I love gelatin molds. They are silly, nostalgic, and occasionally yummy. Besides, what other food jiggles, suspends objects, AND allows for endless flavor combinations? The structural qualities and colors of gelatin can create visually stunning pieces almost too lovely to eat.

However, I’m not a fan of Jell-O products; I find them overwhelmingly sweet and artificial tasting. To bring the forgotten dessert form back to life in palatable and interesting ways, I create my gelatinous experiments from scratch. Inspiration comes from my friends’ favorite drinks, cocktails referenced in my favorite movies and TV shows, food blogs like Flagrante Delicia, and the unique gelatos and cocktails available at my neighborhood bar in Austin, Dolce Vita.

Several people have asked if I take the pictures seen on this blog, and the answer is yes. I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I somehow manage to get pictures I’m happy with. And unless stated otherwise, the recipes are also my own.

When not blogging about gelatin molds (which, trust me, is a lot of my time), I’m an unashamed pop culture junkie who enjoys cooking, dinner parties, indie rock, political humor, and the art of cocktails.


Casey Grim, moderngelatina@gmail.com