Fat Unicorn Eating Cake

Fat Unicorn Eating Cake

The fat unicorn-eating cake is popular over the past year. This cake design is perfect for children’s birthday parties and baby showers. Imagine a fat unicorn-eating cake; this would be a funny and creative twist on the typical unicorn cakes. It will surely bring laughter to your family and friends. Moreover, you can make it for birthdays or any celebrations. And this tutorial comes with easy step-by-step instructions on making a fat unicorn-eating cake. Because of that, you can make it at home. 

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What You Will Need

Ingredients

  • 6-inch Cake (cooled and prepped)
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • White fondant (homemade or store-bought)
  • Gold luster dust
  • Gel food coloring (black, pink, purple, blue) you may choose any color you want.

Equipment 

  • Offset spatula
  • Small sharp knife
  • Small paintbrush
  • Molding tools
  • Silicone mat
  • Turntable cake stand
  • Cake board (12-inch)
  • Star piping tip
  • Piping bag 
  • Piping gel
  • 6-inch styrofoam cake dummy (optional)
  • Cling wrap

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Step by Step Instructions 

For The Unicorn

Step 1

Before anything else, make three balls of white fondant. In that regard, one should be 2 1/2 inches for the unicorn’s body. In addition to that, one ball should be 1 1/2 inches from the head of the unicorn. And one ball should be 1 inch for the unicorn’s arms. 

Step 2

Then, form the body of the unicorn. While shaping the body, cover the other pieces with cling wrap or plastic wrap. Doing this prevents them from drying out. Remember, shape the fondant into a long oval. After that, narrow the end of the fondant piece. In addition to that, try to shape it to be thicker at the top part and thinner towards the bottom. Afterward, give the unicorn a belly since it is a fat unicorn that eats a cake.

Step 3

After that, the thinner side of the oval-shaped fondant will become the unicorn’s legs. Then, carefully cut and form the legs using a small sharp knife. Once you cut the fondant to make legs, mold them to create a curvy shape. 

Step 4

Then, use the pointed molding tool to mark the unicorn’s hoof on each leg. Next, make two holes using a toothpick or skewer. With that, make sure to poke one hole for the belly button. And then stick the toothpick for the head. Because of that, the toothpick will support the head on the body of the unicorn later. 

Step 5

Afterward, create the unicorn’s head by shaping the 1 1/2 inch ball of fondant into a head by carefully pressing. Because of this, it makes one side thicker than the other. In that regard, the thicker side of the fondant will become the mouth and cheeks. At the same time, the thinner side will be the eyes and forehead. Remember, you can use your thumbs to mold and press to make the space for the eyes. Next, create a small slit for the mouth using a molding tool to form the mouth. After that, use the pointed molding tool to create nostrils that look like a teardrop. 

Step 6

To make the unicorn arms, divide the 1-inch fondant ball. And shape them into two long ropes about 1/2-inch thick. Next, cut a piece carefully off about 1/4-inch from both ropes to create the hoofs. Then, mold the arms into a curve shape. After that, bend at the elbows to create a natural look. Afterward, use a 6-inch round styrofoam cake dummy to measure and position the unicorn. Then, allow it to dry. 

Step 7

Next, take the two small pieces of white fondant. And form them into two thin ropes to create the unicorn horn. With that, one end of each rope should be thinner. Then, twist the fondant ropes together. Afterward, measure the horn on the unicorn’s head to have an exact size. Because of that, it should be about 1 inch long. Once measured, cut the horn and skewer it using a small floral wire. Or you could use a toothpick and let it dry. 

Making unicorn horn

Step 8

While the molded unicorn parts are drying, use a small piece of pink fondant. Do this to line the inside of your unicorn’s mouth. Then, create a little tongue that will hang out on the open mouth of your unicorn. To make the eyes, shape a small piece of black fondant for your unicorn’s eyelashes and eyebrows. Afterward, let your molded unicorn parts dry for a while. Then, put the pieces in the styrofoam piece. Finally, place your unicorn parts in a cool place away from the sun and heat to dry completely.

Cake Assembly And Decoration: Fat Unicorn-eating Cake

Step 1

First and foremost, take the cake that you stacked. Ensure that you have crumb coated and frosted. And put it on a 12-inch cake board. Placing your cake on a 12-inch cake board allow you to have an extra room for your unicorn. 

Step 2

Afterward, pipe some rosettes on your cake. Then, use an open star tip in a piping bag filled with pink buttercream. After that, pipe rosettes all over your frosted cake. Doing this covers the cake entirely with rosettes. 

Decorating Unicorn Cake

Step 3

Next, carefully carve your cake into the part where the unicorn eats.

Step 4

Then, attach the unicorn’s body to the cake. And the cake board using a little water or piping gel so that the unicorn will not move around. Next, attach or connect the unicorn’s arms to the body. And attach the head on the toothpick placed earlier on the unicorn’s body.

Step 5

The next step is to create the unicorn’s mane. Use a combination of pastel-colored fondants. These could be pink, purple, blue, and white. Keep in mind that you will use these with gold luster later. Also, you can choose any suggested colors to your liking. Shape each colored fondant into long thin ropes. And cut them into different sizes for the tail and hairpieces. Also, you can place the pieces of colored fondant randomly. Then, add some strands of white fondant into the unicorn tail and hair. 

