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14th November 2019 // 0 Comments

Fun & Festive Christmas Treat Bag

Christmas treat bag by Juniper Cakery

Christmas season is finally here! If you know us then you won’t be surprised at how excited we are around this time of year. Everything feels magical and fun for us. The freezing cold weather just feels cosy. Darker nights at 5pm? Time to watch festive movies earlier! Cheesy Christmas songs on repeat in coffee shops? Instant holiday cheer! So with all that festive fun it’s time to reveal our Christmas Treat Bag! How cute is it? We think it’s perfect for kids, but it’s a fun treat for the big kids (aka adults) too! To order visit our contact page! They’re available for local collection and UK-wide delivery for just £14, shipping is £5.

Fun Christmas treat bag by Juniper Cakery

Christmas treat bag

We’ve selected a wonderfully Christmas-y bag by Meri Meri that is covered with rainbow confetti dots and features candy cane twist handles! As soon as we saw this bag knew exactly what we wanted to fill it with!

Cute Christmas treat bag by Juniper Cakery

Inside there is a large festive gingerbread star cookie decorated with golden yellow icing and stamped with a cute message! We’ve also added in three mini gingerbread people cookies… perfect with a giant mug of hot chocolate and cream!

Christmas Eve Treat Bag by Juniper Cakery

This year we’ve added tasty Belgian chocolate covered oreos to our product line! These can get addictive by the way. It’s a crunchy Oreo cookie enrobed with tempered Belgian milk chocolate. We then dressed it up as a sweet Christmas pudding with edible gold splatters, white candy icing and fondant holly berries and leaves! What a fabulous holiday treat!

Fun Christmas Eve Treat Bag by Juniper Cakery

Festive Christmas Eve Treat Bag by Juniper Cakery

We LOVE making squishy melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows. We included them in our Easter and Halloween treat bags as large chunky gourmet versions. For Christmas and winter we’ve dipped a vanilla marshmallow in Belgian chocolate and crushed candy cane and turned it into the cutest marshmallow stirrer! Enjoy dipped in hot cocoa or indulgent mochas for a fabulous treat.

Candy cane dipped marshmallow by Juniper Cakery

Peppermint S'mores macaron by Juniper Cakery

Finally, we’ve added a Peppermint S’mores macaron nestled inside a Christmas bauble into our treat bag! It’s a green macaron filled with a slice of gourmet vanilla bean marshmallow, peppermint chocolate buttercream, a dollop of Belgian chocolate, crushed candy cane and snowflake sprinkles.

Fun Peppermint S'mores macaron by Juniper Cakery

To order your treat bag today simply head on over to our handy contact form!

Each treat bag contains…

  • 1 x large gingerbread cookie star
  • 1 x Belgian milk chocolate covered oreo as a Christmas Pudding decorated
  • 3 x mini gingerbread people cookies
  • 1 x Belgian milk chocolate & candy cane dipped vanilla marshmallow stirrer
  • 1 x Peppermint S’mores macaron bauble

Fun and Festive Fun Peppermint S'mores macaron by Juniper Cakery

21st December 2018 // 0 Comments

Benefit Cosmetics x Juniper Cakery: Reindeer Cake Tutorial!

Pretty in Benefit Pink Reindeer Cake Tutorial for Benefit Cosmetics by Juniper Cakery

We have been ridiculously excited about this super pink reindeer cake tutorial for a while now! We partnered with Benefit Cosmetics UK to help get everyone in the holiday spirit with this gorgeous video how-to. If you LOVED our stylish Mrs Claus cupcake tutorial with Benefit last year then you’ll adore this! Whether you’re a novice or an expert this sweet treat is going to make THE cutest centrepiece!

You can view our full tutorial over on IGTV via our Instagram page (Yay! We’ve launched own own channel so expect lots more tutorials and filmed sneak peeks) or the Benefit Cosmetics UK account! If you’re more of a YouTube user then don’t worry we’ve edited the video so that it is lovely and landscape! Click the play button below to watch or head to our YouTube channel and subscribe!

