Though this cake design was originally inspired a ‘City Chic’ bridal shower (see the photoshoot here on our blog and also here via Ultimate Wedding Magazine) with high fashion textures and architectural references the design was also perfect for a countryside wedding. Our Rococo-inspired wedding cake lends itself well to a glamorous country venue due to the a romantic palette, carefree florals (and bees) with gorgeous historical influences.
Colour-wise this shoot was inspired by Pantone’s Colours of the Year (Rose Quartz and Serenity). The delicate ice pink and blush tones throughout the Rococo-inspired cake easily mimic the more grown-up and sophisticated pink tone that Pantone heralded as one of the Colours of the Year! Teamed with sleek whites and luxurious gold metallics this cake is a definite show piece too.
Lots of full, luxurious blooms reminiscent of country glamour adorned the shoot including full hydrangeas, sweet cherry blossoms and the ever popular eucalyptus leaves. The table centrepieces were positively filled to the brim which we love! We both absolutely love full flowers and foliage. To accompany such show-stealing florals our cupcakes featured large white magnolia blooms re-created out of sugar perched atop gold painted acanthus leaves. The cake itself had our signature sugar peonies adorning it’s tiers that each span a rather dramatic 6 inches in width! We then added some extra texture and fullness with white sugar blossoms, cupped white lilacs and pretty fondant berries!
Our gilded magnolia flower cupcakes were created as sweet and sophisticated favours / table settings. They’re iced in scalloped white fondant before being adorned with golden acanthus leaf details and voluminous sugar magnolia blooms with gold painted centres.
Finally, here’s a close-up look at the sugar flowers on our Rococo-inspired wedding cake! We create all our flowers to order and also by hand which means there’s room for tweaks and customisation. For this design we tinted our peony petals a shade or two darker than the ice pink cake to make sure that they subtly stood out, but also so that they didn’t fight too much for attention against the golden acanthus leaf frame. To soften the arrangements and give them more of a carefree or fluid feel we then added smaller blossoms, buds and berries around the focal peonies.
Thanks to all the wonderfully talented people involved in the shoot including the insanely gorgeous venue of Tanfield House! You can also now find this styled photoshoot in the latest (July) issue of Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine here!
We’re (almost) famous! We’ve ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the wonderful designs that featured in the amazing Wedding Cakes magazine for some time. Now not only have we’ve found our own work adorning their glossy pages, but we’re lucky enough to have been interviewed and featured in their ‘Meet the Designer’ spread! On our blog, in consultations and even on social media we’ve briefly mentioned our backgrounds, but if you’re super nosey about how we started then this interview may hopefully be a good read! In the beginning both our future careers involved dusty lecture halls and endless thesis proposals before we found ourselves almost permanently covered in icing sugar a few years later. Yep, Juniper Cakery was born out of a nervous tick we both developed whilst trying to find the perfect Masters degrees.
Over a year later and we STILL love this peony ruffle wedding cake. It was inspired by a couple’s (excellent) choice of gold sequin table runners and floral centrepieces. After going through graphic designers and brand consultants we just didn’t gel with we ended up re-designing and re-branding our business by ourselves with this glamorous cake as our main source of inspiration. The gold sequins = celebration and (of course) champagne bubbles… obviously the perfect accompaniments for cake. Our new branding colours then centred around pink, white and gold.
One of the best things about this cake is the movement. After sketching it and then staring at the end cake for some time we realised that it looked like ruffled gown bedecked with nature – a bit like a Pre-Raphaelite muse really. Fondant ruffles are one of our favourite design elements to include on any cake and we receive a lot of compliments and even class requests for it. We learned how to do ours the Maggie Austin way at first, but her top secret trick terrified us so we developed our own method to get the best super textured look.
This two tiered beauty was one cherry explosion! The smell was insanely tempting as it was a chocolate cake filled with Morello cherry preserve, smoothed with Kirsch infused buttercream and then adorned with fresh roses, juicy cherries and cherry flavoured macarons (Cherry Ripple and Sour Cherry).
We turned a simple and petite design into a mini show-stopper with a floral crown of gardenias, sweet peas, 24k gold bees, tulips and ‘Juliet’ roses wrapped around the base of royal icing pearl studded cake. We loved adding in those gold painted berries, bees and also the swirls of sweet pea tendrils!
This naked cake was made super glam with 24k gold dusted peanut butter macarons, gold silk eucalyptus leaves, pink macarons and large blooming bubblegum pink roses.
Oh la la! What a stunningly glamorous spread our Peony Ruffle Wedding Cake was featured in recently! We’re honoured to have one of our stunning bespoke wedding designs grace the glossy and chic pages of Bridal Guide magazine over in the USA. Our gold sequin embellished cake was featured in Bridal Guide’s November/December 2015 ‘Shine Bright’ inspiration spread alongside luxurious designs and products by Guerlain, Deux Lux, Marchesa Bridal and Kate Spade!
Our work in Bridal Guide magazine USA!
We created this gold sequin encrusted cake finished with our signature hand made sugar peonies, berries and leaves last March and so far it has been listed on various blogs and onlinearticles, featured in a book, re-posted and share a number of times on social media, garnered so many emails and phone calls asking about it, found its way into the pages of Wedding Cakes by Squires Kitchen, and Bridal Guide; plus it’s also scheduled to appear in a few more magazines later in the year.
Design-wise this cake was inspired by the current (and hopefully non-ending) trend for gold and golden sequins that have been adorning everything from high-end couture gowns to chic yet affordable notebooks. Of course, if you read our blog enough you’ll know how much we freaking love the colour gold (seriously, its too much of a luxurious and stylish colour to pass up on). We were obviously over the moon when we got the chance to design and make this cake from scratch. The happy couple came to us with such amazing ideas, colour palettes and style-inspiration and we’re more than delighted that this beauty got the amazing feedback and features it did! Everything from the delicate pink fondant ruffles, hand painting the gold sequins and arranging the blush pink peonies and pearlescent dusted berries was a joy for us!