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3rd November 2018 // 0 Comments

We’re Regional Finalists in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

The Wedding Industry Awards 2019

Yay! We made the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2019! It’s such an honour and such a prestigious award to make the shortlist for! It’s always absolutely terrifying putting yourself forward for anything (especially awards) so we’d love to say a HUGE thank you to all of our lovely couples who took the time to vote for us. We received such amazing feedback from everyone… as well as vendors we’ve been lucky enough to work with!

Best Wedding Cake Designer of the Year Regional Finalist

We know it sounds incredibly cheesy, but we genuinely are happy to just make regional finals (of course, we’d love to win… who wouldn’t?). It’s still a wonderful achievement and an amazing way to end the year with! Of course, being super nerds we were pretty thrilled to get a certificate for making regionals too (it’s currently in a chic gold frame awaiting a space on the wall).

Rise Hall wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Glam pink ruffle and grey marble wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Anyway, here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding cakes we created this year. From luxurious fondant frills to silky buttercream smoothered semi-naked cakes we’ve crafted some pretty centrepieces in the past 11 months!

The towering silver sequinned cake above was one of our largest. We created this for the lovely Katie & James who wanted a show-stopper for their glam wedding reception. It’s definitely one of our favourites. We’re huge fans of metallics, edible sequins, ruffles and modern marble effects so it checked all the boxes for us.

Thank you to the ever-talented Jo at Boutique Wedding for recommending us!

This wedding cake was the perfect mix of ornate and fun! Shyama and Lee wanted a three tier design that perfectly encompassed both of their personalities. They opted for bolder colours combined with a luxurious Rococo style. On top, nested behind their pretty sugar flowers, they added cute edible versions of themselves! We copied their outfits from photographs they were generous enough to send. Shyama wore a modern figure hugging gown that fluted out at the knee with a gold necklace and pretty earrings. Lee’s figure wears a traditional cravat with grey trousers and a rather dapper coat with tails! Delivered and set-up on a snowy morning at Rise Hall (could it have been more picturesque?).

Rococo Wedding Cake by Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Gold sequin 3 tier wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall

We made Regional Finalists in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

Glistening edible sequins made a definite come back this year (yes!), which we couldn’t have been more happy about. The beauty above was perfect for a wedding with a touch of countryside luxury. It featured three sleek white tiers finished with toppled edible gold sequins and a tall crown of flowers nestled underneath by Fenwick Flowers! Standing proud in Saltmarshe Hall this wedding cake was the perfect addition to a modern country wedding.

Wedding Cakes by Juniper Cakery

Beautiful Peach Exploding Rose Wedding Cake by Juniper Cakery

Delivered to the absolutely serene and beautiful Little Wold Vineyard for Abbie and Jacob this was one pretty cake! Each tier featured a subtle blush and grey marble edged with 24k gold leaf. The front was then decorated with an eye-catching giant peach rose (sometimes called an expanding rose or exploding rose). This was one gorgeous design for the happy couple!

Wedding Cake Designer of the Year Regional Finalist for Yorkshire in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!

Modern Garden wedding cake for Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Saltmarshe Hall Wedding Cake by Juniper Cakery

Wild and chic thistle semi-naked wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

We absolutely loved this semi-naked wedding cake delivered to Saltmarshe Hall! Samantha and Liam came along for their consultation which felt more like a fun afternoon tea! They had already spotted a cake we had created, but they were more than happy for us to get a little creative. With this in mind we added white macarons, fragrant white freesias and played with a wilder arrangement. We used the full stems of each thistle to add height and make each feel as though it were stretching out as through they were growing from the cake itself!

Pearl Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers by Juniper Cakery

The above was such an elegantly simple cake delivered to Dunedin Country House for Lisa & Steven’s gorgeous day! Three bridal white tiers adorned with hundreds of hand-piped royal icing pearls sat atop a crown of fresh pretty roses and gypsophila. This design was a subtle twist on a traditional wedding cake. We kept the bright white tiers, but played with the floral arrangement for a more modern look. This pretty three tier was also inspired by a pearl-studded sugar flower edged design!

