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Old 12-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Giant Gummy Bear help needed!

Hi there!
I saw on TV last week that one of the celebrity chefs made a GIANT gummy bear/baby.

Thinking this would be a great novelty gift for my gf for christmas, I ordered the plastic mould and followed some youtube instructions (the recipe from tv wasn't given out) and gave it a go as a test.

The end result, a rather hilarious catastrophe, shows that i neither got the consistency of the mixture quite right, as well as having big problems in getting the gummy-stuff out of the mould afterwards...

Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me with my second attempt?!

My recipe below...

Giant Gummy Baby:
750ml water
120g unflavoured gelatin
720g strawberry (or any) flavoured gelatin


Picture of my attempt attached!

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Just taking a shot in the dark here but maybe try spray oiling the mold first
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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I did wonder about greasing/lining the mould with something, but you pour the hot gelatin into it, so assumed that any lubricant would be rendered useless...

Will bear in mind for my next attempt though..
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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I did wonder about greasing/lining the mould with something, but you pour the hot gelatin into it, so assumed that any lubricant would be rendered useless...

Will bear in mind for my next attempt though..
Maybe not if you do it gentle. Ever try to clean greasy dishes?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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Hello Waggy and welcome to DC
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I'm no gummy expert, but it looks pretty opaque for gummy, they're usually translucent. Wonder if you need to stir more to allow the gelatin to dissolve better? Did it turn out kinda grainy? Maybe it didn't set long enough?

Hope it tasted good!

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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Did you try dipping the mold into hot water like when you release a jello mold? It might work.
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I'm no gummy expert, but it looks pretty opaque for gummy, they're usually translucent. Wonder if you need to stir more to allow the gelatin to dissolve better? Did it turn out kinda grainy? Maybe it didn't set long enough?

Hope it tasted good!

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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Maybe follow the directions for jello jigglers for your gummy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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I bought one at a candy shop in Williamsburg this past summer. If you Google "World's Largest gummy bear" you will find links to buy the 5 lb gummy bear.
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