Birthday Cake Jello Shots

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) If you pay much attention to the “boozier” posts on this blog (i.e., the ones containing alcohol), you’ll notice that we have a special place in our hearts for cute jello shots. I am totally that girl who orders the crazy sweet martini with sprinkles and whipped cream on top, so I thought it would be fun to make jello shots that look like little birthday cakes with all the appropriate trimmings.

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) Birthday Cake Jello Shots, serves 8.

1 cup cake-flavored vodka
1 cup white chocolate Godiva liqueur
1 cup milk
3 packets of unflavored gelatin 
cylinder silicone mold
sprinkles and whipped cream for garnish

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) Warm the milk in a saucepan over low-medium heat and add the unflavored gelatin. Mix together with a whisk until all the gelatin is dissolved.

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) Add the milk, vodka, and the Godiva liqueur in a bowl. If you have a few bits of gelatin left that aren’t dissolved, you can strain the milk before adding to the other ingredients. Mix together and transfer the mixture into a pourable container. 

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) Pour the mixture into your silicone molds, and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours until set (keep the mold on a flat surface like a small cutting board so you can place the board inside the fridge). When firm, insert a toothpick between the jello and the sides of the mold, and go all the way around the mold to gently separate the jello from the sides. Push up from the bottom of the mold until the jello shot is removed from the mold. To serve, place the jello shots on a bed of sprinkles, and garnish with whipped cream and more sprinkles.

Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) Yes please! Birthday Cake Jello Shot (click through for recipe) These are definitely a 2-3 bite jello shot, as they are a little bigger than usual (about 2 1/4″ wide), but I wanted them to look more like mini cakes, so I bought the bigger mold. If you want a more bite-size jello shot, just buy a smaller cylinder mold instead.

These are a super cute way to celebrate someone’s birthday (or even an unbirthday if you can’t wait that long). Keep in mind, though, there are 364 unbirthdays every year. Pace yourself people… xo. Laura

Birthday Cake Jello Shots

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cake-flavored vodka
  • 1 cup white chocolate Godiva liqueur
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • cylinder silicone mold
  • sprinkles and whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  • Warm the milk in a saucepan over low-medium heat and add the unflavored gelatin. Mix together with a whisk until all the gelatin is dissolved.
  • Add the milk, vodka, and the Godiva liquer in a bowl. If you have a few bits of gelatin left that aren't dissolved, you can strain the milk before adding to the other ingredients. Mix together and transfer the mixture into a pourable container.
  • Pour the mixture into your silicone molds, and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours until set (keep the mold on a flat surface like a small cutting board so you can place the board inside the fridge). When firm, insert a toothpick between the jello and the sides of the mold, and go all the way around the mold to gently separate the jello from the sides. Push up from the bottom of the mold until the jello shot is removed from the mold. To serve, place the jello shots on a bed of sprinkles, and garnish with whipped cream and more sprinkles.

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Stella from The Signature Collection.

  • Could I put these into a 9 x 13 pan and cut into squares? I don’t have the silicone molds…thank you

  • Would these work with white creme de cocoa? Having a hard time finding the Godiva.

  • So i made these to recipe and was honestly very dissatisfied, the recipe is WAAAAAAAY too strong to a point where you cant even enjoy the flavor of your creation. Id suggest alot less booze and alot more cream and or milk. Maybe even add in some extra sugar. Honestly wished i had put in less to begin with as the amount totally ruined the shole point of Birthday Cake jello shots.

  • I made these for my son’s 22nd birthday and he loved it. Thanks for such a awesome idea.

  • I love it! I just made them for my friend’s birthday party. They were a hit. Keep the jello shot recipes coming!!!!!!! 🙂

  • You inspired me to make a batch of my own! The liquor store I visited didn’t have the white chocolate liqueur so I ended up changing the recipe a bit and made chocolate cake shots using the iced cake vodka, double chocolate vodka, vanilla almond milk, chocolate ovaltine, and melted dark chocolate. I put them in mini cupcakes tins and they came out easily after loosening the edges with a thin knife and sitting the tray in hot water for a few seconds. Looking forward to taste testing this afternoon!

  • I Love a good Boozy Jello-Jiggler Shot! I may have to bite the bullet and buy some more booze 😉

  • Thank you so much!!! Cannot wait to make them! I’ll report back on how they turn out 😉

  • Hi Misty!
    I think they would definitely be ok for at least a half hour, but I probably wouldn’t leave them out forever (especially if they have whipped cream on them) 🙂

    Laura

  • I did not Godiva made liquid form of chocolate. That looks absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to find a bottle xx

  • I’m normally not one for alcoholic beverages (or jello shots!)…but these look and sound REALLY yummy!! Cake-flavoured vodka and white chocolate liqueur could finally be my downfall!! 😉

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  • These look dangerously delicious… I have to make them!!

