How to Make Decorated Unicorn Cookies

Decorated unicorn sugar cookies with stars and clouds

I can't figure out if I'm romanticizing the past or just really bad at remembering things. For example, I remember LIKING SPRING. I swear we were friends. I could NOT wait for that guy to come back around again. I have all these memories of me and Spring that involve sunshine and warmth and HAPPINESS and there is this one memory of a pinata filled with candy and rainbows and for some reason there was a unicorn...and I'm not entirely sure THAT one is accurate. But of one thing I am certain - I have absolutely zero memories of being chased across the backyard by my own lawn furniture. I'm looking around at my current relationship with Spring and I can't figure out what happened.

Have **I** changed? Was there some version of myself that actually thought that being pelted with bits of garbage from the house seven doors down while walking my children to school was ideal? Was there really a time in my life that I enjoyed the promise of a warm sunny afternoon only to have it stolen away from me and replaced with hail that was trying to smash its way through every flower in existence? Or the worst -- did I ever love that little trick that Spring plays where the sky is clear and the sun is bright...and you run outside in your sandals and shorts only to realize that it is in fact SEVEN DEGREES OUTSIDE?!!! I AM LOOKING AT YOU SPRING!!!

Unicorn Face Cookie Cutter
Thank goodness I have brand new cutters from Ann Clark to console myself!! I'm totally in love with this little Unicorn Face cutter. (And -- spoiler alert -- just as in love with the soon-to-be-released full body unicorn cutter too!!)

Unicorn sugar cookie decorating tutorial - step by step

1. Outline and fill the bottom part of the unicorn face with a medium consistency gray icing. (I actually placed the edge of a circle cookie cutter on the cookie and traced it with a food color marker to use as a guideline for the curve. Because I am awful at symmetrical curves!) Pipe the horn with the same gray icing. Let dry for 15 minutes.
2. Fill in the rest of the cookie with a medium consistency white icing. While the white icing is still wet, add some pink to the ears with a #1.5 tip. Add detail lines to the horn and let dry for a couple of hours.
3. Paint the horn silver. (I mix silver luster dust and silver airbrush coloring but you could use either one of those separately as well!) Pipe a lock of hair across the forehead. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
4. Pipe another lock of hair next to the first. Let dry for 15 minutes.
5. Add two more locks of hair -- one on each side. Let dry for 15 minutes.
6. Add detail lines on the locks of hair with a #1.5 tip. Add face details of your choice--
SIMPLE: Pipe eyes and nostrils with black icing. Add blush to the cheeks with a pink food color marker.
CARTOON: Use a black food color marker to draw the eyes, nostril, and smile. Pipe a tiny heart next to one of the eyes.

See it all in action here. 

Unicorn decorated sugar cookies with cloud and heart cookies


Get the supplies: Unicorn Cutter, Cloud Cutter, Heart Cutter, Star Cutter, Black Food Color Marker, Pink Food Color Marker, Silver Luster Dust, Silver Airbrush Spray, and Silver Jewel Dust.

See how I made the CLOUD COOKIES.


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