I’m always on the hunt for simple foods and decorations that can be customized for any situation, and these Jell-O letters fit the bill “purrfectly.”
We already know that I love to use cookie cutters for foods besides cookies (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5). This time, I wrote out a silly note from our cat to his very favorite person in the world, Greg. And while Jell-O shapes and letters may be too casual for some occasions (perhaps fancier in clear?!), they’d be excellent treats for a kids party!
To make Jell-O letters, buy standard Jell-O from the grocery store, but don’t follow the usual recipe. Instead, follow the Jell-O Jigglers recipe. It uses a lot less water per box, and all of it is boiling (instead of half cold). This will firm up your shapes so they can withstand being cut and transferred.
I poured my Jell-O into a few glass dishes, watching to make sure that I didn’t fill them so high that the Jell-O would be too tall for my cookie cutters. I’d recommend making an extra tray — it doesn’t take any additional time, and there will be a few casualties if you’re using intricate shapes like letters. Then give the Jell-O a few hours to set and cut away!