22nd February 2021 // 0 Comments

Modern Fondant Rainbow Tutorial!

Modern Fondant Rainbow tutorial Juniper Cakery

Everyone needs a few more sunshines and rainbows in their life right now. With the 3rd lockdown in full swing in the U.K. why not set aside some time to re-create this cute modern rainbow! It’s perfect to nestle on top of cupcakes or add to the sides of drip cakes. Plus you can change it up to match your style. Swap or add colours like a sweet lilac or a bright yellow. You can even change the gold splatter / pattern to hand painted hearts or use star sprinkles. For this cute little fondant rainbow tutorial read on.

You’ll need…

Modelling / gum paste / fondant with added tylo powder in different colours
Edible glue
Edible metallic paint
Blade tool
Food safe paint brush
Icing smoother
Small to medium piping tip

Rainbow themed cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

 

 

Fondant rainbow tutorial by Juniper Cakery

1 Firstly, take your modelling paste / gum paste / fondant and roll it out into a rope shape. You can do this by just using an icing smoother tool to roll it back and forth. This will create a much more even look rather than using your hands. It’s also so much quicker and avoids any heat from your hands softening your work.

In terms of thickness we rolled out rainbow colours out to around 4mm. For smaller sizes you’ll need to make thinner rainbow sections. For larger designs try going to a thickness of approximately 1cm.

Note: If you’re creating a cool fondant rainbow that will need to stand up on top of a cake then you’ll need to make this in advance so that it has time to set. You’ll also need to think of the structure inside a little more and how it will fasten onto a cake. Utilising food safe wooden sticks such as brand new kebab skewers or cocktail sticks.

 

Fondant rainbow by Juniper Cakery

Modern fondant rainbow tutorial!

2 Next, use a piping tip to map out your rainbow. Take the first rope of modelling paste / gum paste / fondant and ‘fit’ it around the piping tip. Using your blade tool cut away the ends. For larger rainbows make sure to test using larger items like a circle cookie cutter to use as a guide. For tiny rainbows a thinner piping tip should work great!

 

Fondant tutorial by Juniper Cakery

3 For our rainbow we wanted the first section to be an on-trend gold colour. You can choose a different metallic or go for another cool colour to make your rainbow unique. This is pretty handy if you want your modern rainbow to fit in with different party themes. For Easter add in a touch of yellow or attach flower sprinkles! If you’re creating more beach vibe rainbows try out neon food colouring!

Cute cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Add a tiny amount of edible glue along the top edge of your rainbow section. Then roll out another rope and attach it to your first section.

This layer of our rainbow is decorated with cool gold edible paint splatters. This is an effect we LOVE. It’s quick, easy and it’s looks so modern too. Just get some edible metallic paint and a food safe brush and flick it onto your work.

Idea: You can change up the design and hand paint leopard print, hearts etc on this section of your rainbow. Why not even texture it by piping royal icing pearls on top!

Rainbow cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Stylish cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Fun fondant tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute rainbow tutorial for cupcakes!

5 Now roll out another colour. We went for a bubblegum pink. Paint a tiny amount of edible glue along the top of your previous rainbow layer and attach the pink in place. Cut away the ends with your blade tool.

6 Finally repeat the last step but with any other colours you’d like to add and build your rainbow up!

Now you’ll have bright edible rainbows ready to dress up all your treats with. We added ours to some super cute cupcakes. You can make multiple and make a repeat pattern on the sides of a buttercream with yours. Why not add tiny clouds, rainbow sprinkles and a fondant sun on top for a super sweet idea? Whatever you do and however you make them one of a kind… have fun!

Fun rainbow themed cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

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19th February 2021 // 0 Comments

Baking Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day in the U.K.!

Mother's Day Baking Gift Ideas by Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day is coming (in the U.K.) so it’s time to get those gift bags and hampers ready! If your mum is into whipping up treats in the kitchen then why not take a look at our gift ideas below. You can nestle each of these stylish tools in a sweet gift box filled with other treats. We’d recommend really spoiling her and using our gift ideas to bake cupcakes or a cake yourself for the big day!

