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14th February 2021 // 0 Comments

Our Valentine Reel Tutorials via Instagram!

Valentine Reel Tutorial by Juniper Cakery

If you follow us regularly then you’ll know that we LOVE Instagram‘s relatively new feature… reels. A reel is a 15 second video that can be a quick behind the scenes clip or a fun product launch. We use reels for a few different things, but our favourite are tutorials! Here are some sweet cupcake ideas you can try for Valentine’s Day. We’ve included links AND the video reels for each just to make it super handy.


Valentine cupcake tutorials


Firstly, here’s our romantic love letter tutorial. Doesn’t that edible envelope make the sweetest cupcake decoration? It’s sealed with a small heart shaped sprinkle too. If you’re not to experienced with fondant or sugar paste then this is a great beginner project for you. It’s quick and not as daunting as an icing entire cake. You’ll get to use a couple icing tools for the first time too.

Cute Valentine cupcake tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Valentine cupcake tutorials

Looking for something on the cute and fuzzy side? Why not try our love bug cupcake how-to! It’s pretty quick and easy to re-create this adorable little character. You can give our reel a watch OR, if you prefer to sit and read check out our written tutorial here.

Piped Buttercream Heart tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, here’s a tutorial you can adapt so many different ways. We used a cupcake, but how cute would this idea be on the sides of a buttercream cake or on lots of mini cookies! It’s a fun and fast way to pipe out buttercream or royal icing hearts.

Whatever treats you create for your Valentine (it can definitely be yourself too) have a gorgeous day!

8th February 2021 // 0 Comments

Love Bug Cupcake Tutorial!

Valentine cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Here’s a ridiculously easy (and fun) Valentine cupcake idea that you can re-create at home for February 14th! It’s the perfect sweet treat for any loved one. What’s great about this quick how-to is that you can always change it up. Make it unique with different colours. Add cool sprinkle mixes on top for fun. Use tasty Pocky sticks for the antennae instead. There are so many playful options to make this cutie all your own! To find how to make a Love Bug cupcake for your Valentine keep reading. You can also check out our Instagram reel if you prefer video tutorials!

You will need…

Love Bug cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Easy Valentine cupcake idea!

1: With a piping bag fitted with a plain round tip pipe a ‘blob’ of buttercream on top of your cupcake. For this we used an ateco 809 tip. You can also simply fill up a piping bag and snip the end instead if you like.

Note: Don’t worry if you don’t want to use as much buttercream. You can always pipe a tiny dab and then nestle a strawberry, large marshmallow or chocolate truffle to pipe on instead. Wouldn’t that make a cute surprise!


Valentine cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

2: Use a piping bag of buttercream with a grass tip to then pipe your little bug’s fuzz all over the ‘blob’ (or strawberry, marshmallow, truffle) from the first step. Make sure it’s completely covered. You can also adjust the size of your love bug at this point… just keep piping more in top.


Cute Valentine cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

3: Add some candy eyes onto your little cupcake once it’s fuzz has been piped. We used candy eyes by Wilton. They even make larger edible eyes with lashes if you like this style more. Or you can use our tutorial to create your own eye sprinkles!

4: Cut down a metallic paper straw (the metallic coating helps stop the buttercream from seeping into the paper) to make two antennae. You can also use Pocky or pretzel sticks for this step. Then gently push them into your bug’s head at either side.

Fun Cute Valentine cupcake idea by Juniper Cakery

Love Bug cupcake tutorial!

5: Pipe a small amount of royal icing or melted chocolate to the ends of your straws or sticks. You can also use a little bit of candy melt too.

Tip: Don’t use too much or the excess will squish out and leave a bit of mess. Definitely something you’re not going to want.

Cute Love Bug cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

6: Take two heart shaped sprinkles and carefully attach onto the ends of your straws or sticks. Leave to set!

Love Bug cupcake for Valentine's Day tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Yay! You now have one sweet little Valentine cupcake to either treat yourself with or give to someone you love. Why not box it up and add heart printed ribbon and little message to make it extra special. Remember… you can add decorations like sprinkles or fondant pieces to make this super unique. This tutorial is also pretty great for turning into cartoon creepy crawlies for themes birthdays or even Halloween too.

Cute Love Bug cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

12th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Pretty Blush Birthday Cupcakes!

Blush birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

The current pandemic means that people are thinking small yet sweet so cupcakes are a big hit! With the rule of 6 in the U.K. our small boxes cupcakes are so popular. Some opt for extra boxes to leave at loved ones’ doorsteps. It’s a crazy time that we live in right now. It is, however, heart warming to think that people are trying to be kind and treat others. This particular box of blush birthday cakes were for Felicity’s own mum. Obviously she couldn’t be without cake on her special day!

Pretty and pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

We stuck to our brand colours on these sweet treats with pinks and golds. Each cupcake was finished with quirky sprinkles, edible gold paint and silky buttercream. Flavour-wise the pale pink roses were Strawberry Milkshake and the darker swirled cupcakes with a touch of coral pink were Passion Fruit & Lemon! Perfectly fruity for a fun birthday.

We get asked what colours we used A LOT sooo… for the blush we created a whitened buttercream then added a little Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Food Colour in ‘Strawberry’. To create the darker pink / coral tone buttercream we combined Colour Splash in ‘Coral’ with Rainbow Dust Pro Gel Food Colour in ‘Strawberry’.

Pretty birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Blush birthday cupcakes!

The pretty blush pink birthday cupcakes were in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour! Madagascan vanilla cupcakes swirled with super smooth buttercream. Finished with a gilded rose leaves and sprinkles! We used Rainbow Dust’s gold sequin sprinkles to add a touch of glam.

Pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

A black edible pink pen by Sugarflair was used to create the cute birthday plaque before adding a glittering edible gold paint streak to one side. This was left aside to set and then carefully nestled on top of a buttercream swirled cupcake. The other zesty Passion Fruit & Lemon cupcakes were then finished with raspberry pieces, shimmering pearl sprinkles and gold rods!

Pretty in pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Blush pink birthday cupcakes by Juniper Cakery