If you have an Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest account, I guarantee you have seen at least one trendy unicorn cake. They are putting unicorn horns on everything. Bunnies, cats, llamas, the list goes on. I tried a unicorn cake months ago and she turned out pretty cute. Well except for the horn. The horn is tricky. I watched a few you tube videos and tried my best. But I still wasn't ok with the horn,
Fast forward a couple months...
I was asked to make a unicorn cake for my friend's birthday dinner. Of course I said yes. (To be honest I offered hoping they would say yes.) And the cake looked great. Buttercream was smooth. Colors were vivid. Piping was on point. But the horn...not so much.
It took 5 tries to get a horn that, um, well, looked like a horn and not "something else". (Yes it looked like what you are thinking!) So below are some of my outtakes along with the final, and very pretty, unicorn cake.
The technique I was most successful with was a sugar cone covered in buttercream and white fondant. I airbrushed the fondant gold.
What I learned from this process: 1) Be persistent. Just keep swimming. Eventually you will get it right. 2) Have fun. Sometimes, even when you are beyond frustrated, laugh. At times that is all we can do. 3) Unicorn horns are a pain in butt. (enough said) 4) I might have a future in batchelorette party cakes.
Check out the pic below. I hope you enjoy them. And laugh...it's ok.