We make ALOTofsupercuteandmagicalunicorncakes&cupcakes. All of them utterly perfect for kids parties or Christenings! This time we were asked to make a more grown-up unicorn cake. Adorned with bubblegum pink macarons, pastel meringues, 24k gold leaf and a more pretty than adorable unicorn. We think this cake added the perfect amount of grown-up magic to the party!
Pretty pastel unicorn cake for a fun birthday party!
The pastel unicorn cake was covered in a silky whitened buttercream in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour. We then added a soft lavender ombré effect along the base before adding a mix of fun sprinkles. 24k edible gold leaf was then applied before a blush pink drip edged one side of this cutie!
A box full of matching party cupcakes accompanied this pastel unicorn cake! Some were rose swirls of white buttercream finished with 24k gold, others featured pink chocolate drizzles, sprinkles, pretty roses and pastel meringues!
Cute pastel unicorn cake and cupcakes!
We LOVE drip cakes as they’re usually loaded with so many sweet treats! This pastel dream cake was topped with a flurry of sprinkles (we used ‘Crush’ and ‘Pastel Princess’ both from Shire Bakery), pretty pink macarons, pastel turquoise meringue kisses and pink and lavender roses!
That magical unicorn on top? 100% hand crafted using zero moulds whatsoever. We studied and sketched a few stylised unicorns and horses before experimenting with fondant. In the end it needed to be pretty stable, but the pose couldn’t look static. We decided to have the unicorn stood on an edible cloud to make it durable and have one leg arched up! This also meant that the unicorn could stand a little higher than all the treats on top.
This sure was a fun order to make. What’s not to love right? Unicorn theme! Macarons! Cute colour palette!
This mermaid birthday cake has to easily be one of the craziest fun cakes we’ve been asked to create so far. The inspiration behind this was little Emily’s love for a My Little Pony movie about unicorn mermaids (seriously… why didn’t this exist when we were 5?!?). Armed with images of her rainbow streaked and glitter covered party invites we had all the inspiration we needed. Our idea in the end was of a giant pink marshmallow (where else are unicorns going to live?) floating Île de Floattant style on a turquoise sea inhabited by mermaids. This possibly makes us sound insane, but sometimes it helps for us to build a small story behind the design of a cake. We think it helps add a little extra fun.
Recently the lovely The Shire Bakery sent us some pretty cool sprinkles. These included lots of metallic rods, tiny star studded mixes and a fun sea / mermaid themed bottle! We needed certain colours for this cake so we created a more custom mix out of some of our favourites! In went the sugar pearls, shimmering sea shells, giant pink confetti pieces, baby blue seahorses, pastel yellow stars and pink/rose gold metallic rods! Perfect for a mermaid birthday cake!
Nestled on top was Emily’s own magical unicorn, a huge rainbow 5 and a cloud with her name in gold! The fondant number 5 was tricky as it needed to be larger than the unicorn, hold itself up and be heavily decorated. Any added weight can make a custom fondant number or letter snap. To get around this we created the piece in advance and added a hidden support structure inside.
Unicorn and mermaid birthday cake
We doa lotofcakes topped with fondant unicorns so we try to make every single one different. Some have pink ombré hair and some sport a rainbow style. Some unicorns are star studded and some have a little added glitz! We gave this little cutie a super excited expression with a slightly upturned head, closed-tight eyes and a cheeky smile! We also dusted her with edible lustre and added rainbow stars in her wild rainbow mane.
Loving the board on this beauty! We created fondant mermaid tails with bright fondant and edible gold paint. We then surrounded these with sprinkles meringue kisses as ‘rocks’. The pretty turquoise meringues were studded with tiny gold sprinkles from Fancy Sprinkles! These added a little extra fun to the plain pink kisses with the texture and extra gold.
Also, running down the cake is a seriously so-bright-you’ll-need-sunglasses hot pink drip! We used a cocoa butter based food colouring for this as normal food colour is generally water based. We all know what happens to chocolate when a bit of water hits it… it seizes up! Yikes.
Now for a final look at this magical rainbow covered mermaid birthday cake! We loved it from start to finish. What’s not to love really… cute unicorn… mermaids… rainbows… stars… cake!
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.
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!
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.
We had lots of fun creating and sharing our Easter tutorials last week! By the end of the week we had to create a fun Easter themed birthday cake for a family member. We decided that our Easter bunny and chicks would be perfect nestled on top of a bright giant cupcake! We teamed our cute little characters with rainbow sprinkles, and a flowerpaste banner coloured with Squires Kitchen’s Bluegrass gel paste colour for a playful brightness. If you need to re-create this cake why not play with different sprinkles and colour; use flower shaped sprinkles on top of green buttercream for a lovely garden theme, or use Oreo crumbles as patches of soil!
To create our giant cupcake we used our giant cupcake pan and the following recipe…
NOTE: If you add cocoa powder to create a chocolate cake add some extra butter or an extra egg to make up for the extra dry ingredients.
To make the cake cream the butter in a mixer then add the granulated sugar. Add in the flour along with half of the eggs for around one minute. Once half of the eggs are combined add the remaining and mix for approximately 5 minutes.
Once fully mixed pour into the ‘cupcake case’ section of your giant cupcake pan. The ‘buttercream’ or ‘top’ section of the giant cupcake is more shallow and needs less time to bake so the batter to this half needs to be added when the ‘cupcake case’ section is half baked (usually around 20-30 minutes).
Set the cake pan with the ‘cupcake case’ section filled only place on the top shelf of a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 3/325F/170C. Bake for around 40 minutes to an hour. Keep checking by using a cake tester pushed in and drawn out of the cake’s centre (if the skewer comes out clean then your cake is done).
In this tutorial we show you how to make a colourful confetti cake! This fun cake is perfect for all occasions and celebrations and, with the help of some wax covered sprinkles, it is also quick and easy. Once a confetti cake is cut the colours will burst out and the decoration possibilities are endless. Why not go sprinkle crazy and cover the outside with rainbow jimmies, nonpareils or pearls for an ultimate explosion of colour and a little extra crunch! To begin this tutorial take a look at what you will need below.
First step: Mix together the ingredients from your favourite cake recipe in a bowl or mixer until smooth.
Step two: Pour in the sprinkles and mix until they’re evenly distributed. At this stage you can decide how many sprinkles to include depending on what result suits you best.
Step three: Bake your cake mix on the same heat you usually would, however, it may need a little longer in the oven as the sprinkles can change the consistency and even add moisture. Check regularly with a cake tester to ensure you don’t over bake.
Step four: Once your cake is ready you should be able to see the bursts of colour from the sprinkles which will have exploded with the heat. If this has happened your cake is ready to cool.
If you have followed this easy, step-by-step tutorial you will now have your very own confetti cake! If you don’t want to use sprinkles for your cake we recommend these Colourburst Batter Bits by Wilton which are made specially for confetti cakes. These are also available in red, green, blue, orange and pink. Why not mix and match them, make a one-colour confetti cake or even create a cake with alternate layers of confetti! Take the tips from this tutorial but don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this simple cake. It would look great at any themed party covered in lashings of buttercream, iced in brightly coloured fondant or even just being enjoyed at home with a cup of tea.