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{March Bakes Box} Unicorn Cupcakes

Well March flew by, didn’t it? Here we are at the end of the month, ready to start seeing your monthly boxes flying through letterboxes any moment now.

We were delighted to team up with the lovely @ladyberrycupcakes for this month’s box – after seeing her mega viral Unicorn Cupcakes, we just knew we had to get them in a box for you lot!

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Here is the method – skip to the bottom for a step by step cheat sheet!

  1. Pre heat your Oven to 180 and Line a 6 hole cupcake tin
  2. Mix flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder and vanilla essence with a stand or hand mixer  until smooth and evenly mixed.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on the top. Transfer to wire rack to cool
  5. To make your butter cream: place butter, vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of milk & icing sugar in bowl and beat until smooth.  Apply a thin layer of butter cream on the top of the cupcakes and top with a white fondant disc about 3-4 millimetres thick. smooth over using the heat from your palm and a little corn flour if desired.
  6. Divide your remaining fondant into 6 balls and colour 1 grey, 1 pink, 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 blue and 1 beige – leaving a little bit of white for the ears.
  7. Roll out the grey fondant and cut a disc using a circle cutter (or a glass the same size as your cupcake). using the cutter or glass again cut just under half of the disc (making a moon shape) and place on the lower half of the cupcake.
  8. Take a pointed sugar craft tool (or the end of your paintbrush) and create 2 shapes for nostrils (see pictures)
  9. Add some more black colouring to your remaining grey fondant and taking tiny pieces at a time, roll into balls. Take the end of the paint brush to create eye holes and drop the balls of black fondant into sockets
  10. Create a dip for unicorn horn at the top centre of the cupcake.
  11. Split the ball of beige fondant into 6 and roll into a cone shape and twist or score the fondant diagonally .
  12. Glue the horn in position with a dab of water, holding it in position until dried.
  13. Create 2 triangles of white fondant and make hollows for the ears, attach to either side of the horn leaving room for the hair.
  14. Take small balls of coloured fondant and roll into thin strands, attach around the horn and between the ears.
  15. Dust cheeks with edible dust! Admire and enjoy!

Big thank you to the wonderful Lady Berry for the tutorial – make sure you give her a follow if you don’t already!

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