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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

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

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

26th October 2018 // 0 Comments

Tutorial: Super Creepy Yet Super Easy Fondant Spiders!

Creepy fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Halloween is literally a week away now, which is scary (and cool… so excited)! It’s definitely one of our favourite times of the year plus it marks the beginning of party season! Yay! Each year we go with a theme and last year’s was ‘Too Cute to be Creepy‘. For 2018 we decided to go with a more stylish look for October 31st full of blacks, edible glitter, blush pink and rose gold accents! Say hello to the first instalment of our more grown up collection of treats and tutorials! These super creepy and realistic fondant spiders are surprisingly easy to make! They’re perfect nestled onto buttercream swirled cupcakes, crawling up dainty macarons or loaded on top of freshly iced cakes!

We’re both super generous so we have also created our first ever YouTube (click and subscribe to our channel) video tutorial of this easy step-by-step! So if you like photographic guides then read on, BUT if videos are your thing then head on over to watch via YouTube! We’re also offering up a cool IGTV version so you can grab your tools and watch on Instagram!

Realistic yet super easy fondant spider tutorial!

How to make creepy fondant spiders by Juniper Cakery

Materials and tools needed:

Fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 01:

Firstly make the bulbous lower body of your spider. Take some black fondant / sugar paste and roll into a ball shape. Our’s is approximately the size of a large chocolate raisin. Set aside.

Learn how to make a fondant spider by Juniper Cakery

Step 02:

For the head roll up a ball around the size of a small pea then attach to your lower body shape with a small dab of edible glue. Don’t add too much of the glue. Less is more in this case. Too much will mean your pieces are going to slide around and be harder to manage.

Make a fondant spider with this tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Cool fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Edible spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 03:

To make the tiny pinchers or fangs of the spider roll out your black fondant. Roll this back and forth until you have a tiny ‘rope’ that tapers at one end. You can lift and set these in place on your spider’s head by using the scalpel or knife which will help stop them getting squished. Add a tiny dot of edible glue beforehand.

How to make an edible spider by Juniper Cakery

Step 04:

The legs look like they’d be hard to craft, but they’re pretty easy which is the best part of this fondant spider tutorial. The trickiest part is that they’re super thin and delicate so you need to work carefully and be gentle with them. Take 4 tiny balls of black fondant and roll each out into a long thin ‘rope’. Put aside for a minute or two for them to set a little.

Discover how to make a fondant spider for Halloween with this tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 05:

Work one leg at a time. The front two on either side are the shortest ones so trim two strips down a little. Our legs were around 1 inch long. Using your knife or blade lightly press into your fondant legs at two separate even sections. Don’t cut, you just want a slight impression of a line!

Step 06:

Repeat step 05 for the other legs. The only difference is to keep in mind the length of the other legs so you can achieve a more realistic look. For the middle two on either side you shouldn’t need to trim or cut these down. The back legs, however, are slightly shorter.

How to make a fondant spider for Halloween by Juniper Cakery

Learn how to make this fondant spider by Juniper Cakery

Step 07:

Arrange the legs for both sides and pinch together so they fan outward. You can easily tweak these once your spider has been set in place on your chosen treat so you can get a nice creeping look.

How to make a super creepy edible spider by Juniper Cakery

Step 08:

Add a little edible glue underneath of your spider’s head and where it joins to the body. Then press lightly on top of your arranged legs.

Edible fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 09:

Finally you can give your spiders a bit of subtle style with a bit of black edible lustre paint! We made our own using a small amount of edible black lustre mixed with a few drops of an alcohol solution. You can use vodka, rejuvenator spirit or dipping solution for this. Don’t worry about the alcohol as it quickly evaporates away making it perfectly safe! There’s no need for an edible paint recipe really as it all depends on the consistency you like to work with. A few drops added to a small amount (1/4 of a teaspoon) is approximately what we used!

Try this creepy fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Now to you can position your fondant spider on top of whatever sweet you like! We nestled our’s on top of blush pink macarons splattered with edible rose gold and arranged the legs a little. This fondant spider tutorial is perfect for Halloween festivities! The first spider can take a little time to make, but once you get the hang of it they get a bit quicker. That said make sure you’ve set aside enough time to make them if you’re adding them to multiple cupcakes, macarons or cookies so you don’t go too crazy! Short on time? How about pair your fondant spiders with quick white chocolate cobwebs or edible splatters?

Super creepy edible spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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

 

 

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