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29th January 2016 // 0 Comments

Our Fondant Snowflake Tutorial Via Craftsy.com!

How to make fondant snowflakes without moulds or cutters!

It’s still winter time which we LOVE! Yes, it may not feel like it should be what with stores a-plenty pushing earlier spring inspired collections. Winter doesn’t end for some time yet (around March 19th in the northern hemisphere) so enjoy it! It’s the perfect season… or at least we think so. Cosy evenings, hot coffees, and pristine white snow covered streets. So why not celebrate the season with some pretty (and easy) fondant snowflake adorned cupcakes and cakes? Those super fabulous folks over at Craftsy let us whip up a simple yet sweet fondant snowflake tutorial that needs no moulds or cutters! Head on over to the Craftsy.com blog for our step-by-step guide!

Make fondant snowflakes without moulds or cutters!

Easy fondant snowflake tutorial!

We used our fondant snowflakes to adorn a collection of frosted rose inspired cupcakes we created recently. Instead of finishing with our usual sugar rose leaves we nestled snowflakes onto the sides of each frosted (no pun intended) cupcake. Perfect for a winter inspired treat! These easy edible snowflakes would look rather darling on the sides of bright white cakes or even on royal iced cookies! Frozen themed birthday cakes? Yup, they’d look great on those too!

If you’re super prepared and thinking up ideas for next Christmas then we’re pretty sure that these fondant snowflakes would look utterly adorable on decorated gingerbread houses.

Tutorial for easy fondant snowflakes by juniper Cakery

Our tutorial is pretty straightforward and shows you how to create the simple shape we’ve used on our cupcakes (dusted with pearlescent edible lustre dust no less). If you’re feeling adventurous you can experiment using different sizes, shapes and even colours. Ice blue snowflakes studded with sugar pearls sound pretty cool (pun intended). Or what about blue pink or rose quartz (one of Pantone’s colours of 2016) flakes with a subtle shimmer of edible glitter in more of a star-like shape?

Tutorial for no cutter needed fondant snowflakes by Juniper Cakery

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27th January 2015 // 3 Comments

Olaf From Frozen Birthday Cake!

Frozen is always a popular theme we get asked to re-create in cake form. We’ve whipped up shimmering snowflake encrusted cake pops, mini cakes glistening with sugar ice, and beautiful isomalt icicles perched on top of frosty looking cupcakes… even in the middle of July! One of our first cakes of 2015 was even a delightfully fun and subtle Frozen-inspired birthday cake for a huge Olaf fan.

Birthday cake with gum paste Olaf from Frozen by Juniper Cakery

As usual with cake orders we have a list of requests. This sweet cake needed to be white with a few snowflakes and edible snowballs, feature the lucky recipient’s age, have a large bow situated somewhere on the finish design and most importantly a fun-loving edible Olaf character jumping for joy on top!

Flavour wise the cake was a drool-inducing marshmallow and chocolate cake! We baked Belgian chocolate layers of cake before filling them with our own marshmallow cream and crumb coating with a chocolate fudge buttercream. We even covered the cake with marshmallow fondant!

Hand made gum paste Olaf from Frozen cake topper by Juniper Cakery

Our little Olaf model is 100% edible from his modelling chocolate arms to his marshmallow fondant tummy. We began our figure by researching and gathering together lots of images of Olaf from the movie. We sketch and take note of little details such as the positioning of facial features. This process can take a little time, but really helps to get characters looking perfect!

Our happy Olaf cake left us along with a large batch of Frozen themed vanilla marshmallow cake pops too ready for a fantastic Frozen themed birthday party!

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