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18th September 2018 // 0 Comments

Whimsical Pastel Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Cake and Treats!

Adorable pink pastel unicorn birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Is it bad that we’re both in our 30s and we STILL get excited at anything unicorn related? No? Thought so! This adorable pastel rainbow unicorn birthday cake with silver accents was such a joy to make! We designed and created this two tiered magical beauty along with lots of treats for one lucky 3 year old. It’s hard for us to pin point a favourite part, but that cute rainbow towering up from the top tier is a definite!

Pale rainbow unicorn party cake by Juniper Cakery

Each blush pink tier was finished with pale pink fondant unicorns brushed with a glittering lustre. We added pastel rainbow hair, lavender muzzles, blushed cheeks and silver horns as well as a cheeky smile. We love to make every unicorn cake a little different so we change or tweak things like colours, smiles… even legs. For these we added in etched legs and made the hair a little more sleek and stylised.

Rainbow unicorn fact cookies by Juniper Cakery

To match the little cuties on the cake were lots of circular unicorn face cookies with pastel rainbow hair! These were all in our Madagascan vanilla flavour studded with flecks of vanilla bean. We added edible blush to each unicorn’s face and painted the horns with silver.

Fun unicorn cookies by Juniper Cakery

Gorgeous unicorn birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Silver and pastel rainbow unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

To add shape and interest we crafted 3D glittering clouds for each tier to sit alongside the flat clouds. Clouds instantly add an amazing whimsical value to cakes and treats. They’re obviously perfect for rainbows and unicorns too!

Pretty pastel unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

This cake was for Libby’s third birthday so we added a starry number 3 on top perched next to a fluffy fondant cloud and bright rainbow. Painted in a glistening edible silver this carried on the theme of the entire cake especially as the birthday girl LOVES stars.

Whimsical unicorn birthday cake & treats!

Silver star-studded unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

On the front top tier of this unicorn birthday cake we added Libby’s name in silver across a freehand cut cloud in shimmering white fondant!

Fun silver and pastel unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

Fondant rainbow cookies for a unicorn party by Juniper Cakery

Along with this super fun birthday cake were lots of cute little treats… like these pastel rainbow cookies that also match the cute unicorn face cookies! In a bubblegum pink, lavender, mint, yellow and blush pink they match perfectly with the fun rainbow nestled on top of the cake. Obviously, we added a little sparkle with a hint of edible lustre!

Cute rainbow unicorn cookies by Juniper Cakery

Cute rainbow unicorn cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

To match the cake we also created sweet unicorn cupcakes swirled with a rainbow buttercream of pink, soft yellow and mint colours! Each featured a fondant unicorn face smiling and ready to party! Each match the unicorn cookies and figures perched on the cake. They even have pretty blushed cheeks.

Glittery rainbow unicorn cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Stylised dinosaur cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We even created lots of mint green dinosaur inspired cupcakes with blushed cheeks and white sprinkles! We nestled each fondant character into a Madagascan vanilla swirled cupcake!

Blush and silver macaron topped cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

And for the grown-ups at the party were these chic little cupcakes in matching silver cases! Swirled with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and finished with dainty blush macarons flecked with edible silver paint splatters they’re the perfect treats for parents! We filled each macaron with our pink champagne ganache… a white chocolate filling with a reduced Moët pink champagne.

Just another (and closer) shot of one of the pink champagne macaron topped cupcakes… because it’s just so pretty right? These are such popular treats for the soon ensuing dinner party season too!

Blush macaron topped cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

This entire collection of unicorn and rainbow inspired party treats was ridiculously fun for us to make! When everything begins to come together it’s magical seeing all those cute little unicorn faces. We hope little Libby and all her party guests had an amazing time celebrating her birthday!

Cute pastel unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

7th August 2018 // 0 Comments

Chic Pink Ruffle and Silver Sequin Wedding Cake!

Pink ruffle and silver sequin wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Firstly, we love big wedding cakes. Logistically and delivery-wise they’re super stressful, but in terms of design they’re a dream! 5 plus tiers to play with and get a lovely balance of different styles is a great size… especially for a glam wedding! Here’s a beautiful 5 tiered silver sequin wedding cake we made for the lovely Katie and James who celebrated at the gorgeous Brackenborough Hotel in Lincolnshire.

