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Thermomix unicorn cupcakes

Gluten Free Unicorn Cupcakes

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Serves
Calories: 522 kcal
Author: Sophia

These Unicorn cupcakes are a fairytale come true for anyone who loves these mystical colours. It's super easy to prepare with the Thermomix and gluten free. I just love making cupcakes and recently I have mastered the technique of unicorn cupcakes. 

Totally love the way the piping comes out. It looks lovely and using a piece of clingfilm to create an ombre colour really works quite nicely. If you want you can use chocolate or any other cupcake base for it. I use my favourite basic cupcakes which happen to be gluten free. But if you don't need it gluten free, don't worry, simply use plain flour instead. 

For more amazing gluten free recipes you can get my brand new Gluten Free Cakes & Bakes Book. You can also rewatch my Facebook live tutorial where I show you exactly how to make these lovely Thermomix unicorn cupcakes and demonstrate the piping technique.

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Ingredients

Thermomix unicorn cupcakes

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225 g gluten free plain flour or if you don't need it to be gluten free, use plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp gluten free baking powder or if you don't need it to be gluten free, use standard baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 75 g whole milk

Unicorn horns & ears

  • 200 g sugar modelling paste
  • 12 mini bamboo skewers
  • blue and pink gel food colouring
  • a little edible gold dust
  • 10 g water

Unicorn icing

  • 250 g French unsalted butter or butte with at least 75-80% fat content, in small chunks
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 30 g whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • yellow pink and blue gel food colouring
  • edible glitter dust

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C Fan . Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease with some butter and dust with flour. Set aside.
  2. To make the batter, place the butter, sugar, eggs, plain flour, baking powder, salt and milk in the mixing bowl. Combine 30 Sec. / Speed 5. Scrape down using a spatula and combine again 10 Sec. / Speed 5.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin liners using a spoon. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Then remove and transfer onto a wire cooling rack. Leave to cool.
  4. To make the unicorn horns, take two chunks of the white sugar paste and roll each into a cone shape between your hands. Attach the two cones with a little water and twist the two strands until you have a unicorn horn at the top. Cut it off and attach it to a skewer. Repeat the rolling, attaching twisting and cutting process until you have 12 unicorn horns.
  5. Mix some of the gold dust with the water to make a thick paste. Using a small paint brush, colour each unicorn horn and leave to dry for a little while.
  6. Take another two pieces of the modelling paste and colour one blue and one in pink. Roll it out thinly on a surface that is lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out small circles of each colour until you have 24 of each circle. Take the pink circles and cut them with the same round cutter to make half moons. Apply some water to the blue circles and 'glue' on the pink ones. Pinch each circle on the top and at the bottom and set aside to dry. These are the ears.
  7. Meanwhile, clean the mixing bowl.
  8. Add the butter to the mixing bowl and blitz 20-40 Sec. / Speed 5. You will hear when the Thermi is moving faster and you cannot hear butter being crushed, switch it off then.
  9. Insert the butterfly whisk attachment and blitz 30 Sec. / Speed 3.5. Add 250g icing sugar and 15g milk. Whisk 30 Sec. / Speed 3.5. Then add the remaining 250g icing sugar, vanilla bean paste, remaining 15g milk and whisk 30 Sec. / Speed 3.5. Divide the mixture between three bowls. Add the yellow, pink and blue gel food colouring to each bowl and mix until you have the desired colour.
  10. Place a long piece of clingfilm on the kitchen worktop and spread each colour in a long line next to each other onto the clingfilm. Roll it up and place it inside a large disposable piping bag fitted with an open star nozzle.
  11. Pipe swirls of the icing onto each cooled cupcake. Then decorate with the unicorn horns and ears and dust with some edible glitter dust. Enjoy your beautiful Thermomix unicorn cupcakes!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Unicorn Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 70mg7%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.