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18th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Cute Halloween Cupcake Decorating Tutorials!

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Last month we posted up our Instagram #reel tutorials for Autumn to help everyone find a fun way to decorate treats for the season. Now it’s time for some cute yet spooky treats! Here are three super cute (and quick) Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials for the spooky season. Bonus? They’re all under 15 seconds long. Also, each one is available via our Instagram reels channel. We’ve tried to make each as easy and pain free as possible. Perfect for novices OR for anyone pressed for time.

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Here is our super cute and chic ghost cupcake tutorial! What’s cool about this how-to is that you can easily adapt it for cakes. Simply stick your lollipop(s) into the top of your cake and decorate. You can also draw on different facial expressions, use sprinkles to add details or create small bows, or hats for a different look.

For this cupcake you are going to need…


Bat cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials!

Now it’s time for our adorable bat cupcake tutorial which is swirled with buttercream and dipped in crushed Oreo pieces. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to use black food colouring in their treats. This cupcake is also insanely easy to decorate!

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Monster cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, here’s our sweet monster cupcake tutorial. It’s super quick to make. It is also perfect for putting your own spin on it. You can change the piping tip. Use different coloured buttercream (even rainbow). Why not even add some cool sprinkles on top with the eyes?

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We hope you enjoy them!

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12th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Pretty Blush Birthday Cupcakes!

Blush birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

The current pandemic means that people are thinking small yet sweet so cupcakes are a big hit! With the rule of 6 in the U.K. our small boxes cupcakes are so popular. Some opt for extra boxes to leave at loved ones’ doorsteps. It’s a crazy time that we live in right now. It is, however, heart warming to think that people are trying to be kind and treat others. This particular box of blush birthday cakes were for Felicity’s own mum. Obviously she couldn’t be without cake on her special day!

Pretty and pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We stuck to our brand colours on these sweet treats with pinks and golds. Each cupcake was finished with quirky sprinkles, edible gold paint and silky buttercream. Flavour-wise the pale pink roses were Strawberry Milkshake and the darker swirled cupcakes with a touch of coral pink were Passion Fruit & Lemon! Perfectly fruity for a fun birthday.

We get asked what colours we used A LOT sooo… for the blush we created a whitened buttercream then added a little Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Food Colour in ‘Strawberry’. To create the darker pink / coral tone buttercream we combined Colour Splash in ‘Coral’ with Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Food Colour in ‘Strawberry’.

Pretty birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Blush birthday cupcakes!

The pretty blush pink birthday cupcakes were in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour! Madagascan vanilla cupcakes swirled with super smooth buttercream. Finished with a gilded rose leaves and sprinkles! We used Rainbow Dust’s gold sequin sprinkles to add a touch of glam.

Pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

A black edible pink pen by Sugarflair was used to create the cute birthday plaque before adding a glittering edible gold paint streak to one side. This was left aside to set and then carefully nestled on top of a buttercream swirled cupcake. The other zesty Passion Fruit & Lemon cupcakes were then finished with raspberry pieces, shimmering pearl sprinkles and gold rods!

Pretty in pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Blush pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

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21st September 2020 // 0 Comments

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Cake Decorating Tutorials!

Autumn pumpkin cake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

#Reels is a new feature on Instagram that we’ve been totally enjoying since it’s launch. It’s a great way for us to share BTS videos, peeks at the latest cakes… AND 15 second tutorials! It’s pretty quick for us to film, edit and share too. We shoot everything via iPhone, photograph the end result, do a few edits and plan a good time to post. To celebrate the fact that autumn is right around the corner (yay) we’ve created 3 quick & easy pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Reels. Head over to our Instagram to view! Just a quick note: so far you can’t view Reels via desktop or web browser so check it out via your phone or iPad.

Royal icing pumpkin cake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Instagram

One of our autumn tutorials is a quick look at how to ‘paint’ modern pumpkins using royal icing. This is in the style and texture of oil paintings. We’ve done this straight onto pretty gold splatter macarons, but it’s a great technique to use on fondant or set royal icing. You can even use a stiff buttercream instead and paint onto ganached cakes.

Buttercream pumpkin cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Next, is a tutorial on how to pipe the top of a cupcake to look like a cute pumpkin. Just a good plain round tip, some silky buttercream and a few smooth swipes as you pipe can create the familiar ridged look of everyone’s favourite seasonal gourd.

Cute buttercream pumpkin tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, how to pipe mini pumpkins with buttercream! You can create some fun pumpkin patches with this method. Use different piping tips to make different textures. Try using buttercream in different colours for a vibrant field full of pumpkins.

We’ll have more to come with Halloween and the winter season fast approaching too so keep checking back! Hope you enjoy them.

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