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8th April 2017 // 0 Comments

Super Magical Rainbow Unicorn Cake!

Rainbow Unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

Yay! Here’s a ridiculously bright and fun rainbow unicorn cake we created for a birthday party. How insanely cool is this idea? We like to call this kind of cake a ‘freak cake’. It’s inspired by those crazy freakshake milkshakes that are covered with anything and everything sugar-coated. What’s so unicorn about this? Golden unicorn horn, magical sugary treats and rainbow… obviously!

Rainbow Unicorn birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Super magical rainbow unicorn cake!

We were asked to create a fun, gold drip cake for a 15th birthday that was bright in colour… and chocolate. We quickly sketched out our idea for a unicorn cake with a gold sequin drip (we LOVE adding those), a whole white chocolate bar jutting out of the top and oodles of rainbow sprinkles and candies. The lovely folks over at Bakesbox sent us an amazing bottle of their Unicorn Mix Sprinkles, which were utterly perfect for this little cake!

Unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

Candy covered unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

Inside is our Belgian chocolate cake filled with Madagascan vanilla and Belgian white chocolate truffle buttercream. The frosting covering the outside was also our Belgian white chocolate truffle buttercream, but with streaks of super bright colour! We coloured small amounts of frosting in fun neon pink, turquoise, lilac and lemon yellow. Added ‘splodges’ of each around the cake with a small palette knife and then used an icing scraper to create the streaked effect around the sides!

Fun unicorn freakcake by Juniper Cakery

Rainbow buttercream unicorn cake by Juniper Cakery

OK. Now for the list of biscuits, candies, chocolates etc that adorn the top and sides of this little beauty. Chopped up Flumps (they’re twisted marshmallow ropes to all the non-UK people out there, Party Rings (donut-like shaped cookies with a sugar glaze), rainbow Smarties, an entire bar of Belgian white chocolate, Bakesbox Unicorn Mix sprinkles, golden fondant unicorn horn, and a Belgian white chocolate ganache drip studded with white confetti sequin sprinkles then painted with edible gold.

Rainbow buttercream unicorn freakcake by Juniper Cakery

Rainbow unicorn drip cake by Juniper Cakery

5th April 2017 // 0 Comments

Our Unicorn Cake Tutorial over at Craftsy.com!

Unicorn cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Remember our tutorial for a super cute little teddy bear cake available over at the Craftsy.com store? Well now it’s time for a fun unicorn cake! Yup! It’s a full in-depth tutorial in PDF format (that also comes with some of the cool things you’ll need to create it). Head on over to Craftsy.com to get a unicorn cake kit of your own!

Fun unicorn cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Craftsy.com

Unicorn cake tutorial!

Who isn’t going to loveloveLOVE this little cutie? Rainbow mane? Check. Cheeky little smile. Check. Uh… unicorn. Definite check! When the folks over at Craftsy asked us to design and create some cake tutorials specifically for kit form (PDF print out guide and the cool stuff to make it) our first thought was… unicorn cake. They’re such a trend right now and they’re also ridiculously fun so we had to. We sketched out a few ideas, but we wanted it to look different to the myriad of unicorn treats out there right now, but obviously still recognisable. We ended up playing with the cake shape, brightening the colours from popular pastels to a slight neon look, and tweaking facial features and mane.

Rainbow unicorn cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Craftsy.com

Ahhh just look at that glorious rainbow main! Our ideas went from curly, messy to sleek. Sleek seemed the best and most accessible style for the majority of people to get to grips with. It’s simple and can be attached fully to the sides and top of the design. For beginners… curly hair would get pretty infuriating to manage.

Rainbow unicorn cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

We toyed with a few different positions and styles for the unicorn’s smile before settling on a simple and straight forward sideways grin. For a little extra ease novices can even draw in the eyes and mouth with an edible marker too! If you’re feeling pretty adventurous though you can change it up… try adding a funny little pink tongue sticking out? Extend it’s smile and indent slight dimples? Try a half moon shape for a super happy unicorn?

OK, now we’ll leave you with one final image of our rainbow unicorn cake tutorial. Remember to follow this link and get started on making your very own!

Cute unicorn cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

3rd April 2017 // 0 Comments

Navy and Blush Peony Cake with Gilded Bees!

Navy and blush peony cake by Juniper Cakery

Yay! It was Krystle’s 31st birthday 25 March and she got a cake! We seriously hardly ever get any form of cake to ourselves, which sounds crazy given what we do for a living right? For the past two years, however, we have been so busy that we’ve not had the time to create a birthday cake for Krystle’s big day. This year, however, we managed it. Isn’t it a beauty too? Read on to find out more about our cute little bee studded creation!

Navy and blush cake by Juniper Cakery

Navy and blush peony cake with gilded bees!

This cake didn’t take long to design. A few inspirations behind it included Ralph Lauren‘s classic navy, white and gold colour palette and Alex Monroe‘s stunning nature inspired jewellery. Both of which we happen to own a lot of (uh oh). Krystle has always had an obsession with bees so that was a definite starting point too. Plus, we’ve discussed on and off creating a design that was covered with golden painted bees and bugs disappearing underneath heavy florals. In the end all of the elements for the cake, cupcakes and cookies fell together.

Navy and blush floral cake by Juniper Cakery

Navy and blush floral peony cake by Juniper Cakery

The matching cupcakes were super cute! They’re all Madagascan vanilla cake filled with Sicilian lemon curd and lemon oil infused buttercream. Each one was flat iced with blush or navy blue fondant / sugar paste before the details were added on top! We crafted ‘mini’ pale pink peonies with fluffy stamens and golden pistol centres to attach onto the blue iced cupcakes. The blush covered ones featured lots of small gilded bees!

Note: For adding wire florals into cake Safety Seal is amazing. It coats and seals all inedible items with a food safe wax. Yay! No picks in sight!

Navy and blush floral peony cake with golden bees by Juniper Cakery

The hand-crafted sugar florals on the cake include… pink open peonies, white gardenias, fondant blackberries, blueberries, eucalyptus sprigs, emerald green peony leaves and pale grey berries!

Navy and blush floral peony cake with gold bees by Juniper Cakery

Last but not least, the flavour inside was… Peanut butter Twix! Yup. Our chocolate cake filled with salted caramel sauce, chopped Twix bar pieces and a marbled peanut butter and Belgian milk chocolate buttercream then smothered with a Belgian dark chocolate ganache before being iced.

Golden bee covered cake by Juniper Cakery

Beautiful peony cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

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