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The popularity of a unicorn birthday cake is firmly here to stay and always goes down well at a unicorn party!  But what about sprinkling some unicorn magic onto everyday baking? These simple unicorn cupcakes are so easy to make. They are great to do as an everyday fun baking activity with the kids, for a charity bake sale or to complement a bigger children's party cake at a unicorn themed celebration. 

For these rainbow swirl unicorn cupcakes, we used:

Step 1:

To create the rainbow swirl effect cake, separate your cupcake batter equally into four bowls.

Use the four Colour Splash gels to colour each bowl. Colours can intensify during baking so we recommend using a smaller amount of gel for better results.

Starting with one colour, divide the mixture equally between the baking cups using a dessert spoon and smooth it out so you have a layer at the bottom. Continue with all the other colours in the same way, evenly spreading each layer out and being careful not to mix the colours together too much so that you end up with distinct layers of colour.

If you're short on time, you can simply use cake batter without food colour, or just use one or two options for the cupcake.

Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool before decorating.

Step 2:

Divide your buttercream into 3 bowls. Colour one bowl using Pale Pink gel, one using Blue and one using Lemon. Of course, if you have a different colour theme in mind, that's completely fine - be creative and use the food colours of your choice!

Fill three piping bags with each of your three buttercream colours. Cut 10mm off the tips of each bag.

Insert the 2D drop flower nozzle into another piping bag and carefully insert the three filled piping bags, ensuring ends are level and as near to the nozzle as possible. 

Step 3:

Away from your cupcakes, test the triple colour piping bag with a swirl. All of your colour should be equal in portion if not pull back the colours that are more predominant until you equal colours, or adjust to create the desired effect.

Once you are confident in your triple piping swirl, start on your cupcakes.

Step 4:

Mix the pearls and confetti together and carefully sprinkle over your triple piped cupcakes.

Finally top with unicorn pipings.


Of course, if unicorns aren't your thing, you can always follow this How To and use all sorts of other themed cake decorations and choose the colours you like for the icing.  How about football cupcakes or pirate cupcakes for example, or why not try a dinosaur theme for roarsome everyday cupcakes?!  The most important thing is to have fun!


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