Playstation PS3 Cake

I made this Playstation PS3 Cake for Nadia! ;) This was an order for Nadia who had planned to surprise her boyfriend Adam on his birthday with this cake. She spent a lot of effort designing the cake for her boyfriend who likes games and came up with the idea of a playstaion cake with zombies. She is also very thoughtful because Adam likes chocolate but the family dont, so we thought half chocolate and half vanilla cake would be good.

This was totally out of my comfort zone (not making flowers and girly stuff), I did worry at start and was pleased with the final outcome. What made me most happy was knowing Nadia and Adam liked it very much  Nadia successfully surprised Adam, she even emailed me photos the next morning, I was utterly touched. Amardeep was very sweet and came all the way with Nadia to pick up the cake.

Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake
I dont have a Playstation, so google images helped me a lot with the details : )
Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake

Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake

Nadia's photos are actually better than mine :-P
Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake
Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake
Cherie Kelly's Playstation PS3 Cake

Happy Birthday to Adam again, hope you two and the family had a great time : )


Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

I have watched some videos of how cake decorators make beautiful stacked cakes - some extraordinary show-stoppers with the height of a person, some topsy turvy ones with sophisticated architectural support in the middle, and some wedding cakes with skillfully hand-crafted prefect little details.

I spent my whole weekend learning and making a 3-Tiered Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers, quite a lot of hard work but totally loved and enjoyed it! I think I am better in arranging flowers than stacking the cake though :-P I am going to enroll some professional courses to develop more skills :-D

Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

This wasnt the original product, I actually picked and changed the flowers to my favourite pink and lilac colours for practice.
Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

The original one was to use seasonal flowers, yellow and orange varieties for autumn from Covent Garden Market. Cutting, filling, icing, stacking, arranging, piping, decorating...
Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

2 whole days of effort :) very happy with the final outcome and definitely will put what I learnt into good use.
Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers

Which one would you prefer? I like the pink and lilac one more ;) x
Cherie Kelly's Open Stacked Cake with Fresh Flowers


Baked Egg Custard Pudding 香滑燉蛋

London has been quite gloomy and wet, someone passed a cold to me last week and was busy going out to events, drinks, mid-autumn festival celebrates :-P I didnt have much chance to bake/cook :( this week I have been catching up with my oven :-P and was thinking of pudding and custard :-d

This siken soft baked egg custard is such a comfort food that makes everyone so happy!

Cherie Kelly's Baked Egg Custard 香滑燉蛋

Baked Egg Custard Pudding 香滑燉蛋

makes 6 portions


175 ml double cream
115 ml milk
225 ml water
5 large egg yolks
60g sugar
a pinch of salt
4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Boil milk and water in a saucepan and remove from heat.
2. Beat egg yolks with with sugar, salt and vanilla.
3. Gradually add hot milk to eggs, stir constantly.
4. Pour into 6 custard cups or ramekin and set in a pan of hot water.
5. Bake at 170°C for 1 hour, or until tip of skewer comes out clean when inserted into custard.
6. Serve warm or cold.

Marshmallow Cupcakes

The bakers were asked to make teacake in last week's The Great British Bake Off, my mouth was totally watering when I saw them making the fluffy melty marshmallow filling!

I couldnt wait to make some melty marshmallow :-p melted marshmallow is not too too sweet and it is just scrumptious..! the aroma from the vanilla cupcake and marshmallow is just heaven 

Cherie Kelly's Marshmallow Cupcakes

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Make 12 cupcake


For the Vanilla Cupcakes

150g butter, softened at room temperature
150g caster sugar
3 free-range eggs, at room temperature
4 tsp vanilla bean extract
150g self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk

For the Marshmallow Frosting

200g medium marshmallows
100g mini marshmallows


For the Vanilla Cupcakes

1. Preheat the oven to 175C. Line a 12-hole baking muffin tin with cupcake cases.
2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until pale for at least 5 mins. 
3. Add and mix in the eggs gradually and stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
4. Sift the flour into the mixture and stir until well-combined.
5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases to 2/3 full. 
6. Bake the cupcakes for 20 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcakes and come out clean.
7. Leave them on wire rack to cool.

For the Marshmallow Frosting

1. Put the medium marshmallows in a heatproof bowl over a larger bowl of hot water. Leave for 5-10 mins until melted.
2. Stir the mini marshmallow into the melted marshmallow gently so the mini marshmallows are half covered by the melted marshmallow.
3. Spoon the marshmallow frosting on top of the cupcakes and enjoy!


Welcome Baby Home Cake

Rohit's brother had a baby boy last Friday, his whole family was really looking forward to his arrival. Rohit was working from home on the baby's birthday, waiting for the baby to be born and go to the hopital; I was talking to him online and got very excited as well (I felt like it was Rohit who was having a baby :-P lol)

I asked if I could make the little baby a cake, Rohit said it would be good idea because there will be family and friends visiting, and any flavour will do. I had a very cute baby boy cake in mind! :-D and decided to make a chocolate and banana cake with vanilla buttercream as I remember his brother and sister-in-law like the vanilla cupcake I gave them last time.

When I brought the cake to Rohit, he had showed me some pictures of the baby; he is extremely adorable and cute!! He is very good, sleeps a lot and doesn't cry much, I would love to meet and play with him.

Rohit told me his family likes the cake very much and everyone had double servings : ) yay I am so happy about that. His dad was very funny, didn't realize the cake was for the adults and thought the baby is too young to eat the cake :-P . His family is really sweet and loving.

Congratulations again to the Khosla family on the little beautiful boy, wishing their whole family much joy and happiness with the arrival of the newest family member!!

Cherie Kelly's Welcome Baby Boy Cake
 It was a lot of fun to make this cake : )
Cherie Kelly's Welcome Baby Boy Cake

and my first time making a two-tiered cake..
Cherie Kelly's Welcome Baby Boy Cake

I have to thank Rohit and Amardeep helping to carry it home : )
Cherie Kelly's Welcome Baby Boy Cake