Wilton® Unicorn Cake

Every party needs a unicorn, and this cake design is the latest must-have trend for celebrations, birthdays or any fun day. Surprisingly easy to make, with its twisted horn using Wilton® Decorator Preferred Fondant, and mane decorated with colorful Wilton® icings and Sugar Pearls.

Materials

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  • Spoons
  • Drying Rack (or Empty Paper Towel Roll)
  • 1 - Wilton® Open Star Decorating Tip – #16
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorator Preferred® Round Pan, 15.2 cm x 7.6 cm
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Color – Burgundy
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Color – Rose
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Color – Sky Blue
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Color – Violet
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Color – Black
  • 1 - Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorating Tip, Open Star (#1M)
  • 1 - Wilton® Round Decorating Tip #3
  • 1 - Wilton® Round Decorating Tip #10
  • 1 - Wilton® Round Decorating Tip #5
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorating Tip, #32 Open Star
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorator Icing, Creamy White
  • 1 - Wilton® Gum-Tex™ Tylose Powder
  • 1 - Wilton® Color Mist® Shimmering Food Color Spray – Gold
  • 1 - Wilton® Color Dust™ - Deep Pink
  • 1 - Wilton® Color Dust™ - White
  • 1 - Wilton® Sprinkles™ Sugar Pearls – White
  • 1 - Wilton® Icing Bag Ties
  • 1 - Wilton® Fondant Roller 22.8 cm
  • 1 - FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Block Flower Arranger
  • 1 - Wilton® Leaf Fondant Cut-Outs Set
  • 1 - Lollipop Sticks By Celebrate It® 20.3 cm
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Instructions

Project Notes

  • To get the Burgundy icing color shown, combine Burgundy and Rose. To get the Violet, combine Violet and Rose.
  • You will need 4½ cups of Wilton® Decorator White Icing for this cake.

Step 1 Make fondant ears one day ahead. Knead ½ tsp. Gum-Tex into fondant. Use 9" roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 3 mm thick.

Step 2 Use largest leaf cutter "A" and cut two leaves for ears. Place in wave former and dry overnight. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 3 To make the horn, roll two 3.5 cm balls of fondant into elongated cone shapes approximately 16 cm long. Brush with a small amount of water and twist together.

Step 4 Insert a lollipop stick into the base of the horn, leaving 10 cm extended. Set into craft block to dry overnight.

Step 5 Bake two 7.6 cm high layers for a 15.2 cm high cake. Cool. Use decorator icing to stack and ice layers. Ice cake smooth.

Step 6 Spray fondant horn with gold Color Mist® and push the lollipop stick into the top of the cake, about 2.5 cm - 3.8 cm from the edge.  

Step 7 Mix small amount of pink and white Color Dust™. Use round brush to dust inside of fondant ears. Insert fondant pieces into the top of cake on either side of the ears.

Step 8 Divide icing and tint two shades of Burgundy, Violet, blue and a small amount of black.

Step 9 Prepare decorating bags with tip 1M, 10, 14, 5, 21 and 3. Fill tip 3 bags with black icing. Fill tip 1M bag with a combination of colors. Fill all other bags with separate icing colors.

Step 10 Pipe rosettes, stars, dots and swirls for the mane.

Step 11 Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe eyes.

Step 12 Add white sugar pearls randomly to the mane.

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