My partner’s little sister turned 16 recently, which meant it was time for a very important cake! I have seen unicorn cakes cropping up on my social media a lot lately and I absolutely love them, the theme was also perfect for a sweet 16 birthday party so I decided to give it a go and create my own.
I had so much fun making this cake. It certainly isn’t my usual style, but I enjoyed the challenge and it certainly had the showstopper factor.
To decorate the cake, I used rainbow sprinkles in the cake mix and sprinkled rainbow drops between the layers to make it extra magical!
I decided to choose a pastel buttercream palette, with green, blue, pink and purple. I used four different nozzles to create a variety of shapes and textures in the unicorn’s mane.
It was a very hot day which made the job a little more difficult, as the cake required vertical piping and a couple of the fringe sections drooped during the journey and she began to look a little sad in the eyes. Thankfully it held together for the photos so I can show you what she looked like at her best!
For the rest of decorations I used royal icing moulded into shapes. The horn was rolled into a tapered sausage shape and wrapped around a lollipop stick. The ears were cut from rolled icing in two sections and then both the horn and the ears were painted using a mix of edible gold lustre dust and a very small drop of vodka to create a paint.
I hope my attempt at the unicorn cake brings a bit of magic to your day x