How to Make a Unicorn Cake


Birthdays are celebrated every year, and as is traditional, the ceremony is usually accompanied by a delicious sweet cake. However, finding the perfect sweet treat can sometimes be a real headache for many people.

That's why, to help you have an original and unique birthday party, we offer you today a quick recipe to make a beautiful unicorn cake for your celebrations. πŸŽ‚

πŸ¦„ Do you want to please your daughter or a child who is passionate about unicorns? πŸ¦„ Take advantage of her birthday to offer her the cake of her dreams.Β 

If you want to go ahead and cook your first unicorn by yourself, don't waste any more time. We present on this page an easy step-by-step recipe to make a simple 100% successful unicorn cake.

🌈 Ingredients Required πŸ¦„ :

βœ… For the cake:

  • 100g of flour
  • 55g of almond powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 155g powdered sugar
  • x1 teaspoon of vanilla

βœ… For the icing:

  • 150g softened soft butter
  • 500g plain fresh cheese
  • 250g of powdered sugar
  • 100g of mascarpone
  • Red food coloring
  • 100g of raspberries

βœ… For the decoration :

  • x1 pack of white sugar paste
  • x1 pack of black sugar
  • x1 pack of golden powder
  • x1 sugar decoration

Step #1: πŸŽ‚ Cookie Preparation πŸŽ‚

  • Preheat the oven to 180Β°C
  • Butter and flour 4 small mussels
  • Mix the flour with the almond powder and set aside.
  • Whip the egg yolks in a salad bowl with the vanilla and the powdered sugar until the whole whitens.
  • Whip the egg whites in another container.
  • Mix a first part of the whites into the egg yolk mixture by whisking, then gently incorporate the rest of the whites with a spatula. Add the flour and almond powder gradually while mixing.
  • Pour the mixture into moulds and smooth the preparation.
  • Place the 4 small preparations in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned.
  • Leave to cool for a few moments, then unmould the cakes while they are still hot. Set them aside for further preparation.


Step #2: 🌈 Preparing the icing πŸ¦„

Using a blender, whip the butter with the plain fresh cheese in a salad bowl. Smooth and then add the mascarpone and powdered sugar. Whip the mixture for a few minutes so that it becomes homogeneous.

Put in the fridge. One third of the mixture will be used for the mane of the unicorn and two thirds to cover the cake.

βœ… Preparation of the horn of the unicorn

  • Using 100g of white sugar dough, make a 20 cm thick sausage with one end thicker than the other. Wrap the sausage around a skewer, placing the thinnest end at the top of the skewer. Then pinch the end, hold it firmly, and gently wrap the sausage around the skewer in a circular pattern.
  • Put in the fridge for a few moments, then paint with the golden food powder diluted with a little water.

βœ… Preparing the ears

  • Spread 30g of white sugar paste, then cut out 2 triangular shapes of the same size (about 5mm thick) and paint a pink triangular shape inside with dye diluted with water. Pinch the base to bend the shape and prick it for about 2 cm with a toothpick.
  • Put in a cool place

βœ… Preparation of the eyes

  • Take the black sugar paste with you. Make a long pudding that is as thin as possible. Cut two lengths of 5cm, and 6 pieces of 1cm approximately (for the eyelashes). Make a bow shape with the 2 large sausages and set aside.

Step #3: Assembling the birthday unicorn cake 😍

  • Begin by placing a first layer of cookies, then spread a light layer of cream, place raspberries, place a second cookie and press lightly. Repeat the operation so as to finish with the last cookie.
  • Cover the unicorn cake with a first layer of icing.
  • Put in the fridge during 10min
  • Cover with another layer of icing and smooth to make the cake look even.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes, then cover with a final layer.
  • Colour the remaining frosting pink by adding drops of red coloring. Once the frosting is pink, place the frosting in a pouch with a piping bag.
  • Stick the ears and the horn of the unicorn, then using the pouch, draw the mane of the unicorn all around its head.
  • Arrange the eyes and the eyelashes by placing them delicately in the cream to draw the face of the magical unicorn!

And here it is 😍! The unicorn cake for your little girl's birthday is ready! 

This is what the result should look like πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ So have you managed to reach the same result? 😍😍


In case you need to have a more visual guide this video by Cupcake Jemma could help you greatly!Β πŸ¦„