Unicorns are all the rage among kids these days. Thus, it’s no surprise that more and more children (and even a few adults) are requesting to have unicorn cakes at their birthday parties and other special events.
When children request unicorn cakes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is especially true if you search online for unicorn cakes. When you do, you’re sure to return hundreds of decadent images of picture-perfect unicorn cakes.
However, keep in mind that it’s always the thought that counts. Your cake does not have to be perfect in order to make a huge impact on the child in your life.
Go All Out with a Professional Cake
It really is the thought that it counts when it comes to securing the perfect cake for your child.
However, the fact remains that some people are perfectionists, and they’ll settle for nothing less than the very best. If you fall into that category, then just visit a local bakery, armed with one of those online pictures.
Good bakeries can recreate any cake you can imagine. So, if you find a cake with a unicorn horn made out of frosting, sparkly sprinkles, or any other decadent touches, rest assured that the right bakery can make it a reality for you.
Bear in mind, though, that fancy, professional cake decorating does cost a pretty penny, so if you go this route, be prepared to spend the big bucks.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a unicorn cake if paying for a professional is not within your budget:
Opt for Unicorn Colors with a Layer Cake
If you don’t want to spend a fortune but still want to craft a great cake, consider putting the “unicorn flare” on the inside of the cake.
This is easy to do if you can make a simple layer cake. All you have to do is bake several small, flat cakes and stack them on top of one another. You can even accomplish this goal with a basic cake mix if you want to keep things super simple and affordable.
The key to getting that special flare is to make sure that each layer is a different, beautiful color. You can accomplish this by choosing mixes or batters that are already a different color or by using a few drops of food color for each batter.
Either way, the final result will be a cake with lots of fun colors inside, sure to delight any child or any childlike grownup.
Give Edible Glitter a Go
Another easy “hack” if you’re not into spending a lot of money on a cake is to try edible glitter.
You can buy edible glitter from many stores and bakeries, or you can order it online. It’s exactly what it sounds like. It is special, food-safe glitter that gives any food, including and especially cake, that special sparkle.
Don’t worry. The glitter does not affect the taste or texture of the food. Many people fear the glitter will be gritty or otherwise unpleasant, but, other than the sparkle effect, you probably won’t even notice that it’s there.
You can decorate your cake to your liking and then add all the glitter you want for that extra something special.
Here’s a video on how to make an edible glitter to get you started:
“Cheat” with Unicorn Toppings and Decorations
Not everyone is gifted in the kitchen, nor is it easy for everyone to make Pinterest-perfect cakes.
If you are someone who struggles with more complex cake designs, don’t worry. You can still make a fun unicorn cake just by buying the right toppings and decorations.
Stroll down any cake aisle at the grocery store, or check out your local craft store. At either place, you’re sure to find fun unicorn decorations and special cake toppers.
With these, all you have to do is follow a simple mix, ice your cake in a fun color, and then add the toppers. Your little one is sure to be delighted with the cake you produce, and you can do it all without a lot of work, effort, or know-how. What could be easier than that?
Make Your Unicorn Cakes in the Shape of a Unicorn
Finally, if you really want to do something special and you don’t mind a bit of a challenge, consider making the cake itself in the shape of a unicorn.
You can accomplish this by ordering a unicorn mold online and making your cake fit the mold. Or, if you’re truly brave, you can layer and build upward to create a truly fantastic three-dimensional unicorn.
As you can see, unicorn cakes can be made in all kinds of ways. Whether you go for something difficult, easy, or a bit in between, you’re sure to please the person whom the cake is for, as long as you put lots of love in the batter.
If a cake is a bit advanced for you, you can start with cupcakes and learn how to decorate them.