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18th March 2017 // 0 Comments

Pretty in Pink Gold Sequin Drip Birthday Cake!

Pretty in pink gold drip birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Yay! Who wouldn’t want to celebrate when they’ve got this beauty? Back in February we created this gorgeous pink buttercream smothered cake for a fun birthday. Adorned with large bloom white roses, our popular Strawberry Milkshake macarons, pink meringue kisses, a cute personalised gold pick and a glamorous gold sequin drip this cake sure is fabulous!

Gold sequin drip birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Gold sequin drip cake heaven!

We honestly can’t stop looking at or even photographing golden drips once we’ve finished a pretty cake like this. They’re gorgeous and oh so glam! To create our golden drips we pipe melted white chocolate along the edge of a chilled cake (though one heck of a steady hand is needed to make sure the drips don’t end up wonky or bumpy) then add confetti style sprinkles and hand paint the entire thing with an edible gold paint. The key bit to this look is making sure the cake is cold! The chilly feel of the cake helps set the chocolate drip as it works its way down the cake meaning no out of control puddles all along the base.

Pretty gold sequin drip cake by Juniper Cakery

The cake itself was our classic and popular Madagascan vanilla flavour. Three lovely and moist layers of vanilla cake filled with our silky smooth vanilla bean infused buttercream then covered with pretty pastel pink tinted buttercream! Vanilla is definitely one of the best flavours to opt for when a party is involved… it keeps everyone happy!

Glam gold sequin drip cake by Juniper Cakery

Each of the Strawberry Milkshake macarons were whipped up, baked, filled and finished by us. It’s one of our most popular flavours for macarons (along with Raspberry Chambord and Salted Caramel). These were carefully arranged around the cake before any gaps were then filled in with pink vanilla meringue kisses, touches of 24k gold leaf, white confetti sprinkles a personalised cake pick and those beautiful large white roses!

Cute gold drip cake by Juniper Cakery

14th March 2017 // 0 Comments

Our Cakes in Bridal Guide Magazine – January 2017!

Strawberry naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Did you spot two of our cakes in an utterly gorgeous spread for Bridal Guide magazine in the USA? We’ve been insanely busy so far this year that we’re a little bit late on the blog-wagon about this, but here it is! Not one, but two of our cakes were featured by the fabulous Bridal Guide magazine! One is perfectly pretty in pink with a carefree naked cake look adorned with fresh roses whist the other design takes on the chalkboard trend and pairs it with a romantic countryside feel!

Juniper Cakery featured in Bridal Guide magazine

Our cakes in Bridal Guide magazine!

Pretty Strawberry Milkshake naked cake by Juniper Cakery

This petite single tier naked cake is perfect for intimate weddings, fun bridal showers or an impromptu engagement party. We whipped this design up in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour… Madagascan vanilla cake filled and lightly smothered with Belgian white chocolate and strawberry buttercream.

Adorned with blush Strawberry Milkshake macarons, soft pink large bloom roses, white freesias, oversized shimmering edible pearls and fluffy gypsophelia this cake is dainty and romantic.

Naked cakes are getting to be one of our most requested style. They’re perfect for birthdays, big events or even just to say a huge thank you! Plus, a lot of people these days aren’t too keen on the taste or texture of fondant / sugar paste icing. For weddings or grown-up get togethers it’s easy to opt for patisserie sweets and macarons, fresh roses, gold sequin drips or meringue kisses. For more of a party feel bright candy, chopped up chocolate bars, vibrant macarons, chocolate drips and lollipops would make a statement cake!

Rustic chalkboard wedding cake with white open peonies, peach blossoms and seeded eucalyptus by Juniper Cakery

This gorgeously rustic-inspired design is easily one of our all-tie favourites! It’s a softer take on the chalkboard trend that emerged 2015-16. We took away the sudden harshness of the black tier by pairing it with soft greens, peach, white, ruffled textures, pretty sugar flowers, realistic fondant blackberries and touches of gold throughout. Adding the voluminous fondant frills along the bottom tier and matching them with the soft look of the white peonies helped give this design a more-romantic and carefree feel.

We also softened the darkness of the middle tier by playing around with sugar flower arrangements. Adding just a simple crown on top drew too much attention to the cake’s chalkboard tier and scattering sugar florals on alternating tiers looked too busy. In the end we create a crescent or ‘wreath’ out of handmade seeded eucalyptus, our signature open peonies, tiny peach blossoms, gold painted berries and glistening blackberries (which are made out of sugar).

Juniper Cakery featured in Bridal Guide magazine January 2017

If you’re on the look-out for this particular copy here’s a look at the cover image for you. You can visit their website to get a hold of a copy or follow this link to find out to view Bridal Guide on your iPad!

Juniper Cakery in Bridal Guide magazine

7th March 2017 // 0 Comments

Our Teddy Bear Cake Tutorial Available via Craftsy!

Adorable teddy bear cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Yay! We are so SO excited about this cute little cake and the fact that we can finally announce something super cool we’ve been working on with our friends over at Craftsy. Say hello to our utterly adorable teddy bear cake tutorial! We create tutorials regularly, but these are WAY more in depth and it comes with the main tools you need to get started (including the cake pan, a bucket if Satin Ice fondant, food colouring and more). We cover every single step from start to finish including tips, helpful hints and even inside secrets too! To get a hold of our Easy Teddy Bear Cake Tutorial just head on over to Craftsy and follow this link!

