Unicorn-Themed Parties 101: The Unicorn Cupcake

Make your next bash one for the books with this simple (and fabulous) unicorn cupcake recipe.

Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes.

Parties, celebrations, family gatherings… I know how they can get. (Stressful, demanding, confusing.) Over the last few years, I’ve fallen in love with party planning. Be it the baking, decorating, or the simple idea of togetherness, I am just so drawn to the idea of throwing bashes.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I never fly by an event worry-free. (A part of me feels like it’s a part of the fun… you know, the “good” kind of stress?). In fact, right before Leo’s big birthday party, I called one of my best friends in a crying panic. At the time of the phone call, things weren’t falling into place and I released all of my emotion on him (because what are bffs for, right?!).

To continue with Fabulous Habits‘ unicorn theme, I’ve decided to whip up the easiest unicorn cupcake recipe… ever. Unicorns are trending like nobody’s business. I see all sorts of unicorn parties popping up on Insta, Pinterest… everywhere! (May I also ask: Why am I not invited to any of them?!)

Themed parties aren’t as intricate as they seem. All it takes is some imagination and making-do with the resources you have. My unicorn cupcake recipe is simple – most of the grunt work goes into the unicorn horns, which I’ll walk you through step-by-step.

Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes.

Unicorn-Themed Parties 101: The Unicorn Cupcake

A dozen of your favourite cupcakes (ready-made from the box is fine)
2 sticks butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2-4 tbsp milk
Violet gel food coloring
Red gel food coloring
5 oz. ready-made white cake fondant
Pink cake dusting powder
Candy flowers

Before decorating, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool – otherwise you’ll have a sticky, melted mess.

In a stand mixer, start mixing your butter and sugar on medium speed. Add milk one tablespoon at a time and increase the speed.

Your buttercream should form stiff peaks – so add confectioners’ sugar and milk accordingly. Milk will loosen it up, sugar will make it more stiff.

Divide the buttercream in two bowls. Colour one violet (about 1 small drop) and the other, pink (2 red drops of the red). Mix each bowl until the buttercream is completely coloured.

Add both coloured buttercreams in a large bowl and fold into one another, ensuring that the colours blend but don’t mix. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake (I used a 1M Wilton tip).

Roll fondant into spheres, about 1/2 an inch in diameter. Then roll them out so that they’re about 3 inches long.

Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes.

Lightly “bend” your fondant strip (halfway, so that the ends are even) and start twisting to create the shape of the unicorn horn. Place on a baking sheet and brush lightly with your cake dust.

Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes.

Allow the unicorn horns to dry for about 20 minutes and place on your frosted cupcake. Add a candy flower to each one.

Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes. Throwing parties doesn't have to be nerve-racking. Planning on going with a unicorn-theme celebration? Here's an easy way to make Unicorn Cupcakes.

And there you have it! Your first step to a beautiful unicorn-themed party. See?! Told you it would be easy! Oh and also, the unicorn confetti adds a super cute touch!

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Comments

  1. Those unicorn cupcakes are adorable. My two nieces have birthdays coming up and they would both LOVE these.

  2. These are the cutest unicorn cupcakes! I’ve loved seeing all the trending unicorn parties and these cupcakes would be perfect at any of them. I wish I had one now!

  3. My household consist of all boys, but my niece would LOVE this! This is something I could make for her birthday and I KNOW it would be a hit! This is so cute!

  4. Goodness these are cute, fun but yet still very elegant! I always get impatient and can’t wait for baked items to cool LOL. I am not the best baker in the family but I am going to ask my daughter to make these! I stick to the cooking haha.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this! I was actually going to make unicorn cupcakes for an upcoming party, but I decided against it because it looked so hard. You just saved the day!

  6. These are adorable!! Unicorns are what all the little girls love right now, my niece is always asking for Unicorn cookies! I love that you use premade fondant to make the unicorn horn – so smart!!

  7. It totally looks amazing and it’s definitely going to be a hit during the party! I love that you shared the step-by-step on how to make these cupcakes look gorgeous!

  8. I love the idea of everything unicorn themed – it just seems so magical for kids! These cupcakes are the cutest!

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