Time to make the doll unicorn cake for your American Girl doll’s Unicorn Café! These little cakes were so easy to make! These cakes were inspired by a fabulous coffee shop in Anaheim Hills, CA called Crème & Sugar, https://www.facebook.com/cremeandsugaroc/ OR http://www.cremeandsugar.com/ . I first saw pictures of Crème & Sugar’s delightful treats on Instagram @overthetopmommy. These little cakes look perfect when paired with the unicorn hot chocolate and shakes we did in an earlier post. My daughters were ecstatic with the finished unicorn cake for their American Girl dolls!
Below is a picture of the cake we used as inspiration for our doll sized cake. I think we did a pretty close job at copying the details in our doll sized unicorn cake.
For the cake base, I used a paper Mache box found at Michaels. The base measures about 2-3/4 inches wide by 1-1/2inch high. Discard the lid for this project. Save the lid; they make great pie or serving trays.
Use white caulk as your frosting. Squirt caulk directly onto your box base. Spread to desired thickness just like you would a real frosting. Let dry overnight. For future cakes, just add a little colored paint to the caulk to make a colored frosting. Sorry, I forgot to get a pic of the base frosted. See below a picture prior to adding sprinkles. The cake base looks so realistic!
If desired, you can cut a cake board for your cake. I recycled cardboard and covered it in white cardstock paper. The cakes were glued to the base with E6000.
While the cake base is drying, start making your rose toppings. I used a rainbow of roses to mimic a unicorn mane.
I used a rose mold that I had purchased from Mold Muse on Esty. You can find this mold here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/74137943/flower-cabochon-mold-roses-asst-sizes . I used the middle size rose for the unicorn cake. That rose measured 12mm or 1/2 inch width by 7mm or 1/4 inch depth. Pick your choice in polymer clay colors. The roses were baked at 275° for 14 minutes.
I glued the roses to the cake base with E6000 glue in a wavy mane rainbow pattern.
To make the cake unicorn horn I hand rolled to pieces of elongated clay; one end narrower than the other. Twist the two pieces together. Cut to desired length. You want your horn base to a flat bottom; cut with blade. This horn measured 2-1/2 inches tall and is 1/2 wide at the base. Bake at 275° for 16 minutes. Once cool paint in desired color; we used gold spray paint.
To make the unicorn ears, I rolled out white clay with my clay rolling machine on setting 2. I used an exacto knife to cut out to ears. If you have a small bunny cookie cutter you could also use that for an ear pattern. Cut the base of the ear at a slight angle. Pinch in the base to give the ear a curve. These ears measure 3/4 inch high by 1/2 inch wide. Bake at 275° for 7 minutes. Let cool. Once cool, I used a Uniball gold pen to draw in the center of the ear. The ears and horn were also glued to cake base with E6000. If by chance the horn base is not level, use a small amount to unbaked clay to position horn and glue down.
*Assembly tip – glue horn in place first, then ears, then roses. The E6000 glue dries slow so you have time to manipulate placement. Once everything is glued and dried, use a pencil and lightly sketch out your eyes. Go over pencil markings with a gold Uniball pen. Once ink is dry, you can gently erase any visible pencil markings.
Our next cake was a unicorn sprinkle cake!
This is the real life inspiration from Crème & Sugar coffee shop! Looks so yummy!
Get out those polymer clay sprinkles that we made in our earlier posts! See here for the sprinkles: http://brandyshappyhome.com/diy-polymer-clay-sprinkles-2/ I used Weldbond glue to attach the sprinkles. Spread the glue out in desired locations. Add your sprinkles, let dry. *This glue works very well with polymer, but make sure to cover completely because it does have a little shine when dry.
Time to dive into these cakes for a sweet taste of deliciousness! Below is pictured a slice of unicorn cake!
Here is a real life inspiration pic from Crème & Sugar!
I hand rolled out desired colors of clay and stacked. I used a large blade and cut in a cake “V” shape. The piece was baked at 275° for 35 minutes. Once dry add your caulk frosting. Let caulk dry. Then use glue and add sprinkles.
A clay needle tool was used to put cake-like markings into the clay. You could also use an actual needle, safety pin, or paper clip.
We too displayed out cake slice with a candy bracelet! Thanks for the inspiration Crème & Sugar!
FYI- after cake was completely assembled and dried, I did put a quick spray PYM II sealant over the entire cake. This is not necessary; old habits die hard and I’m just used to sealing big projects. PYM II is my favorite sealant for its satin finish, non-sticky, quick drying, and low odor.
Enjoy and craft on!