Cute teddy bear cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Adorable teddy bear cake tutorial!

This is such a fabulous project for beginners. When we began designing the tutorials (yes, there’s more to come) we made sure to include ideas for the novices, intermediate skilled and even more advanced. It was so much fun to work on and some of the cutest ideas can immerse from something so simple. Domed or hemisphere cakes are probably one of the easiest cake shapes to fondant / sugar paste ice so this is a great beginner kit. Plus, adding a few cute facial features onto anything can be a great way to introduce anyone to cake decorating.

Fun teddy bear cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

If your skill level is more intermediate or even advanced this is still going to be one fun cake to make. It’s great for a quick party centre piece and you can personalise / customise it pretty easily. We loved the thought of turning this little teddy bear cake into a ‘bon voyage’ themed design with a teeny tiny fondant beret, navy and white striped board and a mini Eiffel Tower!

Remember to follow this link over to Craftsy and get a hold of the tutorial today! Also, make sure you keep a look out for more… we’ll be announcing another insanely fun cake tutorial soon!

Teddy bear cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

22nd February 2017 // 0 Comments

Floral Crown Cake With Tulips, Gardenias and Sweet Peas!

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Here’s a pretty peach, white and gold single tier that we created. This cake is actually from 2015… but we’ve found ourselves so busy that we haven’t had the change to work on a blog post for it until now! It’s wonderfully Summer-y and if you look close enough you’ll spot little 24k gold painted bees amongst the flowers and berries!

Floral crown cake with sugar gardenias by Juniper Cakery

This sweet and petite design actually inspired this gorgeous peony wedding cake we created in July for Jenny and Harry. It’s one of those small cakes that can easily be re-designed into something grander.

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Handmade sugar gardenias, tulips, sweet peas and juliet roses by Juniper Cakery

The floral crown that sits underneath the cake was built around a shallow polystyrene separator so flowers could both burst outwards and sit slightly under. We created lots of sugar florals with a soft yellow, peach, white, green, gold and pink colour palette that sit elegantly around the pearl studded cake. The blooms and blossoms include… a David Autin-type rose, tulips, sweet peas, gardenias, sweet pea tendrils, berries, rose leaves and gardenia buds.

Floral crown cake with sugar gardenias by Juniper Cakery

With so many gorgeous sugar flowers decorating the base of the cake it made sense to keep the rest of the design simple. After icing it in white Satin Ice fondant we decided to add little pearls gradually spacing out down the tier. We whipped up some royal icing and with a PME Supatube No. 2 piping tip we spent what seemed like a lifetime piping each pearl individually around the cake. It’s l-o-n-g work and our hands cramped multiple times, but the end result sure was worth it.

Pretty pearl studded cake with sugar flower crown by Juniper Cakery

Though this cake hasn’t been blogged about until now we managed to put it up on our social media, received several enquires for it and created a bespoke version of it for a lovely wedding! Plus, it was one of the cakes featured alongside our interview in Wedding Cakes magazine (which you can get a copy of here).

15th February 2017 // 0 Comments

Open Peony, Ruffled Tulips and Damask Cake!

Damask and open peony cake by Juniper Cakery

Yay! We love all kinds of cakes, but we sure do love single tier cakes; especially when given the chance to make them stand out a bit more than normal. Single tier cakes can look a little underwhelming due to the size, but there’s always a way to up the glam and bespoke factor to them. We like to play with colour as well as texture and decorative features like our handmade sugar flowers. This pretty damask stencilled design was given a fresh and bright colour scheme plus a touch of luxury with a glimmering lustre effect.

Damask tulip and peony cake by Juniper Cakery

For this petite beauty our brief was for something pretty with flowers (especially tulips). One tier cakes can be a little daunting because generally there’s not too much space to work with. We began with sketches of a bundle of sugar flowers incorporating bright yellow tulips, clean white freesias and hydrangeas and then a focal open peony. Designs for the sides of the cake included piped pearls, brush embroidery lace, and even Georgian architectural moulding around the base before we settled on lustreing the iced surface and applying a matt royal icing damask print.

Damask tulip and peony birthday cake by Juniper CakeryDamask tulip and peony birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Underneath all of that lovely edible decor of this damask cake is a soft and delicious classic Victoria sponge cake with creamy Madagascan vanilla bean infused buttercream and our homemade strawberry preserve packed with fresh British strawberries.

Sugar flower and damask single tier cake by Juniper Cakery

The open peony is pretty much our signature flower. It’s huge (usually around 5-6 inches in diameter), eye-catching and we absolutely love the rounded and cupped shape it creates once we’ve taped and dried them. If anyone is looking for a floral cake that they need to add a bit of drama to we almost instantly suggest this flower.

Surrounding the bright pink open peony are large golden yellow tulips with lightly ruffled edges, white hydrangea blossoms with pale green dusted centres, textured peony leaves and wonderfully carefree freesia blooms!

Damask stencil cake by Juniper Cakery