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Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

The holidays call for baking!

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Instead of those traditional sugar cookies, bake something memorable and tasty with these Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are decorated with rich chocolate icing and a beautiful design that are almost too good to eat…almost :-). 

Bake time: 21 minutes Decorate time: 2 Hours

Makes: 22 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Unicorn Ear Ingredients

1 chocolate fondant container

1 white fondant container

Wilton icing tip 2D

Wilton icing tip #2

1 C powdered sugar

1 rolling pin

1 cutting board

1 can of edible gold spray

Chocolate Cupcakes

 1 C flour

¼ C plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ C brown sugar

½ C sugar

⅓ C Canola oil

½ C buttermilk

1 large egg room temp.

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

2 1/2 C powdered sugar

1/4 C cocoa powder

3 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large piping bag with a star tip 

Decorating Ingredients

Gold foiled antler cupcake toppers

https://www.michaels.com/gold-foil-antler-cupcake-toppers-by-celebrate-it/10605313.html

Royal Icing unicorn horns

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Party-Baking/Baking-Supplies/Sprinkles-Decorations/Unicorn-Horn-Icing-Decorations/p/80875980?gclid=CjwKCAiAlO7uBRANEiwA_vXQ-9ialvP9F7Po9_A49vL5kl4vE_SSp9Qjy3auEesZkULjkRO9jWjqUhoC8DkQAvD_BwE

Red premade cake icing with a number 2 tip

Green premade cake icing with a number 362 leaf tip

Instructions:

Step 1: Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your cutting board and rolling pin

Step 2: Roll out half of both colors of fondant to be 1/8 thick

Step 3: Using the 2D icing tip, cut out 36 chocolate round circles

Step 4: Using the #2 icing tip, cut out 36 white round circles

Step 5: Spray the white circles with the gold edible spray

Step 6: Using the #2 tip again, cut the gold circle a tad bit smaller

Step 7: Using a paintbrush, brush a really small amount of water onto the chocolate circles

Step 8: Place the gold circles into the center of the chocolate

Step 9: Carefully pick up the chocolate circle and pinch the bottom of the ears

Step 10: Set aside and repeat with the remaining 35 circles

Step 11: Allow drying for 2 hours before starting your cupcakes  

Step 12: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 13: Line your muffin pans with cupcake liners and set them aside.

Step 14: In a large bowl, add together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, sift to combine.

Step 15: Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.

Step 16: Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, cream beer, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

Step 17: Pour the batter 3/4 in the cupcake liners. Fill each one 3/4 of the way full.

Step 18: Bake at 350°F for 17-20 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven.

Step 19: Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool

Step 20: Chocolate frosting In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer. Add the butter on medium speed and beat for 1 minute.

Step 21: Add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder 1 cup at a time. Continue to mix to combine.

Step 22: Add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.

Step 23: Mix at medium-high speed until the mixture is combined 

Step 24: Frost the cooled cupcakes with the chocolate frosting

Step 25: Place the antlers into the cupcake on the side

Step 26: Place 1 ear on each side of the cupcake in front of the antlers

Step 27: Place a unicorn horn into the middle of the frosting in between the antlers

Step 28: Using the red icing, pipe 3 red dots on the right side of frosting in front of the ear

Step 29: Pipe two Leafs using the green frosting behind the red dots for the holly

Step 30: Enjoy!

After all your hard work, you have the most glorious festive cupcakes ever to show off. 

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

A classic chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting that is as fun to make as they are to eat. Try these Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes for your next baking day and make memories with the family. 

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

Take your holiday baking up a notch with these Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes. A classic chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting, but there is nothing simple about this recipe. Decorated in the most festive way with reindeer antler's, ear, holly leaves, and a fun unicorn horn.

Ingredients

  • Unicorn Ear Ingredients
  • 1 chocolate fondant container
  • 1 white fondant container
  • Wilton icing tip 2D
  • Wilton icing tip #2
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 can of edible gold spray

Chocolate Cupcakes

  •  1 C flour
  • ¼ C plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C sugar
  • ⅓ C Canola oil
  • ½ C buttermilk
  • 1 large egg room temp.
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip 

Decorating Ingredients

  • Gold foiled antler cupcake toppers
  • https://www.michaels.com/gold-foil-antler-cupcake-toppers-by-celebrate-it/10605313.html
  • Royal Icing unicorn horns
  • https://www.hobbylobby.com/Party-Baking/Baking-Supplies/Sprinkles-Decorations/Unicorn-Horn-Icing-Decorations/p/80875980?gclid=CjwKCAiAlO7uBRANEiwA_vXQ-9ialvP9F7Po9_A49vL5kl4vE_SSp9Qjy3auEesZkULjkRO9jWjqUhoC8DkQAvD_BwE
  • Red premade cake icing with a number 2 tip
  • Green premade cake icing with a number 362 leaf tip

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your cutting board and rolling pin
  2. Roll out half of both colors of fondant to be 1/8 thick
  3. Using the 2D icing tip, cut out 36 chocolate round circles
  4. Using the #2 icing tip, cut out 36 white round circles
  5. Spray the white circles with the gold edible spray
  6. Using the #2 tip again, cut the gold circle a tad bit smaller
  7. Using a paintbrush, brush a really small amount of water onto the chocolate circles
  8. Place the gold circles into the center of the chocolate
  9. Carefully pick up the chocolate circle and pinch the bottom of the ears
  10. Set aside and repeat with the remaining 35 circles
  11. Allow drying for 2 hours before starting your cupcakes  
  12. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  13. Line your muffin pans with cupcake liners and set them aside.
  14. In a large bowl, add together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, sift to combine.
  15. Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.
  16. Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, cream beer, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  17. Pour the batter 3/4 in the cupcake liners. Fill each one 3/4 of the way full.
  18. Bake at 350°F for 17-20 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven.
  19. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool
  20. Chocolate frosting In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer. Add the butter on medium speed and beat for 1 minute.
  21. Add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder 1 cup at a time. Continue to mix to combine.
  22. Add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.
  23. Mix at medium-high speed until the mixture is combined 
  24. Frost the cooled cupcakes with the chocolate frosting
  25. Place the antlers into the cupcake on the side
  26. Place 1 ear on each side of the cupcake in front of the antlers
  27. Place a unicorn horn into the middle of the frosting in between the antlers
  28. Using the red icing, pipe 3 red dots on the right side of frosting in front of the ear
  29. Pipe two Leafs using the green frosting behind the red dots for the holly
  30. Enjoy!
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