DIY Rainbow Swirl Frosting (Unicorn Cupcakes)

DIY Rainbow Swirl Frosting (Unicorn Cupcakes)

Well executed rainbow swirl frosting sure has the WOW factor. And no one has to know how truly easy it is!

I used this multicolored frosting on my super adorable unicorn cupcake cake for my magical unicorn party.

DIY Rainbow Swirl Frosting (Unicorn Cupcakes) - Press Print Party!This post may contain affiliate links.

Rainbow Swirl Frosting Ingredients:

5 images showing the progression on how to make Rainbow Swirl Frosting for Unicorn CupcakesDivide some of the white frosting into 4 bowls and color them with the food coloring. I chose pink, purple, yellow, and blue to match my party printables theme.

Prepare a piping bag for each of the colors.

Lay a piece of saran wrap on a board.

Pipe about 4-5 inches of each color next to each other (lay the pink and purple next to each other).

Roll the saran wrap around all 4 colors (make sure not to put the saran wrap in between the colors).

Twist both sides like a candy.

Prepare a whole bunch of these little bundles at once so you don’t have to stop in the middle of pipping to make more.

Snip one of the ends and insert the cut end into another pipping bag ready with a pipping tip.

Pick up a cupcake and swirl!!

Here’s a quick video in case that description isn’t quite clear. Don’t forget to sign up to my YouTube channel!

Use this swirl design on unicorn cupcakes with printable wrapper and toppers or make the unicorn cupcake cake:

White Unicorn cupcake cake with rainbow swirl frosting for the mane and tail.

Unicorn cupcake cake with rainbow swirl frosting. Cupcake wrapper has sleepy eyes and topper has a horn with flowers.

Go check out all the unicorn party DIY posts:

Pin for later:DIY Rainbow Swirl Frosting (Unicorn Cupcakes) - Press Print Party!


  • Holly @ Mimi’s Dollhouse
    April 24, 2018 8:24 pm

    Oh how fun is this! I love the swirly frosting!!!

  • Twinspirational
    April 24, 2018 12:08 pm

    These are so cute! I bought the Wilton tri color swirl kit to make neon swirl frosting cupcakes for my Rave NYE theme party.

    • Press Print Party
      April 24, 2018 10:23 pm

      The nice thing about this method is that you don’t need a special kit…

  • Sarina Kinnunen
    April 24, 2018 11:32 am

    How cute are these! I loved you video too!

    • Press Print Party
      April 24, 2018 10:23 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m having fun making them.

  • Bri Adams
    April 23, 2018 3:15 pm

    This is such a smart idea! I had no idea how people did this. Now I feel like I’m part of a super smart unicorn club! : )

    • Press Print Party
      April 25, 2018 9:08 am

      It’s the coolest club around 🙂

Let me know what you think

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.