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PostSubject: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 8:29 pm

Here are a few jellies that I made whilst trying out the scenic water.



Going to make a rabbit mould next and try that. Thinking about jelly babies too but think that might be too ambitious Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 8:42 pm

These are brilliant Linda I love the strawberry one and the pink and white blancmange, they really do look good enough to eat
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 8:49 pm

faulous! they really have turned out well, i have yet to try anything with liquid fimo/scenic water, but seeing these i am inspired. are they hard? they look like they are lol
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 9:01 pm

The scenic water is very easy to use. I thought I'd have a go with it as I sell it and the scenic colours used for colouring it and it is always good to have had the experience of using it when talking to customers. I made some moulds from silcone (which I also sell) using some dollshouse brass type jelly moulds and then you melt a small amount of the scenic water by putting it in a small container (egg cup or similiar) and stand in a larger cup/bowl of hot water. When it's liquidified add a small drop of your colour/s and mix then pour into the silcone mould. It only took about half an hour to set, pop out of the mould onto a plate or dish and decorate (or not) as required. Quite a few customers were interested at the last fair but didn't want to splash out on a large quantity of scenic water (100ml) when you only need around 1 to 2ml to make a jelly so I am going to decant it into smaller quantities for the next fair I do. I'm also making the silicon jelly moulds for sale too.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 9:44 pm

ooooh clever, thanks for explaining, sounds easy, but then these things aways do lol

i am glad to hear, as a seller, that you test your products too, so often people say ''i get good feedback but never tried myself'' so thats a definate plus, and just think, you can sell jellies as well now if you want too lol
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 9:48 pm

The jelly looks very delicate!

What is the different between scenic water and solid water? Do you know that Linda?
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:07 pm

Hi Betzy
Solid water is a 2 part resin that you mix together which takes 24 hours to set. It dries clear and is permanent - ideal for ponds,fish tanks and goldfish bowls or as water in pans of vegetables. With care you can even get drips or flowing water from taps (not tried it yet but will do). It can be coloured with oil paints so makes good drinks in glass decanters and glasses.
Scenic water is a gel which liquifies when heated (not directly) but sets very quickly. It is slightly opaque and feels like jelly to touch. It never sets hard and can be remelted if you make a mistake. It is coloured with Scenic colours although I am going to experiement with food colourings. It is ideal for jellies and trifles, great if you add washing-up liquid and blow, with a straw, into it just before it sets to give bubbles in bath or washing. You can also use it for drinks.
Another medium to give a liquid effect is liquid fimo which can be coloured with small pieces of fimo mixed in well and then baked as with regular fimo. Makes good gravy on food, also good for pans of vegetables, stews etc.. You can make drinks and jellies as long as your container can go in the oven at 110C. This bakes hard and is permanent. Liquid fimo mixed with Scenic shovelled snow makes icing for decorating your cupcakes or bakewell tarts or if you add enough will make a good royal icing for larger cakes. I found it makes good fried eggs too!
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:09 pm

Clever Linda,i got some of that stuff,but havnt got the confidence as yet,but i hope it will keep,as i will get round to it some day,only when i have got my flippin counter sorted..lol
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:20 pm

Your jellies are great Linda, so far I have only used Helenas bottles to make Jellies, trifles etc. I did make some from gel candles once and they worked but then I left them in the shed and they had tipped up and melted and I ended up with one very sticky mess. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:26 pm

Helena's bottles are scenic water and are great. I'm hoping to do something similar but only at fairs that Helena doesn't attend. The only thing that I found is that the jelly can get dusty over time as it stays quite sticky.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:31 pm

Jut checked some of mine and you are right they were dusty but a wipe over with a damp cloth seems to have done the trick. You should do well (hope so) with your little bottles as people don't always want to buy large quantities just for one or two.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 10:40 pm

I hope so too. I found that with the shovelled snow too. People want to try the icing as per Angie Scarr's latest book but don't want or need the quantity it comes in so I have made small pots of it and sold quite a few.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Tue May 04, 2010 11:00 pm

Linda I have made this topic a Sticky as you have put a lot of very useful information here, thankyou Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 3:55 am

Your jellies are wonderful Linda, reminds me of when I was a kid (long time ago) my Dad used to make us picnics inthe garden and we'd have jellies and blancmanges, he used to put cream crackers in the blancmange and call it moon pudding- sorry I digress.

Save some for me at York - love to have a go. I think decanting the stuff is a great idea and should sell well.

How do you make the cream?
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 8:14 am

Hi Linda

Thank you for sorting that out for me Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 9:17 am

Had a go at making a jelly rabbit on a lawn. Hope you can see the detail on the rabbit as I used my purple jelly (blackcurrant) but it looks a bit dark in the photo. Will have another go with red jelly (strawberry) to see if it shows up better.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 9:45 am

Can see the detail beautifully Linda, it is super did you make the mould.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 7:02 pm

its great Linda, i shall look forward to seeing the next one because i think you are right and it will look even better in a lighter colour.
are silicon moulds easy to make? i want some but live in the south so cannot attend your fairs Sad unless you sell on Ebay/online
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 8:37 pm

Silicone moulds are very easy to make. You get two round tubs, one blue and the other white. You mix together equal amounts of the blue and white by kneading between your fingers as with fimo but it is very soft and mixes together quickly. When a uniform pale blue push your object that you wish to mould in it and leave to set. Takes only about 5 minutes for a small object. Then peel off and you have the mould which is ready to use. Fill with either scenic water if making a jelly or fimo as it can be baked. I'll photo what I do the next time and put it up as a separate topic. I do sell by mail order so if you want anything just drop me an email at miltonminiatures@sky.com
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 8:41 pm

Great little bunny - silicone moulds sound good - a "tutorial" would be good.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 8:47 pm

Will do and I'll put the silicone plus jelly moulds and jellies in the for sale section if anyone is interested.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Wed May 05, 2010 9:10 pm

Brilliant Linda, the more stuff for sale the better there is nothing in that section at all.
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Thu May 06, 2010 12:29 am

wonderful, thank you !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Fri May 07, 2010 3:21 am

Did red and yellow rabbits and I think the red goes better - what do others think? Sorry pics not as sharp as before that's because I photographed them and not Drew!


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PostSubject: Re: JELLIES- Lots of useful information here   Fri May 07, 2010 5:33 am

I agree Linda the red is super, but the lemon one is great too, if I had to eat jelly my favourite flavour would be blackcurrant tho'
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