Here is an easy way to make a large gelatin flower cake with minimal effort.
To make this cake, you prepare clear gelatin first and then you inject color petals using a gelatin art tool.
You should use high quality gelatin that is firm, clear and low in odor. You can purchase all the tools and ingredients on our products page.
Before you begin, you should take a look at your tools. Flat, straight tools are easy to use but they make petals that look even and symmetrical. If you wish to make a fluffy, life-like flower you should cut and curve your tools to give each a unique shape. For this cake, you will need two tools of different sizes, one small for the petals in the center and a larger one for side petals and leaves at the bottom.
To make the cake, prepare the gelatin base in a large bowl and let it set over night. The recipe can be found here.
When you are ready to start drawing, prepare the gelatin color base. Color base recipe can be found here.
Take the bowl with gelatin out of the fridge and cut a round hole in the middle using a melon baller or similar round tool.
Pour a little bit of the color base into a small container and mix in the color you which to use in the center of the flower.
Fill the syringe with color and use the smaller tool to make several petals in the middle of the bowl.
As you add more petals around the center, pour more white coloring into the color container to make the color of the petals fade gradually.
After a few rows of petals, switch to the larger tool and continue to add white color to the mix.
The last row of petals should be made with white coloring only to contrast the dark center of the flower.
Add a few green leaves around the flower in the end.
Your flower is pretty much done at this point.You can serve it as it is, or you can seal it with a darker base to make it stand out more. Here is what the flower looks like with and without the dark base:
To make the dark seal use the following recipe:
Mix 1 Tbsp. of gelatin powder with 3 Tbsp of water and let it stand for 3 minutes.
Heat 1/2 cup of grape juice in a saucepan until vapor appears on the surface. Remove from heat and stir in the soaked gelatin.
When the gelatin has dissolved completely in grape juice, add 1/2 cup of strawberry jam and stir until the mixture is smooth and even. Set aside to cool down.
Clean the cake surface with a wet napkin to avoid having light colored spots and streaks on the dark background. Cover the cake bottom with the dark fruit base and leave it in the fridge to set.
To release the cake from the bowl, keep the bowl in warm water until the gelatin has melted around the edges. Cover the bowl with a plate and turn it upside down to allow the cake to fall out. Make sure you are doing this above the sink to prevent the excess gelatin from dripping elsewhere.
You are ready to leave your guests speechless!
To find out more about making gelatin art desserts, click on the image below: