A little late to the Unicorn trend, but these are definitely worth making! These Galaxy, Rainbow and Fire Unicorns are sure to impress.
- 4 Batches of Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake Batter
- 200 grams of Chocolate Chips or Chunks
- 200 grams of Funfetti Sprinkles
- 1 Batch of Chocolate Buttercream
- 3 Batches of Vanilla Buttercream
- White, Black Navy Blue, Blue, Pink, Red, Orange and Yellow Food Colouring
- 300 grams of Black Fondant
- 200 grams of White Fondant
- Silver Food Colouring Powder
- Gold Food Colouring Powder
- Fillings: Skittles, Maltesers, Chocolate Pearls & mini Smarties
- .Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Prepare your three cake pans (38,7 cm × 26 cm × 1,9 cm) by lining it with baking paper.
- Divide the cake batter into three equal portions. Mix the chocolate chips or chunks through one of the portions and the funfetti sprinkles through another portion.
- Divide the last portion intro three equal portions, colour one yellow, one orange and one red.
- Pour the chocolate chip cake batter and the funfetti cake batter each into their own cake pan.
- Pour the yellow, orange and red cake batter into another cake pan, next to one another.
- Bake each cake for about 15 minutes, then cover with aluminium foil until fully cooled.
- Cut 8 cm circles out of all of the cakes, using a cookie cutter.
- Cut 2,5 cm circles out of the middle of the bottom two layers of each cake.
- Colour the chocolate buttercream with black food colouring and prepare two batches of vanilla buttercream.
- Attach the bottom layer of each cake to a cake board using some buttercream.
- Pipe or spread some buttercream on top, add the next layer and fill the center with the suggested candies, or other candies you like.
- Pipe or spread on some more buttercream and add on the top layer of cake for each of the cakes.
- Cover each cake in the right colour of buttercream.
- Let the cakes set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Place the (soon-to-be) galaxy cakes in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Divide the leftover vanilla buttercream into three portions. Colour one pink, one purple and one navy blue.
- Spread blobs of pink, purple, navy blue and black buttercream onto the galaxy cakes and smooth it out.
- Then use a brush to splash some white food colouring onto the galaxy cakes as well and place them back into the refrigerator.
- Create the unicorn horns using black fondant.
- Roll out the leftover black fondant, to about 1 millimetres thick, and use a 6 cm round cookie cutter to cut leaf-like shapes out of the black fondant. Create 18 total.
- Roll out the leftover black fondant, to about 3 millimetres thick, and use a 7 cm round cookie cutter to cut leaf-like shapes out of the black fondant. Create 6 total.
- Repeat the previous step for the leftover white fondant.
- Colour the leftover white fondant nacy blue and repeat the previous step for this kind of fondant.
- Brush the insides of the ears, the smaller leaf shapes, and the horns with gold or silver food colouring powder.
- Stick the insides of the ears onto the ears themselves, using a little bit of water.
- Place the ears onto baking paper, with rolled up kitchen paper under it to shape them.
- Let the fondant decorations dry out.
- Roll out black fondant thinly and cut out the eyeshapes, as shown in the video. Then brush the eyes with gold or silver food colouring powder.
- Prepare the other two batches of vanilla buttercream.
- Divide it into six equal portions, colouring them separately to create one portion of pink, red, orange and blue buttercream and two portions of yellow buttercream.
- Put the leftover black chocolate buttercream into a piping bag with a star-shaped piping tip.
- Put the pink, blue and one portion of yellow buttercream into a piping bag with a star-shaped piping tip.
- Put the red and yellow buttercream into a piping bag with a star-shaped piping tip.
- Place the eyes, horn and ears onto the cakes.
- Pipe on the butter cream and add decorations if you'd like.
TIP: If you want your fondant to dry out faster, knead some tylose powder into it.