  • This is such a good idea! I love the taste of birthday cake shots, so the idea of having a 2-biter version of it with whipped cream and sprinkles sounds amazeballs.

  • These are so cute, and they look so good!!!
    I’m always going after the super sweet drinks, too, so these definitely appeal to me!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

  • This is insanely cool. Combines everything great about a birthday (or party) into on cute little package! Sweet // timidlioness

  • Wow. Game changer right here folks. I think my life just improved by a couple of points so thanks for that. I’ll be making these babies in 2 weeks for my gf’s 31st. Question: how long will they hold their shape for, displayed outside? I’m wondering if I can stack them around a 3 or 4 tiered cupcake stand at her party. I haven’t made jello shots with milk before, so will these like…turn runny? Did yours even last longer than a quick photo before you popped em all in your mouth so you have no idea? 🙂 -Misty

  • These are so freaking adorable!! I have a special place in my heart for cute jello shots too 🙂

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Oh my cake flavoured vodka!! That could be dangerous!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • I don’t drink, but this is such a cute idea! 🙂

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Okay this is waaaay cute, definitely making for my best friends twenty first! And for people with kids, I bet this would be great to do sans booze for a birthday party!

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  • I’m definitely trying this for my birthday! http://sadityinthecity.com

  • Dear lawd this is cute! I’m gonna have to figure out how to veganize this recipe and make these!!!

  • Hmm, I would just buy something cheaper that’s a creamy consistency with a vanilla or chocolate flavor. I bet it would turn out just fine 🙂

    Laura

  • Tastes good to me! It’s a very sweet vanilla flavor 🙂

    Laura

  • Tastes good to me! Very sweet and vanilla flavored 🙂

    Laura

  • SO CUTE! I love birthday-cake flavored anything so these sound awesome!

    PS: That glass milk-carton container is ADORBS! Where’s it from?

  • Adorable! And they turn out ok with the milk/gelatin combo? I will definitely have to give these a try sometime this summer. Super cute & original. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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  • My birthday’s not until October…unbirthday it is!!! Look sooo good 🙂

  • Do you recommend any other type of white chocolate liqueur (instead of godiva brand)? A cheaper alternative 😉 I would love to make these this weekend for my friend’s birthday. She’s having roughly 20 people over and “premium” liquor can get costly. Thank you!!!

  • These are SO ADORABLE!!! How do they score in the taste department? I feel like with those ingredient you can’t really go wrong, but I really love hearing about what the recipe-maker and tasters think too! 🙂
    xo Hannah

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    http://thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

  • Wow I love this!!! 🙂 I always LOVE reading your blog and seeing all the cool things ya’ll come up with 🙂

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

  • I’ve made birthday cake shots but this is even better!

  • These are seriously so cheerful and look SO good. I think I might make these for 4th of July or my boyfriend’s upcoming birthday. Thanks so much for the recipe and gorgeous pictures!

  • What a fantastic idea for a birthday celebration! Another creative project, very nice!

  • So stinkin’ cute! I love this idea! Can’t wait to try something like this out.

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Wait, cake flavoured vodka exists? Oh em gee I think I have just discovered a new life. These look amazing, complete step up from vodka jelly!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  • The presentation is so tempting..such a vision. I absolutely love the ideas you bring to this blog Laura! I can never get tired of pinning them 🙂
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  • That looks great and weird and fascinating 🙂
    Does it taste good as well???

    Love from Germany and some great news:

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    XO Bambi

  • These look and sound amazing!! I want to try it for my birthday! Thanks for sharing:)

    xoxovidi.blogspot.com

  • These are so adorable! A classy jello shot – love it!

  • how clever! what a great idea!

    -Chanelle :: thekimchronicles.com

  • Love this! They’re so darn cute! What a great idea for a 21st birthday! Or for just a Tuesday night! 😉

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  • these are such a great idea — and a perfect alternative to the electric coloured jello shots that normally appear at house parties! thanks for classing it up A Beautiful Mess!

  • These are so adorable!! Awesome idea Laura 🙂
    http://bravefelicity.blogspot.com

  • At first I didn’t even realize these were jello shots! These sound so tasty and look absolutely sweet – I am definitely trying this recipe!! XO, D

  • Cake flavoured vodka?! That is definitely not a thing in the UK! Sounds amazing though x

  • Definitely going to do this for my birthday coming up!
    I wasn’t even aware cake flavoured vodka existed… I’m so happy it does though!!

    x

  • Love this! And where did you find the glass(?) milk carton? Must. Have.

  • These are so stinkin’ cute. Totally making them for my friend’s birthday (don’t worry she’s turning 24). 🙂

    Cheers!

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