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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!

18th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Cute Halloween Cupcake Decorating Tutorials!

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Last month we posted up our Instagram #reel tutorials for Autumn to help everyone find a fun way to decorate treats for the season. Now it’s time for some cute yet spooky treats! Here are three super cute (and quick) Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials for the spooky season. Bonus? They’re all under 15 seconds long. Also, each one is available via our Instagram reels channel. We’ve tried to make each as easy and pain free as possible. Perfect for novices OR for anyone pressed for time.

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Here is our super cute and chic ghost cupcake tutorial! What’s cool about this how-to is that you can easily adapt it for cakes. Simply stick your lollipop(s) into the top of your cake and decorate. You can also draw on different facial expressions, use sprinkles to add details or create small bows, or hats for a different look.

For this cupcake you are going to need…

 

Bat cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials!

Now it’s time for our adorable bat cupcake tutorial which is swirled with buttercream and dipped in crushed Oreo pieces. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to use black food colouring in their treats. This cupcake is also insanely easy to decorate!

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Monster cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, here’s our sweet monster cupcake tutorial. It’s super quick to make. It is also perfect for putting your own spin on it. You can change the piping tip. Use different coloured buttercream (even rainbow). Why not even add some cool sprinkles on top with the eyes?

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We hope you enjoy them!

21st September 2020 // 0 Comments

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Cake Decorating Tutorials!

Autumn pumpkin cake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

#Reels is a new feature on Instagram that we’ve been totally enjoying since it’s launch. It’s a great way for us to share BTS videos, peeks at the latest cakes… AND 15 second tutorials! It’s pretty quick for us to film, edit and share too. We shoot everything via iPhone, photograph the end result, do a few edits and plan a good time to post. To celebrate the fact that autumn is right around the corner (yay) we’ve created 3 quick & easy pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Reels. Head over to our Instagram to view! Just a quick note: so far you can’t view Reels via desktop or web browser so check it out via your phone or iPad.

Royal icing pumpkin cake decorating tutorials by Juniper Cakery

Pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Instagram

One of our autumn tutorials is a quick look at how to ‘paint’ modern pumpkins using royal icing. This is in the style and texture of oil paintings. We’ve done this straight onto pretty gold splatter macarons, but it’s a great technique to use on fondant or set royal icing. You can even use a stiff buttercream instead and paint onto ganached cakes.

Buttercream pumpkin cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Next, is a tutorial on how to pipe the top of a cupcake to look like a cute pumpkin. Just a good plain round tip, some silky buttercream and a few smooth swipes as you pipe can create the familiar ridged look of everyone’s favourite seasonal gourd.

Cute buttercream pumpkin tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Finally, how to pipe mini pumpkins with buttercream! You can create some fun pumpkin patches with this method. Use different piping tips to make different textures. Try using buttercream in different colours for a vibrant field full of pumpkins.

We’ll have more to come with Halloween and the winter season fast approaching too so keep checking back! Hope you enjoy them.