How to make a unicorn cake?
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Birthdays are celebrated every year and, as is tradition, the ceremony is usually accompanied by a delicious soft cake. However, sometimes finding the perfect sweet can be a real headache for many people. That's why, to help you have an original and unique birthday party, today we offer you a quick recipe to make a beautiful unicorn cake for your celebrations. 🎂
🦄 Want to please your daughter or a child passionate about unicorns? 🦄 Simply take advantage of her birthday to offer her the brioche of her dreams . If your princess loves other cartoons like Paw Patrol or Frozen , you can use a figure of each design to decorate the dessert while you finish.
If you want to get started and bake your first unicorn on your own, don't waste any more time. We offers en esta página una receta fácil y paso a paso para hacer un pastel de unicornio 100% fácil .
Baking a successful unicorn cake: where to start? 🦄As a house, making a unicorn cake for your daughter's birthday deserves a previous study. Yes, you must analyze some details and make some decisions to succeed. In fact, you must be methodical and avoid any confusion.
For this, it is important to think about the base of the cake , to choose the type of unicorn you want to make. For example, the base can be a semolina cake, an inverted cake, an apple cake, a chocolate cake or even a designer cake . The goal is to choose the cake you like, or at least the one you think is quick to make.
For our preparation, we opted for a unicorn cake made from a "molly cake". The reason ? This cake is easy to make, it is soft, it can be stored for several days .... In addition, you also have the possibility to arrange it in layers and use a creamy fruit filling to give it the flavor you want ... .
NB : ⏳ for this type of unicorn, the preparation time is 2 hours and 30 minutes , cooking is 1 hour and a quarter , giving a total of 3 h 45 minutes . ⏳
What materials should you plan to prepare the unicorn cake?
For the complete material for this unicorn recipe, you will need the following kitchen tools:
✔️ A pastry ring: which will be used to bake our "molly cake" while giving a spherical shape to the preparation.
✔️A hand mixer: it will allow us to stir the preparation of the decoration to make it homogeneous and smoother.
✔️A Maryse: you can adapt it with a simple spoon or any spatula. We will use it mainly to scrape the bottom of the containers we will use for kneading.
✔️A food thermometer: this tool is more or less essential. However, to have the rainbow unicorn cake we want for our daughter's or son's birthday, it will be used to measure the preparation temperature accurately. If you do not have such a tool, it is not necessarily necessary to buy it.
✔️From a pastry robot: you have probably heard of it. This electric robot will allow us to efficiently knead our ingredients.
✔️An electric whisk: it can be used as an alternative to a pastry robot, this kitchen tool will be used to stir certain mixtures of decorations.
✔️One 10 mm smooth nozzle, one fluted nozzle, one small baking nozzle and also 8 piping bags : these nozzles will only be used to decorate our unicorn. Therefore, you can do without some or buy more. It will all depend on your talent as a "designer".
✔️ Finally, we will need a baking sheet for the preparations that will need to be heated.
NB: the role of each tool above has been given to you to allow you to easily adapt them according to the tools you have. As for the ingredients of the preparation, they will be given to you at the beginning of each step.
➡️ The stages of realization of the horn cake in chronological order
Making a successful unicorn cake requires a certain methodology. That's why we have divided our preparation into 4 main steps to obtain the desired birthday cake.
- First, we will make our basic cake: the "molly cake". Next, we will prepare the frosting.
- Next, we will make the ears, eyes and horn of the unicorn.
- Then, it will be the turn of the assembly of each part of our unicorn cake.
- We will finish our preparation with the decoration and the arrangement of the edible figures.
💟 Make your own unicorn cake 💟
You are there, in this part composed of 4 sub parts, we will explain in detail each step of the preparation of our cake.
01 - Prepare the basic unicorn cake and cover with frosting. 🍰
Preparation of the "molly cake".
The "molly cake" is a cake that is super soft and has the particularity to swell well in the oven. In fact, this dessert will be used as the base of our unicorn cake .
➡️ basic cake ingredient
Note : the ingredients of the preparation can be adapted according to the size of the cake you wish to obtain. However, for a medium-sized cake optimized for a family birthday or Easter party, we recommend using the same ingredients below:
5 eggs, 220 g powdered sugar, 410 g flour, first pinch of salt, 1.5 sachets of baking powder, 41 cl liquid cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla powder.
➡️ Duration of preparation ⏳
Preparation time: 20 minutes - average cooking time 1 hour and 15 minutes - total preparation time: 1 hour and 35 minutes .
➡️ Preparation process for our "molly cake".
In general, "molly cake" is a quick and easy recipe to make. Before starting, turn on the bishop to reach 160 o C.
Mix the eggs and sugar and whisk the solution until the volume doubles or triples. Remember, the goal is to make the cake as smooth and light as possible.
In a second bowl, prepare a mixture of salt, flour and yeast. In addition, you can also use whatever spices you like according to your taste.
Once the first two mixtures have been made, you must pour the second preparation (flour + salt + yeast) into the first one (sugar + eggs), and try to obtain a smooth and light mixture delicately.
After this preparation, now whip the liquid cream for 10 minutes at medium speed . The goal here is to make the mixture creamy . Then gradually mix the cream with the flour ( previous mixture ) to obtain a very light and uniform mixture.
Then use a pastry ring to shape the mixture before baking at 160 o C for 1 hour and 15 minutes . However, you can also use the hot plate if you can adjust the temperature.
To save time, you can bake the molly cake two or three days in advance. To store it, you just need to wrap it well in cling film and keep it in the refrigerator.
