Giant Gummy Bear!

This is one of those ‘fun, just gotta do it once’ kind of projects. This one was The Kid’s idea and he found the recipe. I just happened to have the perfect pan for it.


And the best part? It is so yummy to eat! And actually tastes better than your traditional gummy bears.

So, here’s the recipe:

1/2 cup of very cold water

1/4 cup of corn syrup

2 packets of unflavored gelatin

1 pack of Jell-O


For our mold, we estimated it at twice the amount of the recipe. It actually filled it perfectly with no leftover. Luck, not planning!

I could probably describe how to make the mixture, but the video has all the details and is fun to watch. You should go watch it!

We prepared the mold (actually an oversize cupcake mold) by clamping the edges together with strong hand clamps.

IMG_3662So, The Kid made up the stuff, we poured it into the mold and set it in the refrigerator and left it overnight. IMG_3663

IMG_3664So, The Kid made up the stuff, we poured it into the mold and set it in the refrigerator and left it overnight.IMG_3665


IMG_3667The next morning, we ran a large bowl full of hot water (not boiling but as hot as we could get from the tap). He removed the clamps and then dipped the mold into it. Holding there a few seconds and then testing to see if the mold would release the gelatin.IMG_3673


You can get a good idea how large the mold from these photos. The mold came with the base supposedly to hold the two halfs together (not enough to keep the mixture from oozing out the sides).IMG_3668


The bear slipped out of the mold quite easily. Flipped it over and set it on the paper plate.






IMG_3710His ears were the first thing to go! And the rest of him didn’t last too long. It actually tastes like real gummy bears – this was berry blue – and it was yummy!

Recently we tried making another one, even larger, with a similar cake sized pan, but I think we were reaching in its size. We ended up with just the head and we used strawberry Jell-O, so when you opened the refrigerator, there was a disembodied hear staring at you!

That one didn’t last long either! Show me yours if you decide to make one!


About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Addicted to collecting Pyrex! Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

One response to “Giant Gummy Bear!

  1. Juanita Moore

    Sometimes, you are pretty silly! Lol. 😄

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