Unicorn cupcakes

Get creative with these unicorn cupcakes! These unicorn cupcakes by Renshaw are so easy to make with their Ready-to-Roll icing. 

Get creative with these unicorn cupcakes!

These unicorn cupcakes by Renshaw are so easy to make with their Ready-to-Roll icing.

You will need...

For the cupcakes

  • a batch of baked cupcakes

To decorate

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  • 250g (9oz) Renshaw White Ready-to-Roll Icing
  • 250g (9oz) Renshaw Pink Ready-to-Roll Icing
  • 250g (9oz) Renshaw Yellow Ready-to- Roll Icing, optional
  • 400g (14oz) Renshaw Vanilla Frosting
  • Rainbow Dust Gold Lustre Dust
  • black food colour pen
  • 3 gel or paste food colours of your choice
  • 250g (9oz) Renshaw White Flower and Modelling Paste (or tylose powder)


  • small round cookie cutter
  • cocktail stick
  • rolling pin
  • paintbrush and water
  • piping bag and a selection of star-shaped nozzles


Covering the cupcakes Spread a small amount of frosting on top of the cupcakes. On a clean, dry surface, knead the white ready-to-roll icing until pliable. Dust the surface with icing sugar. Roll out the icing, then cut out circles using the cutter. Cover the top of the cupcakes and smooth down with the palm of your hand. Unicorn horns Option 1: Take a small ball of yellow icing and add a pinch of tylose powder to give the icing a firmer texture and more structure. Option 2: Knead some white flower and modelling paste and continue to follow the rest of the steps. Take a Malteser-sized piece of icing and roll into a smooth ball. Place on the table and use the palm of your hand to shape into a long tapered rope (see above photo). Brush a cocktail stick with water, then wrap the thicker end of the rope around the middle of the cocktail stick. Wind the rope around until you reach the end of the stick. Allow to dry. Unicorn ears Make 2 large pea-sized balls of white icing and 2 smaller pea-sized balls of pink icing, then shape them into cones (see above photo). Place the white balls on the table, flatten slightly with your finger, then use the end of a paintbrush to create an indentation. Attach the pink cones with a little water. Press lightly to secure, then trim the bottom of the ear. Brush the horn with gold lustre dust and remove from the cocktail stick. Attach the horn and ears with a little water. Frosting unicorn hair Place at least 2 tbsp frosting into three separate bowls and colour as desired. Place the star nozzles into the piping bag and fill with the coloured frostings. Pipe whirls and drops behind the unicorn’s ear and horn. Pipe a few extra drops in front of the ears, bringing them down to a point. Adding the eyes Draw the unicorn’s eyes on with the black food colour pen to finish.

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