10th July 2019 // 0 Comments

Pretty Pastel Unicorn Cake!

Pretty Unicorn Cake by Juniper Cakery

We make A LOT of super cute and magical unicorn cakes & cupcakes. All of them utterly perfect for kids parties or Christenings! This time we were asked to make a more grown-up unicorn cake. Adorned with bubblegum pink macarons, pastel meringues, 24k gold leaf and a more pretty than adorable unicorn. We think this cake added the perfect amount of grown-up magic to the party!

Pretty Unicorn Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

Pretty Unicorn Birthday Cake via Juniper Cakery

Pretty pastel unicorn cake for a fun birthday party!

The pastel unicorn cake was covered in a silky whitened buttercream in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour. We then added a soft lavender ombré effect along the base before adding a mix of fun sprinkles. 24k edible gold leaf was then applied before a blush pink drip edged one side of this cutie!

Pastel rainbow cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

A box full of matching party cupcakes accompanied this pastel unicorn cake! Some were rose swirls of white buttercream finished with 24k gold, others featured pink chocolate drizzles, sprinkles, pretty roses and pastel meringues!

Pretty pastel unicorn cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Cute pastel unicorn cake and cupcakes!

Pretty pastel cake and cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Pretty and cute pastel cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Pretty pastel cake by Juniper Cakery

We LOVE drip cakes as they’re usually loaded with so many sweet treats! This pastel dream cake was topped with a flurry of sprinkles (we used ‘Crush’ and ‘Pastel Princess’ both from Shire Bakery), pretty pink macarons, pastel turquoise meringue kisses and pink and lavender roses!

Fondant unicorn by Juniper Cakery

That magical unicorn on top? 100% hand crafted using zero moulds whatsoever. We studied and sketched a few stylised unicorns and horses before experimenting with fondant. In the end it needed to be pretty stable, but the pose couldn’t look static. We decided to have the unicorn stood on an edible cloud to make it durable and have one leg arched up! This also meant that the unicorn could stand a little higher than all the treats on top.

This sure was a fun order to make. What’s not to love right? Unicorn theme! Macarons! Cute colour palette!

Fondant unicorn cake with buttercream by Juniper Cakery

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30th June 2019 // 0 Comments

Pretty Blush Pink Floral Wedding Cake at Saltmarshe Hall!

Blush pink wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

We’ve been so busy this wedding season that we only just now have a bit of time to write a post! Perfect for a spring wedding we created this gorgeously blush wedding cake in March. A pretty bespoke creation for the lovely Sally and Andrew who celebrated at the serene Saltmarshe Hall! It was the very first cake of our wedding season and we were so excited to make it.

Blush pink wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Pretty blush wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall!

In the centre was a pink ombré modern rose with rose petals swirling around the centre bud. On each side we added ombré open peonies with light pink inner petals fading to white for the ruffled petals on the outside. Dotted around were small white damson blossoms, rose leaves and grey-green eucalyptus springs.

Blush Saltmarshe Hall wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

This wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall featured glittering 24k edible gold leaf which adorned the centre. These burst out from underneath the sugar florals and add an extra bit of luxe.

We added a little touch of texture to the top tier with hand-piped royal icing pearls. This is definitely one of our favourite ways to subtly detail a wedding cake! We then kept the base tier lovely and sleek with a shimmering satin lustre effect.

Blush floral wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Pink Saltmarshe Hall wedding

We loved the pretty yet carefree decor the couple added to the hall! Since we first met Sally and Andrew for their consultation we remembered them as being a fun couple. That 100% shined through at the venue from the gigantic balloon, relaxed flowers, quirky afternoon tea and hand written order of the day mirror. Of course, we took a few snaps of on the day! The florals were all locally grown by Wold’s Way Flowers in Scarborough and arranged by the bride and groom!

Flowers at Saltmarshe Hall

Saltmarshe wedding

Pink Saltmarshe wedding

Blush floral Saltmarshe Hall wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Pink Saltmarshe Hall wedding cake with Juniper Cakery

Pretty wedding cake set up at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

Macaron wedding favours by Juniper Cakery

Now time for the treats! For Sally and Andrew’s big day they wanted a selection of blush and ivory macarons streaked with glittering gold! Flavours? Our popular Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle, Strawberry Milkshake (lovely and fragrant), Cookies & Cream (perfect for kids… and big kids too) and gooey Salted Caramel!

