Unicorn recipes – five ways to make your food magical

Have you heard of pastel-coloured 'unicorn' food? Here, we explain the trend and give you five recipes so you can achieve the rainbow, fairytale effect for yourself.

5 ways with unicorn food

Unicorn desserts are the colourful trend everyone's obsessed with. The whimsical movement began on social media (of course) where people shared ostentatious rainbow-hued creations, including cupcakes and macarons festooned with unicorn horns, sprinkles, frosting and edible pastel miscellany. Soon, the unicorn template was adapted to include toast with marbled toppings, dyed pancakes and blue hot chocolate – basically if it looks like something from a fairytale book, it ticks the unicorn box. 

Here, we show you how to brighten up your world with your own unicorn creations, for those days when real life gets too much and only sprinkles and sacchrine sentiments will do...
 

White chocolate unicorn bark

White chocolate unicorn bark
These shards of unicorn-coloured chocolate are simple to make but will steal the show on any party platter. All you need is good quality white chocolate, sprinkles and sweets of your choice. Dollop the coloured chocolate onto a baking sheet, shake it to merge in a marbled pattern and sprinkle on your chosen decorations. Once set, smash into shards and tuck in.

Try it for yourself with our simple unicorn bark recipe


Unicorn cupcakes

Unicorn cupcakes
Another deceptively easy recipe that lives up to the unicorn show-stealing standards. These easy vanilla sponge cupcakes are topped with a unicorn-swirled buttercream that tastes as good as it looks. The secret to success lies with how you line the piping bag with food colouring... 

Try making our unicorn cupcakes.


Unicorn biscuits

Unicorn cookies
Who could resist picking up one of these swirled cookies? The dazzling spiral effect is achieved by rolling two biscuit doughs together. The biscuits are given extra unicorn kudos with the fringe of iced sprinkles around the edge.  

Discover how to make your own unicorn cookies


Unicorn hot chocolate 

Unicorn hot chocolate
If you're craving something sweet, this white hot chocolate has surprisingly few ingredients and just needs a squeeze of food colouring to turn it into a pastel dream. The turret of whipped cream adds the Instagram-worthy finishing flourish.

Try making your own unicorn hot chocolate


Unicorn meringues

Rainbow meringues
These rainbow meringues make an eye-catching dessert and can be made in a range of flavours, including blueberry, lemon and pistachio.

Read up on how to swirl your own stunning rippled meringues.

Sweet tooth still not sated? Check out our cookies, classic cakes and kids' party recipes.

Have you tried making unicorn food? Share your recipe ideas in the comments below...

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