Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes

I have seen loads of unicorn cupcakes all over pinterest and they all look so amazing. I have always fancied trying to make my own but I’m not a very good baker. The kids love baking and wish I would do it more often with them, so last Sunday we spent the day making loads of different cupcakes and I had a go at making some unicorn cupcakes.

They turned out better than I expected, but nothing like the stunning creations I have seen online. But most of them you need to be an expert baker, which of course I am not. So these cupcakes are for the absolutely beginner like me. This follows a really easy to make cake batter and the way I made the buttercream frosting is easy.

Ok, I must admit, I did try to pipe the butter cream frosting and make those gorgeous magical swirls, but it just turned out a big mess with it all looking rather sloppy.

 

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

 

This cupcake mixture will make 24 cupcakes:

For the cake mixture :

  • 250g butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tbsp of milk
  • Food colouring of your choice – I used Dr Oetker gel in blue, purple and pink
  1. Set the oven to Gas mark 5
  2. Beat the butter until softened. Then add the sugar, flour, salt, eggs and milk and whisk until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 2-3 bowls, depending on how many different colours you want. Add some gel food colouring, a different colour to each bowl. mix until you get the desired colour you want.
  4. Layer the mixtures into cupcake cases and place on two baking tray/muffin trays.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes then swap the tray positions and bake for a further 3-7 minutes.

Allow to cool completely. While they are cooling you can make your frosting and unicorn ears etc.

To make the unicorn and ears:

  • White ready to roll frosting
  • Dr Oetker silver Shimmer Spray.
  1. Pull a small ball of frosting of the block and roll in a ball until nice and soft. Split into two and roll both pieces out with your fingers to make two small unicorn shape pieces. Pinch the bottoms together and twist around each other making it into a point. Leave aside to harden.
  2. For the ears, do the same again and make a small ball and split in half. Make two ear shape pieces. I tried to make mine like a triangle then shape the bottom into a curve. leave to harden.
  3. Once hardened, place on to of foil or baking parchment and spray with the shimmer spray.

 

For the butter cream frosting:

  • 1 part butter
  • 3 parts icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Food colouring of choice – I used Dr Oetker blue. purple and pink
  1. Mix the butter in an electric whisker until soft. (you can also do this by hand)
  2. Add the sugar and mix on a slow speed
  3. Add the vanilla. Then turn up high and mix for 5 minutes.
  4. Separate the mixture into bowls and add food colouring until you get your desired colour.

When the cupcakes have cooled completely down, add a blob of each different colour butter cream on top of each other and slightly mix together. Add the unicorn horn and ears. I then used blue and pink balls from the Dr Oetker superheros and fairy princess sprinkles set. I also added little pink hearts from the fairy princess sprinkle set and placed in the ears. I finished off with spraying the whole cupcake with the silver shimmer spray to give it a more magical feel.

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

 

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Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Unicorn Cupcakes are really easy to make and great for the beginner baker 

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
For the Cupckaes
  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tbsp of milk
  • Food colouring of choice I used Dr Oetker blue. purple and pink
For the Unicorn horn and ears
  • White ready to roll frosting
  • Dr Oetker silver Shimmer Spray.
For the buttercream frosting
  • 1 part butter
  • 3 parts icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Food colouring of choice I used Dr Oetker blue. purple and pink
Instructions
To Make the Cupcakes
  1. Set the oven to Gas mark 5
  2. Beat the butter until softened. Then add the sugar, flour, salt, eggs and milk and whisk until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 2-3 bowls, depending on how many different colours you want. Add some gel food colouring, a different colour to each bowl. mix until you get the desired colour you want.
  4. Layer the mixtures into cupcake cases and place on two baking tray/muffin trays.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes then swap the tray positions and bake for a further 3-7 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely. While they are cooling you can make your frosting and unicorn ears etc.
To Make the Unicorn Horn and Ears
  1. Pull a small ball of frosting of the block and roll in a ball until nice and soft. Split into two and roll both pieces out with your fingers to make two small unicorn shape pieces. Pinch the bottoms together and twist around each other making it into a point. Leave aside to harden.
  2. For the ears, do the same again and make a small ball and split in half. Make two ear shape pieces. I tried to make mine like a triangle then shape the bottom into a curve. leave to harden.
  3. Once hardened, place on to of foil or baking parchment and spray with the shimmer spray.
To Make the Buttercream Frosting
  1. Mix the butter in a electric whisker until soft. (you can also do this by hand)
  2. Add the sugar and mix on a slow speed
  3. Add the vanilla. Then turn up high and mix for 5 minutes.
  4. Separate the mixture into bowls and add food colouring until you get your desired colour.
  5. When the cupcakes have cooled completely down, add a blob of each different colour butter cream on top of each other and slightly mix together. Add the unicorn horn and ears. I then used blue and pink balls from the Dr Oetker superheros and fairy princess sprinkles set. I also added little pink hearts from the fairy princess sprinkle set and placed in the ears. I finished off with spraying the whole cupcake with the silver shimmer spray to give it a more magical feel.

These cupcakes may not look like the most beautiful unicorn cupcakes in the world, but I think I did a pretty good job. They tasted really delicious too and they where all eaten within just 15 minutes. Why not give them ago yourself and let me know how you get on.

 

Easy To Make Unicorn Cupcakes | Serenity You

 

 

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