Simple Unicorn Cupcakes

These simple unicorn cupcakes are not only adorable, but they are delicious as well!

Feel like being a bit festive or have a unicorn-themed birthday party coming up? These beautiful unicorn cupcakes are perfect! The best part? They’re super fun and simple to make! In fact, everyone in the house might want to join in on the fun. There’s no saying “no” when it comes to these tasty and fun unicorn cupcakes.

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After all, cupcakes are always a safe bet! There’s just something so delicious about cupcakes that you just never grow out of craving. Plus, cupcakes tend to be less mess as well! And if you need more cupcakes, we’ve got more creative cupcake decorating ideas here. 

When it comes to creating and decorating cupcakes, the more toppings and bright colors, the better!

These simple unicorn cupcakes are not only delicious, but they are so easy to make as well! Perfect for dessert and all unicorn lovers! Make them for yourself or for a unicorn-themed birthday party. They are certain to be an amazing dessert! #unicorn #cupcake #dessert #rainbow #easy #decorating

Simple Unicorn Cupcakes

Here’s the deal…this unicorn cupcake recipe is actually more of a decorating recipe because you get to use premade cupcakes!

If you want to make your own homemade cupcakes, be my guest! However, you may find it more simple and quicker to buy them at the store. Then, you can put all your focus and effort into making them look awesome! (Vanilla cupcakes were used for this recipe, but you could use chocolate, too!)

I love this simple recipe because it’s just a fun, stress-free decorating activity that I can do with the kids. After all, when the cupcakes are cooked up and done for you, there’s really not much else to worry about than adding on all the good stuff.

Plus, this recipe really takes hardly anythign at all to get started. Just look at how few ingredients you truly need!

ingredients for simple unicorn cupcakes

Part of the fun of decorating these cupcakes? Making the swirl with the frosting! But as they always say, practice does make perfect. (and anything that you mess up on, you can always wipe off with a knife and try again!)

I might have taken a few tries to get it right, but I did it finally and I think that they look pretty great!

Cupcakes with icing

Decorating these Simple Unicorn Cupcakes

These unicorn cupcakes are also fun to make together as a family. Gather around the table and let one decorate with frosting, while another gets to add on the glitter and unicorn ears.

Each person will have their own “task” in creating these simple unicorn cupcakes. It just makes it that much more fun!

Marshamallow cut in half and dipped in pink sugar for unicorn ear

Hard to believe that after these simple steps, you’re almost done with the cupcakes!

Adding the unicorn ears is a breeze. Just make certain that you get them covered with that pink sugar and you tap away any of the extras. That way that pink sugar doesn’t fall off and get all over everything!

And once those ears are added, it means one thing…

Frosting and marshmallow ears on the unicorn cupcakes

It’s time to add on the unicorn horn! And by saying a unicorn horn, you’re going to be adding one of the coolest lollipops, ever.

Seriously, look at those rainbow colors! It’s like this sucker was invented to be a unicorn horn. Perfection.

And just like that, the unicorn cupcakes are done and ready to be enjoyed! (after being admired, of course!)

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unicorn cupcakes with unicorn horn

Store these unicorn cupcakes in an airtight container to make them last for a couple of days!

3 simple unicorn cupcakes on a plate

You’ll love these simple unicorn cupcakes! Making a double batch so you don’t run out is always a good idea!

Simple Unicorn Cupcakes

Simple Unicorn Cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 12 Cupcakes from your favorite recipe or boxed mix
  • 2-3 cups Vanilla frosting
  • 12 Rainbow swirl lollipops
  • 6 Miniature marshmallows
  • Piping bag
  • Large open star tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)
  • Pink sparkling sugar


Take your cupcakes and frosting and begin piping in a circular motion where you're starting from the outside and working towards the center. 

Next, carefully cut your miniature marshmallows diagonally in half and dip the cut side into your pink sugar. Once you have that side coated with sugar, place on the cupcake as the ear. Repeat with the other marshmallow. 

Take your lollipop and put it into the center of the cupcake as the horn. (If the stick is too long, trip before putting into the cupcake.)

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