I know, I am a total weirdo! And that’s OK, LOL. I bought this realistic heart mold at Spirit Halloween and had to give it a shot. After my disastrous attempt to make a fortune teller’s ball I took Ava’s advice and sprayed it with cooking spray and gave working with gelatin another shot. Success! Spooky success, my favourite kind.
I decided to use one small package of grape Jell-o and a 1/3 of a large package of raspberry because I did not want the heart to be too purple, I wanted it to have a reddish hue. I added one cup of boiling water to it, stirred to dissolve, then stirred 1 cup of cold water.
This is a very good quality mold, strong and very detailed, looks so real! The only problem? How on earth was I going to keep it upright? Once I filled it, I had to have a way to keep it level as it set up in the fridge.
I quickly threw some sugar into a container which successfully held the mold. You could also use rice or beans. Man, can you tell it was humid this summer, look at my chunky sugar!
I put my heart in the fridge for half an hour to let it start to set.
Then I put some gummy worms and spiders inside the heart. Once set I submerge the heart mold into some warm water to help it unstick. I used a spatula around the edges to help it along. I turned it over onto a plate and…
… it worked! Wow, that looks so real. Look at the veins! Awesome!!!!
It is extra creepy to dig in and be surprised by what is lurking inside!
The combination of grape and raspberry is quite delicious and I think made the perfect colour for the heart. Even if you do not have a heart mold, this makes a deliciously dark and fascinating treat!