Ben and Holly Cake – Jelly Flood on the Moon

Ben and Holly Cake – Jelly Flood on the Moon

On Tuesday, gorgeous boy turned four. He is absolutely obsessed with Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, and so he requested a birthday cake made to look like ‘a jelly flood on the moon’. This was no small task but, knowing how delighted he would be, I set to work in order to create the Ben and Holly cake of his dreams.

You can see how I got on in the video below.

Ben and Holly Cake Video

Ben and Holly Jelly Flood on the Moon Cake


Cake, Ingredients and Resources:

The vanilla sponge recipe that I used to make the Ben and Holly cake is from the BBC Good food guide and you can find the recipe, ingredients and instructions here:

Easy Vanilla Cake

It is an excellent recipe for any birthday cake as the sponge is firm enough to take the icing but it is also deliciously moist.

I also used buttercream icing. You can find the recipe we used here:


Ingredients for Ben and Holly Cake


In addition to the cake, I used the following items and ingredients:

I think it turned out pretty well! Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that the camera stopping working when I put the grey fondant onto the cake, in case some were wondering why that part is missing!

What do you think of our Ben and Holly cake? I call it “The sea of tranquillity is now the sea of jelly!” Let us know in the comments.

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Eating the Ben and Holly Cake

Ben and Holly Birthday Cake - Jelly flood on the moon

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  1. 22nd October 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I think that your Ben and Holly cake is absolutely awesome. Pen x #KCACOLS

  2. 22nd October 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Looks amazing!

    I believe it’s Jelly Flood on the Moon week on the Great British Bake-Off next week!


  3. 22nd October 2016 / 10:20 pm

    You did a fab job! Alice used to love Ben & Holly, I really need to pop it on for my little Holly I am sure she would too x #KCACOLS

  4. 22nd October 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Wow! It’s hard making your own celebration cake but it sounds like you’ve done a lovely job and there are some useful tips here. #kcacols

  5. 22nd October 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Aw looks like a brilliant cake! My eldest loved Ben & Holly! X #KCACOLS

  6. 22nd October 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Wow, the cake looks fabulous, well done! I’m so looking forward to making birthday cakes for Little M in the future. #KCACOLS

  7. 22nd October 2016 / 10:39 pm

    The cake looks amazing! I could never have done that, it would be a big grey mess lol. Well done you x

  8. 23rd October 2016 / 7:14 am

    Wow well done! The cake is awesome!! I can’t wait to make cakes for mine! #KCACOLS

  9. 23rd October 2016 / 10:11 am

    Wow what a fantastic job you did! I so wish I was more talented at this stuff!! x #kcacols

  10. 23rd October 2016 / 11:13 am

    Ah well done it looks brilliant! My youngest is loving Ben & Holly at the moment… She would love this cake. Her birthday is in February so if she still likes them then I may follow your example.

  11. 23rd October 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Blimey – you’re pretty good at this! Mine would look like little blobs on the cake!! Happy Birthday to gorgeous boy! #kcacols

  12. 23rd October 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Wow, looks great and it looks like it was thoroughly enjoyed too!


  13. 23rd October 2016 / 2:58 pm

    wow amazing effort!! im rubbish at cakes and have never made one :/ !! #KCACOLS

  14. 23rd October 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Wow, that looks brilliant! #KCACOLS

  15. Soppy mum (Sara)
    23rd October 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Well done it looks brilliant!! Hope you all had a lovely day #kcacols

  16. 23rd October 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Well done, it looks great! I always have good intentions of making birthday cakes and then end up buying them in the shop :/ #kcacols

  17. 23rd October 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I love it! Mia still really enjoys Ben and Holly and thinks it hilarious when Nanny Plum shouts ‘jelly flood!’ so jealous of your cake skills! 🙂


  18. 23rd October 2016 / 7:20 pm

    You’ve done such a good job with the cake! Congrats xx

  19. 23rd October 2016 / 8:04 pm

    What a cool cake. My son would love this cake. Looks like your son enjoyed it too! #KCACOLS

  20. 23rd October 2016 / 8:59 pm

    What an awesome cake! #KCACOSL

  21. 23rd October 2016 / 9:04 pm

    This is so cool! Well done you! #kcacols

  22. 23rd October 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Happy birthday to your little man! Looks like you slayed the cake making mama!

