(Inside: Ok. I’m going to go ahead and admit it, I’m a little unicorn obsessed. I like unicorn cookies and unicorn muddy buddies. I just like everything unicorn. In fact, I’m in love with these Unicorn Cupcakes. Good thing I also am in love with eating…)
There’s a lot of sweetness in my life.
I have a two little girls that give me kisses and cuddles, a dog of unimaginable patience and 900 stuffed animals currently in residence in every nook and cranny of my living room.
So much sweetness, it can make a toothache.
Makes sense to bring all that sweetness to bear when making a little actual toothache action.
So I made a batch of these awesome little Unicorn Cupcakes.
Just about so much sweetness a girl could just giggle.
I think I’ll let you in on a little secret: The real magic to these adorable unicorn cupcakes is the neon food coloring and the gold sprinkles.
Ok. So the horn is cool too–and kind of makes it into a unicorn…and I found those at Hobby Lobby.
So you can totally get yours on really easily.
No, really, even doing the swrily cuteness of the icing is totally easy…see?
Stop arguing with me that you can’t do it and just try.
If I can do it, you can…it’s ridiculously simple.
Just get your Unicorn Cupcakes made an enjoy your afternoon, sweetness.
And don’t forget, get your pin on for these sweet Unicorn Cupcakes so you’ve got them for your next unicorn party…then get ready for all the magic you could possibly handle.
What You Need to Make Unicorn Cupcakes
Wilton 710-041 Pearilized Sugar Food Decorative, Gold, 5.25 oz.Wilton 300-Count Rainbow Bright Standard Baking Cups, 415-2179Gel Food Coloring Set 4/Pkg-NeonWilton Disposable 16-Inch Decorating Bags, 12 PackWilton Cake Decorating Tip Pkg Open Star #21Wilton 710-4065 Rainbow Nonpareils Food Decorative, 7.5-Ounce
How to Make Unicorn Cupcakes
Ok. I'm going to go ahead and admit it, I'm a little unicorn obsessed. I like unicorn cookies and unicorn muddy buddies. I just like everything unicorn. In fact, I'm in love with these Unicorn Cupcakes. Good thing I also am in love with eating...
- 1/2 C. butter softened to room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 C. milk
- 1/8 C. Wilton multi-color sprinkles
- Pink gel food coloring
- Teal gel food coloring
- Purple gel food coloring
- 3 C. powdered sugar
- 1/3 C. butter softened to room temperature
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp. milk
- Multi-color cupcake liners I used aqua, purple and bright pink
- Mini marshmallows
- Gold sprinkles
- Unicorn Horn Candy Icing Decoration I found mine at Hobby Lobby
- Disposable piping bag
- Star frosting tip
- 3 large freezer storage bags
- Plastic wrap
- Kitchen scissors
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Combine the 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder and milk, mixing well.
Add in 1/8 cup of multi-colored sprinkles and stir lightly to combine.
Fill each cupcake about 3/4 full.
Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes. If it comes out 'clean' the cupcakes are done.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely prior to decorating.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, combine the powdered sugar, 1/3 cup softened butter, vanilla extract and milk. Once the frosting has reached your desired consistency divide into 3 small dishes.
Add 1 drop of gel food coloring to each bowl of frosting and stir to combine.
Lay out a long piece of plastic wrap on the counter (you can always trim).
Fill one freezer bag with one color of frosting. Snip the corner using the kitchen scissors and gently squeeze the frosting out in a long line on the plastic wrap.
Repeat step #10 with the other 2 frosting colors.
Once all the frosting is lined up, gently roll the plastic wrap as shown in the photo. Place in the fridge a few minutes to firm up.
Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag. Remove the frosting from the fridge. Cut in half if needed (mine was really long) and place the open end down into the frosting tip.
Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag and onto the cupcake in a circular motion.
Repeat with all cupcakes.
Give each cupcake a gold unicorn horn.
Use the kitchen scissors to cut the mini marshmallows in half and dip the sticky side into the gold sprinkles for ears.