Our last Jellyriffic creation is more an explosion of color than anything else we’ve done.
Well we’ve made it to the end of our 30-day Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Challenge. I can’t believe it! Not only have we created something new each day using the Royal Selangor Jelly Mould, we have BLOGGED about it for 30 days straight! If you ask me, that’s the toughest thing about this challenge. Coming up with recipes and pictures is one thing. Coming up with words to say about it is another thing entirely.
I do want to thank Royal Selangor for asking us to do this. It has forced us to push our boundaries. I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to win the trip to KL and the camera. But at the same time, I feel like I’ve already gotten so much out of this challenge, just from the new things that we’ve created and also the new friends we’ve made in the other bloggers who took this journey with us.
We wanted to do a massive blowout jelly creation for our final creation, but it’s actually not done yet as of this writing. So it’s back to a backup.
This creation is thanks to our reader and friend J, who suggested to us over Facebook that we could try doing a gelatina artistica jelly as one of our creations. We’d never heard about gelatina artistica before, but here is a YouTube video that can give you a clue:
Gulp! That artist makes it look so easy!
Anyway, we thought, what the heck, we’d give it a shot. So we managed to procure some syringes and then made some clear konnyaku jelly to play around with.
The first of our creations was made using just water, konnyaku and food coloring. The jelly ended up looking more like a stained glass window than a pretty flower. But we just wanted to get a feel for what needed to be done.
3D Stained Glass Jelly
The next time, we used milk and konnyaku to give the color more of a “solid” look. This worked out a little better. I was actually able to do something like a flower, with yellow stamens and pink petals. But since the syringe needle is only so long, I wasn’t able to get much coloring near the point of the cone.
3D Konnyaku Flower
For the jellies that I made today, I used less konnyaku than usual in the clear jelly. This resulted in the cone slumping into something that looked more like a breast with a stiff nipple. This is actually appropos to the whole month’s theme of Breast Cancer Awareness!
After I made the firework jelly (seen at the top of the post), I thought I’d try making a pink ribbon inside the second jelly. Here is the result:
3D Pink Ribbon Konnyaku Breast
Yeah, I know it’s not the best looking pink ribbon design you’ve ever seen. I’m not as expert at gelatina artistica as those professionals. But I think it represents what a person going through breast cancer has to deal with – it’s not as neat as you want it to be. Getting through it was not easy, and there were many times I wanted to just quit and do something else. But I persevered.
A New Beginning
I do want to thank you, dear readers, for following along with us on this challenging journey. It’s been an ordeal for us to produce 30 daily posts, but it also must have been tough for you out there to read all of them!
I can’t promise you that we’ll continue with daily blogging, but I do feel like my “blogging engine” is revving and eager to keep running. You’re not going to see as many conical creations in the near future. But we do have a LOT of things to blog about, like all the trips we’ve been on, the places we’ve been eating at, the new foods we’re discovering here in Sarawak, and of course the recipes we’ve been making in our own kitchen.
I’m more excited about blogging and connecting with you than I have been in a long time. You will see new things on the blog coming soon! As always, we are passionate and committed to being a useful blog, bringing you Real Good Food.
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