Happy April friends! Spring is in full-swing and today I wanted to share some of my newest creations with you! It’s a Pastel Watercolors Unicorn Cake and Unicorn Cake Pops.
With the Unicorn Cake trend going viral at every turn, I was super excited when I was asked to do a Unicorn Cake this past week (finally).
And when my client also asked for super adorable Unicorn Cake Pops? I felt like I had hit the jackpot! It was just SO.MUCH.FUN.
So let’s jump right in and I’ll tell you about this cake and the cake pops! Cake first:
Watercolor Pastels Unicorn Cake
For the pastel colors, I used Americolor Electric Blue, a mix of Americolor Violet and Regal Purple, then Wilton Pink gel colors. I loved blending them together to get the watercolor look on the bottom!
For the mane, I used this technique to mix pink, purple and blue buttercream, then piped on the rosettes with a Wilton 1M tip. The ears and horn were gum paste (I colored the horn gum paste yellow first), also painted with the Imperial gold luster dust mixed to a “paint” with lemon extract. These are my favorite paint brushes.
The ribbon was real pink satin ribbon. I don’t think I’ve ever put real ribbon on a cake, but this order was sort of last minute and I really didn’t have time to pre-make a bow and let it dry. I played around with the real bow and ended up really loving the look!
You’ll find my technique for how I cover my cake boards with glitter paper and ribbon here. For this one, I used white glitter paper (it’s not easy to see in the pics) and 1/2″ lavender satin ribbon.
Now… the CAKE POPS!! Eeeek… I loved these little babies!!!
Unicorn Cake Pops
My daughter Sarah made 12 little horns and 24 tiny little ears for me (plus a few extras) out of gum paste. The horns were yellow gum paste (so it wouldn’t take as much gold dust) and the ears were white (obviously). After they dried overnight, I painted the horns and insides of the ears with the same mix mentioned above: Imperial gold luster dust mixed to a “paint” with lemon extract.
The eyes were drawn on with Americolor Gourmet Food Markers, the cheeks were dusted with edible Petal Dust. I made the tiny ribbon roses from homemade marshmallow fondant. If you want to see how, check out this ribbon rose tutorial… except in teeny-tiny form. The “ribbons” were probably less than 1/4″ wide and cut with this ribbon cutter.
The cake pops were white cake. You can see my cake pops tutorial here. I dipped them in white candy melts, then used the same melted candy to “glue” on the horns, ears and tiny roses. They were detailed (thank goodness she only ordered a dozen), but really pretty easy-peasy!
And I think that’s it! If I missed anything, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!