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April 25, 2024

Unicorn Birthday Cake: A magical theme!!

Unicorn birthday cake

Cakes are continually known as a delight to love. There are different theme cakes for every occasion. After wonders, a unique cake has been introduced to the limelight of our cake theory. The Unicorn cake.

The name itself holds uniqueness. The unicorn is a mythical animal depicted as a horse with a single horn in the center of its head. It is seen in Greek literature and Bible verses, and in those stories, it is believed to be known as the magical creature that can cure a variety of illnesses. In recent years, the unicorn has been viewed as less of old stuff and more of a dreamy land. Unicorns have found their way into our culture, flooding the market by appearing on everything from clothing to the well-known cake theory. People celebrate unicorn-themed birthday parties these days.

To make your unicorn cake design pretty adorable is a significant investment in your time as many of these recipes call for hours of preparation, including 4 to 6 hours for your fondant to dry.

Some of the primary and essential equipment are styrofoam cake dummy, fondant rolling pin, and edible paint and glue, none of which are pantry staples preferably. One good news is the fondant rolling pin is a one-time investment as it can be used for any cake until the next trend takes over our hearts.

An easy fun-fetti Unicorn cake recipe is always adorned in pastel buttercream and topped with a golden horn! There are different flavors to a unicorn cake, for example, rainbow unicorn cake, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

Unicorn Birthday Cake Ingredients:

● 2 cups of all-purpose flour

● 2 teaspoons of baking powder

● ⅛ teaspoon of salt

● 1 stick of salted butter [should be at room temperature]

● ¼ cup of solid vegetable shortening

● 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

● 1 ½ cups of sugar

● 2 teaspoons of almond extract

● 5 large-sized white eggs

● ¾ cup of milk

● ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles

Decorations :

● White buttercream frosting {must}

● White fondant should be used

 ● Small paintbrushes {thin size}

● Fondant rolling pin

● Lollipop stick

● Cookie cutters{ teardrop}

● Light pink buttercream frosting in a piping bag fitted with a 4B tip

● Creamy blue buttercream frosting in a piping bag fitted with a 2A tip

● Light purple buttercream frosting in a piping bag fitted with a 2A tip

● Dark purple frosting with 2A and 4B tips

● Black cream frosting with a 4 tip

Pieces of equipment used:

● Large mixing bowl [1]

● Medium bowl

● Hand mixer

● Rubber spatula

● 6-inch cake board

● Cake stand

● Cake turntable

● Offset spatulas {important}

● Small sift

● A bowl of powdered sugar

● Almond extracts

● Whisk

● Three 6-inch cake pans {round}

Instructions to make Unicorn Theme Cake:

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then grease and line six-inch round 3 cake pans.
  2. Then in a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Then add egg whites all at once, beating in 2 rounds continuously and beating in vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. On a low speed, add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, ending with flour, then fold the sprinkles into the batter.
  5. The next step is to divide the batter evenly between cake pans and bake for 30 minutes, exact.
  6. Start frosting each layer by stacking cakes on the cake board layer by layer.
  7. Use a spatula or a cake turntable to smooth white frosting over the entire cake. Let it rest aside for some time.

Decoration time :

  1. Use white fondant to make a perfect unicorn horn.
  2. Then put a few drops of almond extract into edible gold dust and brush it into the horn.
  3. Then use the teardrop cutter to create fondant ears and then paint the inner gold. To check, insert a toothpick into the bottom of each ear carefully.
  4. The next step is to pipe rosettes on the top and along one side of the cake using the pink and light purple frostings, each fitted with a 4B tip.
  5. Then add detailed designs using the pink and dark purple frostings, each fitted with a precise 4B tips and the blue and dark purple frosting with 2 A tips.
  6. Lastly, add eyes to the front center of the cake. Place the horn carefully on the top to give its uniqueness and ears on either side of the horn.
  7. Now you can serve this wonderful delight as it will bring magic to any occasion!!

Basin information:

Preparation time: 2 hours

Bake time: 30 minutes for layers. Serves 5 people Connie cook to 6 inches.

Unicorn Cake Price

Half (1/2) kg priceINR 1049
One (1) kg priceINR 1499
Two (2) kg priceINR 2399
Three (3) kg priceINR 3499


● All types of equipment should be there while making this cake

● There should be six layers to a unicorn cake, preferably to make it look significant and aesthetic

● One of the best unicorn cakes are made using perfect theme colors

● To nail this cake, one must think outside the box to add innovative ideas.

● The horn is unique and the main feature, so it is given more importance and should be handled with care while making.

● It is crucial to measure your ingredients before starting the mixing.

● Do not sift any dry ingredients.

● To bake a perfect cake, an oven is a must.

● It is better to use a fondant while making a unicorn cake.


It is not known to many, but one must know it all started with Jenna Rae Cakes, a bakery in Canada. These bakers had a unique idea to bake a cake as the unicorn’s body, a magical myth. One specialty about the horns is it was believed to have the power to boil water and even purge the poison from food and drinks, so it’s probably no myth that the very thing that makes the unicorn magical is also the most challenging part of this cake.

It is said beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to making unicorn birthday cakes, some just completely miss the mark!!!

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