1 Pink sprinkles

Sprinkles are an instant crowd pleasure. They’re bright, fun and easy to use. They’d make such a cute addition to a mini gift box for Mother’s Day. There are so many shapes and combinations out there, but we love the simple yet chic look of these bubblegum pink pearls! Plus you can mix and match them with sprinkle rods, sweets and sanding sugar for your own unique look!

2 Rose gold measuring spoon set

These look so on-trend and would look amazing in a copper or rose gold accented kitchen space. We love them! They may not be the most thrilling of gifts, but we think the rose gold makes them that little bit more exciting. Plus measuring sets are super handy when it comes to adding spices or raising agents to home bakes.

3 Flower plunger cutters

If you’re making Mother’s Day treats at home you can add some pretty edible flowers to your creations with these daisy / gerbera plunger cutters! They are super easy to use, clean and store away. You can keep the design simple and classic with a yellow centre and white petals. Or you can make lots of colourful versions, layer them up and add sprinkles to the middle for vibrant look.

Baking gift ideas for Mother’s Day!

Pink and gold cupcake cases

Aren’t these cupcake cases beautiful? We love that they combine two pretty colours together. We also love the more quirky look to them as the edges roll out to a bright and fancy gold colour.  You could whip up a simple batch of vanilla cupcakes with a swirl of buttercream and these cases would instantly glam them up right?

5 Silicone candy /chocolate mould

This easy to use silicone mould would make the sweetest little chocolates or candy bites. It’s the perfect addition to a baking hamper OR use it to make your mum homemade sweets. You can pour tempered chocolate into each, fill with crushed cookie pieces and leave to set. Pipe fluffy marshmallow mix into the moulds then drizzle with chocolate. Or why not whip up a gummy bear / jelly candy recipe to add into each cavity?

6 Rose gold cupcake tag

Isn’t this gorgeous? Right now this is a growing trend. It is an acrylic circle etched with a message that is simply placed onto a cake or cupcakes instead of an edible fondant plaque. It’s also something your mum can keep forever!

Whatever you do this coming Mother’s Day enjoy yourself. Whether your ‘mum’ is actually your grandmother, a step-mum or another relative or friend who has raised you make sure you pamper them!

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14th February 2021 // 0 Comments

Our Valentine Reel Tutorials via Instagram!

Valentine Reel Tutorial by Juniper Cakery

If you follow us regularly then you’ll know that we LOVE Instagram‘s relatively new feature… reels. A reel is a 15 second video that can be a quick behind the scenes clip or a fun product launch. We use reels for a few different things, but our favourite are tutorials! Here are some sweet cupcake ideas you can try for Valentine’s Day. We’ve included links AND the video reels for each just to make it super handy.

 

Valentine cupcake tutorials

 

Firstly, here’s our romantic love letter tutorial. Doesn’t that edible envelope make the sweetest cupcake decoration? It’s sealed with a small heart shaped sprinkle too. If you’re not to experienced with fondant or sugar paste then this is a great beginner project for you. It’s quick and not as daunting as an icing entire cake. You’ll get to use a couple icing tools for the first time too.

Cute Valentine cupcake tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Valentine cupcake tutorials

Looking for something on the cute and fuzzy side? Why not try our love bug cupcake how-to! It’s pretty quick and easy to re-create this adorable little character. You can give our reel a watch OR, if you prefer to sit and read check out our written tutorial here.

Piped Buttercream Heart tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, here’s a tutorial you can adapt so many different ways. We used a cupcake, but how cute would this idea be on the sides of a buttercream cake or on lots of mini cookies! It’s a fun and fast way to pipe out buttercream or royal icing hearts.

Whatever treats you create for your Valentine (it can definitely be yourself too) have a gorgeous day!

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