Fat Unicorn Cakes have been all over the internet the past two years. There’s nothing more fun than a rainbow of colors and a fat unicorn to blame! Whether the unicorn is eating the cake or pooping the frosting, it’s ALL magical.
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Have you been swept away by the unicorn craze? Who can resist their magic and happy vibes? Not me! Not long ago I decided to make my own version of a fat unicorn eating cake. So when I was asked if I could make another unicorn cake, I jumped at the chance.
There were certain specifications the cake had to have. The rainbow had to be coming from the unicorn’s butt. Well, why the heck not?! I thought it was an adorable idea!
I did not make a tutorial for this cake because I really just wanted to concentrate on making the cake instead of taking process shots. I can walk you through how I made it though and that’s what I’m going to do today.
I wanted to make this unicorn a little different than I made the last one so I could have a little variety. I found an awesome tutorial online from Cake Nation that I used to create this pretty little girl.
Basically, I used fondant to make the unicorn. I used gel colors of purple, yellow, blue and pink for the mane and tail. I used pink for the hooves. I used plain white to make the body.
The horn was made by rolling a thin log of fondant around a toothpick. Then I painted the horn with some gold luster dust mixed with a little vodka.
After the unicorn was finished and drying, I added some pearl luster dust all over the unicorn with a paint brush. It really made a nice magical touch. I let the unicorn dry for 48 hours.
I used two 9-inch round cake pans to make the cake. I filled the middle with pink buttercream and then I crumb-coated the cake and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour. I wanted it to be sturdy for when I piped the large rosettes onto the cake.
I used colored buttercream in purple, yellow, blue and pink. With four 16-inch piping bags and four 1M piping tips, I filled each bag with a different color. I piped rosettes all over the cake in the four different colors.
I made a trail from the unicorn’s butt with a tip 12 and a piping bag leading up to the cake. Then I continued from there with tip 1M in each color.
I used FMM Upper Case Funky Tappits to make the letters on the board. I stuck a “40” candle onto the board (not pictured) with some melted white chocolate and put it back into the refrigerator until set.
I make my cake boards out of 1/2-inch foam core board and I cut to size with a large utility knife. I cover my boards with clear contact paper and I glue a matching 1/2-inch ribbon around the edges with a hot glue gun.
I hope you like my fat unicorn cake as much as the birthday girl did! Have a magical day. 🦄