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Patriotic Unicorn Sprinkle Cupcake

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


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


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