Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Win a 50 Flavour Jelly Belly Gift Box and Check Out my Union Jack Diamond Jubilee Jelly Belly Cake!

When I was browsing on the Jelly Belly website I came across the amazing Union Jack cake created for Jelly Belly by Helen at the Fuss Free Flavours blog. It looked stunning and I knew that I wanted to have a go and make one myself. And while Helen's cake is square, I wondered if it would work just as well in a smaller, circular shape. And it did!


I made a classic Victoria Sponge cake and when it was cool, sandwiched it together with raspberry jam. Then I made up a batch of basic buttercream icing and spread it, fairly thinly, over the top and around the sides of the cake. Then, before the buttercream was dry, I used red, white and blue Jelly Belly jellybeans to create the Union Jack effect on the top, using a Union Jack printed napkin as my guide. It wasn't as fiddly as I thought it was going to be and the result was totally brilliant. You might need a little more buttercream in some places as you stick the jelly beans on so that they stick in place and don't tumble off when you move it.


It's already been suggested that I could make one of these for the school's summer fayre and I think it's a great idea. You can buy packs of the red (cherry), white (coconut) and blue (blueberry) jellybeans at the Jelly Belly website. My cake was 23cm wide and I needed just over one pack of the jellybeans to decorate it, so bank on buying two packs to be safe and to allow for any naughty nibbling (sorry, quality control procedures) while you work.


Me, adding the Jelly Belly beans to the cake... check out that concentration!
But while the cake is something I'm hugely proud of, the best part is this. Jelly Belly have offered to give away one 50-flavour gift box to one lucky Comfort Bites reader. If you've ever tried Jelly Belly jellybeans you'll know that they really are full of flavour and with this gift box you can try flavours such as Juicy Pear, Lemon or even Toasted Marshmallow. Jelly Belly describe this as the 'A-list of flavours' - you don't want to miss out on this!

To win a Jelly Belly 50-flavour Gift Box:
All you have to do is visit the flavours section of the Jelly Belly website and tell me which flavour jellybean you would most love to try. There's quite a range so be adventurous! This step is compulsory. You can gain extra entries for Twitter follows and Facebook likes. You must click on the Rafflecopter widget to register your entry, and entries will be verified. A winning entry will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter on June 6th, 2012 and the winner will be contacted. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen. The gift box can only be delivered to a UK mainland address. Good luck!  






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116 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful, so simple yet effective. A must for all jelly bean fans!

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  2. It is great Jo! My cake had 350 beans on it!

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  3. What a great idea!! You must have some stamina.... there's no way I could not resist just eating the cake whilst putting on the jelly beans!

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  4. That looks fabulous, not sure the jelly beans would last long enough to go on a cake in our household, but nevertheless a marveleous creation.

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  5. Jubileejellytastic (get that, autocorrect!)

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  6. I would love to try Very Berry flavour. Love the cake

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  7. I'd like to try Wild Blackberry. And all the others, actually. Love Jelly Belly but not had them for a long long time and they have a lot of new flavours!

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  8. Great cake, looks brill!

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    1. I'd love to try island punch

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  9. WOW, that looks amazing!

    I love JB especially the Buttered Popcorn :) Yum.

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  10. That's amazing! What a fab idea! :)
    I love the watermelon flavour

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  11. would like to try Strawberry Cheesecake, yummy!
    love your cake, almost a shame to eat it :)
    thanks for the great giveaway, Duncan

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  12. I love Watermelon but would love to try out Toasted Marshmallow :)

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  13. WOW cake looks lush well done flavour I would love to try would be the new rookie flavours coming up especially the chilli mango! x

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  14. I would like to try passion fruit from the rookie flavours. The cake looks fab! x

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  16. Amazing - there's something quite magical about jelly beans and your cake definitely casts a spell.

    I'd love to try coconut jelly beans :)

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  17. Would love to try the natural cherry ones.

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  18. I have to say that that cake is amazing. Will have to try it. I love all the flavours but I didn't know they did birthday cake, will have to try that

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  19. I'd like to try them all...but the cherry ones, watermelon ones and the popcorn ones are definitely favourites!

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  20. Watermelon flavour for me. Tastes just like the real thing!

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  21. id love to try the berry blue flavour, it sounds scrummy :)

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  22. I would love to try licorice sounds a bit different

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  23. would love to try the cherry flavour!

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  24. Would love to try the Buttered Popcorn flavour, but my favourite is watermelon

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  25. Amazing looking cake! I'd like to try the cherry flavour

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  26. Emily Jane Ann nelson3 June 2012 at 11:11

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm would absolutely love to try the buttered popcorn flavour! :)

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  27. would love to try the cappuchino

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  28. LOVELY JUBBLY!!! I am bouncy like a bean! Thank you x

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  29. great cake l like the watermelon flavour

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  30. I love the red cherry ones!

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  31. Looks fantastic thanks for the giveaway :)

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  32. Great giveaway. Would give these to mam if I won as they are her favourite sweets of all time. Like lemon flavour myself.

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  33. I'd love to try Toasted Marshmallow om nom nom

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  34. popcorn flavour is amazing!!

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  35. My favourite Jelly Belly flavour is Cream Soda

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  36. Island Punch! Doesn't quite go with this English weather but hey ho!

