28th September 2020 // 0 Comments

Best Baking Tools for Lockdown Bakes!

Best baking tools for lockdown bakes by Juniper Cakery

We haven’t done one of these product recommendations for so long. Recently, however, we’ve had comments and emails from people asking if we can advise on any cool items they can use to bake in lockdown. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin especially if you’re new to baking. Hopefully our list of baking tools / supplies will make life sweeter.

01: Rainbow Cupcake Cases

Facing yet another set of government restrictions doesn’t mean that you can’t have a bit of colour in your day. These vibrant rainbow cupcakes are the perfect baking essential. They’re bound to add a smile to someone’s face.

02: Mini Loaf Cases

We love mini loafs and if the favourite lockdown bake of 2020 (Banana Bread) stays strong then these cute little loaf cases are going to be handy. Plus because you can make individual loafs you can also add different toppings to each. Add a drizzle of salted caramel to one for someone with an extra sweet tooth. Or why not stir in chocolate chips before baking to a few others?

03: Fun Sprinkle Mix

Sprinkles and sprinkle mixes are always the quickest way to decorate a home made bake. They also add an instant pop of colour or a cool shape; perfect for themed family parties. Another amazing thing about sprinkles is that you can add different styles together to create your own custom mix!

04: Vanilla Bean Paste

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a good vanilla bean paste. This is definitely one of the best we’ve ever used. It’s packed with fragrant and tasty flecks of vanilla. Try adding this to chocolate bakes too for a subtle depth of flavour!

05: Mixing Bowl

A good mixing bowl is always going to be a baking essential. It’s perfect if you use a hand held mixer or if you’re having to rub ingredients together. Mason Cash bowls are our favourite because they’re pretty sturdy and their wide and low shaped meaning no awkward mixing!

06: Rainbow Candles

It might sound crazy, but making sure you always have fun cake candles is a must. They are always the very last thing anyone remembers to buy. Last minute cupcakes for birthday plans that went awry? Add some sprinkles and candles for an instant party treat!

07: Lemon Extract

Lemon bakes are pretty much a crowd pleaser. The zesty lemon cuts through the sugar in icing glazes or creamy fillings and ends up being refreshing. Add this lemon extract to batter or to your next bowl of buttercream for a sweet yet tart taste.

08: Cupcake Piping Set

This is the perfect cupcake piping set for beginners. There are some pretty cool basic nozzles to help create some cute buttercream topped cupcakes. You can also use them to pipe borders and details onto cakes too.

 

 

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23rd September 2020 // 0 Comments

Autumn and Halloween Treats for UK Delivery!

Pumpkin Spice Latte macarons for U.K. delivery by Juniper Cakery

They’re here! It’s time to treat yourself and grab one of our seasonal goodies for UK delivery via our e-store now that it is officially autumn. With social distancing and lockdown restrictions we’re sure everyone needs something sweet to look forward to. Why not have macarons, cookies etc sent to a loved one? With each parcel you can add a personalised note too. Perfect for when you miss your friends, need to say thank you or think someone special deserves a pick-me-up!

UK delivery PSL macarons by Juniper Cakery

Autumn treats for UK delivery!

Say hello to our Pumpkin Spice Latte Macarons (or PSL Macarons)! These six beauties are all dressed up as shimmering white and gold pumpkins. Each light brown macaron is piped with a cute pumpkin design before they’re filled with our coffee and pumpkin spice infused buttercream. Then they’re nestled into our small white & rose gold branded gift box. Such a chic and seasonal way to see in the autumn months.

Cute PSL macarons available for UK delivery by Juniper Cakery

Pumpkin cookies for UK delivery by Juniper Cakery

Still loving pumpkins? Our Pumpkin Patch cookie set is both stylish yet spooky… the sweetest Halloween treat! We’ve created five different pumpkins in Madagascan vanilla featuring Halloween sprinkles, pink icing drips and shimmering gold accents. These are great for small family parties. You can even add these to fun Halloween trick or treat bags for the kids (or grown ups)!

Halloween Treat Bag available for UK delivery by Juniper Cakery

Halloween Treats for UK delivery!

Each season we launch a cool treat bag and this Halloween is no different! Inside every white and gold polka dot gift bag (with creepy googly eyes) is a special seasonal sweet. Sink your teeth into one of our Caramel Chocolate Covered Oreos decorated with a sprinkle studded royal icing pumpkin. Add our huge Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow to your hot chocolate for an after dinner treat. Or why not enjoy the cute Halloween macarons with a scary movie!

What’s inside?

  • Ghost cookie in Madagascan vanilla
  • Zombie bear macaron in Belgian chocolate
  • Brains macaron in Strawberry
  • Marshmallow in Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 x Pumpkin Oreo in Caramel Chocolate
  • 2 x Pumpkins in Belgian White Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice

Halloween chocolate covered Oreo by Juniper Cakery

Cute Halloween macarons available for UK delivery by Juniper Cakery

One of our favourites in our autumn treats collection are these super cute Halloween macarons! They’re adorable zombie teddy bears filled with Belgian chocolate buttercream. We’ve then paired them with creepy pink macarons piped with royal icing brains and filled with a gooey strawberry centre. These are great for the kids, but we also think they’d make the perfect gift for a fun-loving grown-up.

Halloween macarons available for UK delivery by Juniper Cakery

Sweet Halloween macarons by Juniper Cakery for UK delivery

Ghost cookies by Juniper Cakery for UK delivery

If you’re hoping to create a spectre-cle (see what we did there) then why not add our ghost cookies to your basket? This set of 5 Madagascan vanilla cookies feature a different design on each. We’ve studded them with themed sprinkles and added the cutest expressions too. How fun would these be at your lockdown family Halloween bash!

Cute ghost cookies by Juniper Cakery for UK delivery

We hope you enjoy these cute seasonal treats as much as we enjoyed making them. We still have our large macarons boxes to finalise (so excited about these) and add to keep your eyes peeled! However, you spend your autumn months please stay safe and sweet!

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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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