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Official Jell-O Mold Competition Pics

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Boo Woo Woo Woo, Bwamp Bwamp

The official Jell-O Mold Competition pictures can be found here. All images courtesy of Emilie Baltz,

Boo Woo Woo Woo, Bwamp Bwamp

Side Note: I spent about 45 minutes trying to figure out how to spell the Pac-Man “dying noise”: Boo Woo Woo Woo, Bwamp Bwamp.

Boo Woo Woo Woo, Bwamp Bwamp

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Once again my good friend Dave “Big Dog” Gould and I entered the Jell-O Mold Contest at the Gowanus Studio Space, we went with a Pacman theme.

Glows under black light

Dog and I went with a gimmick this year, glow in the dark Jell-O. Well, glow in the dark under a black light anyway. If you use tonic water instead of regular water in gelatin, it will glow under a black light. The effect is pretty cool, but there are two major draw backs: it is hard to see the effect in the daylight and the Jell-O tastes very tonic-y.

The diorama

To get around these issues we built a small arcade style diorama, to shade the natural light and house the black light, and we embraced the tonic flavor by adding gin, vodka, and other fruit juices (Jell-O shots anyone). Sadly, the heat was an issue for us for a second year in a row. Our power pellets were puddles in a matter of minutes.

Flavor testing

Lucky for the spectators there were many other creative entries. My personal favorite was the “The Resistor Jeltone”, an edible, working, gelatin-based toy piano by team NYC Resistor: Ranjit Bhatnagar, Astrida Valijorsky, Mimi Hui, and Catarina Mota.

This event has grown so much in just three years. There were over 30 entrants, hundreds of spectators, press, and even CBS Sunday Morning was there filming. Fantastic job Michelle and Nadia.

Like nailing Jell-O to the wall

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The Trophy Room

Last Jell-O post (I think). Some great things written out there:

- Gothamist, has a great picture of our melted Jell-O
- Eater, nice shout-out for Dave
- Asylum, that’s Mr. Leight to you pal.
-, first-hand account.
- Time Out New York, check out picture #30.
- Make, great video

We Won

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Well, sort of. Dave and I took home the coveted “Special Jury’s Meat Lover’s Honorable Mention” at the Jell-O Mold Competition. Dave get’s most of the credit for his beef consomm√© with horseradish and pork consomm√© infused with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and star anise gelatins.



The event was a ton of fun, but it was hot. We put our Jell-O sculptures up on the wall and they did pretty well for the first 30 to 40 minutes. Long enough to get them photographed and for a couple of judges to get a look. But the heat turned out to be too much. After an hour or two of lying flat, they finally gave out and melted into a bovine/swine puddle. Yum.

We met some great people and saw some amazing pieces by the other competitors. I can’t wait for next year.

Jell-O Contender

Jell-O Mold Competition

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

My friend Dave “Big Dog” Gould and I are entering the Jell-O Mold Competition at my studio. I went last year, and it was great. If you are in town, you should check it out.

Dog and I are going with two savory gelatins: Beef Consomme with horseradish and Pork Consomme infused with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, star anise (Both Dog’s idea). They will be in the shape of a bull head and a boar head. The plan is for them to hang from a diorama-like wall, similar to mounted hunting trophies. Pics of our mock-ups below.

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Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Compettion

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I went to the Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Compettion this weekend.

Saw some great stuff and the GSS is a pretty cool space. Go to Eat Me Daily for way better pictures and descriptions.