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4th May 2020 // 0 Comments

Baby Yoda Cupcake Tutorial with Tala!

Cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery
It’s officially Star Wars day and we’ve teamed up with Tala to bring you this cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial! If you have a Star Wars marathon planned, or simply love Yoda (who doesn’t!) get your rolling pins ready and use our step by step guide below to whip them up. May the 4th be with you!


Cute Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Adorable Baby Yoda cupcake by Juniper Cakery

How to make a Baby Yoda cupcake with Tala products

What you’ll need:

Tala modelling tools
Cupcake (using your standard recipe)
Angled palette knife
Tala rolling pin
Light green fondant / sugar paste
Black fondant / sugar paste
White fondant / sugar paste
Edible glue or water
Tylo powder
Cocktail sticks
Small piping tip
Tala 88mm circular cutter
Sharp knife / pizza cutter
Pink petal dust (optional)

Cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery

Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial!

Step 1. Smother the top of your cupcake with a small amount of buttercream. If you’d like to core and fill your cupcake first now is the time. Don’t add too much to the top though as it will squish out of the edges when you apply the fondant later! Set aside.


Star Wars cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery
Step 2. Use your rolling pin to roll out the light green fondant (approx. 3-4mm thick) and cut a circle with the 88mm cutter.


How to make a Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 3. Place the green fondant / sugar paste circle on top of the cupcake you smothered with buttercream earlier. Use the palm of your hands and thumb to smooth down and around the edges. Once the entire cupcake is covered, you’re done!


How to make a cute Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 4. Add tylo powder to the remaining green fondant / sugar paste (approx. 1 teaspoon per 250g of fondant, adjust as required). Mix well.

Step 5. Roll the green fondant / sugar paste out using your rolling pin. Either with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter begin cutting two Baby Yoda ears. These should be a similar shape to a leaf and 4-5cm in length.


How to make a Baby Yoda cupcake with Juniper Cakery
Step 6. Take your modelling tool (see image for which one) and indent lines into Yoda’s ears.


Fun Baby Yoda cupcake by Juniper Cakery
Step 7. Carefully insert a cocktail stick in each of Yoda’s ears for structure and leave to set for 5-10 minutes. Make sure some of the cocktail stick is still visible as you’ll use these to attach them later.

Step 8. Using the ball tool from your modelling tool set indent a small hole at either side of Yoda’s head. Insert the end of the cocktail stick that’s still poking out of the ear into the hole and use a little water or edible glue to stick. Repeat with the other side.


Cupcake tutorial with Juniper Cakery
Step 9. Lightly indent eye sockets into Yoda’s face using the larger end of your ball tool and set aside. Now, using the black fondant shape two eyes by tapering a ball off at one end. Attach with a little edible glue or water.


Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 10. To add a realistic shine paint the black part of the eyes with edible glue after attaching. Now attach a small, white ball of fondant to each eye for ‘pupils’.


Cute Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 11. Now it’s time to attach that cute button nose! Roll a tiny amount of the left over green fondant and fix in place with a dab of edible glue or water.

Step 12. You can indent your Baby Yoda’s mouth using the edge of a plain round piping tip by lightly pushing it into the fondant / sugar paste.


Fun Yoda cupcake how to by Juniper Cakery
Step 13. It wouldn’t be Yoda without wrinkles (even as a baby). Add some using a modelling tool, see image for which one we used, with a little light pressure to make sure your fondant doesn’t crack.

Step 14. This one is optional! Add a little blush to your Baby Yoda with a small amount of pink petal dust and a fluffy, food safe brush!


Easy Star Wars cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Sweet Baby Yoda cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery
Now you have your very own super cute (and tasty) Baby Yoda cupcakes. Enjoy!


1st May 2014 // 9 Comments

40th Birthday Star Wars Cake!

Star Wars cake by Juniper Cakery

Here’s a super fun Star Wars cake we created this week for a fun 40th birthday! We had so much fun making this. Everything is edible from the rice krispy treat moulded into a cool Death Star to the modelling chocolate Chewbacca figure!

Inside the cake itself consists of two layers of vanilla with a blue velvet layer in the middle. All layers are sandwiched with Bailey’s irish cream infused buttercream… yum! Perfect for a grown-up party.

Death Star on Star Wars cake by Juniper Cakery

Star Wars cake!

To make the Death Star we moulded the large spherical shape from rice cereal treats. We used a large ball tool to carefully shape the indented section. It was then smoothed with white chocolate ganache. Then iced. To finish we then added the details with modelling tools and silver dragées before we covered it with dark silver lustre dust.

Star Wars cake with Yoda figure by Juniper Cakery

Here’s our cute cartoon style Yoda figure which was created out of both modelling chocolate and reinforced fondant /gumpaste.

Star Wars cake with modeling chocolate Chewbacca figure by Juniper Cakery

Chewbacca stands just over 4 1/2 inches tall and is made entirely out of a modelling chocolate and fondant / sugarpaste mix. To finish we hand painted Chewy’s fur with a darker brown food colour to add a little depth.

Fun Star Wars cake for a 40th birthday by Juniper Cakery

Finally, the text was (painstakingly) cut out by hand. We created a stencil of the required phrase printed out in the Star Wars font before cutting each piece out of reinforced fondant / gumpaste.