Ann Reardon

Rain drop cake with edible flower inside

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Raindrop cakes are not really ‘cakes’ as such they are more of a clear jelly or jello. In this video I will show you how to make a raindrop with a 3D edible flower inside. They are very pretty and a bit lighter on the calories than most desserts. If you’re after spiders in jello you can find them here.

To make the raindrop cake you will need:

Needle: hypodermic nipro flomax 19G X 38MM
Syringe: 10millilitres (0.34 fluid ounces) luer lock latex free (if you buy more than one you will not have to wash it out every time you want a different colour).

Clear jello using powdered gelatin

56g (1.98 ounces) or 4 Tbsp powdered gelatin
1 cup or 250millilitres (8.45 fluid ounces) cool water
1 litre (0.26 gallons) or 4 cups water
300g (10.58 ounces) or 1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 tsp citric acid (or other clear flavoring)

Mix together the gelatin and 1 cup of cool water and leave to absorb the liquid.

Place the 1L (0.26 gallons) of water, sugar and citric acid into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved.

Stir through the gelatin until it dissolves and then pour into containers and leave in the fridge to set.

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Clear jello using gelatin leaves

16 sheets of leaf gelatin (note the gelatin I used says 12 sheets sets 1 L (0.26 gallons), we are making a slightly firmer gelatin so I am using a little more. Leaf gelatin can come in different strengths, check the instructions on your packet for how much gelatin is required to set 1 L (0.26 gallons), then increase slightly)
bowl of cool water
1 litre (0.26 gallons) or 4 cups water
300g (10.58 ounces) or 1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 tsp citric acid (or other clear flavoring)

Place the gelatin leaves in the bowl of cool water and leave to soften.

Put the 1L (0.26 gallons) of water, sugar and citric acid into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved.

Squeeze the water out of the gelatin and add to the pan. Stir well then pour into containers and leave in the fridge to set.

Clear jello using agar agar
13g (0.46 ounces) or just less than 1 1/2 Tbsp agar agar
1 cup or 250millilitres (8.45 fluid ounces) cool water
1 litre (0.26 gallons) or 4 cups water
300g (10.58 ounces) or 1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 tsp citric acid (or other clear flavoring)

Add the agar agar to the cup of cool water and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Place the 1L (0.26 gallons) of water, sugar and citric acid and agar mixture into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for a couple of minutes to ensure the agar agar is dissolved.

Pour into molds and leave set. Note agar sets at room temperature so you do not need to refrigerate.

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Colored Jello

20g (0.71 ounces) or 2 Tbsp powdered gelatin
125millilitres (4.23 fluid ounces) or 1/2 cup water
395g (13.93 ounces) tin sweetened condensed milk

Food colours (pink, blue, yellow, green)

Mix together the gelatine and cold water and leave to swell.

Heat in the microwave to melt it then add in the sweetened condensed milk. Split into smaller bowls to colour. If the mixture sets before you’re ready to use it – remelt in the microwave or on the stovetop.
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

58 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4.5

    Can you reheat the mix to melt it again if you haven’t got enough moulds to pour the mixture into and have to wait for the others to set I’ve just poured into my sphere moulds thought they would be big enough but still got some left that could fill up another 2 spheres so wondered if u could reheat mixture to pour it again?

  2. Rating: 4.5

    I tried this recipe with Agar. Instead of sugar, I used Lakanto Monkfruit. However, the gel came out cloudy.

    Can you substitute the sugar for another sweetener like Stevia or Lakanto Monkfruit, or will that turn the gelatin cloudy?

    • One to try is Isomalt. Isomalt is a sugar substitute the is used in things such as candy making. A lot of chef will use it when you need something clear.

  3. Rating: 5

    I will be back next week next year next

  4. Rating: 5

    Great casey I love it??????

  5. Rating: 5

    Love

  6. Rating: 2.5

    Not to shabby

  7. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann,
    I love your videos!! I was wondering how many half spheres these quantities will make? I’m planning to just make two of them (for a single sphere), so maybe I should use half the quantities?

    • Now I am not Ann, but am a professional at raindrop cakes and as a pro I would say yes.
      Kk?

      • Rating: 5

        It sounds like you bragging.

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