Additional Materials:

Edible Glitter Gold Stars, Creamy White Decorator Icing, Color Right Food Coloring System, Edible Metallic Cake Paint Set, Gold Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles, Ready-To-Use Gum Paste , Gold Stars Sprinkles, 14 Cups Cake Batter, Confectioners Sugar, Flower Wave Fondant and Gum Paste Drying Rack, Master Cake Decorating Tips Set, 6-Inch Round Cake Boards, Plastic Wrap, Toothpicks, Cornstarch

About this Project

No unicorn party is complete without a unicorn cake! Decorated with a mane of stars and rosettes, this magical cake is great for birthday parties or baby showers.

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  • 1

    One day in advance, make ears and horn. Using fondant roller with purple guide rings, roll out gum paste. Using leaf cut-out, cut two ears. Place in cornstarch-dusted flower drying rack, flipping one ear over to create mirror image. Let dry overnight.

    Roll two 1 3/8 in. balls gum paste. Roll into two elongated cones, about 6 1/4 in. long. Using damp brush, attach narrow end of cones together; twist gum paste together. Insert lollipop stick into base, going in about 2/3 of the way up cone. Let dry overnight in cornstarch-dusted flower drying rack.

  • 2
    Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers and two 8 in. cake layers using Bake Even strips. Using cake leveler, trim two 6 in. layer to 2-1/2 in. high. Fill and stack layers on 6 in. cake circle for 5 in. high cake. Trim both 8 in. cake layers to 11/2 in. high. Fill and stack layers on 8 in. cake circle for 3 in. high cake.
  • 3
    Using white icing and spatula, ice 6 in. cake smooth. Tint 3 cups icing gold using color combinations provided. Gold: 3 cups white icing + 7 Black + 12 Orange + 45 Yellow. Using gold icing and spatula, ice 8 in. cake smooth.
  • 4
    Decorate 8 in. cake. To prevent sticking, sprinkle confectioners sugar on gold iced cake where 6 in. circle cake will be placed. Place 6 in. cake circle on top of 8 in. cake. Place cake on or above cookie sheet. Carefully press gold pearlized sugars onto sides and top of 8 in. cake. Reuse sugars that fall onto cookie sheet. Prepare 8 in. cake for stacked construction; stack cakes.
  • 5
    Using decorating brush and metallic gold paint, paint inside of ears and horn. Insert into 6 in. cake.
  • 6

    Tint icing light pink, red-pink, medium pink, light purple, pink-purple and medium purple using color combinations below:

    Light Pink: 1/2 cup white icing + touch of P

    Red-Pink: 1/2 cup white icing + 2P + touch of R

    Medium Pink: 1/4 cup white icing + 2P + touch of B

    Light Purple: 1/2 cup white icing + touch of B + touch of P

    Pink-Purple: 1/4 cup white icing + 5P + touch of B

    Medium Purple: 1/2 cup white icing + 5P + 2B

    Prepare decorating bags with tips 2D, 4B, 16, 18, 21 and 199. Fill as desired with tinted icing, mixing and striping bags with complementary colors. Using rosette and star techniques, pipe mane.

  • 7
    Pipe eyes. Tint 1/4 cup icing black using color combination provided. Black: 1/4 cup white icing 9BK. Prepare decorating bag with tip 3 and black icing. Pipe eyes on front of cake. Using remaining white icing, attach star sprinkles for cheeks of unicorn.