Desserts in LA these days are all about rainbows and unicorns. This trend has been going strong for a few years and we’re not upset to see it continue to thrive in 2019. Unicorn desserts make sweets both beautiful and magical and as you all know we love creating gorgeous treats. Plus, there are so many options for designing Unicorn desserts, from cake pops to cupcakes to multi-tiered cakes, we’ll take you through a few of our faves. Really, though, when designing these amazing desserts, the world is your…ah…unicorn!
Unicorn Cake Pops
Our Unicorn cake pops are some of our favorite to design, they’re so fancy and adorable. They’re certainly a labor of love; not only do we roll a regular cake pop and dip it in candy melt, we up the ante by hand-painting the eyes and blushed cheeks and create the ears, flower crown and horn out of fondant (molds always help!). We also like to hand paint the horn a sparkly gold to make these cake pops extra-special. Keep in mind that we can create these “stick up” as pictured above where you’d use a stand to help them stand upright, or “stick down” where the cake pop would rest on a plate or serving dish.
We recommend Unicorn cake pops as the perfect favor for children’s birthday parties or baby showers. You could even pair these with our Magic Wand cake pops for an especially magical event. We often hear people commenting “but they’re too pretty to eat!” Our advice: don’t worry, you can have your cake and eat it too. First, take a selfie, then dig in, because they’re both pretty and pretty delicious. 😉
Speciality Unicorn Cake Pops for Halloween and Christmas
Lately, we’ve been riffing on the Unicorn cake pop trend and creating cake pops that fit the season, both for Halloween and Christmas. For Halloween, we turned this adorable trend on its head with a fun, spooky spin on traditional Unicorn Cake Pops: Zombie Unicorn cake pops! With a slightly green-hued blush on their cheeks and a missing eye, our Zombie Unicorns were a favorite of mine this Halloween.
We loved how fun and spooky these little unicorns came out. Between their one stitched eye and black rosettes, they fit right in for Halloween, but with their golden horn, they still brought some glam. The Zombie Unicorn cake pops were a custom creation for a Halloween fair 12 Oaks participated in, and we would happily recreate them for a special event or birthday.
As for our Christmas Unicorn cake pops, these cuties will receive a festive treatment, with red and green flower crown and a bit of gold shimmer for good measure. These are sure to delight and wow your little ones during the holiday season. Don’t forget that we offer nationwide shipping on our cake pops, so if you’re outside of LA, don’t fret!
We created Unicorn cupcakes for a custom dessert order for a special client. I thought these came out super cute with the fondant horns and ears and fancy sprinkles around the bottom of the frosting. We also had the chance to design a pull-apart unicorn “cupcake cake”. This is a custom dessert where cupcakes are placed side by side and then frosted together to create the design of the unicorn. (PS: I loved designing the mane for this pull-apart cake to look like it was full of gorgeous flowers.)
One special bonus with a pull-apart cake: instead of having to cut the cake, each person or child can pull one cupcake away from the unicorn. This design definitely saves time and stress when all of the little ones at your party are vying for their slice of cake. Hand them a cupcake and send them off to enjoy!
To date, we haven’t received an order for a Unicorn cake, which we’re just itching to try. (Wait, there’s still time! Check out our custom order form!) However, we’ve seen some lovely examples coming from Jenna Rae Cakes in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Below is an example of their unicorn cakes from their awesome Instagram account.
We love the simplicity of this design and also their attention to detail with the frosted mane. It’s absolutely gorgeous and we imagine this would be an extremely memorable cake for the birthday girl. Depending on the size of your party, you could also make this into a two-tiered cake, incorporating more of the unicorn’s “body” into the design. If it were up to us, we’d also include an amazing sprinkle bomb surprise in the middle of the cake. Sprinkle bombs, which can be sprinkles and candy placed in the cut-out center of the cake, add such a fun and unexpected wow-factor and are always a crowd pleaser.
Suffice it to say, that unicorn cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops are fun, beautiful and delicious desserts that have so much potential!