Thursday, 30 March 2017

How to make a Rainbow Layered Unicorn Cake

 Last week our littlest Princess turned 7, we planned a magical Unicorn birthday party for her, complete with Unicorn crafts, pin the horn on the Unicorn and some traditional party games. My mum made a maypole for the party which looked amazing. The hall was decorated in beautiful rainbow colours, it really was magical!

To go with the theme of the party we decided on a Unicorn birthday cake, I couldn't find a cake maker in time so I decided to be really brave and have a go at making it myself!
I thought it would be nice to have rainbow colours inside the cake, so I started by colouring the mixture with food dye (Never use Blue because it doesn't work very well!)

It took 4 tins to create 4 different layers, 2 tins fit inside the oven at once so it didn't take too long at all, I spent one evening baking and the next evening icing and decorating the cake. If you are going to make your own cake this is definitely the easiest way of doing it!

After the cakes where stacked together they were then left overnight, the next evening it was time to ice the cake, this is the trickiest part for me! I used ready made fondant icing and rolled it out on the table, I used cornflour on the table to stop the icing sticking from the table, getting the icing to fit around the cake takes a lot of patience but i did manage it with only a few lumps and cracks. Not a bad effort i thought!!

After the icing was on the cake and trimmed round the edges i then cut out little pink flowers to go all around the cake, this looks very pretty and hides any imperfections around the edge of the cake.

Then i made the eyes using a black icing Pen. For the Hair i used a thick piping tool and Buttercream which i dyed Pink. The horn was made from an ice cream cone which i cut down to size using a sharp kitchen knife, i then spray painted it with a special food spray paint to give it a beautiful shade of Pink. For the finishing touches i added some little pre made stars to the Unicorns hair and some silver edible glitter.

The cake had a few imperfections but I was really happy with how it turned out! I'm looking forward to my next cake creation and i can only hope that it turns out as good as my Unicorn cake!

The only down side is that I have to wait til August to make my next Cake!!


  1. That's great. I'm rubbish at icing so I'd not even attempt this. (would love to see your photos bigger) #sharingthebloglove

  2. Oh, that's such a sweet cake! The end result looks great and I always love the surprise when you cut into a rainbow cake! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. What a stunning party, I love it all, from the bags to the chairs and everything else! Wow, I am dreading having to organise anything like this. The cake is amazing - I also always make my own. The colours inside look so effective and add to the prettiness of everything. What a gorgeous girly party :-) #sharingthebloglove

  4. This is a lovely cake! My daughter wants a rainbow cake this year, so the challenge is on for me! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove