This is not a sponsored review and because of this I won’t mention where I bought this set, if you do an online search using the name of this kit you’ll be able to find this one in several webshops.
Heart – Cake Shop Gummy kit – Simple
Price: ± €4
Extra supplies: Milk, Water, Scissors, Spoon, Refrigerator, Microwave*, Heatproof Bowl or Cup
* Instead of melting the gelatine in the microwave you could heat it au bain-marie, with a heatproof glass bowl on top of a pan with a small layer of boiling water. Stir gently until all of the gelatine has melted.
With this kit you create cute gummy cakes, it also includes a shop window you can put them on, a box to deliver the cakes with, a knife to cut them with, tweezers to move them with and doilies to put them on.
Just like other gummies of the Heart brand these don’t have very strong flavours, except for them being sweet. The smells that came off of the powders were way stronger.
The white gummies, which you add the milk to, tasted like milk with artificial strawberry flavour. It reminded me a bit of strawberry milk, but the taste of strawberry was way fainter. The brown gummies tasted like artificial banana, but again it was a faint flavour.
The pink balls have a surprisingly sour flavour, which was the most overpowering flavour in this kit. They tasted a bit like strawberry as well.
Time needed: ⧗
It doesn’t take much time at all to assemble these cakes, you don’t even have to refrigerate the mould for very long.
Difficulty level: ★
All the steps of this kit, and there aren’t many, are very simple. There isn’t much that can go wrong other than over or under heating your gummy mixtures in the microwave. This won’t happen if you keep to the instructions though.
As you can see on the pictures below, the final product looks similar to the packaging. The images on the package indicate very well what the end result will be. The colours are slightly different, but since the picture on the packaging isn’t a photograph that’s pretty logical.
TIPS: You’ll have quite a bit of mixture left, you could let this harden and melt again it to make more cakes or pour it into a different mould. There’s also plenty of the little pink balls left to decorate these extra cakes with.
Use a spoon to fill the mould, don’t pour it in directly from the bowl or cup you’re using or it’ll easily overflow.
If you let it sit on your work surface for a few minutes before refrigerating they’ll be a little less fluid already and it’ll be easier to place in the refrigerator without spilling.
Want to enjoy this kit again?
Clean the mould with warm water, after using it, and let it air dry. Don’t use soap to clean the mould.
If you want to reuse the mould you could make your own gummies or use a jelly package and add a lot less water than the instructions say. You can use food colouring to get the right colours, or to create different colours than this kit has. But you could also use the mould to make chocolate cakes instead, for instance.