Simple and Magical Unicorn Cupcakes

I am not a baker, so when my daughter decided that she wanted a unicorn party, I was a little nervous about the cupcakes. There wasn’t a large budget to spend, so I had to make the food myself. Thankfully, I came up with simple yet magical unicorn cupcakes. They were rather easy to make, and came out absolutely adorable! I managed to DIY most of her party, from the cupcakes to the decorations. There were even Β these simple unicorn headbands!

Simple Unicorn Birthday Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes

I decided to keep it as simple as possible. That includes using a box cake mix for the cupcakes themselves. I am no Betty Crocker, so the boxed stuff works great for me, but you can use any cupcake recipe that you want in recreating these!

What You Will Need

The supplies list wasn’t terrible either. It may seem like a lot, but once you get rolling it is extremely easy to assemble these unicorn cupcakes.

  • cake mix
  • frosting
  • ice cream cones (pointed at the bottom)
  • melting wafers, or any colored or white chocolate
  • sprinkles
  • cupcake wrappers

Unicorn Cupcakes: Supplies

The Cupcakes

Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. If you have a favorite from scratch recipe, then use that instead. Once the cupcakes are done, just remove them from the oven to cool.

Unicorn Cupcakes: Before Icing

After they have cooled down it is time for icing! I used icing that was already bright colors, but you can use food coloring and any white icing that you prefer. Since I did not have a piping bag, I used a plastic baggie and cut off the corner.

Unicorn cupcakes Iced

The Horns

I though the horns were the most fun part of making these unicorn cupcakes. Start out by melting your chocolate or melting wafers. I used pink and teal melting wafers that can be found in the party section at Walmart. When you are melting the wafers, be sure not to get them too hot as they will seize up and become a solid mess. I used a double boiler method. Boil water in a pot and place a heat safe bowl on top with the chocolate.

unicorn cupcakes: melting wafers

Once you have them melted, you can dip the pointed end of the ice cream cone in the chocolate. It will be hot and drip, so be careful.

unicorn cupcakes: horns pre sprinkles

While your chocolate is still hot, add your sprinkles to your horn! Then you can put them on a platter and cool them in the refrigerator.

unicorn cupcake horns

The Finished Product

When you are ready to set out your unicorn cupcakes, just add the horns to the top! Then you have the perfect magical unicorn cupcakes for your princess’s party!

Unicorn Cupcakes



  1. Kristen Morris says:

    I don’t have any children to bake for, but I think I might bring these to my next ladies night get together! Can one really ever be too old for unicorns? Certainly not for cupcakes!

  2. Kori says:

    Those turned out super cute, great job! My 3 year old absolute loves chocolate dipped ice cream cones. Might have to use this method to make them at home for her.

  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    Good job! These are definitely so much easier than the ones that I’ve seen in pinterest! It would be so nice to make these during gatherings and parties!

  4. Donah says:

    These are adorable!! Love the unicorn headbands, too. We are really big fans of funfetti here too πŸ™‚ Can’t beat that vanilla, sprinkle smell, heavenly!

  5. Holly says:

    Unicorn birthdays have been so popular this year. This is a good and inexpensive idea. We are having a circus themed birthday this summer when my youngest turns one.

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