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.
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. 🦄
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