4th May 2020 // 0 Comments

Baby Yoda Cupcake Tutorial with Tala!

Cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery
It’s officially Star Wars day and we’ve teamed up with Tala to bring you this cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial! If you have a Star Wars marathon planned, or simply love Yoda (who doesn’t!) get your rolling pins ready and use our step by step guide below to whip them up. May the 4th be with you!

 

Cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Adorable Baby Yoda cupcake by Juniper Cakery

How to make a Baby Yoda cupcake with Tala products

What you’ll need:

Tala modelling tools
Cupcake (using your standard recipe)
Buttercream
Angled palette knife
Tala rolling pin
Light green fondant / sugar paste
Black fondant / sugar paste
White fondant / sugar paste
Edible glue or water
Tylo powder
Cocktail sticks
Small piping tip
Tala 88mm circular cutter
Sharp knife / pizza cutter
Pink petal dust (optional)

Cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery

Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial!

Step 1. Smother the top of your cupcake with a small amount of buttercream. If you’d like to core and fill your cupcake first now is the time. Don’t add too much to the top though as it will squish out of the edges when you apply the fondant later! Set aside.

 

Star Wars cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery
Step 2. Use your rolling pin to roll out the light green fondant (approx. 3-4mm thick) and cut a circle with the 88mm cutter.

 

How to make a Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 3. Place the green fondant / sugar paste circle on top of the cupcake you smothered with buttercream earlier. Use the palm of your hands and thumb to smooth down and around the edges. Once the entire cupcake is covered, you’re done!

 

How to make a cute Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 4. Add tylo powder to the remaining green fondant / sugar paste (approx. 1 teaspoon per 250g of fondant, adjust as required). Mix well.

Step 5. Roll the green fondant / sugar paste out using your rolling pin. Either with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter begin cutting two Baby Yoda ears. These should be a similar shape to a leaf and 4-5cm in length.

 

How to make a Baby Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 6. Take your modelling tool (see image for which one) and indent lines into Yoda’s ears.

 

Fun Baby Yoda cupcake by Juniper Cakery
Step 7. Carefully insert a cocktail stick in each of Yoda’s ears for structure and leave to set for 5-10 minutes. Make sure some of the cocktail stick is still visible as you’ll use these to attach them later.

Step 8. Using the ball tool from your modelling tool set indent a small hole at either side of Yoda’s head. Insert the end of the cocktail stick that’s still poking out of the ear into the hole and use a little water or edible glue to stick. Repeat with the other side.

 

Cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery
Step 9. Lightly indent eye sockets into Yoda’s face using the larger end of your ball tool and set aside. Now, using the black fondant shape two eyes by tapering a ball off at one end. Attach with a little edible glue or water.

 

Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 10. To add a realistic shine paint the black part of the eyes with edible glue after attaching. Now attach a small, white ball of fondant to each eye for ‘pupils’.

 

Cute Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 11. Now it’s time to attach that cute button nose! Roll a tiny amount of the left over green fondant and fix in place with a dab of edible glue or water.

Step 12. You can indent your Baby Yoda’s mouth using the edge of a plain round piping tip by lightly pushing it into the fondant / sugar paste.

 

Fun Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 13. It wouldn’t be Yoda without wrinkles (even as a baby). Add some using a modelling tool, see image for which one we used, with a little light pressure to make sure your fondant doesn’t crack.

Step 14. This one is optional! Add a little blush to your Baby Yoda with a small amount of pink petal dust and a fluffy, food safe brush!

 

Easy Star Wars cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Sweet Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery
Now you have your very own super cute (and tasty) Baby Yoda cupcakes. Enjoy!

 

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8th April 2020 // 0 Comments

Dino Egg Cupcake Tutorial with Chewits!

Dino egg Easter tutorial with Chewits

This Easter forget bunnies and chicks and go for a fun dino egg cupcake! Totally inspired by Chewie the Chewitsaurus and all things Chewits we’ve created this cute and easy to follow cupcake tutorial. Why not whip some up at home as a great activity with the kids… or make some yourself as a weekend treat.

Dino egg Easter tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

You’ll need…
Freshly baked cupcakes swirled with buttercream
Corn flakes
1 small bar of milk chocolate approx. 50g
White sugarpaste (also known as fondant)
Pastel colour sugar paste (Chewie’s favourite colours are green, pink, blue, yellow and purple)
Icing sugar
Microwave safe jug or bowl
Food safe gloves
Palette knife or spatula
Small round circle piping pipe or a brand new paper straw
Rolling pin
Tablespoon
Parchment paper

How to make a dinosaur egg cupcake with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Dino egg cupcake tutorial with Chewits!

Step 1:
Get your cupcake or cupcakes ready! Pipe each with a tasty swirl of buttercream and you’re ready to go. Don’t worry about making each super perfect as this tutorial is all about those fun dinosaur decorations.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Step 2:
Remember those cool chocolate nests you might have made growing up? They are so quick to make AND you’re bound to have the ingredients in your cupboard already. Add broken pieces of chocolate to a microwave safe jug or bowl. Pop in the microwave and heat for around 50 seconds. Make sure to check on them at every 10 – 20 second interval. Stir with your palette knife or spatula to help any lumps melt away.

