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Unicorn Cupcake
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Unicorn Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, unicorn
Servings 18 cupcakes

Equipment

  • 1 disposable piping bag with a star tip - https://amzn.to/2IkmA32
  • Cupcake liners
  • Muffin pan - https://amzn.to/2PMJ54E
  • Bowls - https://amzn.to/3c7huEV

Ingredients

Unicorn sprinkle mix

  • 1 pouch Light green, Hot Pink, and Purple Sprinkle Jimmies

Cupcake

  • 1 box French vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla extract 
  • Teal, Pink, Purple and leaf green gel food coloring 
  • Twist lollipops: Bubblegum flavored

Frosting

  • 1 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • teal, pink, purple and leaf green gel food coloring

Instructions

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