I have a presentation this week and I need to teach about the brain. I thought I would use a brain mold and make a brain ( which I will take a bite from when the time is right)?. I need help getting the color of the brain correct. Brains are a tan color when removed from the skull. please help me with getting the color right. I have red, yellow, green, and blue food coloring an have a few to most jello flavors for a base. The presentation is Wednesday
I saw this the other day and thought it would make a nice roasted brain. If I get time I'll cut the tops off of some small skulls and place some small cauliflower brains inside for the kids to try. Hope the link inserts okay, not what you asked for but thought it might offer another option.
The directions for my molds said 1 small box peach or watermelon gelatin, 1/2 cup lite evaporated skimmed milk (no other milk will work), green food coloring to darken (for flesh tone). Hope this isn't too late! Good luck!
Thank you a for your wonderful suggestions. I finally went with a Brian recipe that was more like flan than jello and had a layer of raspberry for effect. People were disgusted when I took it out of the cooler then thought is was cool when I discussed the brain anatomy. Finally when I was done and took a bite out of it I really had them going since they though it was a real brain. Even cool a couple of the medical folks!!!!!!
I am thinking of using cream in my jello recipe to make it more of a creamy pink color. To achieve a more realistic tone, I would use unflavored gelatin, and prepare it with some sugar, cream, and water, and perhaps a small amount of cocoa powder and just a tiny drop of red food coloring to bring it to the right tone. That would be what I would try, anyhow.