Friday, April 3, 2009

My visit to Q Jelly .. pretty!!!!

Last weekend, I also decided to check out Q-Jelly, the much talked-about bakery that specialises in jelly cakes. Oh my god! They are just so pretty! Especially those barbie doll cakes .. they all have such a lovely colourful jelly gown!!!!

From their display counter, I saw so many lovely jellies in such beautiful and cute designs. Hubby suggested we buy some to get a taste of their cakes. So we choose a pack of mini-animal themed jelly pieces that comes in both chocolate & strawberry flavours. Hmmm... yummy lah! But not cheap at all lah.

I went through their album to see if there is a Blue's Clues charactered jelly cake which I thought would be perfect for lil one's birthday next week. Unfortunately, they only have the rights to Disney's characters ..what a pity.
I went home thinking about jelly cakes and I was wondering how on earth people can sell such cakes for so much when the ingredients cost so little! I, therefore, tried, doing one on my own that same afternoon! With limited ingredients at home, I embarked on my jelly cake journey ... to some disappointment *sob sob*.


I must say I loved the texture of my own jelly cake attempt. Sweetness was just right and texture and "chewiness" was just right for me.

The only thing not right was it lacked the "vibrant" colors as I was too afraid they would turn out too "bright" and might look artificial if I added too much food coloring. I also did not have any milk or coconut milk to add to the "in-between" layers, so the colored layers looked as if they are all combined into one. And also, I dont have the proper moulds to mould them into cute little art pieces like the ones we bought lar. So many excuses eh?

Nevertheless, I was not demotivated. I vow to learn to make these lovely desserts to something more presentable someday! I promise!

But can someone show me a really good method to keep the remainder of the boiled jelly warm while the individual layering cools down? Should I maintain them over low heat in the pot? Waste gas wor ... Someone told me to place the boiled jelly pot into a larger pot of hot water and when the hot water cools, down replace with more hot water. But practically, I find it more troublesome since I need to boil more hot water every 10 mins or so to refill the pot right? How? How? Any easier fool proof method?

11 comments:

Josephine said...

ya, heard of Q Jelly.
Colorful and cute!
But I have not tried before...

Baby Darren said...

wow,.ur jelly looked like rainbow colours....

I also wanted to try to make one but still procastinating... u try first..then later share with us how to do it, ok?? hahaha

LittleLamb said...

i rather buy.. too much hassle to cook.

MommyAngel said...

But I think your jelly looks just fine. My mom use to put the remaining jelly into a pot of boiling water on the stove but only turn on the heat every 5 minutes or so coz the water in the pot will still remain hot for few minutes. You get what I mean ah? LoL

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mommy to chumsy said...

oh i like Qjelly too. hey, i'll email you another famous jelly cake maker in Kuchai lama. They have Blues Clues :D

ICook4Fun said...

I will normally leave the boil jelly on top of the stove and turn down the fire to the lowest. This way it will keep warm until you are ready to use for the next layer.

reanaclaire said...

wow..so cute.. yeah, like little lamb, wanna sell to us? haha..

2ma said...

i have bought from q-jelly before and find them quite expensive. and now that i found this other jelly cake house, i prefer them (http://jellycakehouse.com)

they are cheaper, and taste the same!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Thanks ICook4Fun for the tips. Dear 2Ma, ok will check them out.
Oh Mommy to Chumsy, thanks for the contact, I heard of them but I never knew they did delivery too.

BabyBooned said...

hi, first time reading your blog and i am just excited reading abt another mom who loves to cook! cant wait to read all your recipes :) i'm already planning to try your condensed milk cake.

by the way, i posted the link to my playdough recipe in my blog if you'd like to try it :)

Anonymous said...

Just reheat or boil the agar-agar again when u want to use it. It will turn to liquid again.