Pretty pink macarons at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

Wedding favours by Juniper Cakery

As for the wedding favours we created watercolour painted hexagon cookies featuring the happy couple’s initials in gold letters. These were alongside heart biscuits with golden streaks and hand-piped ‘love’ across each! We also baked and decorated smaller accompanying cookies in mini hexagons and mini hearts.

Cookie wedding favours at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

Pretty wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

When setting up the cake the couple left a cute golden cake topper which added a bit of extra height! The perfect finish to a sweet and romantic wedding cake! Congratulations Sally and Andrew!

Sugar Flower wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

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25th February 2019 // 0 Comments

Our Mother’s Day Cupcake Collection for 2019!

Rose gold Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day is coming up (March 31st in the UK so don’t panic if you’re overseas)! Here’s our sweet collection for 2019. Pretty and indulgent little cupcakes with a gorgeous burgundy, blush and rose gold colour palette. We’ve added cute bee-inspired elements with glittering rose gold bees, rose swirls, a shimmering hexagon, prism honeycomb-inspired Belgian white chocolate shards and piped rosebuds. £10 per box of 6 cupcakes, To book (available via local-pick up only) get in contact!

Pretty Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Our Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle all dressed up for Mother’s Day! It was always a popular option on our macaron menu so we thought we’d offer it up as a cake and cupcake flavour. Swirled with a Madagascan vanilla and Belgian white chocolate buttercream, of course! It’s then drizzled with more Belgian white chocolate, sprinkled with edible sugar pearls and finished with a Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle macaron and a Belgian white chocolate prism shard! How pretty is that rose gold streaked macaron too!

Pretty Mother's Day cupcakes via Juniper Cakery

Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Here are all the little Mother’s Day beauties boxed up and waiting to be enjoyed! If you’re good then maybe your mum might let you have one? We’d recommend a huge pot of tea (Yorkshire of course) and a coupe of champagne!

Rose gold Mother's Day cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day cupcakes!

Of course here’s an aerial shot… we love those! Flavours? Raspberry and Laurent Perrier rosé champagne, Passion Fruit and Lemon, Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle! The cute rosebud piped cupcake and hexagon messaged topped are both zesty Passion Fruit and Lemon! Definitely a popular choice. Filled with tangy lemon curd and piped with a fragrant passion fruit infused buttercream. One features adorable little rosebuds and light olive green rose leaves. A glittering hexagon with ‘mum’ hand painted in rose gold surrounded with sugar pearls adorn the other!

Lovely blush Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Cute cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Rose Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We recently treat ourselves to a gorgeous bottle of Laurent Perrier rosé champagne. We thought it would be the perfect addition to our fruity raspberry cupcake for a super luxurious treat! Our single rose cupcakes feature a raspberry preserve infused with sparkling Laurent Perrier pink champagne then swirled with raspberry buttercream. Finished with a fondant rose leaf and lovely edible rose gold bees this is such a pretty treat!

Blush and rose gold cupcakes via Juniper Cakery

Blush and rose gold cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

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7th February 2019 // 0 Comments

Tutorial: How To Pipe Easy Rose Buttercream Cupcakes!

Tutorial for rose cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

With Valentine’s Day around the corner you’re going to want to get making some pretty romantic treats. Rose swirled cupcakes and even meringues are popular options so we thought we’d share how we pipe our’s! If you’re a shot by shot learner then we’ve included a few frames from our videos in this post. However, if you love watching video tutorials then we’ve created this how-to for YouTube and even IGTV on Instagram! Check out our buttercream rose cupcakes tutorial below!

 

Buttercream rose cupcakes tutorial!

Tools and materials needed…

  • Cupcakes (flat or slightly domed ones work best)
  • Silky buttercream
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Ateco 855 tip or any closed star tip with 5 star points (the Ateco 845 is also good)

How to pipe a Valentine Rose cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Step 01:

Once you’ve filled up a piping bag fitted with an Ateco 855 tip it’s time to start! Begin in the very centre of your cupcake (this applies both if you’ve cored and filled your cupcake or not). Pipe a ‘blob’ and then keeping the pressure and speed even continue around the ‘blob’ covering the cupcake surface.