Silver sequin wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

The top two tiers of this glam cake were decorated with edible silver sequins. These are perfect for an instant bit of glitz! The very top tier was absolutely covered whilst the second to top featured sequins that were more scattered. The initial idea of this cake was based on our peony ruffle wedding cake from a few years back. Pretty florals. Check. Metallic sequins. Check. Luxurious ruffles. Check.

Glam pink ruffle and grey marble wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

This cake also features one white and grey marbled tier, which we love. Marbling fondant is one of those hold-your-breath moments. It’s so random and hard to control. Plus you always need to use more fondant than usual. We were instantly happy with the way this turned out. It was dark enough to hold it’s own against the ruffles and sequins, but light enough not to be distracting!

Pink fondant ruffle wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Fondant frills finish the bottom tier. Edible ruffles were so popular a couple of years ago… thankfully they’re back on trend. Yes, they take absolutely hours to do… even with the two of us sharing the job, but they’re so worth it. Frills always add an amazing amount of subtle drama to a cake. Plus they look weightless and so soft!

Beautiful silver sequin wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Silver sequin and grey marble wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Pretty wedding cake with white and pink sugar flowers by Juniper Cakery

The top two tiers featured edible silver sequins that created ‘toppled’ effect down the larger tier. These looked amazing against the silver backdrop and silver sequin table cloth! Nestled into the tiers were three of our larger sugar flowers. We created a blush pink David Austin style bloom with cupped outer petals, pale yellow stamens and ruffled centre petals. We also crafted a white rose in a relaxed modern style. Finally, perched above the pink textured rose was our signature open peony with fluffy looking white petals and a pistil and stamen centre!

Stylish silver sequin wedding cake with pink ruffles!

Pink fondant ruffle cake with grey marbled fondant by Juniper Cakery

Pink and silver Lincolnshire wedding at The Brackenborough Hotel

This was such a gorgeously pink wedding! We absolutely loved the mini bottles of pink gin left as favours on the table. Seriously, if we were guests these would not have lasted us the night! They were the perfect little gift and particularly handy for topping up a drink or two!

Gorgeous Brackenborough Hotel in Lincolnshire

The Brackenborough Hotel in Lincolnshire

Katie and James’ big day was held at the beautiful and serene Brackenborough Hotel out new Louth in Lincolnshire. While delivering every wedding cake is stressful it’s also amazing for us. A lot of British weddings take place at country hotels and manor houses. This means scenic routes, countryside and the instant feeling of relaxation. Brackenborough was no different! It has stunning grounds, an ivy covered front, and views of the rolling English countryside

Pink and silver wedding at The Brackenborough Hotel

Beautiful flowers by The Wedding and Flower Boutique in Lincolnshire

Now for all the gorgeous flowers! The floral artistry behind Katie and James’ wedding was the work of Jo at The Wedding and Flower Boutique and Jill from Sanctuary Flowers! When we arrived to set-up the cake they were hard at work creating some wonderfully romantic pieces. Each table featured sparkling candelabras filled with blooms. Outside the wedding arch was festooned with pink garden roses (that smelled of pink lemondade)! The top / head table featured a full runner of fresh flowers. Finally, The entrance was decorated with so many pretty florals from a fun donut wall edged with roses to an etched mirror seating chart finished with pink blooms.

Beautiful flowers by The Wedding and Flower Boutique

Best day ever at The Brackenborough Hotel

Stunning flowers by The Wedding and Flower Boutique and Sanctuary Flowers

We love how this welcome sign features a large arrangement of soft pink and white roses, Astilbe and Veronica flowers. Lots of foliage too which has been growing popular throughout the year! Each wedding we do in 2018 seems to incorporate more wild or carefree leaves and greenery.

Gorgeous flowers by The Wedding and Flower Boutique and Sanctuary Flowers

One of our current favourite flowers right now are Astilbe (middle right of the above image and top right corner of the photo below). They almost look like fluffy plumes of pink feathers.

Pink wedding florals by The Wedding and Flower Boutique and Sanctuary Flowers

Pink wedding at The Brackenborough Hotel

Silver sequin wedding cake with sugar flowers by Juniper Cakery

Chic pink ruffle wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Finally, here is a shot of the whole 5 tier beauty! The dramatic ruffles, modern marble effect, sleek white, glittering sequins and large florals help make this design a show stopper. Congratulations Katie & James!

