It’s almost a Double Rainbow Jello Fail (so intense!)

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NOT a craftfail: the rainbow jello inspiration

(inspiration image from Tweety69Bird)

From: Sarah
My website:
Well, I saw someone make rainbow jello once, and it turned out SO CUTE! So I searched online for a recipe, and there were so many different variations, that I just picked two that sounded the best to me, and attempted to incorporate both techniques.

I think I bought the large jello boxes, and mixed one half the regular way, and the other half with condensed milk. I would let one layer chill for about an hour, and pour the next. Well after an ENTIRE day of boiling, mixing, pouring, waiting, I let it chill over night.

When I woke up in the morning, I excitedly ran to the kitchen and pulled it out of the fridge. I pulled up my antique cake plate, flipped the bunt pan upside down and shook it. The jello flopped out of the pan, a few layers at a time, and hung limply off the edge of the platter.

I’m not sure what happened, but it was gross, and mushy, and not the clean solid look I was going for. Eventually it started to fall off the platter so I just dumped the entire thing into a bowl, and snapped a few pictures from my cell phone! (hence the bad quality pics, sorry!) I even tried to eat it, but it was so gross looking, I just ended up throwing it out. The first picture is the one from the website, and the other two are my disaster! Enjoy!

16 Responses to It’s almost a Double Rainbow Jello Fail (so intense!)

  1. Jana says:

    Oooooooooh, ouch! I hope it still tasted delicious!

  2. Julie says:

    That is such an awesome fail that I needed to read today it isn’t even funny. Love it, and hope you try again soon with better results. Thank you, because today of all days I needed to read this.

  3. hmmm, bummer, now i want to google and find the recipe for your inspiration because it looks so amazing i want to try too!!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Thanks ya’ll for the comments! If you find something that works for you, let me know! I also read that if you dip the bunt pan in some cool (or maybe it was warm) water, it will help release the jello from the mold…better google that too because I’m obviously not a credible source! :)

  5. I certainly would fail at this – I have the utmost respect for Sarah for trying!!

  6. val says:

    oh my. at least you had the guts to try though……

  7. Tiffany says:

    While it has been several months since you posted this, I couldn’t help but comment that I had tried a similar recipe from vintage Jello cookbook and it turned out almost identical to yours. I was so disappointed by the work I put into the rainbow jello cake. On a brighter side, as it fell apart the different colors spread into a very beautiful kaleidoscope of colors.

  8. C.K. says:

    BAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!! Mine Would Turn Out Just Like Yours lol lol

  9. C.K. says:

    lol lol lol lol ewwwwwwwww lol lol lol lol !!!!

  10. Inara says:

    I’ve managed to do this successfully before (once…then realized I really don’t like gelatin. At least it looked cool), but the recipe I used had sour cream, not condensed milk – wonder if the difference in consistency contributed to the collapse?

  11. Dessie says:

    My MIL makes this all the time, I have even made it a couple of times but it is so time consuming!! The recipe we use has sour cream in it and turns out beautifully!!

  12. Lisa says:

    I remember making rainbow jello squares back in the early ’80s, and in order to make them really firm and rubbery, the recipe called for Knox unflavored gelatin to be added to the jello, without adding additional water (or condensed milk). I don’t remember the ratios, but I’m sure it could be found somewhere on the internet!

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  14. Jessica says:

    I know this was posted a log time ago, and maybe I won’t help anyone by commenting this, but the reason layers fall apart is that you let each layer to dry completely before pouring the next layer. the layer below has to be dry-ish but still sticky to the touch of a finger, this way the next layer, at room temperature, will stick to the bottom one and won’t fall apart when completely done. Hope this encourages you to git it another try :)

  15. ally says:

    Thanks Jessica!

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