I made this cake for my tiny babe’s Unicorn First Birthday Party.
Unicorn cakes are “all the rage” right now. You can find them on Instagram and Pinterest and just about anywhere. I really wanted to make one for the party but I knew I needed to be reasonable with my skill level.
Cakes are not exactly my thing. They stress me out and there’s only 1 so if you mess it up there’s no extra to fall back on. Smash cakes on the other hand are smaller and don’t need to be perfect because the baby is just going to mess it up anyway!
I did a funfetti cake and frosted the outside in white with a little bit of pink streaks. (Which may or may not have been an accident.)
I wrapped the colors separately and added them all to the piping bag together to create this colored look.
I used a big star tip and piped swirls for the unicorn’s mane, then filled in the holes with stars.
Once I felt like the mane had a good flow, I sprinkled it with iridescent sparkles. It’s hard to capture in pictures but it was so pretty!
I made the ears and horn from cookies. I baked the horn on a stick so that I could easily put it on and take it off of the cake when it was time. I outlined and filled the cookies in white, plus a little pink for the ears. The horn, once dry, I painted in silver luster dust. I really like this one because you don’t have to mix it, it’s already ready to go.
I piped eyes and eyelashes on the unicorn and once they were dry I painted them in silver luster dust.
Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I think she liked it!
If you want to see more of my smash cakes, check out these links!