I made this crazy Puking Unicorn Cake for my niece’s twelfth birthday, and it sure made a lot of people laugh! It’s three layers of vanilla cake tinted pink, filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam, and decorated with lots and lots of tiny vanilla buttercream dots!
Looks pretty innocent from the side, right? Just a rainbow. Scroll down for the unicorn 😉
So. This cake. It made me laugh so hard! A few weeks ago, my niece stopped by my place after school to have tea and to tell me of her birthday plans. She turned twelve last week, and as usual she wanted me to make her a cake. Because that’s what I do in our family. So, she sat down, sipped her tea, and asked me if she could have a cake with a unicorn on it. A unicorn puking a rainbow.
Okay. Just get this: never in my entire life have I thought that one day I would be making a puking unicorn cake. I know puking unicorns are a thing, I’ve seen pictures of them on Pinterest, but I still think of unicorns as pretty white horses with magical powers and a pretty horn. That’s it. No rainbows. No puking. Maybe I’m a bit old-fashioned in the unicorn department?
Anyway, my niece wanted the unicorn to puke a rainbow. Oh, and she wanted it to be made out of candy. Oreos, gummy bears, M&M’s… that sort of thing.
First thing I did was talk her out of using candy to make the unicorn. Because, YES, there are definitely limits to my cake decorating skills (not to mention my patience) and I have no idea how to turn an Oreo into unicorn manes or a gummy bear into a unicorn horn. Instead, we decided to make the unicorn out of buttercream. And awww all right, a puking unicorn!
And seriously, making the rainbow was so. much. fun.
My niece and I first made the cake layers, which were basic vanilla cake layers tinted a psychedelic pink. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the inside of the cake, because I only cut this cake at my niece’s party. But take my word for it, the inside was beautiful. Is there a better excuse for making pink cake than a unicorn cake? I think not!