I was reading blog and personal favourite, House of Beauty & Culture the other day and he wrote about a summer specialty, jelly. Specifically, jellied champagne with raspberries. What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than this!As I was reading the post, I remembered a company in London which specializes in sculptural and architectural jellies, which are most amazing. The company, Bompas & Parr, was started by two Oxbridge grads after their final year at university, just as a summer lark. Their work caught on and soon became in demand for the most elegant of events. For the Royal Wedding in April, they created a mould of Buckingham Palace and made a huge copy of it.
Royalty has always celebrated with jelly, as you can imagine with Queen Victoria and the Victorians and their chefs who worked to make more and more imaginative dishes for the royal banquets. You can still find elaborate jelly moulds in antique stores, and it’s lots of fun to make your own creations with them. Or you can do something as simple as oranges and cream in jelly. Don’t you think this is fun!