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1st May 2014 // 9 Comments

40th Birthday Star Wars Cake!

Star Wars cake by Juniper Cakery

Here’s a super fun Star Wars cake we created this week for a fun 40th birthday! We had so much fun making this. Everything is edible from the rice krispy treat moulded into a cool Death Star to the modelling chocolate Chewbacca figure!

Inside the cake itself consists of two layers of vanilla with a blue velvet layer in the middle. All layers are sandwiched with Bailey’s irish cream infused buttercream… yum! Perfect for a grown-up party.

Death Star on Star Wars cake by Juniper Cakery

Star Wars cake!

To make the Death Star we moulded the large spherical shape from rice cereal treats. We used a large ball tool to carefully shape the indented section. It was then smoothed with white chocolate ganache. Then iced. To finish we then added the details with modelling tools and silver dragées before we covered it with dark silver lustre dust.

Star Wars cake with Yoda figure by Juniper Cakery

Here’s our cute cartoon style Yoda figure which was created out of both modelling chocolate and reinforced fondant /gumpaste.

Star Wars cake with modeling chocolate Chewbacca figure by Juniper Cakery

Chewbacca stands just over 4 1/2 inches tall and is made entirely out of a modelling chocolate and fondant / sugarpaste mix. To finish we hand painted Chewy’s fur with a darker brown food colour to add a little depth.

Fun Star Wars cake for a 40th birthday by Juniper Cakery

Finally, the text was (painstakingly) cut out by hand. We created a stencil of the required phrase printed out in the Star Wars font before cutting each piece out of reinforced fondant / gumpaste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th April 2014 // 5 Comments

Easter Basket Cupcake Tutorial!

With the Easter fast approaching we’ve began working on lots of sweet cake, cupcake and also macaron treats for you to whip up at home. It’s one or favourite times of year for cake. There are so many fun and adorable things just waiting to adorn home baked treats! With that in mind here’s our Easter basket cupcake tutorial! How to create Floral Easter Basket Cupcakes! So why not get started

Cute Easter Basket Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Lovely Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

How to make floral Easter basket cupcake toppers

You’ll need…

Brown fondant
Pastel pink fondant
Pale green fondant
Light yellow fondant
Pastel purple fondant
2 1/4 inch scalloped circle cutter
Sugar pearls
Small candy / chocolate eggs
Medium blossom cutter
Ball tool
Veining / flower and leaf shaping tool
Fondant rolling pin
Icing sugar to dust surface
Edible glue
Paintbrush
Tylo powder
Cake smoother
Blade tool
Flower foam pad

Easter cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

1: Roll out some pastel fondant mixed with tylo powder in your chosen colour and cut with a 2 1/2 inch scalloped circle cutter. Add extra detail by pressing the small end of the ball tool into each scallop. Leave to dry and harden on a clean flat surface. Once ready set on top of a piped cupcake!

2: Take a little brown fondant and add a couple pinches of tylo powder. Using a cake smoother roll these out into a thin ‘rope’. To do so ‘roll’ your cake smoother over an oblong shape of brown fondant backwards and forwards.

Easter basket cupcake tutorial!

Make an Easter basket cupcake by Juniper Cakery

3: Slice your ‘rope’ in half with your blade tool and gently twist both pieces together to form the handle for your basket. Set aside to harden and dry.

4: Take a ball of fondant about the size of a ping pong ball and then add a pinch or two of tylo powder. Roll into a smooth and crease-less ball in the palms of your hand. Work into an oval shape to form the beginning of your basket.

How to make a fondant basket by Juniper Cakery

5: Then, using the larger end of your ball tool indent the centre of your basket.

Easter flower basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

6: With your veining tool etch out a wicker-like pattern along the outside of your little fondant basket.

Fondant basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

7: Then roll out some more fondant into a thin ‘rope’ and attach this along the top of your basket. Add detail with your veining tool, however, a small sharp knife can do the trick.

Sweet Easter basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

8: With some edible glue attach three miniature candy / chocolate eggs into your basket.

9: Then to make the little blossoms roll out coloured fondant and cut out the florals using your blossom plunger cutter.

How to create an Easter basket cupcake by Juniper Cakery

10: On a flower foam pad shape the petals of your blossoms with smaller end of your ball tool.

11: Then add the blossoms to the basket with a dab of edible glue and finish the centres of them with sugar pearls or small balls of fondant.

12: With edible glue attach your basket handle and leave to set. This may need holding up with strips of kitchen towel or cling film.

Sweet Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, once you’ve finished why not arrange your gorgeous Floral Easter Basket Cupcakes on a pastel cake stand with silk flowers and crepe paper ‘grass’ for a gorgeous spring look.

4th February 2014 // 6 Comments

Valentine Tutorial: Love Letter Cupcakes!

Here a cute Valentine cupcake tutorial… perfect for someone you love! With February 14th right around the corner we’re sure you probably have lots of romantic projects in progress, however, there’s always some time to fit in another sweet treat. Why not whip up a batch of cupcakes to decorate with adorable love letter toppers for your loved ones.  Here’s a lovely and quick tutorial to help you make little fondant love letters for your sweetheart! One of the best things about this cupcake decorating tutorial is that you only need a few tools and materials and a few spare minutes!

Love Letter Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Love Letter Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Also, because we’re so generous we’ve included a lovely recipe for Strawberries & Cream cupcakes for you to whip up and nestle your love letters atop of!

[yumprint-recipe id=’2′]For the Strawberries and Cream buttercream you’ll need a bottle of fruity natural strawberry essence which we stock via our e-store and some lovely pink gel paste food colour!

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Fondant Love Letter Cupcake Decor

You will need…

White fondant / sugarpaste
Red or pink fondant / sugarpaste
Blade tool
Edible glue
6 inch fondant rolling pin
Icing sugar to dust surface

steps

1: Dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out some white fondant to a thickness of 2mm.

2: With the blade tool cut out a house shape approximately 3cm by 4cm out of the white fondant. This will be the envelope.

3: Indent a ‘V’ shape from the bottom of the white envelope that reaches about 2cm into the centre.

4: Take the top (shaped like a house’s rooftop) of the envelope and carefully fold over to match the indented ‘V’ shape. Affix with a dab of edible glue.

5: Take a small amount of red or pink fondant and roll into a ball then into an oblong shape.

6: Shape into a dumb bell or bone-like shape by rolling the middle of the red fondant oblong with a finger.

7: Take the dumb bell / bone shaped red fondant and carefully pinch in half into a heart shape. Smooth the centre over a little. This is the heart that sits at the seal of the envelope!

8: With some edible glue attach the heart where the envelope flap and indented ‘V’ on the envelope bottom meet.

9: Repeat all above steps until you have the desire amount of love letters.

Love Letter Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Valentine cupcake tutorial!

You should now be left with a wonderful flurry of eye-catching yet simple love letters! If you’re feeling brave and adventurous and handing out cupcake adorned with these to family why not try hand painted their names onto each envelope! All you need is a fine paintbrush, some black gel paste food colour mixed with a tiny amount of vodka (the alcohol will evaporate before consumption so it will be safe for kids) and a steady hand. Also, to add a little sparkle why not dust edible glitter or lustre onto your little hearts.

Love Letter Cupcake by Juniper Cakery