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Guaranteed That You’ll Enjoy These Vibrant Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcake

Unicorns have become a symbol of fantasy and wonder, capturing the hearts of children and adults alike. These mythical creatures have inspired a wave of creative trends, including unicorn cupcakes. These colorful, sparkling desserts are perfect for any occasion, from birthday parties to baby showers. With their bright colors, glittery decorations, and magical horn-shaped fondant toppers, unicorn cupcakes are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while adding a touch of magic to your day.

Unicorn cupcakes have taken the dessert world by storm in recent years. These delightful treats are the perfect addition to any celebration or special occasion.  They bring a touch of magic and joy to every bite. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just looking for a fun and creative way to sweeten up your next party, unicorn cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone feeling enchanted.

Unicorn Cupcake

In this post, we’ll show you how to make your very own!

Unicorn Cupcake

Unicorn Cupcakes

Lisa Martin
5 from 8 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cupcakes


Unicorn Sprinkle Mix 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
  • Divide the batter into 4 bowls and add a food color gel into each bowl. 
  • Add the Teal to one bowl, 
  • Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl. 
  • Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  • Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl 
  • Begin to fill the cupcake liners. 
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is 3/4 of the way full. 
  • 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 Teal to one bowl,
  • Add the Purple food coloring to the second bowl.
  • Add the Pink food coloring to the third bowl.
  • Add the leaf green food coloring to the fourth bowl, mixing until combined
  • Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over.
  • Scoop one spoonful of the Teal frosting onto one side of piping bag.
  • Scoop one spoonful of the Pink frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  • Scoop one spoonful of the Purple frosting onto the other side of the piping bag
  • Scoop one spoonful of the leaf green frosting onto the last side and squeeze the icing together.

To Finish

  • Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of the unicorn sprinkles onto the top of the cupcakes
  • Place a lollipop into the center of the cupcakes
Keyword cupcakes, unicorn
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What makes these cupcakes so special is their versatility. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like. Some are made with vanilla or chocolate cake, while others are made with more unique flavors like cotton candy or bubblegum. The toppings can also vary, from colorful sprinkles and edible glitter to fondant horns and ears. You can even make unicorn cupcakes with surprise fillings, like strawberry or raspberry jam, to add an extra layer of sweetness. The possibilities are endless, making them a fun and customizable dessert option for any occasion.

For more unicorn recipes, check out these Unicorn Bark, Unicorn Blue Raspberry Milkshake, and another Unicorn Cupcake recipe.

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

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