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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  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

Simple Unicorn Horn Cupcakes

Magical unicorn horn cupcakes.


  • 1 Box Cupcake Mix
  • 1 Box Ice Cream Cones
  • Melting Wafers
  • Sprinkes
  • Icing


  1. Make Cupcakes According To Box Recipe

  2. Ice Cupcakes 

  3. Melt Wafers. (You can melt in the microwave or on the stove)

  4. Drizzle Ice Cream Cones With Melted Chocolate

  5. Add Sprinkles While Still Warm

  6. Place Ice Cream Cone Horn on Top Of Iced Cupcake

Recipe Rating

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Monday 21st of May 2018

These cupcakes are really looking awesome and so much tasty.


Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

haha these are super cute!!!!

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