Birthday Parties

Unicorn Frosting

If you saw our IG live yesterday, you may be wondering about that colorful unicorn hair we topped our cupcakes with. We watched a few tutorials on piping multi-colored swirls, and this is how we did it.

Prep: Set aside a large 18″ piping bag and 1M Wilton star tip from your piping kit. You’ll also need to have your cupcakes wrapped and ready near your piping station. One long piece of clear celophane, about 2 feet long, neatly placed on your counter top near your piping station. You’ll be placing all three colors of frosting on here before placing the entire thing into your piping bag.

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Step 1. Make a double batch of our favorite butter cream frosting (just omit the coca).

Step 2. In 3 different bowls, divide up the plain frosting equally

Step 3. Choose 3 colors for your unicorn frosting. We chose teal, pink and purple according to the birthday girl!

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Step 4. In your stand mixer, add one of the bowls of plain frosting and your first food color of choice. Mix until well blended.

Step 5. When the food coloring is totally incorporated, scoop the frosting out of the bowl and onto the celphane length wise, so it’s about 15 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.

Step 6. Repeat step 4 and 5 for the other two colors of frosting. Place each color next to the other on the celophane. They should touch, but not mix.

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Step 7. Once you have all the colors mixed and placed on the celophane, roll into a log by lifting the celophane up and over the frosting so it looks like a tootsie roll log. You’ll loosely twist the ends and place the sleeve of frosting into the piping bag.

Step 8. If you have a lot of celophane near the tip, you’ll want to trim with a scisors before placing into your piping bag. I’d say no more than 2 inches on the end with the piping tip.

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Step 9. Pipe your cupckes.

Step 10. Enjoy!

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Nutphrees Cupcakes

We had an awesome 4th of July – and I really hope you did, too. We had a big discovery while on vacation; NUTPHREES CUPCAKES are now being distributed to the lovely state of Wisconsin.

This is a huge.

A real game changer.

Safe nut-free baked items will now be available for pick up at your local grocery store for birthdays + parties. I’m so thankful for this brand, Nutphrees, from the Chicagoland area. I’ve talked about them before on nutfreemomblog and this is my other favorite feature of this evolving company, delivery.

In Madison, WI, they are at Whole Foods. In the Milwaukee area, they are at a few more stores. Click the link above to type in your zip code to find their treats closest to you!

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While we were in Milwaukee for the week, we got to check out the new Fresh Thyme market off Brady Street. It was amazing, which is where we found these Nutphrees cupcakes. They had a variety of flavors, and Chloe chose a 4-pack for $8.10. She had chocolate and vanilla. Look at that happy face. This is her FIRST EVER bakery treat from a store. She’s so excited! And proud brother Carter, he had to walk away with something too. He found a “5” candle for his birthday next week 🙂 Such happy little kiddos.

We found a few more nut free treats that we’ll be posting to Instagram 🙂

Have a great week! Tomorrow is MONDAY, back to the grind + summer kiddo schedule.