Chewits dino egg cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Step 3:
Now pour some corn flakes in a bit at a time. Mix gently. You should add enough corn flakes to your melted chocolate so that every flake is coated. Keep adding corn flakes so that you’re not left with lots of melted chocolate. Your mixture should also be more of a sticky cornflake mix than runny.

How to make a dino egg cupcake

Step 4:
Add tablespoon dollops of your cornflake and chocolate mix on to some parchment paper. Using your spoon try and make a little well in the middle of each nest. Remember that these need to fit on top of your cupcake so try to keep them approx. 5cm in size. Leave to set. You’ll know they’re ready when the chocolate looks matte and not shiny.

Make a dino egg cupcake this Easter with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 5:
Take your nests and gently nestle them in place on top of your cupcake(s).

Dinosaur egg cupcake tutorial

Step 6:
Now take your white sugar paste and roll into a smooth ball around the size of a golf ball using gloved hands

Tip: If you’re using food safe gloves make sure they’re a good fit and not too big as this can leave creases in the sugar paste.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial

Step 7:
While rolling taper one end of the ball slightly and you’ll start to notice it taking on an egg shape. You taper it by pinching one end slightly or by concentrating a back and forth rolling motion on one end to the sugar paste ball.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 8:
Gently press your sugar paste egg onto the tops of your nest. You can use any left over melted chocolate to stick these in place. Generally, fondant is a bit sticky or soft once it’s been worked with so it should stay in place!

Pastel Easter egg tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 9:
Roll out small amounts of your pastel coloured sugar paste on a very lightly icing sugared surface. You can now cut out your egg’s colourful spots using either a small round piping tip if you have one or a brand new paper straw. Just remember to dip your piping tip or straw in a little icing sugar. This will help the sugar paste / fondant to not stick. You can also cut out different sized dots if you want to.

Step 10:
Carefully attach to your egg. Again, sugar paste is usually a little sticky once it has been worked with so they should automatically adhere. If not then try a little extra pressure when placing them on.

Chewits cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery

Now you should have some super cool dino-egg cupcakes ready to enjoy this Easter. This tutorial is also egg-cellent for Chewie themed birthday parties, why not add two little green legs as though a dinosaur is hatching!?

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3rd March 2020 // 0 Comments

Fabulously Glam Mother’s Day Cookies!

Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

These Mother’s Day cookies are the last of our treat collection for March 22nd. We wanted everything from our Rose Hat Box Cake to our cupcakes to be fun yet luxurious. Glamorous rose bouquets inspired our Mother’s Day cake.  The cupcake collection featured a slight pink diamond theme. Now for the cookies… we thought pink champagne would be a pretty good place to start! For more info on our Mother’s Day cookies keep reading.

Cute Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

Each gold and white gift box contains 3 Madagascan vanilla cookies. One pale pink diamond cookie features with ‘mum’ then painted with white edible lustre. The next cookie is totally inspired by those fun press for champagne bells. With a golden frame, a hand-piped ‘press for champagne’ message and pink button it’s the cutest treat. Finally, a champagne glass was needed. It’s a shimmering blush pink iced cookie with both piped and sugar pearl bubbles.

Pink Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day cookies

Box of 3 for £12.50 (+ £5 for P&P if opting for shipping)

Available via local-up AND UK-wide postage

To book fill out out contact form below

 

Stylish Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

Ready for the special day this trio of cookies comes nestled amongst pink recyclable shred in a gold and white gift box. Each box is then finished with our shimmering swing tag and cute Juniper Cakery branded ribbon tied up in a bow!

Press for champagne cookie by Juniper Cakery

Pretty in pink Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

This cookie is definitely one of the stars of the show! It’s a Madagascan vanilla cookie with a painted gold frame and piped accents. In the centre we hand piped the message and then added a pink and gold button to ‘push’. How amazing would it be if champagne magically appeared if you did press the fondant button?

Press for champagne cookies by Juniper Cakery

Box of 3 for £12.50 (+ £5 for P&P if opting for shipping)

Available via local-up AND UK-wide postage

To book fill out out contact form below

Chic Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

Finally, a little group shot of the cookies out of the box!

Gift box Mother's Day cookies by Juniper Cakery

All photographs and written content (including recipes, bespoke designs, collaborations, videos, tips, graphics, and tutorials) belong to and are copyright to Juniper Cakery unless otherwise stated. Do not copy. This also includes using our copyrighted work to garner sales or teach whether generating income or not for your own business. We work hard to create content for our readers to enjoy and use so please do the same for your own site, blog, social media account or publication. Copying and publishing our work without permission or claiming it as your own work may lead to legal action from us. If you wish to feature our work please do contact us for info.


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