My friend and coworker Lauren was getting married in early October, so Our Mutual Workplace threw her a wedding shower! Party Planner Stephanie declared that, due to Lauren's appreciation for and skillful appropriate of its fashions, the theme would be Mad Men. Excellent - as I had long-ago (right after she got engaged) promised Lauren to make some epic jell-o molds for her wedding shower.
Even though it would have been period-accurate, I decided to avoid the more sinister savory, mysteriously opaque Jell-os. I wanted to make things that people would willingly eat, without fear or the necessity of a Triple Dog Dare.
All these Jell-O Molds have fancy names, but I can't remember them. It's December now, I made these suckers in early December, my head is full of other random things now.
Black cherry jell-o, maraschino cherries, pineapple.
Interesting fact: you have to use canned pineapple in jell-o. The fresh stuff has an enzyme or something present that prevents the gelatin from setting.
Orange jell-o, orange juice, melted vanilla ice cream.
This one was declared the best by all present. It tasted like a creamsicle.
Raspberry jell-o, raspberries, champagne, chambord liqueur.
It's a Mad Men party, you've got to have at least one boozy jell-o...
In the foreground, raspberry jell-o, raspberries, canned peaches, Greek yogurt.
This is the same lovely jell-o that I made for Marion's going away party.
Not pictured is a huge boozy jell-o that was actually so boozy that it didn't properly retain it's shape. In the photograph above, it's the sad orange-ish mound in the upper right. Peach and champagne.
Interesting fact: three cups of champagne in a six cup jell-o mold means that your jell-o will not set properly, no matter how much you try to convince it to...