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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.
Step 1
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.

 
Make fondant ears one day ahead. Knead ½ tsp. Gum-Tex into fondant. Use 9" roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8" 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 1-3/8" balls of fondant into elongated cone shapes approximately 6¼" long. Brush with a small amount of water and twist together.
Step 4
Insert a lollipop stick into the base of the horn, leaving 4" extended. Set into craft block to dry overnight. 
Step 5
Bake two 3" high layers for a 6" 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 1"-1½" 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 top of cake an 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 bag 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 mane. 
Step 11
Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe eyes. 
Step 12
Add white sugar pearls randomly to mane. 
 
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  • Drying Rack (or Empty Paper Towel Roll)
  • 1 - Wilton® Fondant Roller 9 x 1 (sku 10356737)
  • 1 - Wilton® Leaf Fondant Cut-Outs Set (sku 10323312)
  • 1 - 8"" Lollipop Sticks By Celebrate It® (sku 10076264)
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