19th July 2018 // 0 Comments

Rainbow Unicorn and Mermaid Birthday Cake!

Rainbow Unicorn and Mermaid Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

This mermaid birthday cake has to easily be one of the craziest fun cakes we’ve been asked to create so far. The inspiration behind this was little Emily’s love for a My Little Pony movie about unicorn mermaids (seriously… why didn’t this exist when we were 5?!?). Armed with images of her rainbow streaked and glitter covered party invites we had all the inspiration we needed. Our idea in the end was of a giant pink marshmallow (where else are unicorns going to live?) floating Île de Floattant style on a turquoise sea inhabited by mermaids. This possibly makes us sound insane, but sometimes it helps for us to build a small story behind the design of a cake. We think it helps add a little extra fun.

Mermaid Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

Recently the lovely The Shire Bakery sent us some pretty cool sprinkles. These included lots of metallic rods, tiny star studded mixes and a fun sea / mermaid themed bottle! We needed certain colours for this cake so we created a more custom mix out of some of our favourites! In went the sugar pearls, shimmering sea shells, giant pink confetti pieces, baby blue seahorses, pastel yellow stars and pink/rose gold metallic rods! Perfect for a mermaid birthday cake!

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

Nestled on top was Emily’s own magical unicorn, a huge rainbow 5 and a cloud with her name in gold! The fondant number 5 was tricky as it needed to be larger than the unicorn, hold itself up and be heavily decorated. Any added weight can make a  custom fondant number or letter snap. To get around this we created the piece in advance and added a hidden support structure inside.

Bright and fun rainbow unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

Unicorn and mermaid birthday cake

Super Cool Rainbow Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

Bright meringue kisses on a unicorn and mermaid birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Fun mermaid unicorn cake by Juniper CakeryCute little unicorn birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

We do a lot of cakes topped with fondant unicorns so we try to make every single one different. Some have pink ombré hair and some sport a rainbow style. Some unicorns are star studded and some have a little added glitz! We gave this little cutie a super excited expression with a slightly upturned head, closed-tight eyes and a cheeky smile! We also dusted her with edible lustre and added rainbow stars in her wild rainbow mane.

Rainbow mermaid tails on a party cake by Juniper Cakery

Loving the board on this beauty! We created fondant mermaid tails with bright fondant and edible gold paint. We then surrounded these with sprinkles meringue kisses as ‘rocks’. The pretty turquoise meringues were studded with tiny gold sprinkles from Fancy Sprinkles! These added a little extra fun to the plain pink kisses with the texture and extra gold.

Also, running down the cake is a seriously so-bright-you’ll-need-sunglasses hot pink drip! We used a cocoa butter based food colouring for this as normal food colour is generally water based. We all know what happens to chocolate when a bit of water hits it… it seizes up! Yikes.

Mermaid cake by Juniper Cakery

Now for a final look at this magical rainbow covered mermaid birthday cake! We loved it from start to finish. What’s not to love really… cute unicorn… mermaids… rainbows… stars… cake!

Bright mermaid cake by Juniper Cakery

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25th June 2018 // 0 Comments

White Hydrangea Blossom Wedding Cake at Elsham Hall!

Elsham Hall hydrangea blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Every so often a white on white cake comes along and we get oh so excited. Colour is wonderful and we are (in case you’ve not noticed) advocates of a good amount of pink, but a fully white wedding cake just exudes elegance! With this in mind here’s a gorgeous white hydrangea blossom wedding cake we created recently for Alice and Matthew’s big day at Elsham Hall in Lincolnshire!

Elsham Hall blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Sugar hydrangeas by Juniper Cakery

Just over 370 white hydrangea blossoms (one of our ultimate favourite flowers) adorn this three tier design. Each hydrangea was rolled, cut, detailed, ruffled and shaped one by one. What’s crazy is that this can take longer than making a lots of huge fully wired and dusted sugar peonies! Once made we left each blossom to set at difference angles. This helps give them a more individual look!

Elsham Hall white blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

White sugar hydrangea blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We love how the blossoms resemble a flurry of butterflies settling onto the cake. Perfect for a stylish country hall wedding!

