Unicorn Cupcake

Guaranteed That You’ll Enjoy These Vibrant Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorns have become a symbol of fantasy and wonder (aff), 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 (aff) 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 (aff), 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.

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.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are gorgeous! Thanks for the info, I am passing this along to my family so that they can make them for me!

  2. Amber Myers

    5 stars
    I can see kids loving these! I love all the colors going on. I’ll have to make them with my kids.

  3. Tasheena

    5 stars
    Those unicorn cupcakes look so yummy. They would be so much fun to make with my nieces the next time they come over

  4. Terri Steffes

    Aren’t these the cutest cupcakes? I would be happy to serve those to my friends and family.

  5. Catalina

    5 stars
    How cute are these unicorn cupcakes! I am sure that my kid will go crazy over them!

  6. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    5 stars
    Wow! These unicorn cupcakes are soo stunningly delicious. Loving the colors you used sooo much. Kids will definitely love them.

  7. Lynndee

    Such pretty and adorable cupcakes. Bet they’re delicious too. And you gotta love the creativity. My niece is a huge fan of unicorns. She’d love that, for sure.

  8. Ruth I

    5 stars
    Love all the colors! This is so pretty and I am sure my niece would love this!

  9. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    5 stars
    Those turned out looking so pretty! Cupcakes are always a fun treat to make and eat.

  10. Melanie Walsh

    We adore all things magical around here, and these cupcakes are going to be a hit! I think I’ll enjoy them as much as my daughters.

  11. Amy

    I bet this would be a hit for my daughter’s birthday! We haven’t decided on a theme yet but I think she’s been leaning towards Unicorn.

  12. Umm, these are super adorable and cute. My daughter is obsessed with unicorns and her birthday is coming up. So, totally making these.

  13. DALILA

    5 stars
    OMG i love these cupcakes because they are perfect for my birthday party because it’s unicorn themed and they’re just so cute i love them so so much i might even try and make my own recipe one day!!!

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