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post #136 of 881
Oh, maybe she is! icon_redface.gif It's hard to keep all the questions and comments straight when I fly through them at warp speed! icon_lol.gif Well I hope my comments can help SOMEONE! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #137 of 881
I guess I'll just add that it takes less than two minutes to whip up a batch of the gelatin mixture, color it and make it ready to work with, so I just do it when I need it. No need to risk making a science experiment! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #138 of 881
Is it just mine, or does everyone else's smell terrible when its being melted? Which shouldn't be a surprise considering what gelatin is made of.
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post #139 of 881
Yep, it stinks! But if you're in a well ventilated area you cannot smell it.
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post #140 of 881
I am odd one out on the smell - I can't smell it! (although those who live here tell me they can!)

I LOVE that heating pad trick, it works soo good.

I never have the "time slots" to get all of mine done in one shot - I have had several times where the gelatin has firmed back up and has to be reheated to use.

Another FYI - you can use a tart burner (and I think one of those electric coffee cup warmers would work too??) to keep the gelatin in a liquid state while using it.
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post #141 of 881
You know it's funny, it not only stinks but it tastes TERRIBLE!! When I did the teal butterfly cake (in my pix) I told them "don't eat the butterflies, they are edible but they don't taste good." So the gal took them home and some guys at the party thought they were the tasty blue Jello and boy were they in for a rude awakening! icon_lol.gif Well hey, she told them -- don't eat the butterflies! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #142 of 881
This wonderful. Thank you so much for your instructions.
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post #143 of 881
Yay, I'm so excited...I finally ordered my sheets. How long should I expect to wait before I get these? I can't wait to play too icon_biggrin.gif

I let one of my baking friends know about this. It just so happened that she had a Tuckerman's Ravine cake to make last weekend. Well she was so excited to try making a gelatin waterfall. She showed me pics and it came out great! I guess she just crinkled up foil and applied the gelatin with a spoon in the shape of a waterfall. So many uses, so little time!!!
post #144 of 881
Can't wait to try it! And thank you to everyone who teaches us such amazing things! I never would have dreamed this up in a million years! thumbs_up.gif
post #145 of 881
The electric coffee cup warmer works like a charm!! I now have the cup warmer AND the heating pad plugged in for my addiction. I am one hot momma with this stuff now, I am tellin' ya!! icon_biggrin.gif

I am working on a new one - it is different from the others I have done! I'll post it tomorrow.

I LOVE this place and all the fun we have sharing!!!
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post #146 of 881
I bought gelatin tonight. I just got home from work a few hours ago. I mixed the stuff up with blue coloring (yes it DOES stink! UGH!) and I spread it out on my son's plastic sesame street placemat. I dont have anything else to really put it on so it wont be all pretty and textured but at least it gives me something to play with. icon_smile.gif If I can make a pretty bow Ill post a photo. icon_smile.gif

I was daydreaming about this all day. Thinking about making stained glass windows and car windshields and pretty butterfly wings. Every time I hear of a new trick I just have to try it. lol.
post #147 of 881
OK - this one is made with my brand new impression mat set from Cake Connection. It took 3 sheets of gelatin to make this one. It is HUGE. It is beautiful though!! It is going on a graduation cake - colors are orange and black. I actually cut the sheets for this bow lengthwise - and made the loops from those - I wanted to see how big I could get it and I am thinking no one will ever need a bow to be any bigger than this!! icon_eek.gif

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Not sure if you can see, but the gelatin is all nice and uniform in this bow - those new tricks really work great!
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post #148 of 881
These are fantastic!! thumbs_up.gif How do you get the numerous colors on the flowers and butterflies? Thanks for the instruction.
post #149 of 881
You can color them several different ways. You can color the gelatin itself while it is in the liquid state, or you can use a tiny paintbrush (use airbrush colors or thin regular gel colors with vodka) or you can use the edible markers.

The important thing about painting the dry gelatin is to make sure it doesn't get too wet - it will dissolve if it does.
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post #150 of 881
Thanks for the info!! icon_biggrin.gif
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