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8th April 2020 // 0 Comments

Dino Egg Cupcake Tutorial with Chewits!

Dino egg Easter tutorial with Chewits

This Easter forget bunnies and chicks and go for a fun dino egg cupcake! Totally inspired by Chewie the Chewitsaurus and all things Chewits we’ve created this cute and easy to follow cupcake tutorial. Why not whip some up at home as a great activity with the kids… or make some yourself as a weekend treat.

Dino egg Easter tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

You’ll need…
Freshly baked cupcakes swirled with buttercream
Corn flakes
1 small bar of milk chocolate approx. 50g
White sugarpaste (also known as fondant)
Pastel colour sugar paste (Chewie’s favourite colours are green, pink, blue, yellow and purple)
Icing sugar
Microwave safe jug or bowl
Food safe gloves
Palette knife or spatula
Small round circle piping pipe or a brand new paper straw
Rolling pin
Tablespoon
Parchment paper

How to make a dinosaur egg cupcake with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Dino egg cupcake tutorial with Chewits!

Step 1:
Get your cupcake or cupcakes ready! Pipe each with a tasty swirl of buttercream and you’re ready to go. Don’t worry about making each super perfect as this tutorial is all about those fun dinosaur decorations.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Step 2:
Remember those cool chocolate nests you might have made growing up? They are so quick to make AND you’re bound to have the ingredients in your cupboard already. Add broken pieces of chocolate to a microwave safe jug or bowl. Pop in the microwave and heat for around 50 seconds. Make sure to check on them at every 10 – 20 second interval. Stir with your palette knife or spatula to help any lumps melt away.

Chewits dino egg cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery and Chewits

Step 3:
Now pour some corn flakes in a bit at a time. Mix gently. You should add enough corn flakes to your melted chocolate so that every flake is coated. Keep adding corn flakes so that you’re not left with lots of melted chocolate. Your mixture should also be more of a sticky cornflake mix than runny.

How to make a dino egg cupcake

Step 4:
Add tablespoon dollops of your cornflake and chocolate mix on to some parchment paper. Using your spoon try and make a little well in the middle of each nest. Remember that these need to fit on top of your cupcake so try to keep them approx. 5cm in size. Leave to set. You’ll know they’re ready when the chocolate looks matte and not shiny.

Make a dino egg cupcake this Easter with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 5:
Take your nests and gently nestle them in place on top of your cupcake(s).

Dinosaur egg cupcake tutorial

Step 6:
Now take your white sugar paste and roll into a smooth ball around the size of a golf ball using gloved hands

Tip: If you’re using food safe gloves make sure they’re a good fit and not too big as this can leave creases in the sugar paste.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial

Step 7:
While rolling taper one end of the ball slightly and you’ll start to notice it taking on an egg shape. You taper it by pinching one end slightly or by concentrating a back and forth rolling motion on one end to the sugar paste ball.

Dinosaur egg and nest cupcake tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 8:
Gently press your sugar paste egg onto the tops of your nest. You can use any left over melted chocolate to stick these in place. Generally, fondant is a bit sticky or soft once it’s been worked with so it should stay in place!

Pastel Easter egg tutorial with Chewits and Juniper Cakery

Step 9:
Roll out small amounts of your pastel coloured sugar paste on a very lightly icing sugared surface. You can now cut out your egg’s colourful spots using either a small round piping tip if you have one or a brand new paper straw. Just remember to dip your piping tip or straw in a little icing sugar. This will help the sugar paste / fondant to not stick. You can also cut out different sized dots if you want to.

Step 10:
Carefully attach to your egg. Again, sugar paste is usually a little sticky once it has been worked with so they should automatically adhere. If not then try a little extra pressure when placing them on.

Chewits cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery

Now you should have some super cool dino-egg cupcakes ready to enjoy this Easter. This tutorial is also egg-cellent for Chewie themed birthday parties, why not add two little green legs as though a dinosaur is hatching!?

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21st December 2018 // 0 Comments

Benefit Cosmetics x Juniper Cakery: Reindeer Cake Tutorial!

Pretty in Benefit Pink Reindeer Cake Tutorial for Benefit Cosmetics by Juniper Cakery

We have been ridiculously excited about this super pink reindeer cake tutorial for a while now! We partnered with Benefit Cosmetics UK to help get everyone in the holiday spirit with this gorgeous video how-to. If you LOVED our stylish Mrs Claus cupcake tutorial with Benefit last year then you’ll adore this! Whether you’re a novice or an expert this sweet treat is going to make THE cutest centrepiece!

You can view our full tutorial over on IGTV via our Instagram page (Yay! We’ve launched own own channel so expect lots more tutorials and filmed sneak peeks) or the Benefit Cosmetics UK account! If you’re more of a YouTube user then don’t worry we’ve edited the video so that it is lovely and landscape! Click the play button below to watch or head to our YouTube channel and subscribe!

Pink Reindeer Cake Tutorial for Benefit Cosmetics by Juniper Cakery

How cute is this cake? It’s such a fabulous shade of blush pink which was 100% inspired by Benefit’s The POREfessional: Pearl Illuminating Face Primer colour. The rest of the colour palette for this beauty incorporates Benefit’s packaging from their glistening silver brow pencils to their love of warm pinks!

How to decorate a pink reindeer cake by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics UK

And yes. We would put a gif together of the cake being stacked! It feels so magical. If only cakes actually did appear in front of us like this!

Pink reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics

Gorgeous reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics

We decorated our end design in the reindeer cake tutorial with sprinkles, snowflakes and macarons. You can re-create our little arrangement or add chocolate truffles, candy or even fresh roses? Glittering star shaped cookies, chocolate jewels and even lollipops sound amazing too! If you’re feeling super adventurous (or brave) then a cute drip down one side and homemade candy canes would be so impressive.

Once your own reindeer cake is all dressed up and ready for party season it’s time to fill your phone with 1,000 photos of it! Hope you enjoyed creating one gorgeously pink cake! From us and Benefit Cosmetics have an amazing holiday season!

Gorgeous reindeer cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery for Benefit Cosmetics UK

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4th January 2018 // 0 Comments

Benefit Cosmetics x Juniper Cakery: Festive Benefit Cookies!

Benefit Cosmetics and Juniper Cakery collaboration

This fun giveaway has ended now, but we loved making these pretty cookies so much that we thought we’d share it via our blog! For the holiday season we collaborated with Benefit Cosmetics to create a cute Mrs Claus cupcake tutorial for everyone to re-create at home. Alongside this we also held a giveaway. One lucky #Benebabe won a set of our exclusive Benefit cookies along with Benefit Cosmetics’ complete BeneBrow collection via Instagram! Amazing right?

Exclusive festive cookies for Benefit Cosmetics!

Cute Benefit Cosmetics cookies by Juniper Cakery

Our brief for these cookies was… Benefit, pink and festive! No problem! We sketched out ideas for gingerbread house inspired Benefit shops with different doors, windows and Christmas decorations. In the end we decided to keep it simple with a snow laden roof (glittery… of course) studded with snowflake sprinkles, hot pink doors, silver windows, a little holly and vintage inspired shop awning hand-piped with the Benefit logo! When it came to colour we stuck to the classic Benefit colours of pink and silver!

Of course we didn’t stop there! This pretty Benefit parlour needed some added sweetness! Sticking with our festive theme we created a large white snowflake adorned with sequin sprinkles and glistening mini snowflakes. For a little added glam we painted edible lustre on top. We then baked and decorated some fun gingerbread snowball cookies! These were simple small circles iced with white fondant and decorated with more mini snowflakes and sequin confetti sprinkles. Finally, we created some glittery star shaped cookies painted with edible silver (totally inspired by their vintage-esque packaging) and indented with tiny star shapes! Nice and sparkly… perfect for the holiday season.

Flavour wise, we used our classic go-to gingerbread cookie recipe which we LOVE. It just isn’t Christmas until these are made. Plus, they’re the perfect festive cookie to have with a huge mug of hot chocolate or seasonal flavoured coffee!

Pretty Benefit Cosmetics by Juniper Cakery

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