My fun with donut Valentines continues, today in the form of magical unicorns made easy with donut holes from the supermarket. These cute little treats were such a fun and simple project to make, easily assembling in no time and were meant to mimic the unicorn cakes that took the world (and Pinterest!) by storm for the last few years.

Here is the supplies list:

  • Valentine Candy Corn
  • Donut Holes
  • Mini Cupcake Liners
  • Sprinkles
  • 1/2 recipe Stiff Royal Icing (tinted dark brown)

To assemble the Donut Hole Unicorns, first you’ll need to make the Stiff Royal Icing then tint dark brown. Place icing in a piping bag with a #2 tip.

  • Step 1: Cut enough candy corn candies in half to create unicorn horns for each of the donut holes.
  • Step 2: Create an assembly line to assemble the unicorns. Start by placing all of the donuts you are going to make into the mini cupcake liners and place in a line. Next, poke out a small hole in the center of each donut hole using a toothpick. (See step 2 in image below).
  • Step 3: Gently push candy corn unicorn horn into the center hole.
  • Step 4: Add sprinkles around edges of the unicorn.
  • Step 5: Pipe eyes and lashes onto the donut hole as seen in step 5 in the image below. If the iced piping needs to be smoothed out, gently dab your fingertip into water and then onto the icing to smooth.
  • Allow to dry before gifting.

Optional: Add ears by cutting out of candy corn tips and pressing into donut hole on either side of the horn as seen in the image below.

Related Questions:

Why use Royal Icing?

Royal icing hardens quickly and won’t smudge once dried, making it ideal for detailed icing and treats that are going to be handled or packaged.

Does Royal Icing need to be made with egg white powder?

No, you can use raw egg whites if you’re comfortable consuming raw eggs. You can find a recipe for Royal Icing using raw egg whites here.

Why does the recipe call for Stiff Royal Icing?

Stiff Royal Icing holds its shape when piped and won’t run, which makes it ideal for piping details that need to stay in place and harden once dried.


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