Pink Reindeer Cake Tutorial for Benefit Cosmetics by Juniper Cakery

How cute is this cake? It’s such a fabulous shade of blush pink which was 100% inspired by Benefit’s The POREfessional: Pearl Illuminating Face Primer colour. The rest of the colour palette for this beauty incorporates Benefit’s packaging from their glistening silver brow pencils to their love of warm pinks!

How to decorate a pink reindeer cake by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics UK

And yes. We would put a gif together of the cake being stacked! It feels so magical. If only cakes actually did appear in front of us like this!

Pink reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics

Gorgeous reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics

We decorated our end design in the reindeer cake tutorial with sprinkles, snowflakes and macarons. You can re-create our little arrangement or add chocolate truffles, candy or even fresh roses? Glittering star shaped cookies, chocolate jewels and even lollipops sound amazing too! If you’re feeling super adventurous (or brave) then a cute drip down one side and homemade candy canes would be so impressive.

Once your own reindeer cake is all dressed up and ready for party season it’s time to fill your phone with 1,000 photos of it! Hope you enjoyed creating one gorgeously pink cake! From us and Benefit Cosmetics have an amazing holiday season!

Gorgeous reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics UK

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

18th December 2017 // 1 Comments

Tutorial: Cute Christmas Pudding Cupcake Tutorial!

Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Yay! It’s Christmas week! We’ve been SO insanely busy throughout November and December that we haven’t had much time to work on any tutorials or recipes for our blog. Fear not, however, we’re kick starting this week with this cute how-to… make a Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial! Our gold splattered Christmas pudding cookies were ridiculously popular this year. We created just over 300 of them (and so many other Christmas themed cookie designs too) before we had to stop taking Christmas orders last week. As we sat decorating each one we ended up sketching a quick cupcake idea for a character driven Christmas pudding! Behold our Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial… so tasty that it’s even trying to eat itself.

Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial!

Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Materials and tools needed…

 

Christmas cupcake tutorial

Step 01:

Firstly, core and fill your cupcake with buttercream or whatever filling you like to use. You can even use a small sharp knife to remove a little of the cupcake at the centre before filling. Some tasty filling ideas include salted caramel, marshmallow cream or even cookie butter!

Tip! Don’t go overboard when coring your cupcake. Try not to go all the way to the bottom or else you could pierce the cupcake case, which may mean your filling will seep out completely!

Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 02:

For a super smooth and flawless look to fondant iced cupcakes we always double ice. This just means smoothing down a small circle of fondant on top of the cupcake before you really start decorating!

Roll out some sugar paste / fondant and cut a circle just a little smaller than your cupcake. Place on top and smooth down.

Christmas cupcake tutorial via Juniper Cakery

 

Christmas cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Step 03:

Repeat step 02, but with brown fondant and also use a circle a little larger than your cupcake so that the fondant can cover the entire top of your cupcake! Smooth down so the brown fondant sits along the top of your cupcake case. You may also need to use a little edible glue to stick it in place too.

Cute Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 04:

Roll out white fondant and cut a small circle from this. This is going to create the icing on top of your Christmas pudding cupcake!

Fun Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 05:

With a small sharp knife or a blade tool cut away sections of your white sugar paste / fondant circle until it resembles a ‘wobbly’ shape like the one above. This is going to be the icing that will drip down your little Christmas pudding cupcake.

Festive Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 06:

Attach the ‘icing’ on top with some edible glue. Then dust or paint the white icing section with some sparkling lustre! This step isn’t absolutely essential, BUT a little glitz this time of year is a win/win!

Cute Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 07:

Roll some green fondant and then cut and stamp two holly leaves per cupcake. Small plunger cutters are great for this because the plunger section usually features a ‘print’ or texture that you can then transfer onto the cut piece.

