14th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Recipe: Bottega Prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream!

Rose Gold Bottega prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream by Juniper Cakery

With party season right around the corner you’re going to want to impress everyone with all the chic treats you can whip up! It’s also easy to feel overwhelmed or stuck on what to make. For us anything with a bit of glitz and a hint of alcohol is the way to go. Obviously with that in mind our prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream is a must try! Soft buttery swirls infused with fruity Bottega Rose Gold prosecco on top of freshly made cupcakes? Who could say no? Obviously the answer is… no-one.

Ingredients needed…

114g egg whites
226g granulated sugar
340g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
Pinch of salt
Pink food colouring (we like to use ‘Flamingo Pink’ by Sugarflair)
200ml Bottega Rose Gold Prosecco

Bottega prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe from Juniper Cakery

 

Note: You’ll definitely need a stand-up mixer for this prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe! It’s going to get frustrating and hard trying to whisk by hand!

Step 01:

Firstly you’ll need to quickly reduce your Bottega Rose Gold Prosecco! Sounds tricky, but it really isn’t. Add 200ml of your prosecco to a sauce pan on a medium to high heat. Stir gently while bringing to a boil. It should take around 8-10 minutes for your prosecco to reduce down to around half the amount you started with. The flavour will still be there, but what you need is to rid yourself of too much liquid that could hinder the consistency of your SMBC (Swiss Meringue Buttercream). When this has reduce set aside to completely cool down.

Step 02:

You’ll need to make sure that your bowls, paddles, whisks and utensils are cleaned with fresh lemon juice to stop your egg whites from going flat. Any fat from a previous mix can stop egg whites from whisking properly!

Step 03:

Seperate your egg whites into a medium sized bowl and set them aside.

Step 04:

Next prepare a sauce pan of boiling water on medium to high heat. Add your bowl of egg white on top of the boiling water (not into it). Then whisk your egg whites in the bowl over the sauce pan.

Step 05:

Gradually add in sugar. Keep whisking until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Tip: You can test whether the sugar has dissolved fully by rubbing the egg mixture between your fingers. It’s ready when you can’t feel any undissolved grains of sugar. and until your mix is pale and fluffy.

Step 06:

With your stand mixer use your whisk attachment not the paddle. Add the egg and sugar mix to your bowl and whisk on the highest speed on your mixer for 5 minutes. Your egg white mixture should be white, sticky and have a bit of a glossy sheen. The bowl should also be cool to touch!

Step 07:

Now you need to remove your whisk attachment and switch to the paddle attachment. Then on a medium speed begin to add the chilled butter a cube at a time! There’ll be a point when your SMBC will look scary and curdled. Don’t worry about it. Keep mixing and it will soon start to look silky!

Step 08:

Finally, you can add in a little of your pink food colouring along with your reduced Bottega Rose Gold Prosecco. We strongly recommend adding a little prosecco at a time and taste test! It all depends on just how boozy you’d like it to taste. We’re perfectly OK with a hit of alcohol so obviously we used the whole amount.

Rose gold prosecco SMBC recipe by Juniper Cakery

Bottega prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe by Juniper Cakery

SMBC is amazing to pipe. It’s oh so silky and creamy and utterly perfect for adding flawless swirls on top of cupcakes. You can use this prosecco Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe to smooth over freshly filled cakes and even use to fill decadent doughnuts with!

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13th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Our Magical Christmas Cupcake Collection for 2018!

Festive Christmas cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

2018 has been our busiest year yet. So busy that before we could fully release our festive treats collection we started to get booked up! We are officially sold out for the holiday season, but these pretty Christmas cupcakes were too fabulous to not share, right? There’s pink! Gold! And cute Christmas-y details! What’s not to love?

Fun festive cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We’d been wanting to whip up a festive bauble macaron for a few Christmases now. Sadly, when the season arrives it zooms past and we hardly get time to sit down. This year we sketched out our cupcake ideas in advance (possibly a little odd when Halloween had not even landed). Blush pink macarons were dressed up as cute tree ornaments with an edible golden loop and fixing.

Raspberry Pink Gin cupcake by Juniper Cakery

The cupcake itself is one for the grown-ups! A Raspberry Pink Gin flavour… a gorgeous pink coloured cupcake (yes, it’s pink inside) filled with fruity raspberry preserve laced with Gordon’s Pink Gin, then swirled with a raspberry gin & tonic buttercream, fun pink sugar strands from Fancy Sprinkles and a Raspberry Pink Gin macaron bauble! Oh la la! Perfect for the party season.

Pink Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Macaron bauble cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Pink festive cupcake from Juniper Cakery

Christmas cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Gorgeous and glam Christmas cupcakes!