Note: You don’t need to swirl or work your way around the cupcake multiple times… in fact this would end up making your rose look less like a rose!

How to pipe a Rose cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Tip: It may take a few tries (especially of you’re a beginner) to get the speed and pressure just right. Pipe too slow and you’ll end up with a shaky and over ruffled rose. Pipe to fast and your rose will look stretched and not as full.

Rose cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 02:

You can finish the end of your swirl with a lovely fondant leaf, however, it’s totally up to you! You can add sprinkles to cover up the end, use candy, chocolate truffles, or fondant bees and butterflies! If you like you can even leave the end of your piping just as it is.

How to pipe Valentine Rose cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Yay! Happy piping! Swirling cupcakes can be pretty addictive. You can also use this tutorial to pipe mini meringue rosettes just like our pavlova recipe here. Go for smaller closed star tips to pipe florals on cookies or macarons with a stiff consistency too!

Learn how to pipe cute buttercream roses by Juniper Cakery

 

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17th January 2019 // 0 Comments

Recipe: Partron Café and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups!

Dark chocolate mousse recipe with Patron XO Café by Juniper Cakery

We pretty much live on coffee every single day so these dark chocolate mousse cups laced with Patron XO café are an instant hit with us. Also, if you watched out Instagram stories over Christmas then may have spotted the tequila coffee liqueur a few times. For Valentine’s Day why not surprise the coffee fanatic in your life with this caffeine infused dessert? However, feel free to whip them up for yourself too if you like… you deserve it!

Dark chocolate mousse with Patron XO Café

Dark chocolate mousse recipe with Patron XO Café from Juniper Cakery

Ingredients needed… (makes approx. 2 large coffee mugs full or 8 espresso cups)

How to make chocolate mousse by Juniper Cakery

Step 01:

Firstly, melt the dark chocolate slowly in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure not to heat the chocolate too much or too fast. Also, try not to get water into the chocolate as this will seize it up and you’ll need to begin again.

How to make chocolate mousse from Juniper Cakery

Step 02:

Now stir in the butter, Patron and egg yolks gently. Once incorporated set aside off the heat. At this stage it will look a little grainy and feel stiffer.

Learn how to make dark chocolate mousse

Step 03:

Add your egg whites to a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and whip to a slightly stiff consistency. Basically your egg whites should resemble a large fluffy cloud at this stage.

Recipe for dark chocolate mousse by Juniper Cakery

Step 04:

Next fold your whipped egg whites into your molten chocolate mixture along with your double cream (the 150ml amount).

Recipe for dark chocolate mousse via Juniper Cakery

Step 05: 

Carefully add to some stylish coffee cups. If you spoon these in and want a nice level flat top then just tap the cup on a counter a couple times to help the mousse inside settle. We divded our’s across two large coffee mugs. If you’re, instead, making these for a larger party then why not add to espresso cups? Leave to set for a couple hours in your fridge.

Pretty dark chocolate mousse by Juniper Cakery

Step 06:

Finally, when ready add a dollop of whipped cream (from the 100ml amount) on top of each with a sprinkling of chocolate coffee beans!

Tip! If you over whip your cream then don’t worry! This can be fixed pretty easily. Simply add in a tablespoon or two of full fat milk or left over double cream and whip for a few seconds.

Coffee and dark chocolate mousse by Juniper Cakery

Your perfectly creamy and thick decadent chocolate mousse should now be ready for dessert time! The great thing about this recipe is that it is pretty adaptable. Swap the Patron XO Café for cognac or even Bailey’s (make sure to taste test) or trade in the dark chocolate for milk. You can, however, leave out the alcohol hit all together. There’s even the option of playing with layers. Alternate white chocolate mousse with dark and add crushed chocolate chip cookies on top.

Patron XO cafe and dark chocolate mousse by Juniper Cakery

Dark chocolate mousse recipe for Valentine's Day by Juniper Cakery

 

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