Inside the cake flavours included our own fruit cake (filled with Hennessy Cognac for a nice light boozy treat). Another tier was a zesty Sicilian Lemon filled with homemade lemon curd and infused with Sicilian lemon buttercream. Finally, our Classic Strawberry (our version of a British favourite… Victoria Sponge) was the final tier flavour.

Hydrangea flower wedding cake by Juniper Cakery at Elsham Hall in Lincolnshire

Chic White hydrangea blossom wedding cake!

Flowers by The Wedding and Flower Boutique in Lincolnshire

The beautiful florals were by Jo and her fabulous team from The Wedding and Flower Boutique (you can also find them via Instagram here) in Lincolnshire! They’re so elegant and carefree at the same time. We love the crisp white large roses paired with playful daisies alongside soft lisianthus florals and dainty foliage!

Elsham Hall wedding

Beautiful florals from The Wedding and Flower Boutique

White wedding florals by The Wedding and Flower Boutique

These pretty bouquets also featured white veronica flowers nestled amongst the roses, astrantias, and daisies. The beautiful fresh whites of the flowers and vibrant greenery all blended together perfectly for a wonderfully romantic reception. We also loved the wooden elements dotted around from the rustic log slices to the fun wooden crates!

White wedding at Elsham Hall by The Wedding and Flower Boutique

Pretty white blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Also, a big thank you and shout out to Elaine at Bride Beautiful, Elsham Hall’s own in-house wedding planner for organising such a pretty wedding! We hope everyone enjoyed an amazing day!

If you’re looking for a stunning country venue in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area that’s surrounded by adorable animals and gardens we’d definitely suggest giving Elsham Hall a look! There are cute donkeys, a resident peacock, lots of sheep, beautiful secret garden-like areas… perfect!

Elsham Hall wedding with white blossom wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

A flurry of white sugar blossoms on a wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

11th June 2018 // 0 Comments

Rose Gold and Pink Semi-Naked Cake for a Fun Hen Party!

Pink semi-naked cake with rose gold macarons by Juniper Cakery

Here’s a pretty in pink semi-naked cake we created for a rather stylish Hen Party (or Bachelorette Party if you’re reading this Stateside) recently! What’s not to love about it? It features all kinds of pink, is topped with Rose Gold macarons, AND it’s a fruity Raspberry Chambord flavour. We also added some of our bubblegum pink meringue kisses finished with a rose gold splatter.

Pretty pink and rose gold Hen Party cake by Juniper Cakery

Now let’s talk about the macarons. They’ve become SO popular in a past fews years that these days a semi-naked cake feels unfinished without them! This pretty cake has a mix of blush Raspberry Chambord macarons and glistening Rose Gold Prosecco macarons. Filled with a fruity raspberry buttercream and a dollop of Chambord infused raspberry preserve our Raspberry Chambord macarons are always a favourite. We also add a little Chambord liqueur into the buttercream to add a hint of booziness. Our Rose Gold Prosecco macarons are painted with a shimmering rose gold before being filled with Bottega Gold Rose Gold Prosseco! Definitely a favourite!

We get a lot of people messaging and even calling asking where our tableware comes from so… The blush pink and gold teapot is by the fabulous Bombay Duck London. As for the pale pink cake stand (one of our favourites) you can bag yourself one here.

Pink semi-naked cake heaven!

Pink and rose gold Hen Party cake by Juniper Cakery

Bachelorette semi-naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Even more macarons and pink meringue kisses surround the cake. Sprinkled on the top are light pink sugar strands from the stylish Fancy Sprinkles along with blush sugar pearls!

Blush, bubblegum pink and rose gold sem0naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Blush, bubblegum pink and rose gold semi-naked Bachelorette cake by Juniper Cakery

The custom pick included on this pink semi-naked cake is actually gold. We shot this cake in natural light so a slight shadow created a darker look to it.

Rose Gold Prosecco macarons and Blush Raspberry Chambord macarons by Juniper Cakery

That Rose Gold Prosecco macaron is just irresistible. Rose Gold is still such a hugely popular colour this year. Teamed with blush, different shades of mid pinks and soft grey tones it’s such a luxurious metallic.

Isn’t this the perfect cake for a modern Hen Party or even Bridal Shower!

Gorgeous pink Hen Party cake by Juniper Cakery

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