Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Unicorn Cake Tutorial

Today we are working on a 3 tier unicorn theme cake. We made this one for a good friend. We had so much fun with this one!! Perfect for that magical birthday party!!!

cakes size 6 in, 8 in, and 10in
spaghetti noodles
paint brush

1. Bake and crumb coat your cakes. Knead your
fondant until smooth. You can microwave it for a few 
seconds if you want to speed this step up. Be careful
though because it will melt.

2. Roll out your fondant evenly to about 1/4 inch 
thickness. We will cover the 8 inch 2 layer cake
in this tutorial. 

3. Lay the fondant over the crumb coated cake and 
smooth out the top.

4. Gently work the fondant onto the side of the cake.
Then smooth with a fondant smoother.

5. Trim off extra fondant with a sharp knife
to use on the rest of the cake. Smooth it once
more with the fondant smoother to make sure it
is all even and no bubbles.  Cover each tier of the 
cake and stack it all up. Stacking tutorial to come
later. Now its time to air brush.

6. After stacking your cake its time to airbrush the
color on. I buy already mixed airbrush color because
it doesn't clog as much as when I mix them myself. 
Fill your airbrush with the color you want. I used
a pearl blue. 

7. I was about 4 - 5 inches away from the cake and 
had the airbrush turned down on the lower spray
setting. Then I sprayed in circular motions until
I got the coverage I wanted. If you leave it patchy
with light and dark spots it will look like the sky.

8. Next we airbrushed the stars that we  cut out of
fondant earlier with a gold pearl
airbrush color. The same way the cake was airbrushed

9. for the rainbow we printed a template from the 
internet and cut it out of thick gumpaste. Then
used the fondant smoother to shape the side.

10. Here is the rainbow we used. 

11. We just used the fondant smoother to push one 
side of the rainbow to where we wanted it.
Added spaghetti to both ends so we could add
it to the cake and let it dry.

12. Now paint the rainbow. We just free handed it.
One row of color at a time.

13. Now stick the spaghetti in the edge of the cake. 
We started at the top and worked our way down 
putting one rainbow on each tier. hid the seems
with butter cream to look like clouds. Same
pattern of butter cream for the border on the cake 
too. We used a piping bag and a tip with a large round
hole in a swirl pattern for the clouds.

Close up of the star patter on the bottom layer.

Close up of the unicorn. Tutorial soon for that too.

Now its finished. :) Ready for
the party.

We also made cupcakes to match the theme with stars and clouds.


Thanks for stopping by my blog and just let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help all I can! :)

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  1. This looks fantastic. What a gorgeous cake. WOW!

  2. The 8 year old, unicorn loving me would have absolutely flipped over this cake! In fact, the fully grown adult me is flipping over this cake. It's awesome!

  3. Wow this is absolutely ADORABLE! Your details are fantastic! I love the little star cupcakes too. Great job!


  4. Thank you so much guys!!! Your comments mean a lot to me!! I'm new to this blog stuff. :)

  5. wow! amazing cake :) and great tutorial!

  6. The detail is amazing! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday : )

  7. how did u paint the rainbow i mean with what kind of colors?

    1. I used Americolor airbrush colors that were already mixed. You can also use your favorite colors by mixing them with vodka or water to thin them out a little. I use about a tablespoon of vodka and about 5 or 6 drops of Americolor to get my paints.

  8. That is a fantastic tutorial! Thank you for sharing :)


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