The below two tier was definitely another favourite for the year (though it’s SO hard to choose). We loved the wild look of this beauty with salal leaves, tiny spray roses, ferns, large blush pink roses, and fragrant sprigs of rosemary. We also love a glittering gold drip.

Gold sequin semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Once again thank you to all those who voted for us and provided positive comments to The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 to help us make finals! We’re so grateful! A lot of our couples were enjoying their Honeymoons or settling in married life so it meant a lot to the both of us. Wish us luck!

13th October 2018 // 0 Comments

Saltmarshe Hall & Brides Up North Wedding Event!

Brides Up North wedding show at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

This year we’ve had a lot of happy couples celebrating their big day at Saltmarshe Hall. It’s always a lovely venue to visit and wonderful trip out into the countryside for us. When we spotted a Brides Up North and Saltmarshe Hall wedding event was on the cards we signed up immediately! This was months ago and we can’t believe that it came along and passed so quickly. We had a fabulous day surrounded by great suppliers in a wonderfully historic house talking to lots of lovely couples about our favourite topic… cake! If you had the chance to stop by for a chat then thank you so much and we hope to see you again! Anyway, here are our photographs of our table (including a few little snaps of the radiators and ceiling details we fell in love with).

Brides Up North wedding show at Saltmarshe Hall

With every wedding showcase or fair we make a few little changes to our stand. This time our business cards and poster got a bit of a re-vamp. We went a little more minimal with a pale blush pink ‘band’ with our contact info and large logo. Before, our poster featured a much smaller version of our trademarked logo with a close-up shot of our sugar flowers. We though it’d be much more effective and perhaps a little less distracting to simplify things.

We try to make the cake designs for each wedding show unique. It’s hard at times when you have a full month of orders, but luckily dummy cakes can be worked on slower than usual. So sugar flowers can be worked on over a couple of weeks and stored away before the cakes get iced and finished with other decorative elements at different stages. We also try not to overload people with too many designs so 3 is our maximum. Generally, we stick to a 4 tier, 3 tier and 2 tier formation. It’s always tempting to make 6-7 multi-tiered wedding designs, but sometimes less is more!

Saltmarshe Hall wedding show with cakes by Juniper Cakery

Our main design was a tall 4 tiered beauty in bridal white that featured pretty hand painted florals in a soft illustrative style. Flower-wise we opted for blush pink roses paired with coral ranunculus blooms. We then added both olive green and gold painted leaves with stylised golden berries too! All these lovely florals surrounded the main focus of the cake… the gold hand-painted Happily Ever After adorning the middle! To finish we then added a large modern rose in blush pink with olive green sugar rose leaves!

Gold hoop wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Another popular beauty from our selection of wedding cakes was our modern gold hoop design! Three matt grey iced tiers with golden painted bees, matching grey hexagons and a gold hoop adorned with sugar flowers. We made this one a little extra quirky by adding in our large sugar raspberries nestled into the fondant ruscus leaves and eucalyptus sprigs. Perfect for a pretty yet modern country wedding!

Our wedding cakes at the Saltmarshe Hall & Brides Up North wedding event!

Saltmarshe Hall

OK, we have to a post a scattering of the features found at Saltmarshe Hall. Just look at the pretty bas-relief work on the ceiling! The detailing would be utterly gorgeous on a cake (obviously). Imagine a dusky pink multi-tiered wedding cake featuring stylised fondant bas-relief mouldings edged with pretty white sugar flowers!

Beautiful wedding cakes at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

Bee themed wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Saltmarshe Hall wedding cakes by Juniper Cakery in Yorkshire

Here’s another lovely shot of our stand! Of course we had samples! What’s the point of showing cake and talking about it non-stop if there isn’t any to try? Plus the smell is pretty enticing! The flavours we had on offer were our popular Strawberries & Champagne and Cookies & Cream! The Strawberries & Champagne option includes vanilla cake filled with homemade strawberry preserve infused with a Moët champagne reduction and whipped Madagascan vanilla bean buttercream. Our Cookies & Cream flavour consists of a Belgian chocolate cake sandwiched with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and blitzed Oreo cookie pieces!

