This week is finally here! My daughters and I are so excited to share with you how all those fun candy toppings from last week were used together to make the Unicorn Café doll treats! One of our favorite treats is the Unicorn Café doll milkshakes and hot chocolate. These milkshakes and hot chocolate were inspired by a fabulous coffee shop in Anaheim Hills, California called Crème & Sugar, http://www.cremeandsugar.com/ . Crème & Sugar is the home of the unicorn hot chocolate and shakes. I first saw pictures of Crème & Sugar’s delightful treats on Instagram @overthetopmommy. When I showed these pictures to my daughters, we were inspired to create a little of this food magic in doll size.
All of the DIY toppings for these drinks can be found here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/the-doll-room/unicorn-cafe/ We made polymer clay unicorn sucker sticks, sour belts, candy bracelets, rainbow marshmallows, and three different kinds of sprinkles.
Check out this AMAZING unicorn hot chocolate from http://www.cremeandsugar.com/ We hope we get to visit and experience the real thing someday!
More fabulous unicorn hot chocolate inspiration pics from http://www.cremeandsugar.com/ I’m in love with looking at food pics! 🙂 We really worked hard are recreating the colorful marshmallows and variety of sprinkles!
I found the perfect hot chocolate cups at JoAnns. These cups come in a mini tea set. This set included 17 pieces and originally was $19. With a coupon, I got this set for $10. Great score! The plates will be perfect for your upcoming holiday doll dinners!
To make the doll unicorn hot chocolate you will been a tube of caulk and pink paint. I purchased the paint in the color “Pink Blast” by Craftsman, found at Michaels.
Mix caulk with a drop of paint. I used a disposable container and a popsicle stick. Continue to add paint until you get your desired color. Go a bit lighter on the color because it will dry a shade darker.
Start filling your hot chocolate cup. Fill to the very top. We wanted an irregular edge at the lip of the cut to make it appear as if the cup was very-very full and a bit overfilling. You can add some hot chocolate drizzle down the side if you desire.
You can let this dry for at least 5 hours if you don’t feel comfortable working the whipped cream topping on a soft surface. Attach a #14 cake tip to the tip of the caulk tube; I used painters tape to hold in place.
Apply even pressure to the caulk tube and squeeze out a level layer of whipped cream caulk. I do this in individual layers. I do this to prevent any open area I the middle of the topping/ you don’t want the dollop to sink or cave inward. There are so many toppings on this hot chocolate that your dollop of whipped cream does not need to look perfect! Once dollop is at desired height start having fun adding your toppings!
I mixed a small amount of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic with a drop of pink paint and added a little hot chocolate ring to mimic drizzle on the plate. While still wet I added sprinkles.
Tada! The Unicorn Café doll hot chocolates are complete! 🙂
Now for the unicorn milkshakes! I love how fun and colorful this shake is from Crème & Sugar! http://www.cremeandsugar.com/ Of course we needed to make a doll version!
More inspiration pics of the real unicorn milkshakes! Sometimes food can be all rainbows and unicorns!
I used communion cups for the milkshakes. Use the same technique for shakes as you did the hot chocolate. Mix your caulk and paint color and fill cup. I did not try to close all tiny gaps in the cup because those gaps give the shake a more realistic look….air bubbles!
Add your dollop of whipped cream toping as you did above for the hot chocolate.
Add all of your favorite toppings! When inserting the sucker and straw make sure to gently and slowly twist them each in a clockwise motion. DO NOT push them straight into the shake or it will displace the dollop. I originally created cute gold striped straws for the shakes but we didn’t like the color combination. We opted to use green cocktail straws cut down to size.
Of course the dolly shakes had to have the candy sour belts just like the real thing!
We hung the candy doll sized bracelets over the unicorn sucker sticks! We tried to make it look the real version as much as possible.
We really liked that the sour belts were shaped differently to give each cup a unique look.
If desired you could use these mini shot glasses for your unicorn shake cups; the look is great! We chose not to use them because the mugs needed a lot of caulk to fill them, making them very heavy for the Unicorn Café drive-in trays. These glasses were found at Target in the party favor aisle.