Unicorn Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 11
Decorating time: 2 hours
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Highlights from our unicorn cake course.

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1. Carving and covering

With a simple cut and a little carving, Paul sets the platform for the Unicorn’s head. Then there’s something you don’t often see in Paul’s kitchen as he covers the cake in buttercream. ?

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2. Covering the cake and board

As this is a novelty cake with lots of decorations you can get away with a quick covering. However, for the perfectionists out there Paul takes you through the steps required to cover this awkward shape.

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3. Painting the board

Paul marks the board then paints the rainbow colours onto the board in preparation for the cake being transferred.

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4. Adding the facial features

After adding the cake to the board Paul starts to add the facial features. He gets a great effect with the eyelashes, but it did take a couple of attempts!

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5. Adding the ears and horn

We start the lesson with the cake looking more like a little pig. However, once we add it’s distinctive horn then there’s no doubting that it’s a unicorn.

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6. Creating the decorations

Keeping things simple Paul uses moulds to create the little decorations that make all the difference. The decorations can be done by hand, but the moulds are so much quicker and often neater.

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7. Adding the decorations

Colouring and adding the decorations really brings our Unicorn to life. Paul goes for the symmetrical design, but this part is entirely down to your taste.

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8. Finishing touches

Now time for the all important finishing touches where Paul adds some blush to the cheeks, highlights the mouth and facial features, and then finishes by adding glaze to the areas he wants to shine!

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9. Other ideas

Paul shares with you some other ideas for cakes you can make with the techniques learned from this lesson

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10. Pro lesson

Paul shares with you everything a professional cake decorator needs to know for this type of design.

Learn how to make a unicorn cake…

In this tutorial, Paul Bradford shows you how to make a fantastic unicorn cake. One of the most popular cake trends at the moment, the unicorn cake is a design you simply MUST  have in your repertoire.

One of the most popular cake trends at the moment, the unicorn cakes has become a particularly popular choice for children and birthdays. Complete with horns, beautiful colours and eye-catching decorations, this cake is simply magical!

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • carve a simple shape
  • use edible paint
  • work with moulds
  • dust cakes
  • and much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

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Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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