Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes

Combining a reindeer with a unicorn creates the cutest cupcake perfect for all of your holiday parties! Here’s how you can make your own!

I much prefer making cupcakes over cakes! To me, I can infuse a lot more creativity into a small cake versus a big one! And, I don’t feel guilty about eating something that is a small serving size.

I absolutely fell in LOVE with these adorable Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes!

Here’s how you can make your own Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes:

Unicorn Ears ingredients:


Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your cutting board and rolling pin.

Roll out half of both colors of fondant to be 1/8 thick.

Using the 2D icing tip, cut out 36 chocolate round circles

Using the #2 icing tip, cut out 36 white round circles.

Spray the white circles with the gold edible spray.

Using the #2 tip again, cut the gold circle a tad bit smaller.

Using a paintbrush, brush a really small amount of water onto the chocolate circles.

Place the gold circles into the center of the chocolate.

Carefully pick up the chocolate circle and pinch the bottom of the ears.

Set aside and repeat with remaining 35 circles.

Allow to dry for 2 hours before starting your cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes 

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 C flour
  • ¼ C plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C sugar
  • ⅓ C Canola oil
  • ½ C buttermilk
  • 1 large egg room temp.
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line your muffin pans with cupcake liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, add together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, sift to combine.

Add in the sugar and brown sugar stir until combined.

Add the oil, buttermilk, egg, cream beer, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

Pour the batter 3/4 in the cupcake liners.

Fill each one 3/4 of the way full.

Bake at 350°F for 17-20 minutes.Remove the cupcakes from the oven.

Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer.

Add the butter on medium speed and beat for 1 minute.

Add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder 1 cup at a time.

Continue to mix to combine.

Add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.

Mix on medium-high speed until the mixture is combined.

Decorating ingredients.

Gold foiled antler cupcake toppers.

Royal Icing unicorn horns.

Red premade cake icing with a number 2 tip.

Green premade cake icing with a number 362 leaf tip. 

Decorating Process:

Frost the cooled cupcakes with the chocolate frosting.

Place the antlers into the cupcake on the side.

Place 1 ear one each side of the cupcake in front of the antlers.

Place a unicorn horn into the middle of the frosting in between the antlers.

Using the red icing, pipe 3 red dots on the right side of frosting in front of the ear.

Pipe two leafs using the green frosting behind the red dots for the holly.

Although these Reindeer Unicorn Cupcakes can be a lengthy process, the end result is amazing!

What do you think?

Here is an image to PIN to your favorite Pinterest board so you can share it with all your friends who are anxious to do a little baking this holiday season!


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