The next wonderfully festive treat in our holiday cupcake collection is our Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle Snowstorm! This has been such a popular flavour for macarons all year we thought we’d add it to our cake & cupcake menu! Obviously it made it’s debut for Christmas! Fluffy Madagascan vanilla cake swirled with creamy vanilla bean and Belgian white chocolate infused buttercream, covered with a flurry of snowy sprinkles and then finished with glittering fondant snowflakes!

Pretty Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Fabulous Christmas cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Shooting star cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Finally, let’s introduce our Salted Caramel Stardust cupcake. It’s the perfect cupcake for a Christmas wish! It is a soft Belgian chocolate cake filled with our home made salted caramel sauce. We then swirl each with Madagascan vanilla and salted caramel buttercream before adding a pretty edible shooting star!

Stardust cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Holiday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Thank you to all the lovely people who got their orders in for these glam little festive cupcakes! We are absolutely booked to the ceiling with these gorgeous treats. Happy holidays everyone!

 

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6th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Dramatic Burgundy Semi-Naked Wedding Cake at Rise Hall!

Dramatic berry, burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery at Rise Hall

Isn’t this cake perfect for the darker and moodier months of the year? This burgundy semi-naked cake made one dramatic centrepiece at the lovely Rise Hall. Adorned with striking florals and an elegant take on an autumn palette this beauty was joy to make!

Dramatic berry, burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

The gorgeous fresh flowers were provided by the lovely Sarah from Floral Lounge. Florals included deep burgundy roses, dainty wax flowers, blue thistles, ruscus leaves, and little white spray roses too! We particularly loved the foliage on the wax flowers as they look almost identical to rosemary springs. We arranged the florals so they were cascading around the cake which always looks so dramatic and luxurious. Can you have too many flowers? (Our vote is for a resounding ‘no’.)

Dramatic burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Each tier was smoothed with matching light madagascan vanilla bean infused buttercream. The colour palette on the cake itself needed to be lovely and plain so the flowers could really do their work!

A lot of people ask us about delivering wedding cakes so… For taller cakes we transport them as 3 finished tiers and then stack the additional tiers on site securing the extra tier(s) in place with royal icing or chocolate. It can be a little nerve shattering especially when staff or guests are in the room, but you just need to take a deep breath and get to it.

Beautiful berry and navy semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Burgundy semi-naked wedding cake!

Just look at that gorgeous setting! This wedding cake was set-up underneath their winding staircase with it’s deep berry and mahogany tones. The light was perfect and next to the sumptuous flower filled urn it looked absolutely stunning!

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers by Floral Lounge

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Here are some more shots of the serene Rise Hall all dressed and ready for guests! Tall candelabras filled with beautiful Floral Lounge flowers adorned tables in the ballroom. Each were then surrounded with pretty accents by Cherry Williams Party Hire including mercury glass vases and chunky Victorian style candlesticks!

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers from Floral Lounge

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers from Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Rise Hall wedding with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Autumn Rise Hall wedding with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Even the staircase surrounding the cake table was dressed up! Filled with garlands of foliage and accent flowers it also featured lovely modern styled golden coach lamps.

Burgundy themed semi-naked wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Stunning berry and navy wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

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29th November 2018 // 0 Comments

Festive and Fun Macaron Baubles for a Stylish Christmas Tree!

Blush pink macaron bauble for Christmas by Juniper Cakery

It’s December in less than 48 hours! How crazy is that?  Get yourself ready for the quickly approaching festive season with these super cute and super chic macaron baubles! They’re perfect for your tree, nestled inside a sweet Christmas Eve box or added as stylishly edible gift tags on presents!

Pretty little macaron baubles by Juniper Cakery

Oh la la! Just look at those little pretties! They’re available in boxes of 6 baubles for £10. You can opt for an even mix or go for all one flavour too. We’re also able to ship these nationwide (UK) for an added P&P cost of £10 which gets you speedy next day delivery (though this is unavailable for weekend or Monday deliveries). Read on for more about those cute little macarons! Or you can contact us to order via the form below!

Raspberry Pink Gin macaron bauble by Juniper Cakery

This one (above) is the boozy one and will, most likely, be the popular option for all the grown-ups out there! It’s a Raspberry Pink Gin macaron. A lovely blush pink macaron filled with pink gin infused raspberry preserve and a gin & tonic raspberry buttercream. It’s then all dressed up as a festive Christmas pudding with an icing drip, pink berries and tiny fondant holly leaves. Ready for party season!

Pretty Christmas macaron baubles!

Cute little macaron bauble by Juniper Cakery

This gorgeous macaron is our popular Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle flavour! It’s a white macaron filled with creamy Madagascan vanilla bean and Belgian white chocolate buttercream with a candy drizzle. We then finish with a flurry of white and pale pink snow sprinkles including sugar pearls, confetti and snowflakes!

