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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!


Fun Easter Bunny Cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

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







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
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.