Browsing Tag

fondant

5th November 2020 // 0 Comments

Our Fun & Festive Christmas Cupcake Ideas!

Christmas Pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery




Need some Christmas cupcake ideas? Well, the festive months are coming! Perfect for some cute projects. Also, with a second nation-wide lockdown (in the U.K.) under way here’s a fun Christmas tutorial round-up to keep you going! From Christmas Puddings to shimmering snowmen there’s bound to be something cute to create!

 

Funny Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Christmas Pudding Cupcake Tutorial!

The first of our Christmas cupcake ideas? This cheeky Christmas Pudding cupcake! You can opt to change the colours around to git in with your party theme. More traditional? Swap the pink berries for red! Why not cut a few steps out and top with a festive pick instead?

 

Festive Christmas tree cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Festive Christmas Tree Cupcake Tutorial!

This is one super stylish Christmas tree cupcake. Keep it chic and modern for the holiday season and check out our tutorial. You can also decorate the tree with fun festive sprinkles too.

 

Learn how to make a gingerbread character form fondant

Gingerbread Character Tutorial!

Say hello to our adorable gingerbread character. Click the link to find out how you can re-create this little cutie yourself. We LOVE the golden buttons and rosy cheeks on this fondant topper. Here’s a cute idea… why not flavour the fondant or modelling past beforehand with some cool gingerbread flavouring!

 

How to make a fondant reindeer for cakes

Reindeer Christmas Cupcake Idea!

Our sweet little reindeer is perfect for anyone looking for a fun Christmas cupcake tutorial. You can even add different bows or change colours to make it unique. Why not create one for each dinner place setting and add names to cupcake itself?

 

How to craft a snowman character

Fondant Snowman Cupcake Tutorial!

Finally, one of our latest Christmas cupcake ideas is this fancy snowman. Decked with a dapper top hat and a preened pink moustache he’s ready for party season. For the top of the iced cupcake you can even imprint sweet patterns with these fun rolling pins!

3rd November 2020 // 0 Comments

Fancy Fondant Snowman Tutorial!

How to make a snowman cupcake by Juniper Cakery



Party season is pretty much here! Yay! As 2020 has been one stressful year for everyone we thought Christmas might as well come early. So here’s our wonderfully festive fondant snowman tutorial. It’s perfect for detailed cupcakes or cute Christmas cakes. You can also change things up to make it match themes or colour palettes.

Snowman cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

You will need…

Fondant snowman tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute festive tutorial by Juniper Cakery

1: Create a rounded, almost teardrop-like, shape to make the body. We made ours around the size of a golf ball. You can, however, create your snowman larger or smaller depending on the treat it will be nestled onto. Add a cocktail stick or piece of uncooked spaghetti through the middle. This will help support your figure. It will also keep the head attached in place.

Note: Using uncooked spaghetti can also hold your characters together. Be aware, however, that they do snap easily.



Fondant tutorial by Juniper Cakery

2: Roll a ball of fondant or modelling paste to create the head. Attach onto the exposed part of your cocktail stick with edible glue.

How to make a snowman with fondant

3: Now time for some cute buttons! Take small balls of a caramel tinted fondant and attach with a tiny dab of edible glue. Don’t add too much or things may get sticky and messy. You should only need the tiniest amount.

How to make a snowman with fondant or gum paste

4: To add the cutest detail to your snowman’s buttons use a cocktail stick to push four ‘holes’ into each.

How to make a snowman with modelling paste

5: Add a small ball of white fondant or modelling paste / gum paste to create the nose. Again, attach with a little edible glue.

How to make a snowman with fondant or modelling paste

Fondant snowman tutorial!

6: This is an optional step, BUT it’s a fun one with a touch of sparkle. Why skip it really? Use some edible pearl spray to give your snowman a wonderfully festive glitter.

Note: Make sure to spray from about 10 inches away from your character. Too close and you could end up with a blotchy look.

