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26th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!

Creepy fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery




If you follow us on Instagram, or you’re familiar with our blog, you’ll have noticed that we’re crazy for Halloween. From cute little ghouls to creepy crawlies we love it! With lots of us set to celebrate in lockdown we thought it would be fun to take you though a run down of some of our favourite spooky treats we’ve made over the years. Keep reading for our Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!

Super creepy edible spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Creepy fondant spider tutorial!

These realistic creepy crawlies were, and still are, a big hit! As you’ll see from the rest of this round-up we love cute halloween sweets but there’s just something about their glistening round bodies and life-like legs we can’t get enough of. They’re super easy too, follow the link above to give them a go yourself, but remember – they’re not real!



Happy and cute ghost cookie tutorial for Halloween

Easy ghost cookies tutorial!

Chubby bodies, tiny arms and adorable faces! Who wouldn’t love these sweet ghouls? We make a lot of cookies but Halloween really gets our creativity going with endless adorable motifs for inspiration.

Easy Halloween cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Trick or Treat cupcake topper tutorial!

Who doesn’t love a Jack O-Lantern stuffed with Halloween candy?! This miniature take on the classic Halloween trope is perfect to adorn cupcakes, and cakes with. Obviously it had to have sprinkles as the candy.

Adorable fondant bat perfect for Halloween cakes and cupcakes

Fondant bat Halloween tutorial!

We’re a sucker (get it?) for this little bat! It’s definitely a firm favourite of ours and will be found on Instagram and Facebook every year once October hits. The little sideways smile and tiny (non-threatening) vampire teeth are just simply adorable.

Tutorial for fun Halloween candy eyes

How to make edible eyes!

This simple tutorial is essential if you love cute over creepy! They can be added to monster cupcakes, ghoulish fondant characters and even macarons as seen above. They’re so simple and effective!

Cool spider cake pop tutorial

Spider cake pop Halloween tutorial!

The second spider entry on this list, though maybe not as scary? These cake pops with candy legs, goggly eyes and sweet little smiles are perfect for kids’ (and big kids) get togethers.

There you have it, our favourite Halloween tutorial round-up just and each one ghoulishly good fun! Which will you make first?



 

 

9th February 2016 // 1 Comments

Tutorial: Puppy Love Cupcake Tutorial for Tala!

Valentine's Day cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Valentine’s day is peeking around the corner so of course everything pink, red and sugary cute will start appearing almost everywhere you go soon. If you’re planning on making your sweetheart something thoughtful and homemade this year we may just have the thing for you! Seriously, who could say no to a hopelessly romantic little puppy this Valentine’s Day? Especially one perched on top of a cupcake holding a sweet heart shaped ‘balloon’. We definitely couldn’t! If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen when it comes to making sweets you should head on over to Tala’s blog for our ridiculously adorable Valentine’s day cupcake tutorial! It’s easy enough for a complete novice to follow, but if you’re more advanced then it’ll still be perfect for you to whip up too.

Puppy cupcake tutorial for Valentine's Day by Juniper Cakery

You don’t even need to stick to cupcakes to impress your sweetheart. This love puppy would be perfect on top of bakery style cakes, tiered cakes or even giant fondant fancies (such a great idea). For larger cakes, however, remember to make your pup a little bigger in size in order to get proportions perfect. You really wouldn’t want your little puppy looking lost on top of a huge 12 inch gateaux!

Valentine’s Day cupcake tutorial!

One of the best things about this cute little puppy is that it’s pretty easy to personalise. You can use Tala’s letterpress kit to indent a romantic message into the iced cupcake surface or add your loved one’s initials onto the balloon. Why not even change the colors, create a small bundle of balloons or add a tiny floral bouquet using small flower plunger cutters? However you chose to customise your little love pup we’re sure it’ll be adorable!

Valentine's Day Puppy Love cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

 

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.