Cake Decorating Supplies: Our E-store Re-launch!

Our baking and cake decorating supply e-store has been down for some time whilst we re-design and re-stock! Luckily, we’ve now re-opened so we thought we’d share a little peek at just a small selection of some of the fabulous new items we have in stock!

Sugar pearl sprinkles at Juniper Cakery
We’ve sourced some of the best and most fun cake and cupcake sprinkles as possible including the above shimmering sugar pearls from Scrumptious. We’ve began using these to add a luxurious pearl studded look to cakes, cupcakes and quilted cake drums. Utilising glimmering sugar pearls is a great way to quickly add some simple yet elegant decoration to any sweet treat. Why not use the white to add detail to Chanel-inspired cupcakes or add various colours with edible diamonds (which we all will have in stock!) for a decadent treasure look!

As well as chic sugar pearls we also have confetti sprinkles, strands/jimmies, hundreds and thousands/nonpareils, and novelty shapes such as pumpkins and bats for Halloween get-togethers and various glittering snowflake sprinkles for Winter and Christmas! We’ve also sourced some delicious toppings including lemon slices, mocha beans and mint chocolate chip crunch.

Hello Kitty party cupcake decorating supplieds from Juniper Cakery
Licensed characters at Juniper Cakery
Being big kids ourselves we’re also super excited about the playful kids’ section we’ve put together! We’ve licensed characters from Hello Kitty to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Plus we’ve helped make preparing for a fun kids’ birthday easy by organising our cake decorating and baking supplies into party themes. Planning a Frozen party? Why not whip up a batch of cupcakes in silver or pink cupcake cases with lilac, white or pink buttercream and decorate with frosted snowflake sprinkles, silver strands, sugar pearls and glittering snowflake cupcake picks! 

Bright cupcake cases at Juniper CakeryWe’ve some pretty darn bright and bold cupcake cases in stock too including the vibrant collection above and some great polka dot and gingham cases; perfect for any event or even to satisfy a sweet tooth on a quiet weekend. We love the idea of whipping up cupcakes in each colour case and sprinkling our new rainbow/multi-coloured hundreds and thousands (nonpareils) on  top for an extra pop of colour. With the colder months around the corner these’ll certainly brighten up anyone’s day!

Pavoni Christmas themed plunger cuttersOther fantastic new items to look out for include… Pavoni plunger cutters, the full range of Rainbow Dust’s amazing new ProGel food colours, Ateco writing tips, licensed sprinkles (Spongebob Squarepants, Spiderman and Mickey Mouse), silicone moulds, brand new edible petals and so much more! 



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Magnolia and Gold Sequin Wedding Cake!

Here’s yet another cake as part of our latest wedding collection, a Gilded Magnolia and Sequin cake! We’re rather enthusiastic fans of using both gold and edible ‘sequins’ in our work and this more modern design is definitely not an exception. Read on to learn more about what inspired this creation!

Gilded sequin and magnolia flower wedding cake by Juniper CakeryWe based this design loosely on a stunning gold sequin gown in Elie Saab’s A/W 2012 collection. We simplified the design with plain ivory tiers and large sugar magnolia flowers featuring gold dusted centres. Originally, sugar Juliet roses were to feature perched upon each tier, however, we thought that a more structured floral would work better and also add a more sleek look to the end design.

Magnolia and Sequin Wedding Cake by Juniper CakeryTo add a touch of the romantic we covered and trimmed the board with blush pink fondant and a gorgeously sumptuous liquid gold ribbon finished with our usual double looped bow held with a crystal tipped pin. The board itself ended up being somewhat reminiscent of the Miss Dior Cherie perfume bottles and packaging!

Gold sequins on wedding cake by Juniper CakeryThe ‘sequin’ look can be a fairly time consuming and costly process, but it’s certainly worth it if you have the time, resources and patience and if you’re looking for a show-stopping technique! We lost count of how many large bottles of edible gold paint it took to paint this.

Gold Magnolia Wedding Cake with Sequins by Juniper CakeryWe created the magnolia flowers ourselves, as with all of our florals. To begin the process of flower making we always sit down and analyse photographs making notes of texture, sizing, curve, petal count and colour. There are times, however, when a little creative licence is needed so that a particular bloom works with a design rather than against it. These white magnolias were inspired by the Milky Way variety, but instead of the deep pink centres we created them out of ochre gum paste and stamens dusted gold.

Magnolia wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We enjoyed creating this design. Even though it is a little bit of a departure from our own personal style, which leans towards more the historical and woodland inspired (think Rococo and Georgian influences with dark Germanic legends and forests), we think it still manages to encompass our typical look but with a touch of the modern thrown in!



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Golden Birdcage Cake & The Guildhall Wedding Fair!

The most popular and most requested cake at the Kingston-upon-Hull Guildhall Wedding Fair we showed at over the weekend was by far our ornate golden birdcage cake. This floral adorned beauty featured a little Rococo inspiration combined with sugar roses, cherry blossoms and fantasy gold dusted berries. So many visitors we chatted to are hoping to have a little vintage style and charm to their reception and birdcages (as well as rustic naked cakes bedecked with fresh flowers) seemed to be on the top of their wishlists! 

Gilded Birdcage Cake by Juniper CakerySugar cherry blossoms are our favourite floral to add to birdcage cakes as they’re perfectly ruffled, dainty and add a touch of blush pink; perfect for a whimsical vintage feel. Alongside these we added some soft ivory gum paste roses with rose leaves and gold berries.

Sweet vintage birdcage cake by Juniper CakeryThe wonderful ornate gold Rococo-style mouldings paired with the light sage green background was fairly reminiscent of both Fortnum and Mason’s elaborate window displays and Laduree’s lavish Champs Elysse store front! To add floral detailing we kept our palette fairly neutral and utilised ice pink, ivory and ochre coloured gum paste.

Gold birdcage cake by Juniper CakeryWe love a reason to paint something gold so adding the decadent gilded look to this cake was an obvious thing to do. We wanted a vintage look that nodded more towards ‘antique’ than ‘retro’ so we looked at Rococo furnishings and paintings. We loved the ornate feel paired with carefree blossoms and aspects of nature in the works of Fragonard, Gainsborough and Boucher and thought this style would suit our birdcage perfectly!

Juniper Cakery at The Guildhall Wedding Fair in HullHere are some shots of our stand at The Guildhall Wedding Fair in Kingston-upon-Hull! Our centrepiece was our Gold Frame & Cherry Blossom Cake with quilted/tufted detailing and white berries. We also showed a more modern and fashion influenced Gilded Sequin Magnolia Cake, Rosette Ruffle Cake, Silver Sequin and Camelia Cake and the above Golden Birdcage. 

Gourmet cupcakes by Juniper CakeryFor anyone fancying a treat to take home to family and friends who couldn’t attend we whipped up indulgent little boxes of cupcakes including Belgian Chocolate, Lemonade, Whipped Madagascan Vanilla and Strawberries with Taittinger Champagne. 

Juniper Cakery wedding cake tableThe Guildhall building was such a luxurious setting! We loved the deep mahogany panelled walls, Corinthian columns, bas relief detailing and super high ceilings; quite the perfect setting for a lavish wedding… and some fancy wedding cakes too!

Juniper Cakery at the Guildhall Wedding ShowWe were (and still are) rather proud of our stand. Less is more a lot of the time so we dressed the space simply to show off the cakes and the hundreds upon hundreds of hours it took to master each design! Trussing the stand up with too much can be somewhat distracting. Sometimes all you need is a nice tablecloth, simple gold photo frames and your best Wedgwood!



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Cherry Blossom & Golden Frame Wedding Cake!

At the moment we’re super busy working on a collection of designs to show at the Kingston-upon-Hull Guildhall Wedding Show, which is incredibly exciting albeit tiring! As we finish off our five designs we thought that we’d share some final photographs of a finished cake; our four tiered Rococo-inspired cherry blossom wedding cake…

Pretty cherry blossom wedding cake by Juniper CakeryThis is easily one of our favourite designs in the collection. It is a lovely clean design with detail featuring only on the front of the cake. We created a hand quilted frame inlay of white fondant brushed with glimmering lustre dust before applying pieces of ochre coloured fondant mouldings around the edge and finally hand painting this feature with edible gold paint.

Pink cherry blossom with gold frame wedding cake by Juniper CakeryThe cake displays such a rich design from just the frame-work alone that we decided to keep the florals to a minimum. Originally, we had sketched this design with roses, hydrangeas, apple blossoms and cherry blossoms; however, we finally chose to stick to simple frosted fantasy berries, sugar leaves, and hand-made ruffled pink cherry blossoms!

Sugar cherry blossoms by Juniper Cakery

Golden frame and cherry blossom wedding cake by Juniper CakeryThe little pops of bright pink from the sugar cherry blossoms add another dimension to the cake and help liven and brighten up the white and ivory tiers. Utilising a more simple floral style helps keeps the main focus of the cake on the ornate gold frame as well as keeping the ye moving up and down the design!

Sweet cherry blossom wedding cake with gold painted frame by Juniper CakeryOur entire collection encompasses inspiration from textural fashion (sequins, ruffles, quilting) and antique French elements found in lavish interiors (such as mouldings, scroll-work, and hand painted gold and silver touches). We’re, our course, excited to reveal the remaining cakes from the collection so keep checking back for more news and photographs!



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Rose, Cherry Blossom & Hydrangea Topsy Turvy Cake!

Topsy turvy cakes are always fun cakes and we love the ‘Alice in Wonderland’-esque structure and shape of them especially for birthday and wedding designs. Here’s a lovely floral adorned topsy turvy cake that we finished recently! We love the mix of ombré roses, blush pink cherry blossoms and porcelain white hydrangeas with the quirky shape and varied stripe detail.

Pretty pink topsy turvy cake by Juniper Cakery

For this design we were asked to re-create the infamous pink cake that Cheryl Cole received for her 31st birthday. The only image  found of this particular cake is a small camera phone image from Cheryl Cole’s twitter account so a few details were essentially open for interpretation.

We quilted a pink fondant cake drum to add a lovely chic look and trimmed the board with cream grosgrain ribbon before stacking the cake together to decorate. All of the flowers are edible and hand-made by us before they were dusted with colour and a lovely hint of sparkle! We especially love the white on white of the hydrangea blossoms on the top tier.

Topsy turvy cake by Juniper CakeryLovely topsy turvy birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

It’s a lovely bright red velvet cake inside sandwiched with a vanilla bean and white chocolate buttercream; we always love baking red velvet! It’s such a fabulous and vibrant cake and always a thrill to whip up due to the glamorous deep red colour. We used white chocolate in our buttercream to help keep such an angled cake stable when being stacked and carved.

Pink rose and cherry blossom with hydrangeas on a topsy turvy cake by Juniper Cakery

To make the ombré roses we made modelling paste/gum paste buds and left them to set overnight before adding petals in blush pink and white. We added the brighter pink colour with blossom dust and then added a glimmering sheen with edible lustre dust; our favourite is Sugarflair’s Snowflake which has lots of fabulous sparkle to it!

Floral topsy turvy cake by Juniper Cakery

For a fun birthday not only is a bold and lively cake the perfect centrepiece to the party, but a ‘wonky’ topsy turvy cake helps add a nice touch of whimsy. We loved creating this cake from the clean white hydrangeas to the angled cake tiers!



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