Saturday 5 November 2016

Jelly Eyes Tutorial - perfect to jazz up boring party food

Jelly Eyes Tutorial

I decided this year that I wasn't going to do eyeballs and severed fingers for the party but... I ended up with eyes and fingers again, how does this happen? This year though I changed my fingers and eyes, no sausages and eggs this year.

First up are the stickable yes, these turned out way better than I hope and the brilliant thing is that they just stick to things, no extra 'glue' required.

They are also quick to make, so if you are short of time and end up buying your party food you can son jazz it up with a few sticky eyes.

What you need:

I did two colours of eyes, so this is for two colours but you'll catch the drift, it's hardly brain surgery!

  • Silicon tray or greaseproof paper
  • 3 small bowls
  • Gelatine powder
  • Food colours, black for the pupil then I used red and green for the iris
  • 3 small bowls
  • Warm water
  • 3 spoons for mixing
  • Pipet

Tip some of the gelatine powder into a bowl

Add a couple of drops of black food colour

Then add the water, I didn't measure it, you want it to be quite thick, it should start to set pretty quickly, so only mix up one jelly colour at a time.

Use the spoon and make drops of jelly on the greaseproof paper, remember to keep them spaced out.

The jelly should start to set pretty quickly, in a minute or two. Once it has set you can mix up the next colour. Basically do the same as before.

This time use the pipet to deposit the jelly around the black dots. Now I did try using a spoon at first but I couldn't control where the jelly went and it was all pretty disastrous! Pipets rule! Again, you need to work fairly quickly because the jelly will start to set. There is no need to move it to the fridge to set. I was working at rom temperature and it was fine.

Once you have done one colour you can do the second. Leave to set completely, once the washing up is done they should be well set. Then you can simply peel off the silicon/greaseproof paper and stick them on whatever you like!

I actually used most of them in the Eyeful Trifle. They stick brilliant to the inside of the glass bowl so I just added the layers for the jelly and had little eyes looking out!

The roll cake got eyeballed before being chopped up for the trifle base *evil laugh*

If you make some let me know, tag me over in Moms That Rock or on Instagram, I'd love to see what you did with yours!

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