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Edible Leather

How to make an edible leather mixture that you can brush on wafer paper or use on it's own to make flexible gelatin sheets that can be used for leaves, dragon wings, leather, etc.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 60kcal


  • 4 oz cool water
  • 18 grams powdered gelatin
  • 10 grams vegetable glycerine


  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the cool water and then mix until it's just combined. Don't overmix
  • Allow the gelatin to bloom for 5 minutes
  • Melt the gelatin in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until the mixture is fully melted and you don't see any grains of gelatin
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes so that the foam rises to the top
  • Scoop the foam off the surface of the gelatin with a spoon and discard it. Your gelatin mixture should look fairy clear at this point and not cloudy.
  • You can now add color to the mixture and paint it directly onto wafer paper or you can leave it clear and then paint it after it dries.
  • The wafer paper will take at least a few hours to dry depending on the humidity in your area.



If your gelatin mixture starts to get thick, you can reheat it for 10 seconds to melt it again. 
Store the leftover gelatin in the fridge for up to 7 days. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 60kcal | Protein: 15g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg