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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

6th April 2017 // 0 Comments

Recipe: Lemon Funfetti Marshmallows!

Lemon confetti marshmallows recipe via Juniper Cakery

Easter is around the corner and that also means cute treats, fun flavours and sprinkles here there and everywhere! To get into the celebratory spirit we thought we’d share our Lemon Funfetti marshmallows recipe! Yay! This sweet is a great alternative for anyone who isn’t into chocolate too. Check out our recipe below to re-create these marshmallows at home.

Easter lemon confetti marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

Lemon Funfetti marshmallows recipe!

Serves approximately 12 – 20 depending on how generous (or not) you slice these babies.

Materials and tools needed…

Marshmallow recipe by Juniper Cakery

01:

To start you need to thinly coat your cake pan with vegetable oil before dusting with a sieved mixture of icing sugar and cornstarch. Cover the corners and inner edges well to stop your marshmallow from sticking!

02:

This Lemon Funfetti marshmallows recipe uses gelatine sheets instead of powder. Take 9 sheets of gelatine and leave them to soak in a large shallow dish full of 140ml of warm to hot water. They should begin to soften and turn into jellied sheets that disintegrate in around 7 minutes. When ready pour the entire contents (gelatine and water) into the bowl of a stand-up mixer.

03:

Add the granulated sugar, water and tablespoon of corn syrup together in a medium saucepan. Boil until 115 degrees Celsius (or 238 degrees Fahrenheit) on high heat. This took approximately 10 minutes for us. You’ll need your candy thermometer for this step… a lot of people are put off of working with these as it feels like an extra step (and extra cleaning), but it’s pretty easy! All you need to do is place it in the pan with your ingredients and keep an eye on the temperature! Make sure that you use a candy or jam thermometer though!

04:

Once your hot sugar syrup is ready switch on your stand-up mixer to a slow speed. Carefully (it’s hot) pour the syrup into the bowl. After a minute switch up the speed to medium (don’t turn up your mixer too high as the ingredients will be very hot which may splash around and out of the bowl on a higher speed), add in your lemon extract, yellow food colouring and rainbow sprinkles (as many as you like). Mix for around 12 minutes until you’re left with soft clouds of marshmallow!

Note: Once you switch off your mixer the marshmallow mixture begins to set so keep this in mind!

05:

Pour the marshmallow mixture into your coated and oiled square cake pan. Smooth over with an angled palette knife. You can  lightly oil the spatula or palette knife as this can help stop the marshmallow mix sticking to it.

Note: For some extra rainbow try layering your marshmallow mix. Smooth a shallow layer into your cake pan and add rainbow sprinkles then repeat until you think it’s ready!

Bright Lemon Funfetti marshmallows recipe by Juniper Cakery

06:

Sprinkle the top of your marshmallow with rainbow sprinkles.

06:

Leave the marshmallow mix to set for around 3 hours whilst uncovered. We left ours in a cool and dark room undisturbed.

07:

After 3 hours the marshmallow mixture should be perfect and ready. Test it by lightly poking it with a clean finger. The marshmallow should spring back into shape and feel bouncy and a little fluffy too.

08:

With a sharp knife cut your set marshmallow block into squares before tossing them in the sieved mix of cornstarch (cornflour in the UK) and icing sugar. Tap any excess off before either bagging them into gift packs or storing them away into airtight containers. This super soft Lemon Funfetti marshmallows recipe should last several weeks if stored well (cool, dark and dry places and in airtight containers) so you’ll get to enjoy them for some time after making them (unless everyone else eats them)!

Bright lemon confetti marshmallows recipe from Juniper Cakery

Make lemon funfetti marshmallows

Yay! Now sit back and enjoy your homemade marshmallows! Cut them up into small squares or use cookie cutters (remember to dust them with the cornstarch / cornflour and icing sugar mix) for cool shapes and add on top of milkshakes. You can even top freshly iced cupcakes with them. Or you could individually bag up your marshmallow squares to make sweet Easter gifts!

Bright lemon confetti marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

19th January 2016 // 2 Comments

Valentine’s Cupcakes, Macarons & Marshmallows – Available in Hull and Yorkshire!

