Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.

I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.

But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat – and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school 🙄), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is thesmalladventurer-cast-of-pokemon-anime-jelly-jello-cups.png

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ash-misty-pokemon-jelly-cups-thesmalladventurer.png

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Ditto Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point 😅 Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

YOU WILL NEED:

Ingredients:
♡ Lemon cordial (I swear by this one for colour AND flavour)
♡ Coconut milk
♡ Gelatine powder (I use McKenzie’s)
♡ Condensed milk
♡ Sugar
♡ Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colour in Buckeye Brown (gifted)
♡ AmeriColor AmeriMist food colours in Super Red, Super Black, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow, Electric Blue, Electric Purple, Royal Blue, and Electric Green

Other items:
♡ Pipettes (the more, the merrier!)
♡ Tracing paper
♡ Five tall glasses (these are the ones I used, the extra one comes in handy too!)
♡ Spatula or whisk
♡ Multiple bowls or ramekins and spoons
♡ Regular white paper, pencil, ruler, and scissors
♡ Packet of skewers

DIRECTIONS:

To make the character guides:

Measure one of the glasses (which should be 6.5cm wide, and 14cm tall, if you’re using the same glasses as me – which I definitely recommend so this recipe works out!), and draw that size out onto your tracing paper five times, one for each character. 

I used this photo to get a look at Brock, Ash, and Misty’s basic heights and colour of their clothes. It is a fan art picture, but it’s hard to get a good look at them without any obstructions in the actual show. Besides, all you basically need to know is that Misty is a little taller than Ash, and Brock is a little taller than Misty, and then the basic colours of their outfits, whereas Team Rocket are much easier to achieve.

Make sure the tallest character doesn’t fill up the glass completely, as that will make it difficult to move it to the fridge whilst the last layer is still setting, so just keep that in mind.

Hold up the tracing paper, as well as your pencil, to your computer screen – or put some tape on the corners of your tracing paper so you don’t need to hold it in place. Draw a rough line where each character’s colours start and end. Since we’re going for minimalism here, you need to forget about a lot of details. Everybody’s shirts had two colours, but I only focused on the main one. I also excluded belts, and decided to portray Ash’s iconic hat instead of his hair, like I did with Louise in my Bob’s Burgers jelly cups.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jelly-cups-ash-ketchum-pokemon-thesmalladventurer.png
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pokemon-misty-ash-brock-jelly-cups-thesmalladventurer.png

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: DIY Pokedex Place Cards for a Pokemon Birthday Party

Continue to roughly tracing the lines from your screen, until you’ve done so for each character. Label each guide so you know who is who, then cut them out. Now, re-draw these guides onto white paper, and use your ruler to make each line straighter. This also gives you the chance to alter anything if you wish; this is usually when I decide to make things even more minimalistic.

Name and cut out your final copy of your guides. Place your five glasses onto a small tray, and label each glass with the character names so you know which glass will be which character, then move on to making the jelly!

To make the jelly:

STEP ONE:

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until everything is dissolved. Stir in 200ml of lemon cordial until combined. Use a pipette to pipe the first layer of mixture into each glass, using your character guides to know where each character’s first layer stops.

Dip the very tip of a skewer into the Royal Blue food colour, then slowly dip that into the glass for Brock, and carefully stir it (make sure the mixture doesn’t splash onto the sides of the glass) until the mixture turns blue, then discard the skewer. Add one drop of Super Red food colour into the glass for Misty, then use a new skewer to carefully stir the mixture until it is all one colour.

Add one drop of Super Black food colour to your Ash, Jessie, and James glasses and use a new skewer to carefully stir them until they are all one colour. Discard all skewers. Wash and dry all utensils that you used. Once the jelly has started to set slightly, carefully move the tray that the glasses are sitting on to the fridge and allow to set overnight.

STEP TWO:

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and one tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water and stir well until it is dissolved. Heat up 200ml of coconut milk on the stove, then carefully pour that into the bowl and mix it in. Get a spare glass that is the same size as the other glasses that you’re using and fill it up so that you have the required amount of coconut jelly for Brock’s second layer of jelly (perhaps a bit more, just for good measure), then pour that jelly into a ramekin over to the side with the bottle of Buckeye Brown food colour next to it.

Then, pour more of the coconut jelly back into the glass from the bowl until you have enough to match Ash’s second layer, and then pour that into a second ramekin with the bottle of Electric Blue food colour next to it. Go back to the first ramekin, add one drop of Buckeye Brown food colour to the coconut jelly, and mix it in well with a spoon. This is a thicker food colour than the air brush colours, so make sure there isn’t any globs of it at the bottom.

