Flower Raindrop Cake Recipe Video  How To Cook That Ann Reardon

Flower Raindrop Cake Recipe Video How To Cook That Ann Reardon

Welcome to HowToCookThat, I’m Ann Reardon
and today we’re going to make a Raindrop Cake but I’m going to show you how to make it look
pretty using something a little bit scary. A few years ago now I showed you how to make
flowers and spiders in half spheres and I’ll link you to that video at the end of this
one. But today it’s just a quick bonus video to
show you how to make it in a sphere. To make it you’ll need water, citric acid
for flavour, sugar, powdered or leaf gelatin and more water and I’ll put all the recipe
quantities on my HowToCookThat.net website and I’ll link to that below.
Place the gelatin in the water. Now as I said you can use powdered gelatin for this but
leaf gelatin sets clearer and it has no taste so it’s a bit better in this sort of recipe.
You could also use Agar for the clear part but to me it has quite a strong flavour so
I prefer the gelatin but I’ll put all the recipe quantities for the variations on the
website for you. Leave those to soak and put the citric acid
and sugar into a pan and heat that until the sugar is dissolved. And as I said the citric
acid is just for flavour, if you want to use less sugar or add some other essence to it
you can as long as it’s a clear one obviously, like peppermint essence, whatever you want
to add in there you can. Once it boils remove it from the heat and
by now the gelatin will be soft like this. Squeeze out as much water from it as you can
and add that into the hot mixture in the pan and you’ll see it will just dissolve almost
instantly. Pour the mixture into hemisphere moulds, and
I’m using the lids of cupcake cases, so it makes it easy to see what we are doing later.
For the flower part we need gelatin, water and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the water
over the gelatin and stir it well. Now because this part is not clear you don’t
need to use the leaf gelatin for this. After a couple of minutes the gelatin will be softened
like this. Heat it in the microwave to melt it and then
stir through the sweetened condensed milk. Now you can’t use Agar for this part of the
recipe because Agar sets at room temperature so it will set in the needle, whereas gelatin
sets when it’s refrigerated. Split it into small bowls and add some food
colouring for the colours that you want your flowers to be.
Take your set jelly and using a hot melon-baller scoop out half a circle of jelly, just very
carefully there, right in the middle. Draw up some coloured mixture into the syringe
and then twist the needle in to place. Insert the needle into the jelly and squeeze
a little of the mixture into it and pull the needle back out. Use your needle tip to slice
across the jelly to make little petals and the coloured mixture will fill the split that
you make. Continue to add more petals, going around,
and then once you’re happy with the number of petals you have and what it looks like
in the middle there, flip it over and place it down and continue to add more petals around
the outside to fill it up. Just doing layers, doing one circle and then another circle just
a little higher. And you can repeat that process with different
colours for different flowers. If you want jagged edges to the petals just move the needle
up and down as you go across. And that makes it look a bit more like a carnation there.
And you can make all sorts of flowers by just changing the shape of your petals.
Now you can see with this one there are gaps at the base of the petals because they are
not quite close enough together. If you get that you can fix that just by adding
a lighter coloured jelly just in the hole there so it fills the gaps. And that looks
much better. Now use some green and add little leaves around
the base of the flower, I think these have a special name but I forget what it is, let
me know in the comments if you know. And then fill the middle with green.
Once that’s set melt a little of the clear jelly in the microwave and add it to the top
then grab a clear half, take it out of it’s mould and add that on top.
Take your green and inject a stem down the middle, then leave that in the fridge to set.
Once that is set place the base of the mould in hot water. This is just going to melt the
very outside layer of the gelatin. Turn it over and give it a little squeeze to loosen
it and there you have a water drop with your flower in it.
These are so pretty. Subscribe to HowToCookThat for more cakes,
chocolates and desserts. Click here for the Spider in jelly, it’s not
a real spider. Here for the recipe and here for my channel.
And if you want a jelly-based dessert that tastes amazing you have to try these dessert
tubes, they’re so much fun to eat. Make it a great week and I’ll see you on Friday.
And it also tastes like a cloud, floating in the sky with icecream on top of them, and
the cloud is made out of fairy floss.

100 thoughts on “Flower Raindrop Cake Recipe Video How To Cook That Ann Reardon”

  1. I've seen so Many other Cooking Channels,But this is so far the BEST! You're so Talented with your amazing work.You have Brilliant Ideas That I couldn't Even Imagine.This is such a great video.Your the only cooking YouTuber that made me drool over their Food(lol).Keep up the great work!👌👑❤

  2. Thank you so much Ann. My raindrop Jellocake came out beautifully. I used a 16G needle to create the flower (was easier to push with it)!

  3. Lovely raindrop cake idea. Recently I play a game of raindrop cake at google play store then I know what is raindrop. Know I want more about this.

  4. Hello Ann Reardon, i just really love all of your videos… Because you're so creative and talented at cooking. This be may a really, really late comment because all of those comments are from a year ago.

  5. Old video, probably not going to get a lot of attention, but I just have to say, as beautiful as those turned out because it's in jelly and a ball shape I can't help but wonder how they'd look being thrown. It seems like something that would be very satisfying to see.

  6. The leaves are called sepals. Your dishes are fantastic and tasty as well. Thanks for sharing such great piece of art.


  8. I mean probably people have already said this but I don't see it in the comments so: The special name for the "leaves" right under a flower (where the bud opened up from) are called sepals.

  9. Amei esse receita, +feliz ainda pq veio legendado e pude entender tudo obrigado, e obrigado 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  10. I was reminded of the scene of the Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch has a glitch, the one scene where Nani made similar sweets as you did for a movie night she was hosting for her family. Perhaps you can replicate those sweets she made.

  11. Oh my god this was during THAT time where everyone’s sound quality absolutely sucked. The videos were good the sound was just bad

  12. Makes it really hard to watch your videos or want to watch them when the audio is such crap. Seems like you're extremely knowledgeable and what you're doing but having such poor audio makes it unwatchable

  13. Why do they call it a cake when it’s obviously not a cake? But it’s really beautiful and I love how it looks! Wonder if they are sour since it has citric acid in them? And can you taste the “flower” part of them?? ❤️❤️❤️

  14. I’m going to be honest, when I saw the thumbnail I genuinely thought that they were real flowers. You are absolutely amazing

  15. Wait ppl use agar in cooking?? O see it in so many Petri dishes I would never be able to eat it lmao also it has such a strong smell

  16. ive never seen anything like this in my life! God you are such an amazing artist!! (What are they for anyway? They dont really seem like something you'd wanna eat..)

  17. That little boy's description of the tube dessert (at the end) just made my week and it's only Monday! Oh and the raindrop was supercool too 😉

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