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Colorful Unicorn Cupcakes
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Unicorn Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Author: Jill


Unicorn ears ingredients

  • 1 White fondant container
  • 1 Pink fondant container
  • Wilton icing tip 2D
  • Wilton icing tip #2
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 cutting board

Unicorn sprinkle mix:

  • 1 pouch of Light green Hot Pink, Neon Blue and Purple Nonpareil's and sprinkle Jimmies (bought from Michaels craft stores)

Vanilla cupcakes

  • Makes 18 Cupcakes


  • 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
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • teal Pink, and Purple gel food coloring
  • 3 bowls
  • white cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 5 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6-10 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • pink purple and leaf green gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with large round tip
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a large star tip
  • 1 disposable piping bag with medium star tip
  • 1 disposable piping bag with small star tip
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a wilton tip #195
  • 1 package of unicorn horn royal icing transfers found at Hobby Lobby



  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your cutting board and rolling pin
  • Roll out half of both colors of fondant to be 1/8 thick
  • Using the 2D icing tip, cut out 36 white round circles
  • Using the #2 icing tip, cut out 36 pink round circles
  • Using the #2 tip again, cut the pink circle a tad bit smaller
  • Using a paintbrush, brush a really small amount of water onto the white circles
  • Place the pink circles into the center of the white
  • Carefully pick up the white circle and pinch the bottom of the ears
  • Set aside and repeat with remaining 35 circles
  • Allow to dry for 2 hours before starting your cupcakes

Unicorn Sprinkle Directions

  • Combine all sprinkles into a sealed container and shake until combined

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of each color into the cupcake liners in layers
  • Use a knife and swirl the colors slightly
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Directions

  • Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  • Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  • Once the frosting is made, split it into 4 bowls
  • Add about 2-4 drops of each color:
  • Add the Purple food coloring to the first bowl.
  • Add the Pink food coloring to the second bowl.
  • Leave the third bowl white
  • Add a few drops fo the green food coloring into the last bowl
  • Scoop the purple frosting, leaving about 1/4 C in the bowl, into the piping bag with the round tip
  • Scoop one spoonful of the Pink frosting onto one side of the piping bag fitted with all three size star tips
  • Scoop one spoonful of the Purple frosting onto the other side of the piping bag fitted with the small star tip
  • Scoop white frosting into the same piping bag as the pink and purple
  • Scoop white frosting into the two other piping bags with just the pink frosting
  • Scoop the green frosting into the piping bag with tip number 195
  • Using the round purple piping bag, pipe a large dollop of frosting onto the cupcake
  • Dip the cupcake into the sprinkles mixtures
  • Pipe another dollop of purple frosting onto the top of the sprinkled frosting
  • Using the large star tip, pipe a dollop of frosting in the top center
  • Place the unicorn horn into the center of the frosting
  • Place a ear on both sides of the horn
  • Using the smaller star tips, pipe dollops of frosting around the frosting to create flowers
  • Using the green frosting and pipe leafs along the flowers
  • Enjoy!