Is anyone else as obsessed with Halloween cakes as I am? Pastry chef Lia Weber took the unicorn cake trend and made a unicorn witch Halloween cake! Follow the step-by-step decorating instructions to make it at your Halloween party!
Unlike most of my posts, this post is geared specifically toward intermediate and advanced bakers. It doesn’t cover how to bake the cake or how to acheive a smooth base coat of frosting. If you need help with those topics, I strongly recommend taking some classes on Blueprint or with Lia directly (if you happen to be in St. Louis).
The tutorial focuses on which colors and tools to use to get the Halloween cake look once you already have a frosted cake, with an emphasis on how to create the witch unicorn horn. The horn is a fun idea that you could use on cupcakes as well!
If you’d rather look at a cake like this (or this amazing New Year’s unicorn cake) than make one, some easier Halloween dessert ideas include:
- Halloween cupcakes decorated with spiders
- Pumpkin cupcakes with pumpkin frosting (or anything with pumpkin frosting)
- Spider cookies
Now, let’s get this tutorial started…
How to Make a Halloween Cake
Begin with whatever cake you like. I suggest my vanilla cake.
Use leaf green frosting for the base frosting. (View on Amazon)
Pipe rosettes using star tips such as:
Use round tip #3 for the eyes. (View on Amazon)
How to Make Fondant Unicorn Ears
- To make the unicorn ears, roll out some green and black fondant.
- Cut two larger ears out of the green fondant, using a leaf cutter or large rose petal cutter.
- Then, using a smaller cutter and black fondant, use the same technique to cut two smaller ear shapes for the insides of the ears.
- Place the smaller black inner ear on top of the larger green ear.
- Use a dab of water underneath to glue.
- Pinch the ends together to form a crease and set in cupcake liners or a flower former to dry.
How to Make a Fondant Witch Hat
- black fondant
- cake pop stick
- small styrofoam cake dummy
- 3-4″ round circle cookie cutter
- orange fondant, for bow
Insert a cake pop stick into a Styrofoam cake dummy, letting it stick out about 4 inches (this will help you determine how tall the hat/horn will be).
Roll out a tapered rope of black fondant.
Twist the tapered rope around the cake pop stick until you reach the top.
Roll out a piece of fondant and cut out the 3-4″ diameter round circle to use for the base of the hat.
Let the horn and base of the hat dry for several hours before placing on the cake.
Roll out a strip of orange fondant, cut into a thin ribbon. Place around the base of the hat.
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Make a small orange fondant bow and glue (using small amount of water) to the orange ribbon on the front of the hat. If you are new to making fondant bows, I have a fondant bow tutorial that should help.