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19th February 2021 // 1 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!

6th January 2021 // 0 Comments

Knit Hat Cupcake Tutorial!

Knit Hat Cupcake Tutorial by Juniper Cakery



With the cold winter months here AND a 3rd strict nation-wide lockdown (in the U.K. at least) we thought everyone would need a project or two! It’s easy to camp out on the sofa with a Game of Thrones box set feeling down, but why not make something fun? Like this cute winter cupcake decorating idea! Plus you get to eat it afterwards. Here is our super easy tutorial on how to pipe a knit hat cupcake. You can even watch a video version on our Instagram reels! It’s fun and pretty adorable too. Plus, like us, if you are missing Christmas you’re going to want to hold on to anything remotely festive.

You’ll need…

Cupcake(s)
Buttercream
Sprinkles
Piping bags
Plain round piping tip
Closed star piping tip
Grass piping tip

Winter cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

1: With a piping bag of buttercream fitted with a plain round tip pipe a ring of buttercream around the top of your cupcake. This is going to be the base of your cute knitted hat!

Note: This part doesn’t need to absolutely perfect because you’ll be covering it with sprinkles soon so don’t worry. You can even use a different piping tip if you like. We used a plain round as we think it gives a nice smooth buttercream surface to work with.

Cute winter cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Winter cupcake decorating idea!

2: Pour your sprinkles or sprinkle mix onto a dish or plate. This is going to make it a lot easier for you to coat your buttercream with them. We created a sprinkle mix of our own with sugar pearls, sanding sugar, snowflakes, hearts etc.

Tip: Don’t like sprinkles? Why not op for chopped hazelnuts, desiccated coconut or dried fruit pieces? These will add a fun bit of flavour too!

Fun knit hat cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Winter knit hat cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

3: Again, with your buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a round tip pipe a ‘blob’ in the middle of your sprinkled coated circle!

Note: This is going to be the foundation of your hat. If you want to have less buttercream then you can also use a tasty chocolate truffle, medium to large marshmallow or even a fresh strawberry instead.

How to pipe a winter hat cupcake by Juniper Cakery

How to pipe a knit hat cupcake!

4: Now using the ‘base’ you created in step 3 you can being piping your hat! Fit a piping bag with a closed star tip and then add your buttercream. Carefully pipe vertical lines up the ‘base’ to the centre of the top. Work your way around the cupcake until it’s covered.

Knitted hat cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Easy knitted hat cupcake by Juniper Cakery



5: Pipe a small ‘blob’ of buttercream on top using your plain round tip. This is so you have something to pipe your cute pom-pom onto!

Boble hat cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Easy winter cupcake decorating idea!

6: Now with a piping bag fitted with a grass piping tip add the fun pom-pom on top.

Tip: Simply pipe onto the ‘blob’ you made in step 5. Have a few practice tries at first if you’ve not used a grass tip before.

You should now have one cute and winter-y treat in front of you. Or several if you’ve made a few. This tutorial is great if you want to add extra customisation too. Change the colours or sprinkles for different people. Add fondant decorations or characters for some added sweetness. However you decorate yours we hope you have fun!




How to pipe a bobble hat cupcake by Juniper Cakery

28th November 2020 // 0 Comments

Tangled Christmas Lights Cupcake Tutorial!

Super easy Christmas cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

The season can be stressful enough with all the organising, gift wrapping and hall decking to do. So go for easy Christmas cupcake decorating ideas for instead seasonal cheer? This is seriously the easiest cupcake ever to create. It’s also a little quirky too. Instead of fondant characters or holly finished treats… what about cupcakes topped with edible tangled lights? There is also pretty much zero cupcake piping skills required. So if you’re a beginner or if you’re short on time these are going to be perfect!



Christmas cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorating Idea!

You’ll need…
Cupcake(s)
Green buttercream
Number 4 piping tip by Wilton
Piping bag
Rainbow confetti sprinkles

Tangled lights cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

1: Fill your piping bag with the green tinted buttercream. Make sure that you’ve fitted the bag with your piping tip.

To add the tip just put it in the bag with the piping end right at the bottom. Then snip the end of the bag. Your nozzle should poke through, but not fully!

Note: You can pipe the ‘string’ with just a snipped end of a piping bag and leave out the tip. However, a lot of bags come with a seam which can make your piping look a little off. Keep this in mind if you’re going to omit the piping nozzle!

Simple Christmas cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

2: Now pipe a constant ‘string’ of buttercream on top of your cupcake. It should really start to look like spaghetti. How easy!

Tip! You can definitely use this tutorial to decorate a cake too! Add piles of tangled lights on top of a buttercream cake. Why not even add a Christmas tree next to your lights?

Easy Christmas cupcake decorating idea!

Simple Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

3: Finally, grab your rainbow confetti sprinkles and add to your buttercream ‘string’. You can lightly sprinkle them on or add one by one.

Quick festive cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Quick Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

You can even use mini chocolate beans or Smarties instead of rainbow confetti sprinkles as ‘lights’. This is pretty cool if you want bigger ‘lights’ and more colour!

Tip! They’d need to be a little spaced out or else they will just look like sprinkles dumped on top. You can also use a pair of food safe tweezers to add each sprinkle on individually.

Tip! If you want to make impressive cookies using this tutorial then simply use a stiff consistency dark green royal icing instead of buttercream. If your royal icing is too wet or soft it will begin to merge or meet leaving you with a pool of icing.

Simple and fast Christmas cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

You should be left with some pretty cool holiday cupcakes! Why not change the colour of your sprinkles to match your own decorations. You can even experiment with different candy pieces instead of using rainbow confetti!

Cute festive cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

There are so many cool ideas you can try if you want to turn this tutorial up a notch! Why not create a cute fondant reindeer character. Swap the buttercream or royal icing for long rolled out fondant ‘ropes’. Wind the fondant ‘ropes’ around your reindeer’s antters then attach rainbow sprinkles or mini chocolate beans using edible glue or a tiny amount of melted chocolate.