  23. 23rd October 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Jelly Flooooood!!!!!

    What a brilliant idea for a cake. We are big fans of Ben and Holly here! #KCACOLS

  24. 23rd October 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Wow what a professional looking cake – I hope I can make something half as good as that for my daughters cakes when she’s older!! #kcacols

  25. 24th October 2016 / 2:45 am

    Looks great. Definitely like jelly flooding the moon. Or at least so I imagine. #KCACOLS

  26. 24th October 2016 / 4:45 am

    So cute! I love making and decorating cakes and this one is just adorable. Isn’t it fun to give your kids the cake they REALLY want?!

  27. 24th October 2016 / 5:04 am

    I am so impressed in your ABILITY to make this cake as well as your time management skills that have enabled you to get it done. Great job! #KCACOLS

  28. 24th October 2016 / 6:58 am

    We love a good jelly flood in this house (I think hubby likes Ben and holly more than the kids but don’t tell anyone). That cake looks amazing, well done x

  29. 24th October 2016 / 9:12 am

    looks amazing! I loved that episode too, such a funny show #KCACOLS

  30. 24th October 2016 / 10:51 am

    WOW great job! I can bake a cake but don’t think I could decorate one like this! Thanks for sharing #kcacols

  31. 24th October 2016 / 11:54 am

    How fun! It looks amazing!! #KCACOLS

  32. 24th October 2016 / 12:23 pm

    That is so cute, my son loves Ben and Holly and would agree this is a perfect cake! x #kcacols

  33. 24th October 2016 / 2:04 pm

    You clever girl! What a brilliant cake! Mine always end up looking like chocolate frosted cow pats. #KCACOLS

  34. 24th October 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Great job! Looks like it was very well received too 🙂 #KCACOLS

  35. 24th October 2016 / 8:54 pm

    The cake looks sweet and fun! It must have been difficult for you to cut it after all the work 🙂 #KCACOLS

  36. 24th October 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Can’t go wrong with the BBC’s Good Food guide. It’s a great source and has a wealth of information on it. #KCACOLS

  37. 25th October 2016 / 12:24 am

    I have no idea about Ben and Holly or jelly floods on the moon, but this looks like a pretty awesome cake to me! You are so clever. Looks like it went down well with your little Ben and Holly fan too! #KCACOLS

  38. 25th October 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Wow! Great job on the cake! #KCACOLS

  39. 25th October 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Step aside Mary Berry! That cake is stunning! I love BBC recipes they are so good! Looks like there was lots of fun eating the cake – yum!

  40. 25th October 2016 / 10:20 pm

    looks awesome I bet he was very happy:) I don’t know how to do that kind of cakes but I love them

  41. 26th October 2016 / 4:56 am

    My son just discovered this show this week and is entranced. I’m jealous of your cake making skills, i have to get someone else to make his cake next week. #KCACOLS

  42. 26th October 2016 / 10:53 am

    Well done you! I’ve tried making birthday cakes and failed horribly! Looks great! #KCACOLS

  43. 27th October 2016 / 10:11 am

    Wow this is amazing – you’re so creative! Love the video too. Hope he had a fantastic birthday xx #KCACOLS

  44. 28th October 2016 / 10:53 am

    We are always pretending there has been a jelly flood in our house. It’s too much fun #kcacols

  45. 28th October 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Wow this looks fantastic Danielle! I bet he loved it. My youngest is after a Paw Patrol cake for his birthday in February so I will need to do lots of pinteresting for inspiration I think! #KCACOLS

  46. 28th October 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! And soooooo much fun! <3 it!! #KCACOLS

  47. 28th October 2016 / 5:41 pm

    That looks great! I’m so rubbish at decorating cakes. #KCACOLS

  48. 28th October 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Looks amazing! Hope it tasted as nice as it looks! #KCACOLS

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