When faced with the task of making a unicorn cake I was a bit intimidated. I’m sure you’ve seen the array of sophisticated unicorn cakes out there with their perfect fondant horns and frosting! I just don’t have the baking skills to get that done and I don’t want to spend the money to get it done professionally.
So what to do?
Well, I thought, I’ve already made a free horse cupcake cake! Just add a horn and some wildly colored hair!
It’s so easy to make! Let me show you how!
What You’ll Need for your Unicorn Cupcake Cake:
- Foam board cut to about 18″ x 24″
- The horse cupcake cake template.
- 26 cupcakes of choice (I know it’s not a perfect 2 dozen). Hmm I wonder what you could do with 10 extra cupcakes?
- White Vanilla Buttercream frosting –> My favorite recipe
- Rainbow Swirl Frosting
- Wilton 1M frosting tip
- Black licorice for the eye.
- Pink twisted lollipop for the horn.
I decided to make this step its own blog post so click here to learn how to easily make your rainbow swirl frosting!
This step is a little time consuming but really not all that complicated. If you’re short on time or just want to make things simpler you could choose go with one color. Or you could pipe each color individually rather than combining all the colors into one bag. I’ll show you the way I did it and you can simplify it if you’d like.
Set the Cupcakes and Pipe!
Here’s a quick video of the process.Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more!
Use the free horse cupcake cake template as a guide to place your cupcakes on the foam board. You’ll want to add a a little bit of frosting to the bottom of your cupcakes so they don’t slide off the board. (Of course I forgot to do that on the video).
Pipe most of the cupcakes white, leaving the tail and 2-3 cupcakes on the top unfrosted to pipe the mane. I just used a swirl pattern with my Wilton 1M tip. (Which is the extent of my piping skills).
Make sure to fill in ALL the big gaps in between. In this pic I had only made one very quick and messy pass but you get the idea.
Now pipe the mane and the tail with your multicolored frosting. I made sure the pink/purple frosting was mostly on top. I piped little hooves also.
Now just insert the lollipop in the icing in between the cupcakes to make the horn. It stayed in position perfectly.
I cut up a licorice rope to make the sleepy eye and laid it carefully it on the frosting.
That’s it! Your amazing unicorn cake is done! Now just sit back and wait for gobs of little girls squeal in delight!!
Now go check out my full post on this magical unicorn party to completely DIY your unicorn party!
You can’t keep all this cuteness to yourself. Don’t even try, pin it!