How To Make Decorated Unicorn Cookies with Rainbow Hair

Learn how to make some cute and fun rainbow haired unicorn decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  

Rainbow haired unicorn decorated sugar cookies

I have a confession. I kind of LOVE airports. If I have an afternoon flight, I'll legitimately get a ride to the airport at 6 am just so I can hang out. I'm not even kidding. There is always so much going on...and none of it involves me.

None of it requires my attention or intervention. I can watch children go through complete and utter melt downs in the middle of a public walk way, screaming and begging their parents to somehow change the laws of the universe because "HE TOOK MY CAR AND ALSO I AM NOT EATING CANDY AND MY LEGS STOPPED WORKING!!" and I can think to myself, " are so adorable."

It's fantastic. I get tons of work done and I still get to be vaguely social with total strangers.

I'll nod in their general direction when they sit down. Or act super gracious when they want to plug their device into the outlet behind me. (Because you can be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that I'm camping out next to an outlet if I'm going to be there all day.)

Sometimes... I'll even entertain a toddler for a few minutes while the parent rummages frantically through the inevitable backpack to find that super-special-one-of-a-kind-completely-irreplaceable ITEM that the toddler simply can't live without.

But mostly I just sit there and enjoy life happening around me.

And I think about cookies.

Because I can't help myself.

Unicorn decorated sugar cookies with unicorn horn sprinkles

And I was thinking about these new unicorn horn sprinkles from Sweet Sugarbelle on my last trip. I had no idea what size they were and I was really hoping they would fit the unicorn cookie cutter I designed for Ann Clark. And you guys -- IT'S A PERFECT MATCH!!!!!

Rainbow haired unicorn cookie decorating tutorial

How to make rainbow hair unicorn decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

With medium consistency white icing and a #3 tip, outline and fill the head and body of the unicorn. Leave the back two legs without an outline to give it dimension. Immediately add pink icing to the nose area of the unicorn. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Step 2.

Pipe the back two legs with the medium consistency white icing. Let dry for another 30 minutes.

Step 3. 

Use a black food color marker to add details to the face and body. Pipe a tiny heart on the back end. Because tiny hearts are cute. And so are unicorns. Pipe some white icing  at the top of the head and cover with a unicorn horn sprinkle.

Step 4. 

With thick consistency rainbow icing, pipe a series of "S"shapes for the tail and mane.

How to make thick consistency rainbow icing: 

rainbow royal icing

 Step 1. 

 Lay out some plastic wrap on a flat surface. Pipe (or spread) different colors of thick icing next to each other on the plastic wrap.

rainbow colored frosting

Step 2. 

Fold the edges to meet and roll the icing together tightly. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to resemble a rope.

rainbow royal icing

Step 3. 

Push one edge of the plastic wrap through a piping bag fitted with a coupler. Pull tight and cut off the excess plastic wrap. Place a large star tip (#21 or #22) on the coupler and attach with a coupler ring.

See it all in action here!!



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