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The Mane Attraction: Unicorn Cakes Offer Unlimited Potential

Unicorns have been my all-time favorite mythical creature since forever! Watching this trend gain fever pitch momentum in the bakery makes me giddy. And, what’s not to love? The incredible versatility of unicorn cakes lets a decorator’s imagination run wild. And, you know how much I love free reign in the frosting realm.

Curious about what’s next for this unstoppable trend?


Consider this: I’ve created Unicorn cakes for college graduations, fortieth birthdays and bachelorette parties. Not surprised? I’ve also designed Unicorn cakes for Halloween, Christmas and other holidays. I even created a Canadian Monty Unicorn cake—bet you didn’t see that one coming. 


Each of these cakes featured a “hint” of Unicorn by using the horn, ears and eyelashes of the Unicorn Creations DecoSet®. With these magical decorations, a themed color palette and unbridled creativity, Unicorn cakes can be adapted to any and every occasion.


Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning.


When we first started designing Unicorn cakes, we recommended five colors for the mane. But as demand grew, we realized the flexibility was tremendous. The color combinations are unlimited as long as they complement one another when piped out using the variegated bag technique. In case you’re wondering, I prefer the #1M deep cut open star tip for creating Unicorn manes.



Don’t limit yourself to icing. Fashion a unicorn mane of Gum Paste Flowers cascading down pink & gold tiers (talk about a stunning way to turn 40). Or, add extra sass and dimension with sprinkles, rainbow-shaped cake features or our new Golden Unicorn Candle for a wish come true.

With no rules and no limits, the unicorn trend inspires cakes loaded with colorful, playful whimsy. And to that, I say, “Heck ya!” 




Decorator Profile Danielle

ABOUT THE DECORATOR

Hey there, I’m Danielle. I started decorating cakes with my Grandma (Baba) when I was six years old. It was a fun hobby we enjoyed together. As I got older, I dreamt of going to art school or becoming the next Alicia Keys, but when I was sixteen my Grandma passed away. So when Le Cordon Bleu came into my home ec class, I thought, “That’s it. I can still be an artist, and have Baba with me the whole time.” That’s why I love being a cake designer and decorator at DecoPac—I get to create amazing, edible art with my Grandma smiling over my shoulder.