Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes. I mean, it's two of the best things combined in one tasty treat. These rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes are the perfect treat for a birthday party or for any unicorn lover. Enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Servings 18
Jana Seitzer Jana


Unicorn Ears Ingredients

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

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Teal Pink, and Purple gel food coloring
  • 3 bowls
  • White cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pans

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 5 cup 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


Unicorn Ears Directions

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

Vanilla Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  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. Scoop 1 tbsp of each color into the cupcake liners in layers.
  5. Use a knife and swirl the colors slightly.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 18–20 minutes.
  7. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.

  2. Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.

  3. Once the frosting is made, split it into 4 bowls.

  4. 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.

  5. Scoop the purple frosting, leaving about 1/4 cup in the bowl, into the piping bag with the round tip.

  6. Scoop one spoonful of the Pink frosting onto one side of the piping bag fitted with all three size star tips.

  7. Scoop one spoonful of the Purple frosting onto the other side of the piping bag fitted with the small star tip.

  8. Scoop white frosting into the same piping bag as the pink and purple.

  9. Scoop white frosting into the two other piping bags with just the pink frosting.

  10. Scoop the green frosting into the piping bag with tip number 195.

  11. Using the round purple piping bag, pipe a large dollop of frosting onto the cupcake.

  12. Dip the cupcake into the sprinkles mixtures.

  13. Pipe another dollop of purple frosting onto the top of the sprinkled frosting.

  14. Using the large star tip, pipe a dollop of frosting in the top center.

  15. Place the unicorn horn into the center of the frosting.

  16. Place an ear on both sides of the horn.

  17. Using the smaller star tips, pipe dollops of frosting around the frosting to create flowers.

  18. Using the green frosting and pipe leaves along the flowers.

  19. Enjoy!