Ann Reardon

Easy Unicorn Cake

 

This fun and relatively easy cake, with hardly any fondant. This unicorn cake design was invented by the very talented and amazing Jenna Rae Cakes back in September 2016 and since then they have been appearing every where!

I had tears streaming down my face last night as I read through the names of the victims from the Manchester bombing. How can anyone deliberately set out to be so cruel? Parents have lost children and kids have lost their mums and dads, not to mention those who are just starting the long road to recovery from horrific injuries and burns. I just want to scoop them all up in my arms, give them a great big hug and make it all better. If only kisses could heal injuries and hugs could erase haunting memories. All we can do is pray.

To make this unicorn cake you will need:

3 quantities of my sponge cake recipe
3 quantities of basic vanilla buttercream
150g (5.29 ounces) black fondant
50g (1.76 ounces) of blue, pink and yellow fondant
50g (1.76 ounces) white fondant
gold luster dust
ice-cream cone
m&m’s
simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves)
2 cake pop sticks

Make the fondant details as shown in the video, you can make these a couple of days ahead and leave them to dry out or add tylose powder to the fondant so it dries quickly.

Bake you cakes and prepare the buttercream (see links above).

Use a cookie cutter to cut the middle out of your sponge cake. Add some simple syrup, buttercream then continue to layer up the cakes. Ideally a cake this tall should have supports cake board in the centre. You can’t really do that if you want m&m’s down the middle and big tall slices like I wanted. But be warned if you don’t add supports you would not want to be transporting the cake by car because it wouldn’t be stable enough.

Fill the centre with mm’s right up to the top. Then add simple syrup, spread out the frosting and add the top layer of cake. Pipe buttercream all over the outside and spread it out covering up all the gaps over the top and the sides then place it in the fridge.

After an hour take the cake out of the fridge and smooth out any imperfections. Place the left over buttercream into bowls and colour it using gel food colours.

Add the horn to the centre of the cake and then add your ears on either side just poking the cake pop stick down into the cake.

unicorn cake how to

Decorate the cake using a star tip and colored buttercream. For multiple colours in the one bag follow the tutorial in the video. Add some stars to decorate the top.

Cut out some eyelashes, brush in gold and add to the front of the cake.

unicorn cake how to

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77 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4

    Lovely cake. Well done

  2. Rating: 5

    So, I gave this a try for my niece´s birthday. Since I´ve never done a cake like this before, using buttercream and smoothing it out and stuff like that, I was not sure what to expect. My cake is far from perfect, but for a first attempt I think it´s fine. The recipe and the video ( which i probably watched 100 times) really helped me out. Everything was easy to understand, even for someone who doesn´t speak english as their first language. In the end, the Birthday Girl loved her cake and was happy. That was all I hoped for, so thanks a lot for sharing your recipe and lots of love from germany

  3. Rating: 5

    OMG, ITS AMAZING!! ?❤️???? can’t
    wait to make it, tnx
    xxx
    ari

  4. Rating: 5

    This cake was amazing and the hit of my 6 year old’s party. The instructions were easy to follow and everyone thought the cake was professionally done.

    • My cake

  5. Rating: 5

    Thank you for this fantastic recipe but can I please ask for how many people is this cake good for? And is it baked in 20cm “cake-pan”?

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