Planning a whimsical unicorn-themed birthday party calls for an enchanting unicorn cake that’s both sweet and a show stopper. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to capturing all the charm of these magical creatures into magical morsels of deliciousness.
From decorating store-bought cakes with crafted horns and winking eyes, to towering rainbow-covered professional unicorn cakes with impossibly cute fondant toppers, unicorn cakes come in all shapes and sizes. They can be stunningly simple or elegantly extravagant, but they’re all just a little bit magical.
Here are 26 magical unicorn cakes.
26 best unicorn cakes
From muted pastel buttercream delights to bright and bold rainbow creations, here are the unicorn cakes that have every little boy and girl in a flutter.
Pretty in pastel
A golden horn and pastel hued mane make this one of the most popular unicorn cake designs. (via Rosanna Pansino)
Nope it’s not the tears of the clown, it’s the rainbow tears of a unicorn and it’s hauntingly beautiful. (via Naturally Jo)
With her big eyes and perky ears this unicorn cake is a birthday party centrepiece to envy. (via Sugar Geek Show)
Rainbow meringues in different sizes help create this rather lush pastel mane. (via Delicious)
Dress up a cake roll with a smattering of unicorn-inspired decorations for a different take on a unicorn cake. (via Crazy For Crust)
This unicorn cake isn’t as tall as some others, but can be recreated with two store-bought cakes if you’re pressed for time. (via Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses)
When it’s not just the outside of the cake that’s magical! (via Treasures)
So wrong, but so incredibly right – maybe save this one for the adults. (via Naturally Jo)
Using a simple buttercream technique creates this rainbow wonder. (via JK Cake Designs)
How effective does a mane made from sour strap lollies look?! (via Taste)
A cardboard drawing covered in a fondant mane creates a knock-out unicorn cake. (via Nasa Mala Zavrzlama)
What’s cuter than one fondant unicorn? A heap of fondant unicorns! (via Jesi Hector Cake Artisan)
Easy peasy unicorn cake
Dubbed the ‘Easy Unicorn Cake’ this uses a packet cake mix and store-bought decorations. Easy peasy. (via Tastemade)
Stack ’em up
Breakfast unicorn pancake stack anyone? (via Naturally Jo)
Ok, a puking unicorn isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s pretty funny, and if you’ve got a steady hand and a bit of time, not too difficult to do. (via The Tough Cookie)
Slab cake simplicity
This clever cake is made using just one slab cake cut in just the right way. (via Hungry Happenings)
Have you ever seen anything so deliciously beautiful as this unicorn ice-cream cake? (via The Girl Who Ate Everything)
Drunk on sugar
Because unicorns can’t be good all of the time. (via Olly’s Cakery)
Harry Potter magic
When two magical things collide, it just somehow works. (source unknown)
The unicorn topper is made using a really simple technique, then go to town with the rest of the decorating. (via Sugar & Sparrow)
Rice crispy cake
Not only does this cake hold a treasure trove of sweet treats – it’s not actually cake! It’s made from rice cripsy and is perfect for kiddos who aren’t big cake fans. (via Campfire)
15 minute cake hack
This cutie takes just 15 minutes to decorate – really! It’s the unicorn cake hack we all need. (source Food Network)
Let them eat … donuts
Donut get me started on how adorable these unicorn treats are. (via Pinterest)
A dark delight
This eye catching creation pairs black fondant and gold accents for a touch of luxe. (via Say It With Cake)
End of the rainbow
Adorable just isn’t enough to describe this whimsical unicorn cake. (via A Cake Life)
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