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Patriotic Unicorn Sprinkle Cupcake Recipe

Today I’m showing you how to make a fun patriotic unicorn sprinkle cupcake for your 4th of July festivities.

These red, white, and blue cupcakes with unicorn décor will wow your family and guests as they dig in for dessert during your celebration!

If you have a unicorn lover in the home then they’re going to have a blast making this patriotic unicorn sprinkle cupcake with you!

Patriotic Unicorn Cupcake on a plate

The step by step instructions shows you how to make red, white, and blue frosting in combination with patriotic unicorn sprinkles. 

This is an excellent way to get the kids involved in prepping food for your 4th of July party.

These red, white, and blue unicorn sprinkle cupcakes are a clever way to show your pride during your 4th of July celebrations.

Whether you’re gathering with family and friends or hosting a simple backyard event with your immediate family, these red, white, and blue cupcakes will help you serve a patriotic dessert at your next patriotic event.

Patriotic Unicorn Cupcake

How do I decorate my 4th of July cupcakes?

The best way to decorate your 4th of July cupcakes is by using the instructions below to make patriotic unicorn sprinkles and the red, white, and blue frosting.

This mixture features three different colored Wilton sprinkles pouches.

You’ll combine the red, white, and diamond colored sprinkles in a bowl so that they’re blended together.

Using the instructions within my recipe below, you’ll be able to whip up patriotic colored frosting to decorate your unicorn sprinkles cupcakes with ease.

I’m confident these 4th of July cupcakes will be the talk of your party!

The beautiful red, white, and blue sprinkles with matching frosting with not only be decorative but the most flavorful cupcakes you’ve ever tasted.

Patriotic Unicorn Cupcake

Serve your guests a side of American pride with these gorgeous patriotic unicorn sprinkles cupcakes on the 4th of July.

There’s nothing better than serving up a new twist on cupcakes for your patriotic party in celebration of Independence Day.

I love featuring new ways to enjoy tasty desserts that feature red, white, and blue frosting with sprinkles but it’s even more fun to combine a love of unicorn décor with my patriotic unicorn sprinkle cupcake recipe.

Cupcake on a plate

If you’re ready to get started, then continue reading to learn what supplies you should purchase and follow my step by step instructions to make the red, white, and blue frosting and sprinkles while you bake up 24 cupcakes to decorate with your family for the 4th of July.    

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The Full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card

Patriotic Unicorn Cupcake with red and blur decorations

Ingredients Needed For  Patriotic UnicornCupcake

Patriotic Sprinkle Mix

Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes

Vanilla Frosting

How To Make Patriotic Unicorn Cupcake

Patriotic Sprinkle Mix

  • Combine all of the sprinkles into a large bowl and set aside

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and mix until combined
  • Mix in the sprinkles until combined
  • Fill the cupcake liners ¾ way full
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  • Pull out and place on the side to cool

Frosting

  • Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth.
  • Scoop 1 ½ C of frosting into another bowl and set aside
  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out some frosting and place it onto the cupcakes.
  • Using a mini angled spatula, lightly spread and smooth evenly into a thick mound of frosting.
  • Dip the cupcake into the sprinkles to coat the frosting mound.
  • Using the frosting that was set aside, divide the frosting into two bowls.
  • Mix in red food coloring into one bowl.
  • Mix in blue food coloring into the second bowl.
  • Scoop the red frosting onto 1 side of the piping bag.
  • Scoop the blue frosting onto the other side of the piping bag.
  • Pipe a dollop onto the center of the cupcake.
  • Place the Unicorn Horn and Ears from the icing package into the red and blue frosting.
Cupcake on a plate

Patriotic Unicorn Sprinkle Cupcake

Kelly
These red, white, and blue cupcakes with unicorn décor will wow your family and guests as they dig in for dessert during your celebration! If you have a unicorn lover in the home then they’re going to have a blast making this patriotic unicorn sprinkle cupcake with you! These red, white, and blue unicorn sprinkle cupcakes are a clever way to show your pride during your 4th of July celebrations.
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

Patriotic Sprinkle Mix

  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix Red
  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix Blue
  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix Diamond

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 box of French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C 1 stick of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 C Patriotic Jimmy Sprinkles
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 medium ice cream scooper
  • Red and Blue gel food coloring
  • 1 package of Wilton Unicorn Icing Decorations Found at Walmart and Michaels

Instructions
 

Patriotic Sprinkle Mix

  • Combine all of the sprinkles into a large bowl and set aside

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and mix until combined
  • Mix in the sprinkles until combined
  • Fill the cupcake liners ¾ way full
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  • Pull out and place on the side to cool

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth
  • Scoop 1 ½ C of frosting into another bowl and set aside
  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out some frosting and place it onto the cupcakes
  • Using a mini angled spatula, lightly spread and smooth evenly into a thick mound of frosting
  • Dip the cupcake into the sprinkles to coat the frosting mound
  • Using the frosting that was set aside, divide the frosting into two bowls
  • Mix in red food coloring into one bowl
  • Mix in blue food coloring into the second bowl
  • Scoop the red frosting onto 1 side of the piping bag
  • Scoop the blue frosting onto the other side of the piping bag
  • Pipe a dollop onto the center of the cupcake
  • Place the Unicorn Horn and Ears from the icing package into the red and blue frosting

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