Unicorn cakes were the #1 cake trend in 2017! And I hadn’t had the opportunity to do one yet, so before we send them back to the magical forest they came from, I knew I needed to do one for Valentine’s Day! It seems like they are here to stay for a little while longer in 2018 anyways, and that’s ok because I love unicorns!
As you probably already figured out, Valen-corn is short for Valentine Unicorn…Lol! I thought it would be a fun name for the party. The unicorn cake was originally going to be a piñata cake, but I changed my mind when I realized that with the horn in the middle, I might need a bigger cake. That way the horn dowel would be sturdy inside the cake, and not wobbly in a hole with sprinkles. Next time, I would probably make it bigger and I would also do five layers, I feel like it needed an extra color. Regardless, the colors look amazing! Click here for the unicorn cake tutorial. All the sprinkles I used on the cake are the Unicorn Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed. They have an awesome collection of candy mixes. You should definitely check them out!
I came up with an easy heart lollipop for a cupcake topper that also worked really well on the unicorn cake. It looked like cupid got him! All sprinkles on the cupcakes are from Sweet Treat Stencils. They have the most amazing collection of sprinkle mixes that I’ve seen on the net. I really love them! They are so trendy, sparkly and creative! You should definitely check them out as well. My favorite from this Unicorn sprinkle mix was the tiny golden horn! The tutorial for the cupcake toppers is here. They are so easy to make and I only used three ingredients.
For the strawberry milk bottles, I used gold and pink scrapbook paper. I simply printed the name on the pink hearts, hand cut them and attached with duct-tape. You can always use glue dots as well.
I’m so happy that I was able to work with my sweet friend Nancy from Nancy’s Creations, to make me the most adorable Valentine’s Balloon Garland. As busy as she is, with her gorgeous dessert tables and party styling, she was able to find time to make this garland for me. The tutorial for the balloon garland is here.
I predominantly purchased all party items from these stores: Walmart, Target, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. I’m so lucky (or am I?) to be within a 5-minute drive to all of them. Check out the source list below.
It’s so exciting to finally share this Valentine’s Day Party with you! I hope I have inspired you to make your own version of a Valen-corn celebration. I think it’s a super cute idea! Please send me your pictures and comments and don’t forget to live the cake life!
- Heart balloons & hot pink lollipop sticks – Hobby Lobby
- Scrapbook paper, milk bottles & doilies – Michael’s Stores
- All other balloons, heart & unicorn plates – Walmart
- Unicorn napkins – Target
- Gold straws and flatware – Amazon
- Unicorn Sprinkles on cupcakes – Sweet Treat Stencils (sponsored)
- Unicorn Candyfetti on cake – Sweets Indeed
- Balloon garland contribution – Nancy’s Creations