April 1st, 2017

You want jello? I’ll give you jello

I haven’t done a jello post in many moons. But recently commenter “parker” requested one.

So—since my readers’ wishes are my commands—I went to YouTube to see the latest on jello. I discovered that the jello world has expanded tremendously, and that there are now several YouTubers who seem to specialize in zany (and fairly replusive, I might add) jello videos.

But I’m not in the mood to inflict that on you. So I found a kinder, gentler jello video genre that is far more esthetically pleasing. This is the (heretofore unknown to me) world of jello flowers, which appears to be a predominantly Asian craft. The results of these labors are completely edible, by the way. But I won’t be trying to make them any time soon—or ever, to be honest:

Here’s a brief introduction that explains what’s going on:

I can’t even imagine wanting to spend time learning to make such a thing, although the skill involved and results obtained are obviously impressive. But a lot of people seem to disagree with me about wanting to do it, because there are tons of videos about this.

And jello craft isn’t just about making flowers, either. I would have more of a chance of actually accomplishing something like the following, and it’s also seasonally appropriate). But I won’t fool myself; not gonna do it:

This next photo has nothing to do with jello. But it’s something that came up in relation to that last video because it’s an Easter craft. Apparently this is another Thing That a Lot of People Do: create Easter chick deviled eggs. I have enough problems making the plain ones:

15 Responses to “You want jello? I’ll give you jello”

  1. Sandra Says:

    One item that might interest you is pinterest fails. They are side by side comparisons of the expert crafting versus the average person following directions.

    Here is one for deviled egg Easter chicks. #9 on list (please ignore this is from buzzfeed as I couldn’t get the original pinterest links to work correctly)

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/cooking-fails?utm_term=.oaMB20LRA#.jj2OEZNJY

  2. neo-neocon Says:

    Sandra:

    This Easter chicks at the link you gave look like they were photographed on the morning after a dissipated night out on the town.

  3. KLSmith Says:

    Cute deviled eggs! Carrot feet?

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    KLSmith:

    I have never read the instructions for making them, but it sure looks like carrot feet to me.

    I was wondering how they get the eggs to stand at attention like that, but then I realized that they probably just cut a slice off the bottom of the white to make it level.

  5. Vanderleun Says:

    Jello Queen
    Reigns supreme.

  6. parker Says:

    JELLO! Thanks, I never think of youtube for things beyond music, lazy me. The devil egg peeps are a great idea, I will show mrs parker who makes yummy deviled eggs every Easter and nearly every week in the summer.

  7. Jamie Says:

    But the problem with the deviled egg chicks is that I would feel so creepy eating them…

  8. neo-neocon Says:

    Jamie:

    I think that you actually might feel cheepy eating them.

    Or perhaps peepy?

  9. parker Says:

    Jamie,

    I understand the microaggresion, but you obviously did not grow up on a farm. We country folks viciously slaughter chickens and eat them raw with a dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Its a flyover deep south conspiracy.

    Just eat them! 😉

  10. parker Says:

    Neo neocon,

    Good question. Cheep or peep largely depends on breeds, but also on age. Some breeds peep until they reach a certain age, others peep or Cheep exclusively until they reach a certain age. After that they all cluck and bwalk, dependent upon age and breed. Chickens are much more complicated beyond they all have feathers and funny bird feet.

    On a personal note, good friend from. 1st grade through high school, who grew up on a neighboring farm suffered a serious stroke. I am in eastern Illinois at a motel, and will visit her in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow. Its taht time of life where not enough are born to replacd those who are lost. That needs to cha ge.

  11. neo-neocon Says:

    parker:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she makes a full recovery.

  12. Wooly Bully Says:

    No more jello for me, Mom!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU6Qb95r-Ms

  13. Lizzy Says:

    Those deviled eggs are cute, but maybe a little to close to the truth as to where those eggs came from/could have been?
    – – – –

    I love this gal’s commitment to elevating jello shots to an art form – so many lovely recipes! I want to make the Fruited Champagne mold….

    http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/index.html

  14. Esther Says:

    Despite my bit of needle phobia, those gelatin flowers were really dazzling!

  15. AesopFan Says:

    I showed this to my DiL who makes quilts and fancy cakes.
    She is already scheming about jello eggs and deviled chickies.

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