How To Make A Unicorn Cake

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How To Make A Unicorn Cake
How To Make A Unicorn Cake

"The ever popular unicorn cake that is sweeping social media is now something you can make with ease in your home! Rainbow colored cake layers, buttercream frosting, a unicorn cake topper, rainbow sprinkles, and other cake supplies accompanied with simple instructions make this fun cake one that even the beginner baker can bake and assemble. Don't miss the step to freeze the cake layers! It is part of what makes this cake easier to decorate. This cake will certainly bring joy to any unicorn-loving person in your home."

Makes1 Cake

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel SizeRound layered cake pan set


  • 2 boxs White Cake Mix
  • Buttercream frosting
  • unicorn cake topper
  • electric gel colors
  • unicorn sprinkles mix
  • layered cake pan set
  • piping bags
  • piping star tips
  • couplers
  • 8-10 inch cake board
  1. To make your unicorn cake, start by preparing your cake mixes according to the package directions.

  2. Separate the cake batter into 4 bowls and add your desired colors of food coloring. You should only need about 1-2 drops of electric food coloring per bowl to get a vibrant color.

  3. Next, grease your cake pans and add each batter into a separate pan. Bake the cakes at the temperature stated on the package for about 15-20 minutes.

  4. When you can insert a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean, the cake is done and can be taken out of the oven.

  5. Let the cakes cool to room temperature, then wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer.

  6. Next, you can make your buttercream according to your recipe’s directions if you are homemaking it, or just grab it if you have bought some.

  7. Take the frozen cakes out of the freezer and stack them up on a cake board in your desired order with a layer of buttercream between them.

  8. Coat the outside of the cake with a thin layer of buttercream to seal in any crumbs.

  9. Let the cake set for about 15 minutes either in the fridge or on the counter.

  10. If desired, add another thicker layer of buttercream on the outside of the cake.

  11. Next, prepare your colored buttercreams for the unicorn’s mane by adding food coloring to sections of buttercream and placing the different colors into separate piping bags.

  12. Remove the horn topper from its package and place it at the center top of the cake.

  13. Place the eyelashes as centered as you can on the front of the cake.

  14. Use your piping bags to add little swirls down the unicorn to look like the unicorn’s hair. Make sure you switch colors often to get a rainbow look.

  15. Stand back and look at your masterpiece!

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