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22nd January 2020 // 0 Comments

We hit 100k Followers on Instagram!

100k on Instagram

We hit 100k followers on Instagram! Yay! Thank you to everyone who follows, likes, shares and comments on our Instagram! We just can’t believe it! It’s been a pretty long road getting to the 100k milestone really (the constantly shifting algorithms over the past 2 years certainly haven’t helped). Two years ago we got to 10k and thought that was amazing so just think how we feel now. Yay! We hit the big 100k back in late November, but Christmas and New Year was such a whirlwind that we’ve only just had the chance to blog about it. Typical.

Juniper Cakery 100k on Instagram

Instagram has become a job in itself which we’ve both needed to pay attention to. The way the world works now it’s impossible to ignore especially when you run a business. It takes up a large proportion of our personal time. When we finish the physical work… the baking, decorating, small order pick-ups, photographing, wedding deliveries, etc… then we have to find time for Insta. So when everyone is on Netflix & chill mode we’re editing, cropping, pre-scheduling and then there’s the world of Instagram Stories (eek). It is, however, definitely a labour of love for us and it’s always exciting to see all that work finished and posted!

Yay 100k on Instagram

We hit 100k followers on Instagram!

We reached 100k on Instagram

It’s pretty crazy to think we have over 100k followers. When we began our business we’ll admit that we avoided social media in the early days. This was back in 2012 when those little Twitter or Facebook icons were a growing appearance on websites and packaging. These days it’s the first place people click to. Instagram itself acts as a constantly moving and evolving portfolio which is not only handy, but fun. Plus we sure do love the sleek square grid format! With that in mind we thought we’d share a few screencaps from our Instagram profile to celebrate! From cute cookies to colourful cakes there’s always room for an extra sweet treat.

We hit 100k on Instagram

25th February 2019 // 0 Comments

Our Mother’s Day Cupcake Collection for 2019!

Rose gold Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day is coming up (March 31st in the UK so don’t panic if you’re overseas)! Here’s our sweet collection for 2019. Pretty and indulgent little cupcakes with a gorgeous burgundy, blush and rose gold colour palette. We’ve added cute bee-inspired elements with glittering rose gold bees, rose swirls, a shimmering hexagon, prism honeycomb-inspired Belgian white chocolate shards and piped rosebuds. £10 per box of 6 cupcakes, To book (available via local-pick up only) get in contact!

Pretty Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Our Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle all dressed up for Mother’s Day! It was always a popular option on our macaron menu so we thought we’d offer it up as a cake and cupcake flavour. Swirled with a Madagascan vanilla and Belgian white chocolate buttercream, of course! It’s then drizzled with more Belgian white chocolate, sprinkled with edible sugar pearls and finished with a Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle macaron and a Belgian white chocolate prism shard! How pretty is that rose gold streaked macaron too!

Pretty Mother's Day cupcakes via Juniper Cakery

Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Here are all the little Mother’s Day beauties boxed up and waiting to be enjoyed! If you’re good then maybe your mum might let you have one? We’d recommend a huge pot of tea (Yorkshire of course) and a coupe of champagne!

Rose gold Mother's Day cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Mother’s Day cupcakes!

Of course here’s an aerial shot… we love those! Flavours? Raspberry and Laurent Perrier rosé champagne, Passion Fruit and Lemon, Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle! The cute rosebud piped cupcake and hexagon messaged topped are both zesty Passion Fruit and Lemon! Definitely a popular choice. Filled with tangy lemon curd and piped with a fragrant passion fruit infused buttercream. One features adorable little rosebuds and light olive green rose leaves. A glittering hexagon with ‘mum’ hand painted in rose gold surrounded with sugar pearls adorn the other!

