I like these very much.. I will start learning once I get my molds.. I ordered my molds from ebay.. very inexpensive.. I saw a video and I think they easy to make.. it is agar-agar jello cake..
thank u Jewels.. the one with the Gold fish calls for a special mold..like this one..I got it from ebay lastnight and I cannot wait to try it.. hopefully it will come out fine.
ya' know, having lived the majority of my life in Hawaii, I've had a couple of these (I forget what they call it) and I wasn't a fan of the taste. They sure are pretty. Japanese pastry chefs do the cheesecake type of thing too, again pretty but ...
I live near a Vietnamese neighborhood and they sell miniature versions of those molds in the grocery stores very inexpensively. I always wondered what they were used for. (I've used them for paper-casting with cotton paper pulp!) I've never seen the actual cakes made up from them, though. The ones you posted are beautiful. I have seen and tried plain, unadorned little layered versions but like Kaneohegirlinaz, I wasn't a fan of the flavor--or the texture, for that matter.
I'm not sure if they are Vietnamese or Chinese, though. Many, if not most, of the Vietnamese immigrants in my neighborhood--especially the ones who own businesses- are ethnic Chinese.