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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th April 2014 // 2 Comments

The 3 Bunnies of Easter Cupcakes!

Easter is finally here! So for a little bit of fun we decided to put together some rather cute cupcakes. Our hot cross bun baking bunny begins the holiday season with the best of intentions. The second bunny is overwhelmed with Easter and buried underneath a myriad of carrots. Finally, our third bunny rabbit has just given in to the gluttony of modern day Easter celebrations…  chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

Funny Easter Bunny Cupcake Toppers by Juniper Cakery

Cute Easter cupcakes!

The hot cross bun baking bunny is an apple and sultana cupcake. The carrot overload bunny is a spiced carrot cupcake then with added carrot zest. Finally, the chocolate obsessed bunny rabbit is a vanilla cupcake with chocolate chips and a chocolate ganache filling. Finally, all cupcakes are swirled with vanilla buttercream and fondant icing.

Cute Easter Bunny Cupcake Toppers by Juniper Cakery

We added a fun ‘organic carrots’ signpost to our ‘overwhelmed’ bunny cupcake along with lots of bright Easter eggs!

Adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes and Toppers by Juniper Cakery

Our adorable little chef bunny was certainly busy in the kitchen with its rolling pin, batter splattered floor, mixing bowl and tray full of freshly baked hot cross buns.

Easter bunny and carrots cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Here’s our overwhelmed bunny cupcake. We often feel like the above bunny rabbit most of the time.

Cute Easter Bunny with Chocolate Eggs Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Here’s our chocolate overload bunny who has found themselves amidst a plethora of tasty chocolate Easter eggs! We added a little lustre dust to the eggs and wrapper to create a shimmery metallic look. The cupcake flavour for this was vanilla with chocolate chips with a lovely chocolate ganache filling.

Easter Hot Cross Bunny Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Mmm… hot cross buns. For this cupcake we mimicked our favourite hot cross bun flavour and created an apple and sultana cupcake with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon! So tasty.

We’ve also submitted all three of these funny Easter bunny cupcakes to The Pink Whisk’s Easter Makes & Bakes Competition and placed second!

”Prize

Fun Easter Bunny Cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We hope you all enjoy a fun-filled Easter weekend! Hoppy Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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