Go back to the second ramekin and add in two drops of the Electric Blue food colour and mix it in well with a spoon. Wait for the brown, blue, and white coconut jelly mixtures to all cool down completely, then pipe the brown coconut jelly into Brock’s glass until you reach the next line on his character guide.

Use a different pipette to pipe the blue coconut jelly into Ash’s glass until you reach the next line on his character guide, and finally, use a third pipette to pipe the white coconut jelly into James’ glass until you reach the next line on his character guide as well. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until everything is dissolved. Pour in 100ml of condensed milk and stir until well combined. Keep a close eye on this mixture, as you need it to cool down, but if it cools down too much it will start to set and you won’t be able to pipe it into the glasses.

Once it is no longer hot, use a pipette to pipe the mixture into Misty and Jessie’s glasses. Allow the mixture to develop a skin whilst sitting on the bench for a little while, then move the tray of glasses to the fridge. Wash and dry all utensils completely. Once all five layers have set (I recommend waiting at least an hour), move onto the next step.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jelly-cups-pokemon-anime-thesmalladventurer.png
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ash-brock-pokemon-jelly-cups-thesmalladventurer.png

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Triple-Flavoured Pokemon Centre Cake

STEP THREE:

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder and 1/4 tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until it is dissolved. Heat up 50ml of coconut milk on the stove, then carefully pour that into the bowl and mix it in. Allow that to cool completely, then pipe the coconut jelly into Jessie’s glass until it reaches the next line on your character guide. Once it develops a skin, move to the fridge for at least 1 hour. Wash and dry all utensils used.

STEP FOUR:

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until everything is dissolved. Stir in 200ml of lemon cordial until combined. Get the spare glass that is the same size as the other glasses that you’re using and fill it up so that you have the required amount of jelly for Ash’s pants plus a little extra, then pour that into a ramekin and place the of Royal Blue food colour next to it.

Do the same with Brock’s Electric Green top, Misty’s Electric Blue shorts, and James’ Super Black under shirt. Add one drop of Royal Blue and stir well, two drops of Electric Green and stir well, one drop of Electric Blue and stir well, and one drop of Super Black and stir well. Once they’ve all cooled down completely, use four DIFFERENT pipettes to pipe them into their corresponding glasses until they reach the next line on their character guides!

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and stir well until everything is dissolved. Pour 50ml of condensed milk into the mixture and combine. Once it is no longer hot, pipe into Jessie’s glass until it is reaches the next line on her character guide. Carefully move glasses to the fridge until set. Wash and dry all utensils.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
How to Make Custom Character Cookies WITHOUT A Cookie Cutter

STEP FIVE:

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and stir well until everything is dissolved. Pour 50ml of lemon cordial into the mixture and combine. Add one drop of Super Black food colour and mix in. Once it has completely cooled, pipe into Jessie’s glass until it is reaches the next line on her character guide. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and one tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water and stir well until it is dissolved. Heat up 100ml of coconut milk on the stove, then carefully pour that into the bowl and mix it in. Get a spare glass that is the same size as the other glasses that you’re using and fill it up so that you have the required amount of coconut jelly for Brock’s shirt (plus a little bit more), then pour that jelly into a ramekin over to the side with the bottle of Buckeye Brown.

Go over to the ramekin with the packet of skewers. Dip the end of a skewer in the bottle of Buckeye Brown, then mix that into the coconut jelly until it is all the one colour. We’re trying to make a lighter brown than his pants, but still a noticeable darker shade than the rest of the skin tones that we made with the condensed milk.

It may take a few more skewer dips to achieve a tone you’re happy with. Once the coconut jelly has cooled down completely, pipe the white jelly into James’ glass until you reach the next line on his character guide, then pipe the brown coconut jelly into Brock’s glass until you reach the next line on his character guide too. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and stir well until everything is dissolved. Pour 50ml of condensed milk into the mixture and combine. Once the mixture is no longer hot, use a pipette to pipe it into Misty and Ash’s glasses until it reaches the next lines on their character guides. Carefully move the glasses to the fridge so all the layers can set. Wash and dry all utensils used.

STEP SIX:

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and stir well until everything is dissolved. Pour 50ml of lemon cordial into the mixture and combine. Add one drop of Electric Yellow. Wait for the mixture to cool completely, then use a pipette to pipe it into Misty’s glass until it reaches the next line on her character guide.

Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder and 1/4 of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and stir well until everything is dissolved. Heat up 50ml of coconut milk on the stove, then carefully add that to the mixture. Once it has completely cooled down, pipe that into Jessie’s glass until it reaches the next line on her character guide. Wash and dry all utensils used. After the jellies have started to slightly set, carefully move them into the fridge for at least for an hour before moving onto the next step.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pokemon-team-rocket-jessie-james-jelly-cups-thesmalladventurer.png

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Giant Pokedex Rice Krispies Treat to Celebrate Ash Ketchum’s Birthday

STEP SEVEN:

Spoon 1 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water and stir well until dissolved. Pour in 100ml of condensed milk and combine. Once the mixture is no longer cool, pipe it into James, Misty, and Jessie’s glasses until it reaches the next lines on their character guides. Wash and dry all utensils used. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.

STEP EIGHT:

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until everything is dissolved. Stir in 200ml of lemon cordial until combined. Get the spare glass that is the same size as the other glasses that you’re using and fill it up so that you have the required amount of jelly for James’ hair, Misty’s hair, Jessie’s hair, Brock’s hair, and the bill of Ash’s hat – of course, measure them all out separately, then pour them into different ramekins.

Add two drops of Electric Purple to the ramekin for James’ hair and re-boil the kettle while you’re stirring as you WILL notice that the colour isn’t mixing well. There’s something about purples – all purples that I try with these recipes – that makes them not want to co-operate. So, once the kettle has re-boiled, add some splashes of freshly boiled water and the colour will be activated. Just stir nice and quickly!

Moving onto Brock’s hair: it only needs one drop of Buckeye Brown, but since this is a thicker food colour as I mentioned earlier, if the mixture has cooled down, you can always add another drop or two of freshly boiled water again. Add two drops of Electric Orange for Misty’s hair, and stir well – then Jessie and Ash’s hair only needs one drop of Super Red! Once each ramekin has cooled down completely, use a different pipette for each colour to pipe the mixture into the glasses until it reaches the next lines on your character guides.

Once they’ve started to set slightly on your kitchen bench – meaning that moving them won’t ruin them – carefully transfer them to your fridge to set for at least 1-2 hours.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is thesmalladventurer-pokemon-jelly-cups.png
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ash-ketchum-hat-jelly-cups-pokemon-thesmalladventurer.png

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Sour Ditto Jelly Slice

STEP NINE:

Now, I DID want to stop here, because for some reason I think of Ash’s hat as red, but it’s really not. It’s mostly white. So, to stay true, I added a last layer.

Spoon 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and one tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water and stir well until it is dissolved. Heat up 100ml of coconut milk on the stove, then carefully pour that into the bowl and mix it in. Once it is no longer hot, use a pipette to pipe it into Ash’s glass until it reaches the last line on his character guide. Move the glasses to the fridge for 30 minutes at least, then you’re done! 🎉

25 years of Pokemon. That contains 122 games, 23 seasons of the TV show, and 898 different Pokemon – and I’m still nowhere near sick of it! I just picked up my Mew Pop Vinyl the other day, who is happily sitting next to my MewTwo Pop Vinyl on my shelf, and am awaiting my Raichu Pop Vinyl that I pre-ordered to come in store.

I’m not buying every Pokemon Pop Vinyl as I already have way too many Pop Vinyls and live in a tiny house, but I had to get the legendaries, the starters, and the Eeveelutions. I also adore Pichu, so I got that one, and I felt like I might as well get Raichu since I had Pikachu and Pichu already 😅 Before you go, tell me: who is YOUR favourite Pokemon?

Until next time,
Indya xx

Click here to like The Small Adventurer
on Facebook and never miss another post!

21 thoughts on “Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

  1. This is such a cool idea and I am wondering where else I can apply this clever jelly cup idea. I grew up enjoying jelly a lot and I am so glad that there is a vegan alternative to Gelatine in the form of Agar Agar.

    Like

    • Thank you! There’s SO much you can do with jelly/jello, I have seen some breathtaking creations online 🙌 I haven’t used agar agar before, but I’m pretty sure you need a different amount for each recipe than you do regular gelatine, so do keep that in mind! 😊

      Like

  2. Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been that long since Pokémon first came out! This is such a cool and creative way to celebrate- my favorite was always Gengar 🙂

    Like

  3. These sound like a cool idea. I wonder what my children would think. They enjoyed the movie but didn’t really watch the cartoons.

    Like

    • Thank you ☺️ Which movie did they like? Can you believe there’s now *24* Pokemon movies? 😯I’m guessing they liked the live action one though, which I LOVED. I have cried every time I’ve watched it, haha – they brought one of my favourite franchises to LIFE! 😂

      Like

    • Yes, the dish water when I’m washing all the utensils after making these is always VERY colourful because there’s so many colours involved 😅😂 These are very sweet – there’s layers of lemon, coconut, and condensed milk 😋

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.