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Red White Blue Unicorn Cupcakes

Enjoy these fun Patriotic, Red White, and Blue Unicorn Cupcakes any time of year or occassion. They are fun for the whole family.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcakes, Patriotic, unicorn, vanilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Decorating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 461kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 1 Box Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter 1 Stick
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Jimmy Sprinkles Patriotic

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Butter Unsalted and Softened
  • 6 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 5 TBS Heavy Whipping Cream 3-7 Tablespoons it can vary
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Red and Blue Gel Food Coloring
  • Wilton Unicorn Icing Kit Sold at Michaels and Walmart


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Line the cupcake pan with liners
  • In Medium bowl, stir cake mix, butter and milk.
  • Mix in the Patriotic Sprinkles until Combined
  • Fill the cupcake liners with batter until 3/4 way full with an ice cream scoop.
    Bake for 21 minutes or until done when touched in the center and they pop back.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes.

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • Add Sifted Powdered Sugar, Softened Butter, Vanilla Extract and Whipping Cream (start with 3 Tbs) in a hand mixer or stand mixer. Mix for 5 minutes. Add Whipping Cream as needed.
  • 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. ( I add these to a shallow bowl)
  • 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. Or use two piping bags, one for each color and then put both bags (with tips cut off) into a larger 16" bag with a 1 M tip inside. Make a small swirl on top of cupcake.
  • Place the Unicorn Horn and Ears from the icing package into the red and blue frosting


You can use the same Jimmys inside the cake as you do on top if you like are use smaller ones inside and larger on top. 
You will need a whole pound of butter. 
Check your cupcakes a few minutes early so they are not overdone. Cupcakes continue to bake a few minutes after you take them out of the oven while still in the pan. 
Get a good Gel Color for frosting, so they are really bright. 
Remove the Unicorn Candy Horn an Ears before consuming. 
Enjoy these Patriotic Cupcakes for Memorial Day and July 4th or any time of year you want to be Patriotic. 
Items Needed for these Red, White and Blue Unicorn Cupcakes: 
  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix, Red (for inside cupcake)
  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix, Blue (for inside cupcake)
  • 1 package of Wilton Sprinkles pouch mix, Diamond (for inside cupcake)
  • Patriotic Jimmys for on top (optional)
  • Box French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 package of Wilton Unicorn Icing Decorations (Found at Walmart and Michaels)
  • Red and Blue gel food coloring
  • Angled Knife
  • 12" Frosting Bags
  • 1M Tip
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Cupcake Liners (Red, White or Blue or Patriotic)
  • Cupcake Pan


Serving: 1g | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg