Kangaroo Sprinkle Party Cake!

09 Apr 2014 | by Juniper Cakery | Leave a comment | Categories: Our Cakes

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

Adorable kangaroo cake 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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Easter Recipe & Tutorial: Floral Easter Basket Cupcakes!

08 Apr 2014 | by Juniper Cakery | 2 Comments | Categories: Our Cupcakes, Our Recipes, Tutorials

With the Easter festivities fast approaching we’ve began working on lots of sweet cake, cupcake and macaron treats for you to whip up at home. It’s one or favourite times of year for cake and cooking decorating because of all  the fun and adorable things just waiting to adorn home baked treats! With that in mind here’s the first of our Easter recipe and tutorial collection; how to create Floral Easter Basket Cupcakes! Be sure to try out our accompanying recipe for lemon and marshmallow cupcakes for a delicious Easter treat.

Cute Easter Basket Cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Lovely Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Lemon and Marshmallow Cupcakes
Serves 12
A lovely recipe for zesty lemon cupcakes swirled with marshmallow buttercream! This recipe makes approx. 12 cupcakes.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. LEMON CUPCAKES... 226g Self raising flour
  2. 226g Butter or low fat margarine
  3. 226g Caster sugar
  4. 226g Eggs
  5. 6 -12 Drops lemon extract
  6. MARSHMALLOW BUTTERCREAM...
  7. 200g Butter
  8. 200g-250g Icing / Confectioner's sugar
  9. 150g Marshmallow cream (aka Fluff)
Instructions
  1. CUPCAKEs... Pre-heat your oven at Gas Mark 3/325F/170C.
  2. Cream your butter in a mixer then add the sugar.
  3. Add in the flour gradually along with half of the eggs for around one minute.
  4. Once half of the eggs are combined add the remaining and flavour with lemon extract to taste.
  5. Mix for about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour batter in the pan until 2/3 full and place on the top shelf of your oven.
  7. Bake for around 30-45 minutes. Repeat this step to create your second and third layer.
  8. BUTTERCREAM... Add half of the of butter diced into pieces.
  9. Cream the butter in a mixer.
  10. Then gradually add icing sugar and the remaining butter (cut into cubes) until you get a smooth, creamy texture.
  11. Add in the marshmallow cream and mix well.
Notes
  1. If using low fat margarine please check the packet to see if it is suitable for baking with!
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Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

How to make floral Easter basket cupcake toppers

You’ll need…

Brown fondant
Pastel pink fondant
Pastel green fondant
Pastel yellow fondant
Pastel purple fondant
2 1/4 inch scalloped circle cutter
Sugar pearls
Small candy / chocolate eggs
Medium blossom cutter
Ball tool
Veining / flower and leaf shaping tool
Fondant rolling pin
Icing sugar to dust surface
Edible glue
Paintbrush
Tylo powder
Cake smoother
Blade tool
Flower foam pad

Easter cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 1: Roll out some pastel fondant mixed with tylo powder in your chosen colour and cut with a 2 1/2 inch scalloped circle cutter. Add extra detail by pressing the small end of the ball tool into each scallop. Leave to dry and harden on a clean flat surface. Once ready set on top of a piped cupcake!

Step 2: Take a little brown fondant and add a couple pinches of tylo powder. Using a cake smoother roll these out into a thin ‘rope’. To do so ‘roll’ your cake smoother over an oblong shape of brown fondant backwards and forwards. 

Make an Easter basket cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Step 3: Slice your ‘rope’ in half with your blade tool and gently twist both pieces together to form the handle for your basket. Set aside to harden and dry.

Step 4: Take a ball of fondant about the size of a ping pong ball and add a pinch or two of tylo powder. Roll into a smooth and crease-less ball in the palms of your hand. Work into an oval shape to form the beginning of your basket.

How to make a fondant basket by Juniper Cakery

Step 5: Using the larger end of your ball tool indent the centre of your basket.

Easter flower basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 6: With your veining tool etch out a wicker-like pattern along the outside of your little fondant basket.

Fondant basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 7: Roll out some more fondant into a thin ‘rope’ and attach this along the top of your basket. Add detail with your veining tool.

Sweet Easter basket tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Step 8: With some edible glue attach three miniature candy / chocolate eggs into your basket.

Step 9: To make the little blossoms roll out coloured fondant and cut out the florals using your blossom plunger cutter. 

How to create an Easter basket cupcake by Juniper Cakery

Step 10: On a flower foam pad shape the petals of your blossoms with smaller end of your ball tool.

Step 11: Add the blossoms to the basket with a dab of edible glue and finish the centres of them with sugar pearls or small balls of fondant.

Step 12: With edible glue attach your basket handle and leave to set. This may need holding up with strips of kitchen towel or cling film. 

Sweet Easter basket cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Once you’ve finished why not arrange your gorgeous Floral Easter Basket Cupcakes on a pastel cake stand strewn with silk flowers and crepe paper ‘grass’ for a gorgeous spring look.



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Our Tips For Filling Layer Cakes!

05 Apr 2014 | by Juniper Cakery | Leave a comment | Categories: News, Tutorials

Sometimes the most simple of tasks can be a little bamboozling and may not be so simple after all. Knowing how to fill your cakes and what to avoid can make or break that 6 tier masterpiece you’ve spent weeks designing. Head on over to the Craftsy Blog to read our top tips on how to fill your cakes to perfection!

Strawberry Jam and Whipped Cream Cake by Juniper Cakery



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Need to Know How to Achieve a Gorgeous Vintage Colour Palette?

04 Apr 2014 | by Juniper Cakery | Leave a comment | Categories: News, Our Cupcakes, Tutorials

We’ve some exciting news to share! We’re now writing over at Craftsy’s blog as well as here at our humble online abode. We’ll be talking about cakes (of course) and sharing lots of fun cake decorating tricks and tutorials! For our second Craftsy blog post we’re offering up some handy tips on tinting fondant and how to create a beautiful vintage colour palette. We even created the Parisan Macarons / Salon de Thé cupcakes below to help illustrate just how lovely a vintage colour scheme can be!

So, if you’ve a burning need to know how to achieve a gorgeous vintage colour palette then head on over to Craftsy to see our post!

Paris themed cupcake toppers by Juniper Cakery



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Our Floral Birdcage Cake in Cake Decoration Heaven Magazine!

04 Apr 2014 | by Juniper Cakery | Leave a comment | Categories: News, Our Cakes, Press

Do you love Cake Decoration Magazine? We sure do! For their lovely spring edition our Lamb and Anemone flower topper tutorials were featured within their pages. Now our Floral Birdcage Cake (and how to create it) is sitting proudly upon pages 52 and 53 of their Summer 2014 issue! Go and grab your copy today and discover lots of gorgeous cakes and tutorials for you to re-create at home!

Here's our floral birdcage cake in Cake Decoration Heaven magazine - Juniper Cakery



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