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Have any of you made that unicorn cake? How did you do the horn?

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Flamingoose Sun 25-Feb-18 07:53:33

If you google unicorn cake, 90% of the image results are of a white unicorn cake with a gold horn and flowers / buttercream mane. I reckon I could have a reasonable attempt at it for dd's birthday - but I cant work out how to do the horn. I could spray an ice cream cone gold, but the thick twisted gold horn is much better. Any ideas?

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RNBrie Sun 25-Feb-18 07:56:50

I've always assumed it's just a roll of sugarpaste sprayed gold. Maybe flower paste which sets harder...

closephine85 Sun 25-Feb-18 07:59:00

I think it’s probably a block of fondant icing rolled into a sausage and then wound round something rigid for support. Then painted with edible gold paint at a guess?

c75kp0r Sun 25-Feb-18 08:04:40

I appreciate you probably have higher standards than me, but I’d use a decorative candle - the twisty ones that go on a dinner table......

PinPon Sun 25-Feb-18 08:07:06

Decorative candle - then you can light it for the birthday kid to blow out!

dmell13 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:07:28

I've made a few. I've use two or 3 kind of cone shape lengths of sugar paste then twisted them together to make the horn. Start with a golden colour like autumn leaf then spray with golden lustre. There are tutorials on YouTube x

dmell13 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:09:38

This one I used 3 different colours

MrsBetfair Sun 25-Feb-18 08:10:04

Lots of YouTube videos are helpful for this. I rolled out fondant/sugarpaste into a long sausage shape - thick at one end and getting thinner to the other end then wound around a damp skewer with the thin end at the top. If you can then put the skewer into florist foam or similar to let the fondant/sugarpaste dry for a couple of days. Then paint with gold edible paint (Amazon!).

dmell13 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:17:45

Last try.....

seven201 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:46:30

I made it. I got a block of that icing stuff and twisted it round a wooden skewer. I'll find a pic...

seven201 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:53:42

I spray painted gold. I admit I did the horn last and was a bit fed up by then so it's not the best!

KerplunkChampion Sun 25-Feb-18 10:02:50

Candle is a great idea or..

Flamingoose Sun 25-Feb-18 18:44:12

Haha! Perfect for a 6yo birthday party!!

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