Plastic gelatin molds come in varieties such as holiday-themed shapes, shapes of various cartoon characters, and more classic shapes such as stars and hearts. There are also larger plastic gelatin molds in shapes such as domes and giant rings, useful for making large gelatin deserts to cut into pieces like a cake and serve to guests.
The wide range of holiday- and special occasion-themed plastic gelatin molds makes it easy to serve gelatin deserts at just about any occasion. Online retailers and marketplaces, such as Gelatin World and eBay, offer molds in shapes such as snowmen and Christmas trees for the winter holidays, while mold shapes such as pumpkins, skulls and brains are available for creating spooky Halloween gelatin treats. A giant heart-shaped gelatin mold is useful for creating a gelatin treat to enjoy with a significant other on Valentine's Day. Another idea is to use mold shapes such as baby bottles, safety pins and rattles for creating gelatin treats for a baby shower.
Gelatin molds in the shapes of basketballs, footballs, racing cars and other sporting equipment are a fun option for televised sporting events. When preparing for a child's birthday party, there are plastic gelatin molds to create treats to match many different party themes, ranging from cartoon characters such as the Minions to animals such as dinosaurs, sea creatures and dogs.