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15th March 2016 // 0 Comments

Easter Rabbit and Daffodil Cake via the Tala blog!

Rabbit and daffodil cake by Juniper Cakery

We’re ready for Easter this year with one super cute little cake tutorial that we whipped up exclusively for the lovely folks at Tala! Lovely fresh colours, an adorable bunny rabbit and some pretty florals help make this petite design the perfect Spring cake for Easter lunch (or even an Easter birthday). If you’re ready to start re-creating our bunny and daffodil cake then head over to the Tala blog for our step-by-step guide!

As an established British company since 1899 Tala create fabulous vintage-inspired beware from flour sifters to cookie baking kits. We use their modelling tools and rolling pins regularly when we work so making this pretty little cake was super easy. Their stylish white modelling tools are also absolutely perfect for us photograph in our tutorial and recipe posts… you can probably spot them dotted around our blog!

Rabbit and daffodil party cake by Juniper Cakery

Bunny Rabbit and daffodil cake by Juniper Cakery

Easter bunny rabbit and daffodil cake!

Inspired by a lovely large bundles of pastels that adorn the shop fronts of florists during the run up to Easter our tutorial via the Tala blog will show you how to create quick soft golden and white daffodil blooms, a cheeky little bunny rabbit (that peers over the florals) and the floral stem effect that wraps around the sides of the cake. Broken down into more digestible steps this tutorial should be great for anyone with a bit of cake crafting experience!

Our top tip alert for anyone about to start a cake decorating project is to prepare yourself and also give yourself some good time! Cake decorating is never as straight forward or easy as it may seem unless you know what you’re doing so plan everything and don’t rush.

Daffodil and rabbit Easter cake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

One of the best things about a little cake like this is that it’s super easy to adapt for different occasions. Swap the daffodils for deep red roses for Valentine’s Day or daisies and peonies for a Mother’s Day treat. You can even use a darker green fondant for the ‘stems’ and top with sugar poinsettias for a festive winter design.

Easter Daffodil and rabbit cake by Juniper Cakery

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9th February 2016 // 1 Comments

Tutorial: Puppy Love Cupcake Tutorial for Tala!

Valentine's Day cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Valentine’s day is peeking around the corner so of course everything pink, red and sugary cute will start appearing almost everywhere you go soon. If you’re planning on making your sweetheart something thoughtful and homemade this year we may just have the thing for you! Seriously, who could say no to a hopelessly romantic little puppy this Valentine’s Day? Especially one perched on top of a cupcake holding a sweet heart shaped ‘balloon’. We definitely couldn’t! If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen when it comes to making sweets you should head on over to Tala’s blog for our ridiculously adorable Valentine’s day cupcake tutorial! It’s easy enough for a complete novice to follow, but if you’re more advanced then it’ll still be perfect for you to whip up too.

Puppy cupcake tutorial for Valentine's Day by Juniper Cakery

You don’t even need to stick to cupcakes to impress your sweetheart. This love puppy would be perfect on top of bakery style cakes, tiered cakes or even giant fondant fancies (such a great idea). For larger cakes, however, remember to make your pup a little bigger in size in order to get proportions perfect. You really wouldn’t want your little puppy looking lost on top of a huge 12 inch gateaux!

Valentine’s Day cupcake tutorial!

One of the best things about this cute little puppy is that it’s pretty easy to personalise. You can use Tala’s letterpress kit to indent a romantic message into the iced cupcake surface or add your loved one’s initials onto the balloon. Why not even change the colors, create a small bundle of balloons or add a tiny floral bouquet using small flower plunger cutters? However you chose to customise your little love pup we’re sure it’ll be adorable!

Valentine's Day Puppy Love cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

 

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8th December 2015 // 0 Comments

Highland Christmas Cake for Tala!

Highland Christmas Cake for Tala by Juniper Cakery

Everyone wants to impress during the festive season, but with sooo many Christmas projects piling up on those to-do lists it helps to keep it simple! We got into the seasonal swing with this chic Highland Christmas Cake tutorial created exclusively for Tala! If you want a fabulously stylish centrepiece for your Christmas table then head on over to the Tala blog to find out how we created this Scottish inspired beauty.

Golden stag painted highland Christmas cake by Juniper Cakery

If you read our blog enough you’ll probably be pretty familiar with our love (or obsession) for gold. Christmas designs are just another excuse for us to gild edible decorations, paint golden details or add a little lustre to tiers. For this cake we wanted to feature the popular motif of the season… a stag silhouette. It’s everywhere from seasonal cushions to candle snuffs (we LOVE how these are popping up everywhere in the shops) so it seemed only right we feature this idea on a winter cake.

Festive highland Christmas cake by Juniper Cakery

To keep this cake both eye-catching and simple utilising actual Christmas decorations in the form of wired tartan ribbon and glistening baubles seemed a good idea to us. For anyone who doesn’t feel too confident making sugar flowers and foliage this ‘spray’ is quick, stress-free and impressive. You can get a little creative too and use quirky shaped ornaments, baubles painted with happy Christmas messages or even candy canes!

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