How to Make Easy DIY Unicorn Cupcakes

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The next time your dessert table needs a little something “extra,” make sure you have this post on hand!  These SUPER easy DIY unicorn cupcakes are a big crowd pleaser and you won’t believe how simple they are to assemble.  In a time crunch? Use store-bought cupcakes and add the decorations! 

diy unicorn cupcakes pink napkins

I’m not really sure when the whole unicorn craze started, and I don’t see it ending anytime soon. When I was a kid I loved Rainbow Brite.  She had an awesome horse named Starlight, with a rainbow mane and tail and a star on his forelock… but he wasn’t a unicorn. My Little Ponies were also a big hit in our house and I vaguely remember having, I think, a Pegasus or two? But that’s about it for my rainbow-y, sorta unicorn horse toys.

As Lily made her way through preschool and then began elementary school, unicorn themed treats and decor started to pop up in stores everyone.  Lily was completely sold on the unicorn motif at an early age, and to be honest, she still is.

These fun diy unicorn cupcakes are RIDICULOUSLY easy to make and just look at them – aren’t they adorable? They are sure to be a bright spot on any dessert table!

4 diy unicorn cupcakes on napkin

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Alright, on to the cupcakes!

DIY Unicorn Cupcakes Supplies and Ingredients

To make these cupcakes, you will need:

Note: You can use store-bought cupcakes for this treat! Simply buy cupcakes with vanilla frosting and then skip to step 4 in our directions below! 

Unicorn Cupcakes Supplies

How to Make DIY Unicorn Cupcakes

1. Prepare cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Allow cupcakes to cool.

Baked Cupcakes

2. While you are waiting for the cupcakes to cool, cut the tip of the piping bag and the insert the 1M Wilton tip. Next, add the frosting to fill the bag, leaving enough space at the top in order to twist the bag so frosting will not leak out.

3. After cupcakes are cool, frost the tops.

4. Add rainbow sprinkles to each frosted cupcake.

Cupcakes Vanilla frosting and sprinkles

Making the Fondant Flowers

Note: you will need to make 48 fondant flowers to decorate 24 cupcakes.

5. Kneed each color fondant until pliable. We used three colors of fondant: green, yellow, pink.

6. Brush the silicone flower mold with a light layer of powdered sugar.

7. Press a small ball of fondant into the flower mold to create the flower. Make 48 flowers, 16 of each of the 3 colors.

8. Set the flowers aside.

Unicorn Cupcakes Fondant Flowers

Decorating the Cupcakes

9. Place a horn from the Wilton unicorn decorating kit in the center of each cupcake.

10. Add 1 ear on each side of the horn.

Unicorn ears horn cupcake

11. Add 1 full flower to the center of the horn. Cut 2 other flowers in half (using different colors).

halved fondant flowers

12. Place one half of each cut flower on either side of the full flower.

13. Add the eyes from the decorating kit to the cupcakes. (Make sure you have them pointing the correct way!)

Unicorn Cupcake FINAL 3

That’s it!

Aren’t they adorable?

These easy DIY unicorn cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your next party. They would make perfect desserts or even party favors to hand to your guests as they leave.

If you decide to give these cupcakes a try, let us know how they turned out for you!

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