Oct 28, 2008

Jello Boats

I wanted to Say Jelly Boats, but well, when in Rome and all that.
This one is in honour (with a u because she's British) of my mate Alice. She made this totally fab dessert for my 30th birthday party. I gave it a whirl for our local community halloween potluck party.


1) Cut oranges in half and scoop out the guts. Fill the orange halves with jello and pop in the fridge to set.

2) Alice used wooden coctail sticks for the masts on her boats, but I didn't have any, so I cut some weeny little red drinking straws in half.

3) I printed out a page of mini jolly roger flags to glue on top and then just skewered a triange of white paper for the sails.

4) When the jello has totally set, cut each orange half in half again and pop a mast and flag in each.
Yay! Beware of the aftermath though. You may need several wet wipes, or a cage and a hose.

...and now make your family drink nothing but fresh orange juice until it starts coming out of thier ears.


Balou said...

Those are so fun!! What a great idea.

Caitlyn said...

seems to me you could use some of the orange juice to make the jello that goes in the boats....it would help control leftovers, and that way there's a little nutrition going on