Unicorns are all the trend this year! They are EVERYWHERE now, but they were pretty hard to find the past few years that my daughter has been obsessed with them. In fact, this is the third year that my daughter requested a Rainbow Unicorn Roller Skating party. I am not arguing, of course, because as a child of the 80s, rainbows, unicorns, and roller skates were my thing at this age as well! I decided to try something new for the cake and was inspired by the unicorn head cakes that I have seen on Pinterest and a pinata cake that I had seen on Facebook. It is not necessarily hard to make, but it is time consuming and there are many steps. I try to simplify them for you here. I did not include any recipes because really, any cake and frosting recipe should work. I do suggest making a white or yellow cake so the colors show in the tie dye and a white frosting if you are using white fondant. Enjoy!
Step 1: Make Tie Dye Cake – I used four 6 inch cake pans so it is would be small but tall. I divided the batter into 4 bowls and then poured a little of each into each cake pan. I took a toothpick to make a tie dye swirl design and then baked the cakes *be sure not to blend the colors too much or let the batter sit out too long or else the colors will blend into a brown.
Step 2: Make the Pinata Filling – Once baked and cooled, I cut out a circle in the center of 3 of the 4 cakes with a 3″ circle cookie cutter. I stacked them onto the cake plate with frosting in between each layer. I filled the cake with candy (I used sixlets and sprinkles) and topped it off with the solid cake. I frosted the whole cake with a thin crumb layer.
Step 3: Decorate Cake – I made the ears and horn the night before with fondant and gum paste so it would stiffen. I covered the cake with fondant and then added the ears and horn. I used a 3 part piping tip for the mane, then added sprinkles. *Please note that the 3 part tip was very hard to use and burst before I could finish. I drew the eyes on to the fondant with a food coloring marker pen.
Step 4: Cut and serve! The girls were already thrilled with the unicorn cake, but the inside reveal was the best part!
So fun! Needless to say, the Rainbow Unicorn Roller Skating party was a huge success!
More party details:
Invitation: I designed the invitation on PicMonkey.com, printed onto cardstock, adhered to glitter paper and rainbow swirl paper for the back.
Banner: I cut triangles out of glitter paper, printed letters in the font I wanted, and printed the same gold unicorn from the invitation for the banner.
Unicorn Drink: This is just rainbow sherbert with Sprite and cotton candy on the top. Add a few sprinkles to make it extra sparkly!
Partyware: Good thing I grabbed these rainbow unicorn plates, napkins, and straws when I saw them on clearance at Target last year! I kind of figured this theme would be back…
Party Favors: I ordered knee high rainbow socks off of Amazon, found rainbow unicorn horn lollipops at Marshall’s, and the rainbow roller skate coin purse at Claire’s.
Do you love unicorns? Do you have a favorite unicorn cake you have seen?
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