It’s still unicorn month (just about) on our blog! Yay! We’ve been busy for the past few weeks developing tutorials and recipes… all unicorn related of course. With that in mind we had a few requests for an easy and super quick to make unicorn cupcake tutorial. Well, here it is. As unicorn cupcakes go you really cannot get any easier or quicker than this fun little thing. Check out our tutorial on how to re-create this below!
Easy unicorn cupcake tutorial!
Skill level: Beginner
- Baked cupcakes
- Rainbow sprinkles (we used the Unicorn Sprinkle Mix by Bakesbox)
- Caramel tinted fondant (we used Satin Ice white coloured with Rainbow Dust Pro Gel in Caramel)
- Edible gold paint
- Food safe paint brushes (which just means the brushes are either unused or have only ever been used on edible items)
- Icing smoother
To begin this easy unicorn cupcake tutorial you need to swirl those cupcakes! As you are going to be dipping the buttercream swirl into all those bright rainbow-unicorn-friendy sprinkles your swirl doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect. You can also use whatever large cupcake piping tip you have to hand. You’re not going to see the swirl once all those sprinkles are attached!
Pour your chosen sprinkles into a shallow dish. Then pick up your buttercream swirled cupcake and gently turn it upside-down. Dip into the bowl of sprinkles and gently angle the cake or the bowl a little to cover up the buttercream at the base.
Tip: If your buttercream seems a little too unstable or sloppy and you’re worried about it dropping off place it in a fridge for 5 minutes. Once a little firm you can dip!
Take two pieces of your caramel coloured fondant and with your icing smoother roll out into two medium length (approx 2″ / 5cm) ropes that taper at one end. To do this just roll the fondant back and forth with the smoother before then angling the smoother down a little and work on rolling one end of each fondant piece.
Now carefully twist both pieces together. It helps to twist in one direction at one end of the pieces and the opposite at the other!. Try not to be too heavy handed and squish or misshape the pieces.
Tidy and even up your fondant unicorn horn by using your icing smoother to simply roll the horn back and forth a little.
Reach for the metallic paint and finish your unicorn horn with a shimmering golden (or silver, copper, rose gold or even pearl) glow! Set aside to dry.
Finally, to finish up this easy unicorn cupcake tutorial you just need to add your unicorn horn! Once it’s fully dry insert your unicorn horn into the centre of your cupcake.
See? Easy! This easy unicorn cupcake tutorial helps make perfect treats for last minute parties, weekend sweets or as fun thank you gifts too! You can easily make them fit any themed event by just changing the colours. Try pale pastel sprinkles for baby showers. For wedding or engagement treats with a twist dip your cupcakes into white pearlescent sprinkles and add gold, white pearl or silver painted horns and a small sugar flower!