncy balls don't really bounce, but they were delicious.

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I loved this piece's color palette.

8 I loved this piece's color palette.

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The awards!

10 The awards!

This year, after our piece melted, we learned to use A LOT of gelatin, and bring duplicates of everything.  Any other tips or ideas for our project next year?

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