Who doesn't love unicorns? My sister even saw one once! Ok, it may have been a goat, but even so, I think unicorns are kind of cute. I have been watching This Morning whilst having my lunch recently and there have been unicorn bakes galore. I therefore decided I would be on trend (not something I say very often) and bake something less minecraft/pokemon for a change!
I went through my cupboards and found some coloured icing, smarties, sugar flowers and stars that I could use for decoration. Oh and some edible glitter as unicorns need a bit of sparkle. I decided to use coloured sponge for a bit of fun and again used the coloured gels I already had. All I did was divide my cupcake mixture into three and spoon the three colours into the cases.
I prepared my icing with CMC as this just makes it go hard and keep the shapes I wanted. I made all the horns and allowed them to harden before adding glitter using edible glue.
- 4oz self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 4oz caster sugar
- 4oz margarine
- 5oz butter
- 10oz icing sugar
- ready rolled icing in white, pink, blue and peach
- sugar decorations - I used smarties, flowers and stars
- food colour gels
- chocolate writing icing pen
- Mix the self raising flour, eggs, caster sugar and margarine together.
- Split into three bowls and add different colour gels to each.
- Add a small spoon of each colour into each cake case (this makes 10 cupcakes)
- Bake at 180C until a skewer comes out clean and allow to cool.
- Mix the butter and icing sugar together and add some food colouring if you wish.
- Top each cake with buttercream
- Cut a circle of white icing slightly bigger than the top of the cupcake case and places this over the butter icing in a dome.
- Using the peach icing make a horn shape. Add edible glitter using edible glue.
- Roll thin sausage shapes with the blue and pink icing and arrange it around the horn as a mane.
- Add smarties, flowers and stars to cover any joins.
- Use a writing icing pen to give your unicorns some lovely eyebrows!
- Make two holes on the icing using the end of a paintbrush to make the nostrils.
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