Happy Birthday to Me (and Bill Cosby)

He may be 49 years older than me but Bill Cosby and I have two things in common: our birthdays and Jell-O. Today I turn 25 and although I'm not having a "quarter life crisis" (eye roll) the last year has certainly been one of change. I'm feeling incredibly thankful for my amazing friends, family, and YOU my dear blog readers. All five of you. I love each and every one of you.

But enough about my birthday, you're here to read about gelatin right? Well for the 4th of July I decided to make some festive star-shaped jigglers. I haven't made jigglers in many, many years and I must admit that it was a little tricky cutting them out.

I may have been a little overambitious because I made a double recipe in one of my jellyroll pans and it was pretty stressful trying to unmold so I could cut out the shapes.

Cherry Jigglers

Cherry Jigglers

Once I had the massive sheet of jello out of the pan I used a metal cookie cutter to make the stars and I have to say that they were pretty festive.

Cherry Jigglers 1

Cherry Jigglers 1

Jigglers are super easy to make:

2 1/2 cups of boiling water

2 - 6 oz. packages of Jell-O, any flavor

Just stir the gelatin into the boiling water until completely dissolved and let set in a 9x13 inch pan for at least 4 hours. Unmold and cut into squares or whatever shape your heart desires.

I served my Cherry Jell-O stars with blueberries and Cool-Whip because that's just how you do things on the 4th of July.

Cherry Jigglers 3

Cherry Jigglers 3

Now, enjoy this classic Jell-O Jiggler commercial from before I was even born:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX1H9Lq0438&w=425&h=349]

Happy Molding!