Hungry Unicorn Cake

Step 6

Afterward, mix gold luster in clear alcohol like vodka or gin. Then, carefully paint the horn, white strands of hair on the tail. In addition to that, the mane and hoofs of the unicorn. Make sure to use a small brush dipped in the golden luster mixture. After that, paint a few more layers of gold to cover the empty spots. 

Step 7

Lastly, place some cake crumbs on the unicorn’s mouth for a final touch. Doing this gives the effect that your unicorn eats the cake. 

Tips and Tricks For Hungry Unicorn Cake

You can make the unicorn a few days before decorating your cake. Making the toppers in advance gives you plenty of time to create and to let them dry. If the fondant is too sticky for your liking, add cornstarch. Moreover, if the fondant is too dry, use a vegetable shortening. Besides that, if you want to rush. And you want the fondant to dry faster, mix some tylose powder to dry it in a short period.

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Fat Unicorn Eating Cake

The fat unicorn-eating cake is popular over the past year. This cake design is perfect for children's birthday parties and baby showers. Imagine a fat unicorn-eating cake; this would be a funny and creative twist on the typical unicorn cakes. It will surely bring laughter to your family and friends. Moreover, you can make it for birthdays or any celebrations. And this tutorial comes with easy step-by-step instructions on making a fat unicorn-eating cake. Because of that, you can make it at home. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fat Unicorn Eating Cake
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Small sharp knife
  • Small paintbrush
  • Molding tools
  • Silicone mat
  • Turntable cake stand
  • Cake board (12-inch)
  • Star piping tip
  • Piping Bag
  • Piping gel
  • 6-inch styrofoam cake dummy (optional)
  • Cling wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 6- inch Cake cooled and prepped
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • White fondant homemade or store-bought
  • Gold luster dust
  • Gel food coloring black, pink, purple, blue you may choose any color you want.

Instructions

  • Before anything else, make three balls of white fondant. In that regard, one should be 2 1/2 inches for the unicorn's body. In addition to that, one ball should be 1 1/2 inches from the head of the unicorn. And one ball should be 1 inch for the unicorn's arms.
  • Then, form the body of the unicorn. While shaping the body, cover the other pieces with cling wrap or plastic wrap. Doing this prevents them from drying out. Remember, shape the fondant into a long oval. After that, narrow the end of the fondant piece. In addition to that, try to shape it to be thicker at the top part and thinner towards the bottom. Afterward, give the unicorn a belly since it is a fat unicorn that eats a cake.
  • After that, the thinner side of the oval-shaped fondant will become the unicorn's legs. Then, carefully cut and form the legs using a small sharp knife. Once you cut the fondant to make legs, mold them to create a curvy shape.
  • Then, use the pointed molding tool to mark the unicorn's hoof on each leg. Next, make two holes using a toothpick or skewer. With that, make sure to poke one hole for the belly button. And then stick the toothpick for the head. Because of that, the toothpick will support the head on the body of the unicorn later.
  • Afterward, create the unicorn's head by shaping the 1 1/2 inch ball of fondant into a head by carefully pressing. Because of this, it makes one side thicker than the other. In that regard, the thicker side of the fondant will become the mouth and cheeks. At the same time, the thinner side will be the eyes and forehead. Remember, you can use your thumbs to mold and press to make the space for the eyes. Next, create a small slit for the mouth using a molding tool to form the mouth. After that, use the pointed molding tool to create nostrils that look like a teardrop.
  • To make the unicorn arms, divide the 1-inch fondant ball. And shape them into two long ropes about 1/2-inch thick. Next, cut a piece carefully off about 1/4-inch from both ropes to create the hoofs. Then, mold the arms into a curve shape. After that, bend at the elbows to create a natural look. Afterward, use a 6-inch round styrofoam cake dummy to measure and position the unicorn. Then, allow it to dry.
  • Next, take the two small pieces of white fondant. And form them into two thin ropes to create the unicorn horn. With that, one end of each rope should be thinner. Then, twist the fondant ropes together. Afterward, measure the horn on the unicorn's head to have an exact size. Because of that, it should be about 1 inch long. Once measured, cut the horn and skewer it using a small floral wire. Or you could use a toothpick and let it dry.
  • While the molded unicorn parts are drying, use a small piece of pink fondant. Do this to line the inside of your unicorn's mouth. Then, create a little tongue that will hang out on the open mouth of your unicorn. To make the eyes, shape a small piece of black fondant for your unicorn's eyelashes and eyebrows. Afterward, let your molded unicorn parts dry for a while. Then, put the pieces in the styrofoam piece. Finally, place your unicorn parts in a cool place away from the sun and heat to dry completely.

Notes

You can make the unicorn a few days before decorating your cake. Making the toppers in advance gives you plenty of time to create and to let them dry. If the fondant is too sticky for your liking, add cornstarch. Moreover, if the fondant is too dry, use a vegetable shortening. Besides that, if you want to rush. And you want the fondant to dry faster, mix some tylose powder to dry it in a short period.
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