Macarons in Hull by Juniper Cakery

Yay! Valentine’s Day is around the corner! If you’re in the Hull and Yorkshire area then you can easily book some sweets with us. It’s pretty easy… simply email, Facebook, or you can even fill in the contact form at the end of this post also. So then all you need to do is be ready to impress on the 14th! For details, pricing and more on our collection of Valentine’s cupcakes, marshmallows and macarons in Hull read on…

Valentine’s Day cupcakes in Hull and Yorkshire

Cupcakes are always popular – not even just at Valentine’s. This year we have a selection of taste bud tempting gourmet cupcakes as well as the option of a pretty ‘bouquet’ of cupcake roses! Oh la la!

Gourmet cupcakes for Valentine's by Juniper Cakery

Valentine Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake by Juniper Cakery




Ferrero Rocher cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Box of 6 gourmet Valentine’s Day cupcakes – £12.50

Our gourmet selection of freshly baked cupcakes includes the following flavours…

Ferrero Rocher Cupcake

Chocolate cake dipped in dark Belgian chocolate and sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts. Then swirled with hazelnut buttercream, drizzled with dark Belgian chocolate and finished with a single Ferrero Rocher.

Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake

Madagascan vanilla cake swirled with light pink strawberry and white chocolate buttercream. Drizzled with Belgian white chocolate and finished with a white chocolate dipped strawberry finished with pearls.

Red Velvet Cupcake

Vibrant red velvet cupcake swirled with Madagascan vanilla buttercream. Drizzled with Belgian white chocolate and finished with a Red Velvet macaron!

Valentine rose cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Boxed Valentine cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Box of 6 ‘Rose bouquet’ Valentine’s Day cupcakes – £8

The flavours in our ‘bouquet’ collection of cupcakes includes…

Classic Vanilla

Madagascan vanilla cake swirled with silky Madagascan vanilla buttercream in a pretty rose finished with an edible fondant leaf.

Pink Champagne

Madagascan vanilla cupcake featuring a Moët & Chandon pink champagne which is infused buttercream rose finished with an edible fondant leaf.

Raspberry

Madagascan cake filled with Fortnum & Mason raspberry preserve. Swirled with a pink raspberry buttercream rose and finished with an edible fondant leaf!

Rose cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Valentine macarons in Hull and East Yorkshire!

Pink, red and white Valentine's macarons in Hull by Juniper Cakery

Box of 7 assorted Valentine’s Day macarons in Hull – £8

Box of 14 assorted Valentine’s Day macarons – £14

If dainty and sweet macarons are your thing we have three amazing Valentine’s Day themed flavours available. You can opt for a box of one flavour or go for all three from Red Velvet, Raspberry Chambord and Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle! Here are our available Valentine macarons in Hull and Yorkshire…

Red Velvet

Red macarons filled with Madagascan vanilla buttercream.

Raspberry Chambord

Pink macarons are filled with a fruity dollop of Fortnum & Mason’s Raspberry Preserve infused with Chambord Black Raspberry liquor. With pink raspberry buttercream too.

Vanilla and White Chocolate Truffle macarons

Madagascan vanilla and Belgian white chocolate buttercream with an extra drizzle of Belgian white chocolate on top!

Valentine's Day macarons in Hull by Juniper Cakery

Champagne marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

Box of 8 large pink & white champagne marshmallows – £6

Gourmet marshmallows for Valentine’s Day!

We so love marshmallows. When homemade these beauties are incredibly soft and fluffy too which is perfect. For Valentine’s Day we’ve whipped up both pink and white champagne marshmallow squares sprinkled with golden hearts. Each box contains 8 marshmallows in both colours before being finished with a hand tied bow and a Juniper Cakery tag!

Fluffy pink champagne marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

Our pink champagne marshmallows contain reduced Moët & Chandon Rose Champagne, a touch of pink, and a sprinkling of edible gold hearts!

White champagne marshmallows by Juniper Cakery

Our bright white champagne marshmallows are also infused with Taittinger brut champagne, with a light dusting of powered sugar and some more of those pretty gold heart shaped sprinkles. So perfect for Valentine’s Day.