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18th July 2014 // 3 Comments

Pink Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe!

Fruity raspberry cupcakes are always popular especially when the cold winter months become warmer and brighter. They’re the perfect addition to any fun picnic, garden tea party or after work treat! We love adding little twists to this recipe by adding in mango, passion fruit, peach; baking champagne or lemon into the cake or by the playful addition of popping candy or sherbet into the silky smooth buttercream (always great for those who enjoy a tangy taste). Why not follow our pink raspberry cupcakes recipe below for your next event!

Pink raspberry cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Raspberry jam filled cupcake by Juniper Cakery

These simple cupcakes are wonderfully perfect for summer get-togethers, fun parties or as a sweet thank you gift for someone special. Personalise each one with thoughtful messages or hand-made fondant toppers for an extra customised feel.

Personally, we love piping our raspberry cupcakes in a simple yet generous swirl of frosting or in a pretty buttercream rose finished with a fondant rose leaf. Other rather fabulous ways to decorate these little gems is to adorn the tops with fresh sugar-coated raspberries, raspberry coulis, sprinkles, white chocolate curls, sugar pearls, sugar flowers or gorgeous edible petals!

Raspberry cupcakes in a row by Juniper Cakery

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe (Makes approx. 12 cupcakes)

  • 226g self raising flour
  • 226 butter
  • 226g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or bean paste

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 3 / 160C / 325F and line a cupcake pan with cupcake cases.

Step 2: Cream your butter and sugar first and when ready add your eggs and vanilla.

Step 3: Once combined add the flour, mix well and pour your batter into your cases.

Step 4: Bake for around 20-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when tested.

Gorgeous pink raspberry cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Pink Raspberry Buttercream

  • 500g softened butter
  • 400g-500g icing sugar
  • raspberry extract
  • Pink gel food colour

Step 1: Cream your softened butter in a stand up mixer.

Step 2: Sift your icing sugar and this add to your butter. Cream together.

Step 3: Add in your raspberry extract to flavour your frosting. We add in around 2 teaspoons, but you should add in whatever amount tastes best for you!

Note: You can add in lots of crushed or blitzed raspberries if you wish, however, this will add lots of extra moisture into your buttercream making it sloppy in texture. Our tip for adding in raspberries would be to add equal measures of raspberries and caster sugar to a pan and reduce down into a sticky syrup before adding to your buttercream.

Pink raspberry cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Raspberry Preserve Recipe

  • 1oog fresh raspberries
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Step 1: To a saucepan on high heat add all of your ingredients.

Step 2: Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down to medium heat.

Step 3: Leave to simmer until thick and jam-like in consistency.

Step 4: Pour into clean jars and leave to cool.

Must try this raspberry cupcake by Juniper Cakery

To assemble your cupcakes core using a good cupcake corer and spoon your cooled down raspberry preserve into the cored centre of the cupcake. Add your fruity pink buttercream to a piping bag fitted with any piping tip you desire (we used a large plain round nozzle) and pipe generous swirls on top of your cakes!

Raspberry Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Why not add some extra indulgence just for the grown-ups to your batch of pink raspberry cupcakes with a splash of King’s Ginger, Taittinger champagne or Raspberry Chambord in your preserve and buttercream for a fabulously boozy treat! We love the idea of a sherbet lemon cupcake that’s been infused with some zesty King’s ginger liqueur, filled with Charmbord and fresh raspberry confiture and swirled with fruity raspberry buttercream!

Top 101 Summer Recipes by Amara Living

Wow! This recipe was selected as one of Amara Living’s Top 101 Summer Recipes! Check out their blog post here for 100 other fabulously mouth-watering recipes!

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9th April 2014 // 0 Comments

Kangaroo Sprinkle Party Cake!

Yesterday our friend Tammie flew over from Australia to visit everyone and, of course, we saw it as a great ‘hoppertunity’ to create this adorable kangaroo party cake! We entertained ideas from Moomins to luggage cakes before settling on having the cake topper be a hoppy little ‘roo. 

fondant kangaroo by Juniper Cakery

The cake itself is a lovely pink lemonade flavour; perfect for spring! Inside are layers of natural lemon extract infused cake filled with a generous amount of home made raspberry jam. We then smothered the cake in raspberry buttercream and added fun rainbow sprinkles!

Rainbow sprinkles on a pink cake by Juniper Cakery

Rainbow sprinkles on a pink buttercream cake by Juniper Cakery

Pink rainbow party cake with kangaroo figure by Juniper Cakery

This cake was also a belated birthday offering for Tammie so we whipped it up with a little birthday party theme too. We popped a colourful little party hat atop of our fondant ‘roo as well as a brightly coloured blossom nestled in her pouch.

Kangaroo cake by Juniper Cakery

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31st December 2013 // 0 Comments

Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons for The Devilled Egg

With the New Year festivities nearing we all like to partake in a celebratory drink to see in the glimmering fireworks. With that in mind why not try whipping up some quirky liquorice and black raspberry liqueur macarons for your party guests! These Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons have been specially created for The Devilled Egg by Juniper Cakery. The dark grey shells flavoured with liquorice root powder are filled with a sweet yet tart raspberry Chambord buttercream; perfect for the adventurous soul with a sweet tooth. Be warned, however, as macarons are somewhat of an art form and science to perfect so don’t be disheartened if you struggle with them at first. Once you perfect them and get used to creating them you’ll become a little obsessed with these tempestuous treats! For the full recipe visit The Devilled Egg blog.

Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons

Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons

Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons

Liquorice and Raspberry Chambord Macarons

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