Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Unicorn Cupcakes

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These unicorn cupcakes are so cute! Kids are obsessed with all things unicorn. These would be so perfect for a Unicorn birthday party or a fun day of baking together in the kitchen!

Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes

Makes 18 Cupcakes

Unicorn sprinkle mix:

  • 1 pouch of Light green, Hot Pink, and Purple Nonpareil’s and sprinkle Jimmies (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • Combine all sprinkles into a sealed container and shake until combined

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Teal, Pink, Purple and leaf green gel food coloring
  • Clear cupcake liners
  • Muffin pan
  • Twist lollipops: Bubblegum flavored

Unicorn CupcakesCupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
  3. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  4. Divide the batter into 4 bowls and add a food color gel into each bowl.
  5. Add the Teal to one bowl,
  6. Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl.
  7. Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  8. Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl
  9. Begin to fill the cupcake liners.
  10. Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is 3/4 of the way full.
  11. Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  12. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Unicorn CupcakesFrosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • teal, pink, purple and leaf green gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a star tip

Frosting Directions:

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  2. Mix until you see stiff peaks in your frosting.
  3. Once the frosting is made, split it into 4 bowls
  4. Add about 2-4 drops of each color:
  5. Add the Teal to one bowl,
  6. Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl.
  7. Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  8. Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl, mixing until combined
  9. Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over.
  10. Scoop one spoonful of the Teal frosting onto one side of piping bag.
  11. Scoop one spoonful of the Pink frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  12. Scoop one spoonful of the Purple frosting onto the other side of the piping bag
  13. Scoop one spoonful of the leaf green frosting onto the last side and squeeze the icing together.
  14. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  15. Sprinkle a little bit of the unicorn sprinkles onto the top of the cupcakes
  16. Place a lollipop into the center of the cupcakes
  17. Enjoy your fun Unicorn Cupcakes!

Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes
 
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • Unicorn sprinkle mix:
  • 1 pouch of Light green, Hot Pink, and Purple Nonpareil's and sprinkle Jimmies
  • Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • ½ C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Teal, Pink, Purple and leaf green gel food coloring
  • Clear cupcake liners
  • Muffin pan
  • Twist lollipops: Bubblegum flavored
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2½ C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • teal, pink, purple and leaf green gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a star tip
Instructions
  1. Unicorn sprinkle mix directions:
  2. Combine all sprinkles into a sealed container and shake until combined
  3. Cupcake Directions:
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
  6. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  7. Divide the batter into 4 bowls and add a food color gel into each bowl.
  8. Add the Teal to one bowl,
  9. Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl.
  10. Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  11. Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl
  12. Begin to fill the cupcake liners.
  13. Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is ¾ of the way full.
  14. Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  15. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.
  16. Frosting Directions:
  17. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  18. Mix until you see stiff peaks in your frosting.
  19. Once the frosting is made, split it into 4 bowls
  20. Add about 2-4 drops of each color:
  21. Add the Teal to one bowl,
  22. Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl.
  23. Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  24. Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl, mixing until combined
  25. Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over.
  26. Scoop one spoonful of the Teal frosting onto one side of piping bag.
  27. Scoop one spoonful of the Pink frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  28. Scoop one spoonful of the Purple frosting onto the other side of the piping bag
  29. Scoop one spoonful of the leaf green frosting onto the last side and squeeze the icing together.
  30. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  31. Sprinkle a little bit of the unicorn sprinkles onto the top of the cupcakes
  32. Place a lollipop into the center of the cupcakes

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Unicorn Poop Bundt Cake

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