Making a unicorn cake for a unicorn party to celebrate a birthday, baby shower or wedding? Check out these magical unicorn cake ideas that will capture the hearts of kids and adults, girls and boys!

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Learn how to make a unicorn cake with recipes, decorations, designs, and instructional tutorials for unique unicorn cake decorations that involve rainbow colors, glitter, the galaxy, and even Harry Potter!

How to Make Unicorn Cakes: Pictures for Inspiration

Here’s our roundup of easy, beautiful DIY unicorn cake recipes and designs from Pinterest with pretty images to preview. Click the links to the posts that inspire you to get full instructions and tutorials!

Easy Cake

Use simple ingredients like box cake mix for the base and an ice cream cone for the horn to make this a truly quick and easy unicorn cake that’s fun even for kids to try out. (via Tasty)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cake mix with lots of different coloring
  • Skill level: Beginner

Mini Cakes

Learn how to make a small unicorn cake in 3 absolutely adorable decorations. (via Bakers Party Shop)

  • Recipe type: Cake with chocolate covered strawberry, hot fudge sauce, or cheesecake
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Party Unicorn Cake

Confetti brings the fun to any celebration. Make it a double dose of fun with this birthday cake that has confetti dots on the party hat as well as lining the bottom of the cake. (via Love Cake Create)

Puking Unicorn Cake

Another cake design that incorporates a little humor is this rainbow puking unicorn cake design that spills off the side of the cake. (via The Tough Cookie)

Fat Unicorn Cake

This hilarious trending cake idea is of a unicorn that has taken a satisfying bite of your cake and sitting pleased with a belly full of your wonderful dessert. Here’s a tutorial on how to create the 3d unicorn with fondant and create a cake with beautiful rose piping. (via XO, Katie Rosario)

Funfetti Unicorn Cake

A pastel palette and gold horn adorn this cake with sprinkles inside from the Nerdy Nummies Youtube Channel. (via Rosanna Pansino)

Reverse Unicorn Cake

Instead of a white outside and color for the ears, horn, and eyelashes, go for the opposite effect with a watercolor cake and keep the extra features white. (via Sugar Hero)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream
  • Time to make: 2 hours prep, 35 minutes make, 2 hours 35 minutes total
  • Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Black and Gold Unicorn Cake

This is a stark contrast to most unicorn cakes, yet remains elegant nonetheless. (via Say It with Cake)

Galaxy Unicorn Cake

Here’s another take that uses black as the color of the cake, but with glittery color. (via Ashlee Marie)

Unicorn Drip Cake

Another popular cake trend you can try with a unicorn theme is the drip cake effect. Check out this tutorial for detailed instructions for how to achieve this decadent look in three different ways. (via Glorious Treats)

Unicorn Cake with Wings

This super vibrant cake (sparkles, glitter, and all) has wings made of isomalt sugar. How fun do the rainbow layers look in the cake as well? (via Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio)

Or you can opt to make the wings from lightweight edible paper, which is a pretty smart one considering that it wouldn’t weigh down your cake. (via Fancy Favors and Edible Art by Sawsen)

Rainbow Unicorn Poke Cake

No one will be able to resist these layers of moist colored cake with pudding and whipped topping. It also goes perfectly with this blogger’s unicorn ice cream recipe, which is just as sweet and colorful as this treat. (via Lip Gloss and Crayons)

Unicorn Pull Apart Cake

If you want the best of two worlds with cupcakes and cake, then make this unicorn cupcake cake. Make multiple colors to have different colored cupcakes with candy inside for a nice surprise. (via So Yummy)

  • Recipe type: Box cake mix with food coloring in an array of different colors
  • Time to make: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Unicorn Cake Pops

Everyone will totally gush over these unicorn cake pops with sleepy eyes. Pair it with a 2-tier ombre cake to really up the wow factor of your presentation. (via Rose Bakes)

Unicorn Poop Cake

For something more playful, try making a rainbow layer cake in a bundt pan. The round shape of the cake makes the colorful layers within the batter really look like a rainbow. (via Let’s Eat Cake)

  • Recipe type: Rainbow cake with vanilla frosting and Twinkie filling
  • Time to make: 30 minutes prep, 50 minutes make, 1 hour 20 minutes total
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Unicorn Sheet Cake

Want something that fits your 9 x 13 inch pan? Try this sheet cake recipe, which includes a surprise tie-dye rainbow swirl inside. (via Hungry Happenings)

  • Recipe type: White cake mix with lots of different coloring
  • Time to make: 1 hour 30 minutes prep, 30 minutes make, 2 hours total
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Healthy Unicorn Cake [Gluten-free]

It’s easy to get carried away with sugar when fashioning a cake after the mythical unicorn, but if you are looking for a cake that’s dairy and refined sugar free, then here’s a recipe for you. (via Her Nourished)

Unicorn Kitty Cake

Also known as a caticorn, the cute combination of the mystical unicorn with a kawaii kitten results in this adorable creation. (via Coco Cake Land)

Unicorn Mermaid Cake

Why not combine two majestic creatures who pretty much share the same color scheme? The cake is a chocolate sponge cake with buttercream frosting. (via I Love Cakes)

Black and Silver Unicorn Cake

In case you haven’t met, allow us to introduce you to Manicorn, a manly black, gray, and silver unicorn. He even sports a mohawk. (via I Scream for Buttercream)

Halloween Unicorn Cake

These unicorns are anything but scary, but they definitely fit the Halloween theme with a green outside and layers of orange and purple cake inside. (via Cupcake Project)

Unicorn Christmas Cake

And get into the spirit of the holidays with this green and red unicorn. (via Sew White)

Whether you’re looking for an easy unicorn cake or more advanced unicorn cake ideas, these playful unicorn birthday cakes for boys and girls are sure to make kids and adults alike happy!

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