How to create a fondant Christmas figure by Juniper Cakery

7: Now carefully paint your snowman’s buttons with a little edible gold paint for even more glitz.

How to create a fondant Christmas character by Juniper Cakery

8: For the fancy moustache take two small balls of pink fondant and roll into tapered teardrop shapes. Make sure both are equal in size and length. Carefully curl the thinner ends. Then attach with the tiniest amount of edible glue.

How to create a fondant snowman by Juniper Cakery

9: For the eyes we rolled out thin ‘ropes’ of black fondant to then attach in place. If you’re not used to working so small you can, however, use a good edible marker to draw the eyes in place!

How to create a fondant snowman

10: To create the hat we rolled out a little black fondant mixed with modelling paste (this can strengthen your hat and help it set quicker). Use the base of a piping tip to cut out the brim of your snowman’s top hat!

Christmas character tutorial

11: Now roll out a small / medium ball of black fondant into a cylinder shape.

Edible Christmas figure tutorial

12: For a cute little scarf roll out some pink fondant. Then cut into a long rectangular shape.




How to make a festive character by Juniper Cakery

13: You can create some fringing on the edge of the scarf by lightly pressing a small sharp knife along the edge.

How to craft a festive character by Juniper Cakery

Cute festive tutorial!

14: Now you can dress up your little snowman! Use a small amount of edible glue to keep the scarf in place!

How to craft a snowman character

How perfectly cute and also festive is this tutorial! You can add all kinds of fun ‘accessories’ which, as a result, will make your snowman super unique. Insead of a top hat why not make a knitted beanie? Use candy or sprinkles for buttons to make this tutorial. Change colours to make it match your party theme or add some pretzel sticks to make insanely adorable arms!

Fun Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

10th July 2019 // 0 Comments

Pretty Pastel Unicorn Cake!

Pretty Unicorn Cake by Juniper Cakery

We make A LOT of super cute and magical unicorn cakes & cupcakes. All of them utterly perfect for kids parties or Christenings! This time we were asked to make a more grown-up unicorn cake. Adorned with bubblegum pink macarons, pastel meringues, 24k gold leaf and a more pretty than adorable unicorn. We think this cake added the perfect amount of grown-up magic to the party!

Pretty Unicorn Birthday Cake by Juniper Cakery

Pretty Unicorn Birthday Cake via Juniper Cakery

Pretty pastel unicorn cake for a fun birthday party!

The pastel unicorn cake was covered in a silky whitened buttercream in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour. We then added a soft lavender ombré effect along the base before adding a mix of fun sprinkles. 24k edible gold leaf was then applied before a blush pink drip edged one side of this cutie!

Pastel rainbow cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

A box full of matching party cupcakes accompanied this pastel unicorn cake! Some were rose swirls of white buttercream finished with 24k gold, others featured pink chocolate drizzles, sprinkles, pretty roses and pastel meringues!

Pretty pastel unicorn cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Cute pastel unicorn cake and cupcakes!

Pretty pastel cake and cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Pretty and cute pastel cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Pretty pastel cake by Juniper Cakery

We LOVE drip cakes as they’re usually loaded with so many sweet treats! This pastel dream cake was topped with a flurry of sprinkles (we used ‘Crush’ and ‘Pastel Princess’ both from Shire Bakery), pretty pink macarons, pastel turquoise meringue kisses and pink and lavender roses!

Fondant unicorn by Juniper Cakery

That magical unicorn on top? 100% hand crafted using zero moulds whatsoever. We studied and sketched a few stylised unicorns and horses before experimenting with fondant. In the end it needed to be pretty stable, but the pose couldn’t look static. We decided to have the unicorn stood on an edible cloud to make it durable and have one leg arched up! This also meant that the unicorn could stand a little higher than all the treats on top.

This sure was a fun order to make. What’s not to love right? Unicorn theme! Macarons! Cute colour palette!

Fondant unicorn cake with buttercream by Juniper Cakery