Unicorn cupcakes

These colourful cupcakes are the perfect birthday treat for the classroom.

12

30m

Note: + overnight standing time

25m

Ingredients

  • 40g Coles Ready-To-Roll White Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • Queen Unicorn Confetti sprinkles, to decorate

Unicorn buttercream

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/4 cups (520g) icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tbs thickened cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Red, blue, green and yellow liquid food colouring

Method

STEP 1 

Divide the ready-to-roll icing into 12 portions. Roll out each portion on a clean work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar to a 2-3mm-thick, 10cm-long log. Fold 1 piece in half and gently twist to make a horn shape, gently rolling 1 end between your fingertips to make a point. Repeat with the remaining pieces to make 12 horns. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Set aside at room temperature overnight to harden.

STEP 2 

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. Whisk the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.

STEP 3 

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl on high speed for 1 min or until pale. Add the sugar and beat, scraping down the side of the bowl occasionally, for 2 mins or until smooth and creamy. Add the egg whites and vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until combined. Beat in the sour cream, scraping down the side of the bowl occasionally.

STEP 4 

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. With the motor running, gradually beat in the milk until combined (don’t overmix).

STEP 5 

Divide evenly among paper cases. Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

STEP 6 

Meanwhile, to make the unicorn buttercream, use a clean electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until pale. Add the icing sugar, in 3 batches, beating after each addition until combined. Add the cream and vanilla and beat until combined.

STEP 7 

Divide the buttercream evenly into 4 portions. Tint each portion with red, blue, green or yellow food colouring. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a work surface. Arrange the buttercream portions side-by-side on the wrap. Use your hands to roll the plastic wrap into a log and twist the ends. Cut off 1 end and place in a piping bag fitted with a fluted nozzle. Pipe buttercream over the cupcakes. Decorate with the unicorn horns and confetti.

Dietary information

Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Yeast-free
Vegetarian

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