We made these cookies for a cookie swap with another cookie decorator in Australia :) And of course Claudia has reserved one set for her teacher as a welcome back present after she away away being sick for a while...she is so sweet :)
Step 1: start with the body of the unicorn, fill with medium consistency white icing (see the first photo below - on the left side). Let the base white icing dry completely.
Step 2: draw her eyes with edible marker and add the unicorn horn with a stiff consistency white icing.
Step 3: add her mouth outline & nose with white outline consistency icing. You can mark out the areas for her hair if you like, but if you want to free-hand the hair you can do that too :) - see the photo below.
This is quite fun to do but probably best to do with a fresh icing rather than the ones from the fridge as sometimes the colours can separate.
If you come across icing that the colour separated while being kept in the fridge, i would suggest re-freshing it by taking it out of the piping bag and put it into a bowl and stir with spatula until everything mixed thoroughly. You can also add a bit more icing sugar to bring a bit more life into it and thickening it a bit.
- Prepared a piece of plastic food wrap (also known as cling-wrap) on top of your bench. Then put all the colours you want to use on top of it - see picture below on the far left side.
- Then roll the cling wrap into a long roll (make sure there is plenty of tails on each side - see middle picture below.
- Last step is to insert the wrapped icing into a piping bag - see last picture on the right. The when you are ready to use the icing snip the tail and put your piping tip and you are ready to go! ;-)
And lastly, pipe the rainbow colour icing that we have prepared for the hair and do swirly motions - see picture below :)
PS: As you can see in the unicorn hair below (picture on the right), we can't see the pink colour as its hidden in the middle as mentioned in my note above. A lesson learned for the next time ;-)
The rainbow is reasonbably simple to make.
Step 1: Flood the cloud aread with white icing with medium consistency
Step 2: Pipe the colours of the rainbow on top (for these we chose pink, yellow & blue), let it dry
Step 3: Add the swirls on the white cloud with an outline consistency icing - see picture below
If you are going to try making these cuties please drop us a note, we would love to hear from you :) Have a magical day!