Unicorns are a major trend, and you may have already received a request for a unicorn cake – don’t panic, we have you covered with 17 easy unicorn cake ideas that you can make at home!
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From cupcakes to tiered cakes, unicorn cakes are a really big deal. Take a look at all the fantastic, magical cakes below and don’t forget to let us know your favourite in the comments below!
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Unicorn Cake Ideas You Can Make At Home
Isn’t this unicorn cake just adorable? Little Button Diaries made this cake for her daughter’s birthday, and has done a full photo step-by-step guide to show you how to recreate it at home.
Next up is this unicorn cutie from Cake 2 The Rescue – while this one is made from a kit, you could easily recreate it by using a hand-drawn stencil and cutting the shape from a rectangular cake, just like the cake above.
The signature of a unicorn cake is the magical, glittering unicorn horn. Learn how to make the perfect one for your cakes with this great tutorial from Baker’s Party Shop – just increase the size for larger cakes.
This fun unicorn cake idea is from Pinterest – all it takes is a plain white cake and strands of multi-coloured fondant ‘hair’ that you can just lay into place. A silver horn, some cute little unicorn ears and a few wired stars finish the magical look.
This is possibly one of the cutest unicorns ever! The Icing Artist uses a dome-shaped cake to create this unicorn cake, embellishing with pastel buttercream hair and some cartoon-inspired eyes – gorgeous!
Whipped Bake Shop made this delightfully simple and eye-catching unicorn cake by laying pieces of fondant on to a plain white cake to create the unicorn features. A glittery gold unicorn horn is the perfect finishing touch.
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Make a double-height cake and majestic horn for your unicorn, and you could recreate this rainbow-maned cake. While this one is available as part of Craftsy kit, you can take inspiration from the finished product to make your unicorn cake.
Short on time, or baking skill? Transform a plain sheet cake into a unicorn cake like this version from Cakes.com. A multicoloured buttercream mane, unicorn horn, ears and some fluttering lashes are all that’s needed to make a drastic difference to a plain homemade (or shop-bought) traybake.
We found this unicorn cake on Pinterest, and just love the way the unicorn has been created over two tiers. Rainbow hair, hearts and a sweetie border finish this unicorn off in style!
If you’re looking to recreate the unicorn emoji in cake form, then this is the tutorial you need! Thanks for Zoe’s Fancy Cakes for the great step-by-step.
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Piped roses look fantastic, and are the perfect choice for unicorn ‘hair’ on your cake. You can see how to make them with this great buttercream rose tutorial – you never know when it may come in handy, as it’s particularly impressive for bake sale or birthday party cupcakes!
You could also put it into action with these unicorn cake ideas…
This unicorn cake from Sugar Geek Show features a rounded top, a clean white ganache covering, a marbled candy unicorn horn, and a bright, delicious buttercream mane – and not forgetting those amazing lashes!
Another fantastic example is this one from Rosie’s Dessert Spot which uses multicoloured roses for an enchanting mane.
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These showstopping cupcakes, as seen on Party Delights, will go down a treat at any unicorn birthday party – even though they’re almost too good to eat!
Dress up the simplest of cupcakes with this swirled buttercream and unicorn horn, with full instructions from Cupcake Recepten (the page is in Dutch, but translates well into English).
…while The Crumb Canvas shows that different piping tips can create a varied effect for the mane.
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Kids (and adults) will love these unicorn cupcake cones from My Heavenly Recipes – they are ideal for parties, bake sales or just a weekend treat!
A pull-apart cupcake cake is a fantastic centrepiece for any party, and we love this one from So Yummy (first up in the video) – they’ll be fighting over all the delicious bite-size treats, so making extra is definitely a good idea!
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Which of these AMAZING unicorn cake ideas is your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!