Details at Saltmarshe Hall

Just a few more shots of the details at the hall. Of course our work view wasn’t bad either! Behind us we caught glimpses of the sprawling grounds on a lovely autumnal Sunday! Though we’re working when we deliver wedding cakes to various manor houses or show at country halls it never really feels like it. We love the views and visiting new venues so after days and weeks staring at work it feels like a welcome change!

View from Saltmarshe Hall

Gorgeous radiators at Saltmarshe Hall

Lovely cakes at Saltmarshe Hall by Juniper Cakery

7th May 2018 // 0 Comments

Modern Garden Wedding Cake Exclusively for Rise Hall!

Modern Garden wedding cake for Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

When Rise Hall contacted us about creating a cake just for them we knew we needed to design something beautifully grand yet pretty. We took a little inspiration from the house’s country setting with our initial ideas; cue garden blooms and foliage. Also, including our hand-made sugar blackberries was a must! This 5 tier lace and floral adorned design is now on show in the Rise Hall ballroom. If you’re viewing the house as a prospective wedding venue then you may just spot this beauty!

Rise Hall wedding cake with modern sugar roses!

Modern sugar rose wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We also love the shape and flow of eucalyptus and ruscus leaves, which are popular in wedding bouquets. They’re perfect filler foliage in both real and sugar form. Sprigs of eucalyptus fan out at angles with chalky grey / green disc shapes, which helps add shape and interest. Adding in ruscus leaves was a must! They are such a beautiful deep green colour. We added a touch of navy blue to our’s, however, for a deeper emerald-inspired look.

As for the subtle ombré blush pink roses we’d planned working in a more relaxed modern-look sugar rose into a design for a while. We get fully booked up pretty quick so we never really had the time to, however. This style rose seemed absolutely perfect for the cake we had in mind for Rise Hall! Each petal is thinned and ever so lightly ruffled before being left to set and then arranged and taped together.

Beautiful rose wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We wanted to create a sleek cake in a traditional white, but with a little twist. The simple panelling down the front mimics the gorgeous gold and grey wall borders in the ballroom as well as a little fashion / gown detailing. We flanked each thin panel with hand piped floral lace-work. Featured in the piping are peonies, hydrangeas, berries, large bloom roses and foliage.

Blush pink sugar roses by Juniper Cakery

English garden themed wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Our signature open peony flower is featured on this design in a bold cranberry pink hue. We did originally plan on re-creating these in a burgundy tint, but this didn’t feel spring / summer enough. It then developed into a magenta tinged claret before we settled on the striking deep pink / red bloom. We also loved the look of the more vibrant petals against the emerald ruscus leaves!

Pretty modern garden wedding cake by Juniper Cakery for Rise Hall

Gorgeous pink sugar rose by Juniper Cakery

Rose wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

We LOVE the rounded cupped look that these more modern sugar roses have. The outer petals are also a more relaxed look with a slight ruffle which helps make them look as though they’re  swirl around the centre of the rose. For filler florals we added in bright white primroses that peek out from underneath the larger blooms.

Sugar flower wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

The entire cake (without the wonderfully tall glass cake stand) towers at just over 30″ / 76cm / 2.5ft high! The arrangement of larger sugar blooms and leaves reaching outwards take the cake upwards a little more. It looked absolutely gorgeous in Rise Hall’s bright ballroom space.

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26th August 2017 // 0 Comments

Wild English Countryside Semi-Naked Wedding Cake!

Beautiful English countryside semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Naked cakes and semi-naked cakes are always exciting to create. We LOVE lots of elements in nature so it’s great for us to work with fresh florals, quirky herbs, and tempting fruits. This cake was definitely no exception! Who wouldn’t love an English countryside semi-naked wedding cake?

Pretty English garden semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Our main requests for this cake from the couple involved lots of country garden florals and that it wasn’t too contemporary in look. We sketched out rough ideas of placement before we kept going back to one that featured flowers and berries loaded onto two alternate tiers. We thought the fullness would mimic country gardens closely filled with herb pots and rose bushes.

Gorgeous English countryside semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

English garden inspired semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

English countryside semi-naked wedding cake!

