A dear friend and major jello blog enthusiast sent me this for blog fodder and it did not disappoint. For the uninitiated, this guy in New York is making something called a Raindrop Cake (inspired by traditional Mizu Shingen Mochi from Japan) and selling it to hipsters at the Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg with a side of brown sugar syrup and roasted soy flour.
I have some immediate thoughts and feelings:
1) This is not cake. Yes, we take liberties around here with the term "salad" but it is always preceded by the word "jello" for clarification.
2) I'm not sure how well these delicate flavors would appeal to the American palate.
3) Whatever he's charging, it's too much.
It's also worth noting that folks in the states have been hip to this traditional dessert for quite some time now, so I'm not sure what new perspective Darren brings to the table aside from good marketing. But you do you, Darren.
As a parting gift, please enjoy this incredibly soothing how-to video: