Our friends at Diamond Select Toys sent us a really cool box. It was made of cardboard! Okay, maybe the box wasn’t cool, what was inside was where it was at. Inside was a Ghostubsters gelatin mold in the shape of Slimer and an ice cube tray that lets you make Ghostbusters logo ice cubes! Well, my original plan was to bust them out at a Ghostbusters RPG session and write about it, but several delays in that made me decide to dedicate them to their own post, so let’s check them out post haste!
Now I know what you came here for… the Slimer gelatin mold!
Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve made Jello. I was raised to believe that a woman’s place was in the kitchen and since my woman wasn’t behaving I had to do it myself! (j/k folks)
I followed the directions on the back of both the Jello package and the Slimer Gelatin mold to a T. I put the mold in a bowl so it would be stable later, then coated the inside with a layer of vegetable oil to help with the removal.
I didn’t have any spray like Pam, which was unfortunate because it would have been a hell of a lot more convenient.
After pouring it into the mold, I let it cool down in the fridge. And here we are!
The picture doesn’t do it justice. The Jello Slimer looked great after taking it out of the mold.
I used two boxes of green Jello to make it extra thick. I had hoped that this would help in the Jello removal process. Not sure if it did or not, but it sure made it thicker and more jiggly.
The Ghostbusters logo trays are made from silicon and while they’re a little bit small, they make decent sized cubes. You’re going to probably want more than one tray, because you’ll want to share these with friends. I already bought a tray, so that left me with a total of two.
Now listen up folks, I think it’s finally time to reveal the secret family ice recipe! In order to make ice, just put the ice tray under the faucet and fill it up! Then place the trays in the freezer. You have to be a bit careful with the trays as they are rather floppy, due to them being made of silicone. This makes it more difficult to not spill, but on the other hand it makes it a lot easier for the ice to come out.
Wait a few hours and the water has frozen into the form of a solid, just like magic!
The only issue I had with the cubes is that the ice wasn’t entirely clear, so it would be nearly impossible to see the logo in pictures. To get the ice to be clear you have to be a little fancier with your ice making. The great thing about these trays is that you can make them for more than just ice. I could have probably put Jello in there if I’d wanted. I might experiment with fruit juice in the future or something with booze to see how that turns out. One Ghostbusters fan made chocolates with it!
Both of these items are pretty kick ass for a Ghostbusters fan. While the Jello mold on the surface is more impressive, I’ll probably get more use out of the Ghostbusters logo trays over time. Either way, they’re both solid winners.