A professional baker shows you how to make a unicorn kids' birthday cake in 30 minutes for under $50
- A famous baker showed her followers how to make a "very cute" unicorn cake
- TiggaMacCormack cut and decorated a Woolworth Mud Cake to create the treat.
- She said the cake costs less than $50 to make and takes just 30 minutes.
VonLouise Allingham para Daily Mail Australia
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An Australian baker has revealed how to make an adorable unicorn cake that looks like it was made by a professional for under $50.
Cake for Days co-owner TiggaMacCormack went viral last year for showing her huge fan base how she made the "really cute" cake and recently shared how others can make the treat at home.Mother of heaven.
DieMelbourneBaker used affordable items, all of which can be bought at the supermarket, including a Coles or Woolworths Mud Cake.
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Professional baker TiggaMacCormack (pictured) showed you how to make a stunning unicorn cake in 30 minutes for under $50
The Melbourne baker used affordable items that can be bought at the supermarket, including a Coles or Woolworths Mud Cake
She starts by cutting the cake unevenly in half so that she has two different sized pieces.
Tigga adds some frosting to her cake board to act as "glue", places the two pieces, cut end down, on top and presses them together to make the unicorn's head.
The cake decorator said to add a "crumb layer" of softened buttercream frosting.
"I like to use a piping bag, put some of the softened buttercream in the bag and spread little curlicues over the cake, smoothing them out with a spatula," she explained.
She starts by cutting the cake unevenly in half so she has two different-sized pieces before placing them on the baking sheet and adding a "crumb layer" of soft buttercream frosting.
Tigga then said to put the cake in the freezer for five minutes to make it easier to apply the next layer of frosting and decorations.
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"This is called a crumb layer because it's used to catch crumbs and give a nice, smooth surface to the top layer of topping."
Tigga included the unicorn cake topper (pictured) she bought for $5 from Coles, which makes the eyes, ears and horn, and added two brown Smarties for the nostrils.
Tigga then said to put the cake in the freezer for five minutes to make it easier to apply the next layer of frosting and embellishments.
She repeats the same steps for the second layer of icing, wiping the excess onto the cutting board to clean it off.
Tigga used the unicorn cake toppers she bought for $5 from Coles to make the eyes, ears and horn and added two brown Smarties for the nostrils.
For the unicorn's mane, she puts buttercream in a few small bowls and a few drops of different food coloring in each one and mixes it well - Tigga used pink, blue and purple.
Tigga places one row of each color next to each other on a large piece of plastic wrap on the kitchen counter.
“Fold the happiness wrapper in half, roll it up like a sausage and wrap and twist the ends. You get a twist on each side. Cut off one of those sides with scissors,' she said.
She makes her rainbow swirl frosting and squirts it on the cake like a unicorn mane and adds sprinkles
Tigga said the unicorn only takes 20 to 30 minutes to make and costs about $30 total.
She puts the frosting "sausage" in a pastry bag, cut end down, and dabs the "rainbow swirl" onto the unicorn where the mane would be.
Lastly, Tigga added some sprinkles to the unicorn's mane, which she says is an optional step but looks "super cute."
She said the unicorn only takes 20 to 30 minutes to make and costs about $30 total.
RECIPE: How to Make Tigga Mac's Unicorn Cake for Under $50
What will you need
- Store-bought mud cake from Coles and Woolies. Any flavor of your choice
- Some piping bags and an icing tip that you can easily buy from Spotlight, Woolies or online. For the mouthpiece I used size '2d'
- bag of smarties
- A handful of granules
- Knife to cut the cake and a spatula to smooth the frosting
- Three food coloring options
- youNicorn-Topper-Kit. I got mine at Coles for $5 and it includes ears, horn, and eyes.
- Coverage of any kind. You can buy two jars of your choice of buttercream frosting - just make sure it's fluffy.
- cardboard cake plate
- happy diapers
- Half of the cake off center. The larger side is the face/head and the smaller side is the nose. After a few hours in the refrigerator, cut the cake so that it is clean.
- Put some frosting on your cake board to act as "glue". Place the larger disk on the board first, then place the smaller disk next to it and press it down.
- Shave the sides a little so it looks more like a unicorn's head.
- For the first 'crumb layer' of the frosting, I use a piping bag, put some of the softened buttercream in the bag and make small squiggles across the cake, smoothing them out with a spatula.
- Once this first coat has been applied, place it in the freezer for five minutes.
- After five minutes in the freezer, apply a second coat of frosting using the same method as the first coat, smoothing it out as much as possible.
- Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe excess icing off the edges of the cake plate to make it nice and clean.
- Insert the cake toppers into the cake. For the nose, select two brown Smarties and attach them to the smaller piece of cake, also known as the nose area.
- Take small bowls, put some buttercream frosting in each bowl and add a few drops of different food coloring to each bowl and mix well.
- Place a large sheet of plastic wrap on the kitchen counter. Place the pink icing in a line down the center of the happy wrap.
- Add a row of purple frosting next to the pink frosting on the happy wrapper. Finish the same process with the blue icing.
- Fold the wrap in half, roll it up like a sausage and fold the edges and twist. You get a twist on each side. Cut one of these sides with scissors
- Place the pastry sausage in the pastry bag, with the cut end facing down. When you whistle it sounds like a rainbow swirl
- The final step is to add some sprinkles to the unicorn's mane. This is optional, but looks super cool!
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