Is it a paperweight? Is it glass? Nope, it’s gelatin dessert art!
Upon first glance, Rosa Rodriguez’ gorgeous Sweets Collection creations look like they’re meant for a museum not a refrigerated case. I first stumbled upon her beautiful blooms while wandering past La Cocina inside San Francisco’s Ferry Building. (La Cocina is a hip incubator kitchen that helps talented low income food entrepreneurs cultivate their budding businesses. Sweets Collection is just one of the dozens of whimsical small businesses that La Cocina fosters.)
Rodriguez, who hails from Mexico, originally worked with more traditional artistic methods like oil paint before she shifted her focus to floral gelatin. The sweet treats are created out of a milk-based gelatin (often strawberry with a vanilla base). The consistency ends up being similar to that of a panna cotta, but much lighter and more delicate.
In addition to being able to procure these pretties at La Cocina’s Ferry Building location, you can also special order bunches of blossoms for special events like birthdays, bridal and baby showers, etc. if they happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sweets Collections’ jelly cocktails, domes and cakes are sure to make more of a lasting impression on your guests than your average bouquet of flowers.
La Cocina‘s Non-Profit Kiosk (Offers Sweets Collection Items for Sale)
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94105 United States of America
Hours: Sunday Through Friday – 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday – 9:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: (415) 200-5808 *To Order Directly via Sweets Collection (415) 824-2729 *To Reach La Cocina’s Headquarters and Learn More About Their Work Supporting Small Business Owners