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  37. i love the popcorn flavour (jen jackson)

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  38. Great cake, my fave flavour is Cotton Candy.

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  39. I would love to try Strawberry Daiquiri

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  40. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse3 June 2012 at 16:16

    Great cake! would love to try the Cotton candy one.

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  41. kirsty meredith pt vip3 June 2012 at 16:25

    I would love to eat that cake ;) my fave has to be very cherry :)

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  42. Your cake just looks amazing! Such a clever, yet simple, idea.
    My favourite flavour is cinnamon :)

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  43. My favourite flavour is Bubblegum

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  44. My fave jelly bean flavour is cinnanmon :D

    That cake is a awesome idea id love to try it!!! :D looks yummy please send me some HEHE :D

    GOODLUCK I love Jelly BEANS!

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  45. Well done on your lovely cake, I like the orange jellybean best.

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  46. Love the cake and love jelly belly's

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  47. i would love to try out Toasted Marshmallow

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  48. Juicy Pear and Tutti Fruity are my favourites but would love to try them all :)

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  49. I love to try the Canned Dog Food flavour!!!!

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  50. I'd love to try the Canned Dog Food flavour! Woof!

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  51. coconut yum yum in my tum (taste of summer in the storm)

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  52. Very Cherry. I can't get enough of cherry flavour

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  53. l like the watermelon

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  54. Christina Salila3 June 2012 at 23:17

    Top Banana I love banana flavoured things!

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  55. Very Berry flavour is my favourite but i'd love to try the cotton candy flavour! x

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  56. I love the cinamon flavour jelly beans

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  57. My fav is buttered popcorn :)

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  58. Wow, looks great. Think I'll need to make one for the Olympics and for my overseas guests.

    My favourite flavour is cola.

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  59. whata fab prize! i love banana!

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  60. Great giveaway, thank you

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  61. Would love to try orange juice

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  62. my favourite is the popcorn flavour - love your cake!

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  63. Cake looks great, well done ^_^

    My fav flavour is mint.

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  64. Wow your cake looks amazing, you must have so much patience! I'd love to try the blueberry jellybeans. I don't think I've ever had jelly beans, I feel like I must be missing out on something!

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  65. I would like to try the new pomegranate flavour sounds nice, love the cake too xx

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  66. cake looks fantastic well done x

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  67. Love Jelly beans - never thought to use them to decorate a cake.. looks fab!!! My fav flavours are the marshmallow ones and the peanut butter flavour :0)

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  68. My favourite flavour is cinnamon & apple

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  69. My fave are strawberry and apple

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  70. Love your cake, it looks fab.
    The Toasted Marshmallow sounds interesting, would like to try those.

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  71. Looks soooo yummy,

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  72. Wow you have done a fantastic job!Its such a great idea to use them i have my daughters birthday coming and dueto allergies and coeliacs disease i make all of our cakes from scratch so im loving the idea of incorperating them into it so thanks for the fab idea :) i think extra packets are a must to ;)

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  73. great idea but there's no way the cherry ones would ever make it onto a cake if I was making it. Quality control would require extra testing of these.

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  74. Awesome cake. I'm definitely gonna try and recreate it. Thanks for a great givewaway.

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  75. I love the Popcorn flavour

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  76. i would feel like a queen if i won this and that cakes looks fab : )

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    1. sorry my fave has to be Top Banana i just love anything banana

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  77. Lemon & Lime would be nice

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  78. I would love to try Chocolate pudding it sounds indulgent

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  79. Wow looks amazing, i love jelly bellys, juicy pear are my fave mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  80. the cake looks fabulous, i would love to try the strawberry jam

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  81. The new Chilli Mango flavour sounds really interesting

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  82. Love jelly beans and love Jelly Belly even more

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  83. Love the cherry flavour, wish they would do an espresso / chocolate one though

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  84. Would love to win - love all the colours and flavours

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  85. I love the cinnamon flavour but really I love them all

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  86. Wow looks fab! I love the cherry flavour :-)

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  87. You have the patience of a saint!! I love the aniseed flavour ;)

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  88. Amazing cake, very clever idea

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  89. Great cake - very impressive!! I would love chilli flavoured jelly beans! :)

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  90. My sisters get jelly beans all the time and eats them all, straight away without sharing them as she loves them so much lmao

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  91. Very patriotic, great looking cake.

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  92. Your cake looks amazing!! The flavour I would like to try is the Strawberry Jam (hopefully no one would swap it for the similar looking centipede flavour in the Beanboozled selection!!)

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  93. I'd love to try the new Pomegranate flavour. Bet it would be really yum.

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  94. coconut would be the first i would try - very summery and tropical

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  95. It looks yummy! I love the cola flavour

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  96. My favourite is raspberry, but there are loads I haven't tried yet!

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  97. I love lemon and lime flavour

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  98. Plain old Strawberry for me. :D

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  99. Charlotte Jones5 June 2012 at 23:29

    Looks fab! I love the popcorn flavour - yum!

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  100. I love your cake it looks amazing! I like the buttered popcorn jelly belly.

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  101. I am a huge Jellybelly fan! My all time favourite is Buttered Popcorn. When I was pregnant last year my friends bought me a ginormous bag of them to cheer me up!!!!

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