Lovely blush Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Cute cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Rose Mother's Day cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We recently treat ourselves to a gorgeous bottle of Laurent Perrier rosé champagne. We thought it would be the perfect addition to our fruity raspberry cupcake for a super luxurious treat! Our single rose cupcakes feature a raspberry preserve infused with sparkling Laurent Perrier pink champagne then swirled with raspberry buttercream. Finished with a fondant rose leaf and lovely edible rose gold bees this is such a pretty treat!

Blush and rose gold cupcakes via Juniper Cakery

Blush and rose gold cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

13th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Our Magical Christmas Cupcake Collection!

Festive Christmas cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

2018 has been our busiest year yet. So busy that before we could fully release our festive treats collection we started to get booked up! We are officially sold out for the holiday season, but these pretty Christmas cupcakes were too fabulous to not share, right? There’s pink! Gold! And cute Christmas-y details! What’s not to love?

Fun festive cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We’d been wanting to whip up a festive bauble macaron for a few Christmases now. Sadly, when the season arrives it zooms past and we hardly get time to sit down. This year we sketched out our cupcake ideas in advance (possibly a little odd when Halloween had not even landed). Blush pink macarons were dressed up as cute tree ornaments with an edible golden loop and fixing.

Raspberry Pink Gin cupcake by Juniper Cakery

The cupcake itself is one for the grown-ups! A Raspberry Pink Gin flavour… a gorgeous pink coloured cupcake (yes, it’s pink inside) filled with fruity raspberry preserve laced with Gordon’s Pink Gin, then swirled with a raspberry gin & tonic buttercream, fun pink sugar strands from Fancy Sprinkles and a Raspberry Pink Gin macaron bauble! Oh la la! Perfect for the party season.

Pink Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Macaron bauble cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Pink festive cupcake from Juniper Cakery

Christmas cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Gorgeous and glam Christmas cupcakes!

The next wonderfully festive treat in our holiday cupcake collection is our Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle Snowstorm! This has been such a popular flavour for macarons all year we thought we’d add it to our cake & cupcake menu! Obviously it made it’s debut for Christmas! Fluffy Madagascan vanilla cake swirled with creamy vanilla bean and Belgian white chocolate infused buttercream, covered with a flurry of snowy sprinkles and then finished with glittering fondant snowflakes!

Pretty Christmas cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Fabulous Christmas cupcakes from Juniper Cakery

Shooting star cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Finally, let’s introduce our Salted Caramel Stardust cupcake. It’s the perfect cupcake for a Christmas wish! It is a soft Belgian chocolate cake filled with our home made salted caramel sauce. We then swirl each with Madagascan vanilla and salted caramel buttercream before adding a pretty edible shooting star!

Stardust cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Holiday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Thank you to all the lovely people who got their orders in for these glam little festive cupcakes! We are absolutely booked to the ceiling with these gorgeous treats. Happy holidays everyone!

 

20th May 2018 // 3 Comments

NYC Themed Cupcakes!

Cool NYC themed cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We LOVED these NYC themed cupcakes so much we thought we may as well dedicate an entire blog post to them. How fabulous are they?  They were created for one lucky girl who jetted off to the Big Apple for her birthday. The brief was obviously New York City. So, we scribbled down a few things we thought were NYC staples… shopping, foodfoodfood, coffee, souvenirs, the iconic I<3 NYC t-shirt and bakeries a-plenty and got designing.

I love NYC cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Fun NYC themed cupcakes!

Adorable NYC themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Each cupcake decor was perched onto white subway tile embossed fondant. This also helped us keep the colour palette fresh, modern and clean! Colour is a big thing for us. We probably spend way too much time making sure everything matches or makes sense. We decided to add in pops of bubblegum pink with small elements of green as well as cleaner neutrals. Elements of pink come from the cool donut icing, blush NYC shirt, shopping themed cupcake and a tiny little fondant cupcake!

Fun New York themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Seriously, let’s get a close up on the donuts. They’re too adorable! The mid-pink ‘glazed’ donut even features a white Belgian chocolate drizzle! We had to make this cupcake loaded with tasty New York breakfast items so we made a pile of sugary donuts with a huge cup of coffee and an even bigger pretzel.