The more heavier floral arrangements were first planned or ‘mapped’ out on alternate tiers. We began with the very top tier so that the cake instantly had extra height. One trick is to position the rose slightly upwards so it shows off the rose at a really pretty angle. It also gives the illusion of the large bloom roses being a little taller too. Then any draping florals or foliage get added. In this case it was the white freesias that hang elegantly along the tiers. Finally, we filled it in with small flowers, herbs and some fruits.

Stunning semi-naked wedding cake with florals and fruits by Juniper Cakery

The whole point of a naked or semi-naked cake is rustic wilderness. With that in mind we still like to have a little ‘form’ to our designs. Even more laid-back or random versions take a fair bit of planning. We’re often walking back and forth asking each other if a cluster of fruit makes it look off balance or if a rose perched on top looks odd. Taking snaps on our iPads helps too. If you’re not sure taking a picture distances yourself from it a little.

Wild countryside semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Stunning semi-naked wedding cake with florals by Juniper Cakery

Herbs are an amazing and natural way to add to a semi-naked wedding cake. A lot of people are afraid to use them because they generally get used to flavour savoury food, but they add a fun quirky look and not much flavour when used to decorate. For this cake we used rosemary (our favourite… just look at those feather-y like plumes!) and thyme. We actually grow all our own herbs  too (Country Cream Oregano, Curly Mint, Lemon Balm, French Golden Oregano, Rosemary, Archer’s Gold Thyme, Curled Parsley…).

Stunning semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

17th January 2017 // 0 Comments

Our Work in Wedding Cakes Magazine Spring 2017!

Floral peony and rose wedding cake with ranunculus, bruin berries and eucalyptus by Juniper Cakery

We’re always insanely honoured to have our work featured in Wedding Cakes magazine. The standard of all the creations chosen are always so high and it’s amazing to see our designs within it’s pages. We kick started 2017 with four of our wedding cakes dotted throughout the spring issue. To grab a copy you can head over to the Squires Kitchen shop, find it on the magazine shelves of most good supermarkets or book stores in the UK, or purchase a digital copy via iTunes!

Gorgeous pink peony and rose wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

This three tiered beauty can be found in their spring appropriate ‘Pastel Hues’ editorial over on page 70. We loved creating this cake. It was built on a sturdy polystyrene base so that all those gorgeous sugar flowers (handmade by us) could be nestled in and look as though they were bursting from underneath the cake. Florals include… blush open peonies, large white roses (to represent the Bride’s Yorkshire roots), eucalyptus leaves, hydrangeas, glittering Brunia berries, white ranunculus blooms, pale green rose leaves and silver ferns (to represent the Groom’s New Zealand roots).

Rococo inspired wedding cake with gilded dogwood flowers by Juniper Cakery

This design incorporates such a great balance of nature and glamour for us. Each tier is edged with Rococo architecture inspired leaf mouldings with delicate stylised ferns along the bottom tier and top tier. The middle tier is surrounded by curved acanthus leaves that sit above a separator filled with gilded Dogwood blossoms. Extra height and drama comes in the form of our large white sugar roses perched onto the top tier. Nestled in amongst the florals are hunter green leaves, gold berries, and more golden acanthus leaves!

Peony and wisteria wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Created for an opulent wedding reception this grande 4 tier centrepiece featured lots of golden elements such as wisteria inspired lace and architectural mouldings, gilded blossoms and our popular gold painted sequin effect! For an extra touch of drama deep red roses were arranged around the cake’s base with our signature open peonies perched on the top and middle tiers. Other handmade sugar florals include… gilded Dogwood blossoms, white wisteria, gold berries and shimmering peony leaves.

24k gold painted wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We loved this regal cake with it’s stylish and romantic colour palette, flurry of sugar flowers (roses, golden leaves, large bloom blush pink roses, pale green rose leaves and stephanotis blossoms)! Each tier also features ornate gold painted mouldings from the large cartouches used to create the legs on the faux cake stand base to the rose festooned swags on the middle and top tiers.

Wedding Cakes magazine Spring 2017

 

 


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