Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gummi Venus De Milo




Hooray for obscure Simpsons references!
I made some tiny gummi venus de milos using food grade silicone for the molds with concentrated gelatin and melon flavored koolaid.
Thanks much to Dan Cole for taking these truly awesome photos!

Edit:
Hooray! I've been linked on diylife.com

15 comments:

Ms_Vixen said...

awesome! Mmmmm...sweet, sweet Venus...

Sarita Kolhatkar said...

Oh I didn't know you made these! I remember seeing them! Really cool idea! Is there a way you can preserve them so they last forever?

Katy Hargrove said...

Yep, sure can Sarita. Just leave them out uncovered and they shrink slightly, but become rock hard and nigh indestructible.

Lauren Kristine said...

i just showed this to my husband and said, "we need to make gummies of everything."

did you taste any of them?

Hendric said...

First time in your blog. I really loved it all! Great work!!!

Your paintings and draws are fantastic.

Rudy Fink said...

I'm so pleased by this. Thanks!

Emily said...

It's not obscure to any real Simpsons fan. And it's truly awesome!!

Anonymous said...

This is no good unless

1. It was carved by hand
2. You work exclusively in the medium of gummi

I'm afraid your attempt fails to live up to the standard described in that episode.

Katharina said...

Sweeeeet! These are pretty neat, good job.

Anonymous said...

So, you admit you grabbed her can.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Simpson, what are you doing? Please don't attack me! Noooo.....


* events may have not actually happened*

Ryan Kessler said...

Hey Katy,

I left you a Facebook message because I'd really like to write an article about your Gummi Venus idea. If you're interested, please check it and get back to me. :)

Ryan

Ava said...

Until you posted it, I didn't think such a thing could be done.

I'm throwing a black-tie gummi tasting (because why not?) and this would be absolutely perfect to add to it!

I found this blog post through Crafster.org and was wondering if I could pester you and ask a few questions, if you wouldn't mind.

Which brand of unflavored gelatin would you recommend? I've never done this sort of thing before and am a little intimidated.

Katy Hargrove said...

HI Ava, yeah shot me your questions! I used this for the gummis, mixed with some green food coloring and green jello.
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Unflavored-Gelatin-16-Ounce/dp/B001ELL3MI

Arnar P├ętursson said...

Hey Katy

This is great stuff! Where did you get the silicone mold?