NB : for the rest of the preparation of our unicorn cake, the "molly cake" will be cut into four quarters, which will allow us to make a layered rainbow cake . 🌈
The icing will allow us to cover our "molly cake" to make our decoration. For this preparation, we will use Swiss meringue cream. However, you can use the icing of your choice.
5 egg whites, 225 g butter, 200 g sugar.
➡️ Preparation process
Combine the egg whites in a bowl and whisk the solution until stiff. This may take 8 minutes and should be done over medium heat. For best results, you can use a double boiler.
After this step, remove the mixture from the heat and continue whisking until well cooled . In fact, the butter must have the same temperature as the mixture in order to form a smooth cream. Otherwise, you will have a not very beautiful cream with some lumps.
Note : the smoother the resulting cream, the more pleasing to the eye and easier to decorate our unicorn cake.
02 - Unicorn ear, horn and eyes confections 🦄
Once the principle is understood, the design of the horn and ears is fairly easy to accomplish. Instead, follow the steps below.
Horn making 🦄
A skewer (wooden or metal), gold edible powder, white sugar paste.
➡️ Manufacturing process
For the horn, start by rolling the sugar dough to make a long sausage. You need the thinner ends because they will form the top of the horn.
Then use the skewer to wrap the sausage on all sides to form the perfect horn. It is best to start with the thicker side, leaving a small bare end that will be used to stick the horn on the cake.
Then, allow the preparation to dry before meticulously painting it with edible gold dust.
Ear designs 👂
White sugar paste, a heart-shaped cookie cutter and edible gold dust.
➡️ Manufacturing process
Start by rolling out the sugar dough to a thin thickness of about 2 mm. Then cut the dough with the cookie cutter to obtain two hearts. Fold the two hearts slightly, then use the edible gold powder to paint the inside.
Note : You can also prepare the ears in advance to avoid wasting time on your little girl or boy's birthday.
Make unicorn cake eyes 👀.
Making the eyes is quite simple. This preparation takes less than 10 minutes.
Black sugar paste.
➡️ Design procedure
Cut the sugar paste in the shape of eyes that will then be glued to one side of the cake.
Note : it is better to do this preparation on the "D" day of the ceremony. Otherwise, the paste may harden and break during assembly.
03 - Assembling the parts of the unicorn cake 🎂
Once the preparation of the components is complete, it is time to move on to the overall assembly of the cake. It is best to do this step on the day of the event. In fact, this makes it possible to prevent any instances of premature destruction of the preparation.
Start by removing our "molly cake" from the refrigerator and place it on a tray. If you wish to garnish the cake with fruit cream, now is the time to place the layers of cream between the cake slices.
Now, use Maryse to cover the cake with the previously prepared icing. Take the time to spread the meringue all over the cake, until it is completely white. Then put the preparation in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Now take the cake out of the refrigerator and smooth its contours to make it more attractive. " Note that this step is not mandatory ". Once the smoothing is finished, put the preparation back in the refrigerator for another half hour.
04 - Decoration of the horn cake 💟
Once the cake has cooled and the frosting is ready, it is time to start the final decoration.
NB : You can decorate the unicorn cake as you wish according to your preferences and also according to the event to be celebrated. In fact, there is no decoration rule.
In our case, we will place the horn on the cake and then decorate it with jars of fresh cream . Choose the dyes that you find most appetizing. You can also use small white cheeses, chocolate chips .... The goal here is simply to make your "cake" delicious enough to look at.
Once the horn is attached, it's the turn of the ears. Press each of them on one side of the cake to perfect your unicorn. Attach eyes and other shapes as desired. Also, use fresh sorbet, yogurt or ice cream to form the unicorn 'crest'.
Also consider adding white chocolate ganache to make the birthday happy. You can also distribute the cream into 6 bowls, then vary the color of each bowl for a unique design. Remember to use the fluted tip and the other tips to shape your bowls of cream.
In addition, you can also add some stuffed cookies, almonds or other treats to enhance the look of your unicorn cake . In short, your decorating kit is essentially up to you.
Some tips to make your unicorn cake a success from the very first attempt 💡
Obviously, making a unicorn cake the first time can sometimes be difficult . However, with these following tips, you would definitely get there.
- Don't jump immediately after reading this quick recipe. It is important to understand each principle well before you start.
- Also, if you have the opportunity, you can try to replicate the preparation before the ceremony. This allows you to test your performance before the "d" day.
- Making a successful unicorn cake requires some concentration. You don't have to improvise and try to change the right material each time. Remember to prepare by completing the difficult steps a few days in advance.
- If you are not experienced with cakes, it is important to take the same amount of ingredients as we do. In fact, adding or eliminating certain elements can influence the final result.
- Finally, test each preparation made to make sure it corresponds to your wishes before proceeding.
Here is a video that explains it very well.
Conclusion on how to make a unicorn cake for a happy event. 🌈
Well done, you have just made a unicorn sugar paste cake with us: " a real professional rainbow cake ". Although certain ingredients such as macaroons, apricots, pistachios or toppings have not been used, nothing prevents you from adjusting them to your preparation.
Ultimately, making a unicorn head cake is not complicated when you pay attention to the different steps detailed on this page. This type of preparation will certainly do a lot of good to your children, and especially to your girls passionate about the world of unicorns .
In addition, you can also use a gift for Easter, Christmas and also for any happy occasion that requires cake.
You can also take unicorn silicone molds for a perfect decoration.
Small chocolate cookie or unicorn cake decoration? You can use the collection of unicorn silicone molds.