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Little Vix's Unicorn Cupcakes

Little Vix's Unicorn Cupcakes

If you're after some 'wow' factor for your next kids' birthday party (or you need to keep yourself busy on a Sunday) try these magical unicorn cupcakes! Made with B&M's very own Silicone Unicorn Cupcake Moulds, you can have mouth-watering cakes in just 55 minutes!

Vicky from Little Vix Cupcakes has come up with this simple recipe that's easy and fun to bake!

  • Prep Time: 40 mins (including 30 mins rest)
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins

Serves: 12 (x2 moulds required)

Ingredients

    For the cake
  • 150g soft butter
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1tsp baking powder (optional – helps mixture rise)
  • 3 to 4 gel colours (yellow, pink, blue – or any colours of your choice)
For the decoration
  • 50g butter
  • 200g icing sugar (100g for buttercream, 100g for icing)
  • 1 tsp water
  • 3 to 4 gel colours (yellow, pink & blue – or any colours of your choice)
  • Icing bags (1 per colour)
  • Black fondant
Equipment
  • 2 x Silicone Unicorn Cupcake Moulds (6 cakes per mould)

Method

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Lightly spray a small amount of oil, using fingers on the inside of the cake moulds (this will help when it comes to removing the cakes later)
  3. Cream the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy
  4. Beat the eggs in one at a time; add vanilla extract and milk, then mix together
  5. Sieve in flour and mix until all ingredients are combined
  6. Divide mixture into 3 bowls (or depending on how many colours you have)
  7. In bowl 1 – Add a small amount of yellow gel colour
  8. In bowl 2 – Add a small amount of pink gel colour
  9. In bowl 3 – Add a small amount of blue gel colour
  10. Mix colouring into each mixture after adding
  11. Divide the yellow gel colour between the 12 moulds. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: yellow, pink,  blue. Fill to about half of the mould
  12. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 15 mins
  13. Remove cake moulds from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack
  14. When completely cooled carefully remove cake from the mould.

For the decoration:

  1. Mix together 100g icing sugar and 1 tsp water until you get a thick consistency, add more icing sugar as needed
  2. Dip one side of each cake into the bowl of white icing so one side is coated. Repeat this for each one, leave aside until icing is dry
  3. For the hair, cream together the butter and icing sugar until you have a nice fluffy consistency
  4. Divide buttercream mixture into 3 bowls (or depending on how many colours you have)
  5. In bowl 1 – Add a small amount of yellow gel colour
  6. In bowl 2 – Add a small amount of pink gel colour
  7. In bowl 3 – Add a small amount of blue gel colour
  8. Mix colouring into each mixture after adding
  9. Cut out a small hole of the icing bag and divide each colour into a separate piping bag
  10. Create your unicorn hair in small streaks of each colour (have some fun with it – it doesn’t need to be perfect!)
  11. Using black fondant to create the fluttery eyelids and smile :)

If you enjoyed Little Vix's Unicorn Cupcakes, why not visit her Facebook page and place your order?


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