Cute and festive Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 08:

Attach the holly leaves in place on top of your Christmas pudding cupcake with a little edible glue. Edible glue can be a little slippery so don’t use too much and make sure you gently hold your pieces in place until they feel stuck down.

Step 09:

Take some pink (you can use red though if you like) sugar paste / fondant and roll into three small balls per cupcake. Then attach with a dab of edible glue. Afterwards, once these have been attach you’ll need to paint each berry with a little confectioner’s glaze. This helps make the berries shine!

Try this Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 10:

Using a small ball tool indent where you’d like your cupcake’s eyes to sit. Then with a tiny amount of edible glue attach two black sugar pearls (or you can roll two small balls of black fondant) into the indentations.

Try out this Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 11:

Use the base of a small piping tip to then indent a cheeky smile underneath the eyes! Or you can also use a scallop tool, which can usually be found in an icing modelling tool set. It looks like a simple curved line.

Super cute Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Step 12:

For the tongue roll out a small ball of pink sugar paste / fondant and flatten it into an oval-like shape. Cut the piece in half then indent a line down the middle with a blade tool or small sharp knife. Be careful not to cut the tongue in half!

Step 13:

Next, attach the tongue with a small amount of edible glue as in the image above. Also, try not to add too much as edible glue can seep out or lead to pieces sliding around if too much is applied… which isn’t a good look.

Step 14:

Finally, add blush to your Christmas pudding cupcake with pink edible blossom / petal dust and a fluffy food safe brush. You don’t need to follow this step, however it really ups the cute factor!

Build your colour up a little at a time. It’s easier to add further blush if needed than have to start all over again!

Funny Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

How cute is this Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial? We (almost) wouldn’t be able to eat it. Traditionally holly berries and leaves are used to decorate a Christmas pudding, but you can personalise yours to fit whatever your festive theme is. So why not opt for plunger cut snowflakes or a cute little edible bow?

Adorable Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

23rd December 2016 // 1 Comments

Our Jolly Santa Cupcake Tutorial via Craftsy.com!

Sweet Santa cupcake tutorial for Christmas

Of course it wouldn’t really be Christmas if that jolly guy in the red suit didn’t pop up somewhere… and here he is! We created one fun and festive Santa cupcake tutorial for the wonderful people over at Craftsy to share. We wanted this little Santa do a little more than sit on a nice cupcake. At the time we began sketching ideas we’d just finished hand piping lots of birthday cupcakes with little painted parcels finished with royal icing bows. After piping what felt like 1,000 little silver presents AND doing the same for our Christmas tree tutorial we thought they’d make a fun idea for this cupcake design too. So, being the crazy people we are (normal people would never want to look at a tiny piped bow ever again) we made our Santa Claus burst from a pile of Christmas gifts! So if you’d love to re-create this Santa cupcake tutorial then visit the Craftsy blog now!

Jolly Santa cupcake tutorial!

Festive Santa cupcake tutorial

We initially thought of toying with Santa’s famous red suit and re-creating him in gold, but obviously that idea was scrapped. Instead, we toned down the bright red of his famous Christmas uniform by adding in pink gift boxes. We also jotted down some notes on how to photograph him… lots of white, brightness, minimal styling and to try out different shades of A2 pink paper backgrounds.

How to make a Santa cupcake

If you look closely you can spot some rather glittery golden buttons down Santa’s coat. We had to work in some gold somewhere (other than a few of the presents and the cupcake cases). We re-created the cute buttons we made for our fondant gingerbread character tutorial a couple weeks back and attached them before painting them gold.

How to decorate a Santa cupcake

Sweet Santa cupcake tutorial by juniper Cakery

If you’re going to be re-creating our Santa cupcake tutorial for the holidays you can always leave out the cupcake, nestle your Santa Claus on top of an iced cake and surround him with presents and even a Christmas tree!

Festive and fun Santa Clause cupcake tutorial

 

 


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