Unicorn Cupcakes Done Right – Chic & Easy

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Are you looking for unicorn cupcake ideas? Well, I have one I would love to share with you! My daughter, little miss, just turned one year old and I threw her an epic unicorn theme birthday party! If you hang around the blog long, you will learn, when I say epic, I MEAN EPIC!

This post is one in my DIY series “How to Throw Your Own Epic Unicorn Party”. Oh, and since it’s mainly DIY it is so much more economical than purchasing everything! For today’s edition we are going to chat about making unicorn cupcakes. YUM! YUM!

Prepare Fondant Cupcake Accents

Before we do any baking, you are going to want to jump over to my DIY Unicorn Cake Decorating Tutorial and follow the instructions to make unicorn horns  and ears for your cupcakes. Remember to make one horn for every cupcake. Also, instead of a skewer, use a toothpick to support the unicorn horn. You will see what I am talking about when you look at the tutorial. The fondant horn preparation can be done a few days in advance to when you make your cupcakes. In fact, I recommend that!

Decorating Your Unicorn Cupcakes

On cupcake day, the first thing you need to do is whip up a batch of your favorite cupcakes. A family recipe, straight outta the box…it doesn’t matter. However you roll to get cupcakes baked, just do it! Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled we  start the fun part: decorating. Oh, and here is today’s random fact. See that pig cutting board in the picture below…my daddy made me that! Pretty crafty dad I have there! I love that pig if you can’t tell! Mainly because he made it. 🙂

unicorn cupcakes easy diy

Cupcakes baked. Check. OK, so next, whip up a batch of buttercream frosting.  While  I’ve got frosting ion my mind here is a little frosting tip for you: Add a jar of marshmallow fluff to your buttercream recipe. It makes it taste so yummy! My DIY Unicorn Cake Decorating Tutorial also has a great link for a super buttercream frosting recipe if you are looking to try one out. Guess what, it uses marshmallow fluff!

So getting back to business, after preparing the frosting, add color to it, if desired. Personally, I decided to leave mine the  beautiful cream color that it is. It coordinates nicely with my chocolate cupcakes and golden horns.

Prepare your large pastry bag by putting an extra large star tip, I used the one from this cupcake decorating set, in and filling the bag with icing. Pipe a swirl of icing onto each cupcake. I let a little of the chocolate cake show through on the edges for a nice  color contrast.

unicorn cupcakes easy diy

Next, place all the unicorn horns in the cupcakes.Try to center them the best you can. After that,  place those cute little ears on the unicorn cupcakes.

Voila! These easy and chic unicorn cupcakes are ready to be eaten!

Additional Unicorn Cupcake Ideas

A few additional ideas I had, but ran out of time to do:

  1. Sprinkle the cupcakes with a bit of sanding sugar in a coordinating color to give them a magical glimmer or add some star shaped sprinkles. I love the gold star sprinkles!
  2. On pinterest, I also saw clear plastic wine glasses (the kind from the dollar store) filled with gummy bears, which were sorted by color and layered in the glasses, following the colors of the rainbow,  with a cupcake sat on top. This would be a fun way to display your final cupcakes. I actual displayed mine on the desert table using the DIY serving platters I made. They look delicious and the fact that there were none left confirmed that they were!

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It is amazing what a magical creation your  cupcakes can become with just a bit of frosting and a few easily made fondant accents! I look forward to seeing how yours turn out! As always, I would love to see, so don’t be shy. We love to share here at Paisley & Pugs!  Also, if you ever have questions or need help please reach out to me. I am always happy to help out my fans and love to hear from you!



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23 thoughts on “Unicorn Cupcakes Done Right – Chic & Easy

  1. These are so cute. I am adore faeries and of course unicorns go very well with this theme. Pinning this to my cupcake board. Love it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jann Olson says:

    These are so cute! What little girl wouldn’t love having a unicorn party? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  3. Oh my god, what a great idea! I actually have a friend in mind who would go crazy over these 😀 Love it!

    Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party!

    *Maisy

    • Steph says:

      Thank you so much…and sorry for causing a cake craving 😉 I love being a part of #TwinklyTuesday so thank you for having me!

  4. Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Up. These cupcakes are so adorable! I’m on love with them, they’re almost too pretty to eat. You truly are talented. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Laurie says:

    Stephanie, First of all welcome to Brag About It, we are delighted to have you. Your unicorn cupcakes are adorable!! Pinning to share. Hope you have a great week and will come back and share with us again 🙂

    • Steph says:

      Laurie, Thank you so much for having me at Brag About It and for taking the time to come check out my post. I will definitely be back!

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