Set of edible macaron baubles by Juniper Cakery

Each pretty Christmas macaron bauble is finished with a ribbon, large bow and our famous glittering swing tag! They’re easy to slip on to your Christmas tree branch. You can also add them to hand-tied bows on presents too. We think they’d even look cute on a bauble covered wreath! Obviously, we added our macaron baubles to a super pink Christmas tree!

Baubles on pink Christmas tree by Juniper Cakery

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3rd November 2018 // 0 Comments

We’re Regional Finalists in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

The Wedding Industry Awards 2019

Yay! We made the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2019! It’s such an honour and such a prestigious award to make the shortlist for! It’s always absolutely terrifying putting yourself forward for anything (especially awards) so we’d love to say a HUGE thank you to all of our lovely couples who took the time to vote for us. We received such amazing feedback from everyone… as well as vendors we’ve been lucky enough to work with!

Best Wedding Cake Designer of the Year Regional Finalist

We know it sounds incredibly cheesy, but we genuinely are happy to just make regional finals (of course, we’d love to win… who wouldn’t?). It’s still a wonderful achievement and an amazing way to end the year with! Of course, being super nerds we were pretty thrilled to get a certificate for making regionals too (it’s currently in a chic gold frame awaiting a space on the wall).

Rise Hall wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Glam pink ruffle and grey marble wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Anyway, here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding cakes we created this year. From luxurious fondant frills to silky buttercream smoothered semi-naked cakes we’ve crafted some pretty centrepieces in the past 11 months!

The towering silver sequinned cake above was one of our largest. We created this for the lovely Katie & James who wanted a show-stopper for their glam wedding reception. It’s definitely one of our favourites. We’re huge fans of metallics, edible sequins, ruffles and modern marble effects so it checked all the boxes for us.

Thank you to the ever-talented Jo at Boutique Wedding for recommending us!

This wedding cake was the perfect mix of ornate and fun! Shyama and Lee wanted a three tier design that perfectly encompassed both of their personalities. They opted for bolder colours combined with a luxurious Rococo style. On top, nested behind their pretty sugar flowers, they added cute edible versions of themselves! We copied their outfits from photographs they were generous enough to send. Shyama wore a modern figure hugging gown that fluted out at the knee with a gold necklace and pretty earrings. Lee’s figure wears a traditional cravat with grey trousers and a rather dapper coat with tails! Delivered and set-up on a snowy morning at Rise Hall (could it have been more picturesque?).

Rococo Wedding Cake by Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Gold sequin 3 tier wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall

We made Regional Finalists in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

Glistening edible sequins made a definite come back this year (yes!), which we couldn’t have been more happy about. The beauty above was perfect for a wedding with a touch of countryside luxury. It featured three sleek white tiers finished with toppled edible gold sequins and a tall crown of flowers nestled underneath by Fenwick Flowers! Standing proud in Saltmarshe Hall this wedding cake was the perfect addition to a modern country wedding.

Wedding Cakes by Juniper Cakery

Beautiful Peach Exploding Rose Wedding Cake by Juniper Cakery

Delivered to the absolutely serene and beautiful Little Wold Vineyard for Abbie and Jacob this was one pretty cake! Each tier featured a subtle blush and grey marble edged with 24k gold leaf. The front was then decorated with an eye-catching giant peach rose (sometimes called an expanding rose or exploding rose). This was one gorgeous design for the happy couple!

Wedding Cake Designer of the Year Regional Finalist for Yorkshire in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

Modern Garden wedding cake for Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Saltmarshe Hall Wedding Cake by Juniper Cakery

Wild and chic thistle semi-naked wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

We absolutely loved this semi-naked wedding cake delivered to Saltmarshe Hall! Samantha and Liam came along for their consultation which felt more like a fun afternoon tea! They had already spotted a cake we had created, but they were more than happy for us to get a little creative. With this in mind we added white macarons, fragrant white freesias and played with a wilder arrangement. We used the full stems of each thistle to add height and make each feel as though it were stretching out as through they were growing from the cake itself!

Pearl Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers by Juniper Cakery

The above was such an elegantly simple cake delivered to Dunedin Country House for Lisa & Steven’s gorgeous day! Three bridal white tiers adorned with hundreds of hand-piped royal icing pearls sat atop a crown of fresh pretty roses and gypsophila. This design was a subtle twist on a traditional wedding cake. We kept the bright white tiers, but played with the floral arrangement for a more modern look. This pretty three tier was also inspired by a pearl-studded sugar flower edged design!

The below two tier was definitely another favourite for the year (though it’s SO hard to choose). We loved the wild look of this beauty with salal leaves, tiny spray roses, ferns, large blush pink roses, and fragrant sprigs of rosemary. We also love a glittering gold drip.

Gold sequin semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Once again thank you to all those who voted for us and provided positive comments to The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 to help us make finals! We’re so grateful! A lot of our couples were enjoying their Honeymoons or settling in married life so it meant a lot to the both of us. Wish us luck!

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