Burger themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Amazing NYC themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Of course, a good burger is a must right? We created a tiny fondant version complete with pale brown fondant buns, a brown sugar paste beef patty, slices of ‘cheese’, ruffled light green ‘lettuce’ and a good amount of ‘mayo’ (or white Belgian chocolate). We added thinly cut cream fondant as crispy fries and finished the burger with a little NYC diner flag!

New York City themed cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

New York themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Yes, another shot of that cute fondant donut topped cupcake! Just look at the fun sprinkles (the pretty gold pearls are from Fancy Sprinkles). We also used sprinkles to create the salted look to our large fondant pretzel. The cup of coffee, for us, had to be huge as giant cappuccino cups always reminds us of Friends and Central Perk!

Shopping themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

When it came to the edible shopping bags the famous Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag was pretty essential. We added a little colour with a cute pink Kate Spade bag stuffed with tissue paper. We’re such huge fans of Kate Spade’s fun and stylish designs too, plus they encapsulate New York for us! The edible tissue paper scrunched up into the bags are simply thinly rolled and cut sugar paste.

We also created a street sign with the birthday girl’s name hand painted across it, a pretty pink cupcake with a tiny bakery serviette, shiny fondant apple, Statue of Liberty souvenir crown and a large slice of pepperoni pizza. These NYC themed cupcakes were so much fun to make!

Cute NYC themed cupcake by Juniper Cakery

3rd April 2017 // 0 Comments

Navy and Blush Peony Cake with Gilded Bees!

Navy and blush peony cake by Juniper Cakery

Yay! It was Krystle’s 31st birthday 25 March and she got a cake! We seriously hardly ever get any form of cake to ourselves, which sounds crazy given what we do for a living right? For the past two years, however, we have been so busy that we’ve not had the time to create a birthday cake for Krystle’s big day. This year, however, we managed it. Isn’t it a beauty too? Read on to find out more about our cute little bee studded creation!

Navy and blush cake by Juniper Cakery

Navy and blush peony cake with gilded bees!

This cake didn’t take long to design. A few inspirations behind it included Ralph Lauren‘s classic navy, white and gold colour palette and Alex Monroe‘s stunning nature inspired jewellery. Both of which we happen to own a lot of (uh oh). Krystle has always had an obsession with bees so that was a definite starting point too. Plus, we’ve discussed on and off creating a design that was covered with golden painted bees and bugs disappearing underneath heavy florals. In the end all of the elements for the cake, cupcakes and cookies fell together.

Navy and blush floral cake by Juniper Cakery

Navy and blush floral peony cake by Juniper Cakery

The matching cupcakes were super cute! They’re all Madagascan vanilla cake filled with Sicilian lemon curd and lemon oil infused buttercream. Each one was flat iced with blush or navy blue fondant / sugar paste before the details were added on top! We crafted ‘mini’ pale pink peonies with fluffy stamens and golden pistol centres to attach onto the blue iced cupcakes. The blush covered ones featured lots of small gilded bees!

Note: For adding wire florals into cake Safety Seal is amazing. It coats and seals all inedible items with a food safe wax. Yay! No picks in sight!

Navy and blush floral peony cake with golden bees by Juniper Cakery

The hand-crafted sugar florals on the cake include… pink open peonies, white gardenias, fondant blackberries, blueberries, eucalyptus sprigs, emerald green peony leaves and pale grey berries!

Navy and blush floral peony cake with gold bees by Juniper Cakery

Last but not least, the flavour inside was… Peanut butter Twix! Yup. Our chocolate cake filled with salted caramel sauce, chopped Twix bar pieces and a marbled peanut butter and Belgian milk chocolate buttercream then smothered with a Belgian dark chocolate ganache before being iced.

Golden bee covered cake by Juniper Cakery

Beautiful peony cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

 

 


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