• cakesbymk

Island Jelly Cake! Cake Trends 2020 - Recipe & Video

So we are back at it with another cake trend that is taking the cake world by storm, and it is none other than the Island Jelly Cake!

When I first saw this cake show up on my Instagram feed, I was mesmerised by it and I had to try it out! I watched a few different tutorials on it, and combined different techniques to come up with my own Cakes by MK version of making this cake.

If you'd like to watch how this cake magical cake comes to life, then check out my YouTube video below!

YouTube video on how to make an Island Jelly Cake!

If you are interested in making this cake, I have outlined the recipes for some of the key components below, but I haven't outlined the step by step process as I would recommend watching the video for this (it's a bit hard to explain in writing!) :)


Chocolate Cake:

For a 6 inch 3 layer cake (the size I used for this island jelly cake) use 1x the recipe of this chocolate cake recipe.

Chocolate Ganache:


- 360g semi-sweet chocolate

- 360ml heavy cream


1) Combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a heat proof bowl, and gently melt it in the microwave by putting it in for 30 second bursts, mixing it in between each burst.

2) Once the chocolate is completely melted and you have a silky smooth mixture, let the mixture cool overnight until it becomes thick, but still spreadable (this generally takes about 6 hours or so).



- 125g powdered gelatine

- 350ml water for blooming gelatine

- 600ml of water

- 150g of sugar

- 1 drop of blue gel food colouring

- optional clear jelly flavouring of choice


1) Bloom the gelatine by combining the gelatine powder and 350ml of water, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

2) While the gelatine is blooming, create the jelly mixture by boiling 600ml of water, and adding the sugar to it. Mix the sugar until it is completely dissolved.

3) Add the sugar/water mixture to the bloomed gelatine, and mix until the gelatine is completely melted.

4) Add in the food colouring and optional flavouring of choice, and mix until completely combined.

If you do try this cake out or have any questions, then please leave me a comment below! I'd be happy to answer any questions. Also, I'd love to see pictures, so don't forget to tag me on Instagram @cakesbymk.nz :)


#cakesbymk #cbmk #islandjellycake #blog #cakes #cakedecorating #jellycake #caketrends2020

2,003 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All