Nothing is more magical than a unicorn. These mythical creatures are being celebrated and trending in the food world with tons of colorful treats! My Unicorn Cake incorporates a ton of my favorite fun techniques that are simple yet impressive!
I made this cake for my friend Caitlin who I met on my flight to Houston in November. During the longest flight delay ever, we started to talk and I mentioned I was a baker. She then reached out to me to make her a Unicorn Princess Cake for her birthday and I was totally excited to take on this challenge. I immediately thought of using candies, colorful buttercream and keeping it unicorn chic! Yep, that is going to be my new term haha!
To start, I baked up 2 6 inch rounds of vanilla cake that I dyed pink and blue. I leveled them off and cut each layer in half so that I had 4 layers of cake. I then added some simple syrup to each layer to give the cakes some extra moisture.To assemble the cake, I whipped up some vanilla bean buttercream, separated about 1 cup and folded in some rainbow sprinkles. I mean you can’t have a unicorn cake without sprinkles!
After the final layer was added, I crumb coated the whole cake and let it sit in the fridge for an hour before apply the final colorful buttercream! What I was left with was a pastel rainbow fit for a unicorn princess!
I used pink, blue and yellow buttercream that I applied randomly around the cake. I then used my cake scraper to smooth the sides and top. Smoothing all of the colors caused them to blend a little for a really cool watercolor effect.Next, I let my cake chill again for another hour and made white chocolate ganache to drip on top of the cake. Since white chocolate tends to be a little yellow, I added some white food coloring to really get it as close to white as possible.I then let the cake chill for about another half hour before letting my imagination take over! I bought a ton of candies from Dylan’s Candy Bar on the upper east side that I thought would be perfect! They have a great selection of various candies and chocolates that you can use to adorn any of your cakes. I went with some rock sugar, ice cream gummies, a heart lollipop, and sour watermelon candies. Here’s what I came up with!Isn’t she a beauty?! It’s like a unicorn inspired paradise fit for any princess!