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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!

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.

 

 

10th December 2016 // 0 Comments

Our Top 5 Christmas Recipes and Tutorials!

Christmas recipes and tutorials

There’s now just 2 weeks until Christmas everyone. Two weeks. 14 days! Crazy right? It doesn’t feel too long ago that our 100 days countdown began (yes we do that). Anyway, we’ve had some fun festive recipes and tutorials on our blog so we thought we’d create a quick round up of our favourite and most popular ones. We’re not done yet though. Oh no. There are still two more weeks after all… we’ve got a few more little things up our sleeves!

Our top 5 Christmas recipes and tutorials

Learn how to make a gingerbread character form fondant

01: Have a cute Christmas!

Make your own Candyland themed Christmas dessert table with the help of our adorable gingerbread character tutorial! You can create this little cutie to add to buttercream swirled cupcakes, or iced cakes. A few of these would even be great added to a gingerbread house or village. Want to create your own sweet little gingerbread character? Check out our tutorial!

Recipe for homemade vanilla marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

02: Homemade luxury!

Adding a little extra oomph to hot cocoas or seasonal coffees doesn’t have to mean a splash or several of festive liquor. Whip up some homemade vanilla marshmallows with our easy recipe, pile them on top and wait for them to melt a little. It is amazing! You can fancy it up too with whipped cream, sparklers and even edible gold leaf!

Festive fondant reindeer tutorial by Juniper Cakery

03: Make it a-DEER-able!

Invite a few reindeer to the Christmas party! We created one a-deer-able (sorry) tutorial for a little fondant reindeer cupcake or cake topper. We love the golden antlers and of course the finishing touch of the tiny bow and fondant bell! Create eight, nestle them on top of a buttercream cake with a golden picket fence to create Santa’s reindeer enclosure. It’s bound to be an instant hit during the party season!

Recipe for gingerbread cookies

04: Everyone loves a classic!

Of course offering up the traditional gingerbread cookie ever Christmas is going to be a crowd pleaser. We love making them so this year we’ve posted up our go-to gingerbread cookie recipe! We’ve tried lots of different recipes and methods over the years, but this one was by far our favourite. We like our gingerbread fairly dark and with a good amount of spice so it was perfect for us. It’s also one of the best recipes for sturdy gingerbread houses too!

Candy cane twist cookie tutorial by Juniper Cakery

05: Everyone also loves a little twist…

Christmas is definitely cookie season. For anyone who doesn’t whip up trays upon trays of cookies on a regular basis a drawer full of cookie cutters may not exist in their kitchen. With this in mind we thought of putting together a cool recipe and tutorial on candy cane cookies that don’t need a cutter! Check out our Candy Cake Twist Cookie recipe here!