O-M-G I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!! After just ONE failed attempt, I'VE CREATED SOMETHING THAT WORKS!!!
Okay, I've included pictures here of what I did. The first pictures of the smaller 'circle' was just crushed up Jolly Ranchers with one diluted packet of gelatin. It was too sticky. I had to put it in the refrigerator to even handle it to get off the greased parchment paper. And, as you may see, it kind of picked up a little of the parchment.
The SECOND set of pictures, of the much larger piece, I used 6 packages of gelatin and 2 3oz packages of Jello mix, and 1 cup of water. I altered the recipes I saw for making homemade gummies. Then as it was hot, I added about 4 Jolly Ranchers and stirred until they were completely melted.
As it cooked on the stove on low, I noticed all that foam that occurs with cooking gelatin. So, after I took it off the stove and moved it near my greased parchment, I used a turkey baster to get under the foam at the clear liquid.
After I poured it all out and let it cool, LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!! And look at what I was able to do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud!!!
It is SUPER easy to handle, doesn't stick, is not stretching, as it's still hanging off of the vase I hung it over! I am so excited to try this with my test cake!
Hopefully, you all can experiment with this!!!
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