I loved making these unicorn cookies for my niece’s 5th birthday party. They’re simple and straightforward to make with a few key tips, especially regarding the consistency of the royal icing, and the Farrah Fawcett unicorn manes were my favorite part – so fun!
To see the video I’ve made showing the icing consistencies for the unicorns, and how to create the multi-colored manes, click below.
How to Decorate Unicorn Cookies (Video)
Click here if you can’t see the video.
I’ll also share all the recipes and tools I used to make these, as well as some cookie decorating basics, below. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, happy to help!
Find the cookie cutters I used here by clicking on each individual cutter below (Any links to Amazon in this post are affiliate links):
- Wilton Unicorn Head Cookie Cutter
- Meri Meri Unicorn Head Cookie Cutter
- Fiocco Cookies Unicorn Cookie Cutter
- Emma’s Sweets Unicorn Head Cookie Cutter
- Number 5 Cookie Cutter
- Wilton Embossed Happy Birthday Cookie Cutter and Press
- Flower Cookie Cutter
Sugar Cookie and Confetti Sugar Cookie Recipes
The sugar cookie recipe can be found here.
Some of the cookies are made using my Confetti Sugar Cookie recipe, which can be found here.
Royal Icing Recipe
The royal icing recipe can be found here.
What you’ll need:
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5, PME 2.5 or PME #3, and Wilton star tip #18
- Piping Bags
- Gel paste colors
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Gold Luster Dust and raspberry vodka to dilute it (you can use a clear extract instead)
- Gold Edible Stars Confetti (optional)
- Black Edible Ink Marker
- Plastic Wrap
- Paintbrush for luster dust
- Painters palette to mix luster dust and vodka
Royal Icing Consistency
The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness for basic flooding and decorating. You might want to also check out this post.
Cookie Decorating Basics
This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing. These cookie decorating basics YouTube videos may also be helpful to get you started.
Here are other videos I mentioned in the video tutorial:
Let me also mention that the beautiful thing about cookies, is that they freeze really well. If you’d like to start baking and decorating early for any event, click on the links to find posts on freezing cookies, thawing cookies and the shelf life of cookies.
Lastly, you may find this FAQ’s page helpful.
Thanks for visiting me here, hope you found the tutorial helpful. Please feel free to leave a response if you have any questions or comments, and happy, happy decorating to you!
p.s. Please excuse all the photos, as usual… Had fun playing around!