Party Time: Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits

These Unicorn Cupcake Parfaits are so fun and colorful! It's hard to imagine they taste as good as they look, but they do! Wonderful for a #party #recipe!

Look, I’ll be the first one to tell you that I look at the world through unicorn and rainbow-tinted glasses.

unicorn parfaits

I’ll also be the first one to tell you that my kids still think that unicorns are real, along with Santa, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns, all Disney characters, and Des thinks that Star Wars is real life, but Scarlet is more inclined to tell you that it’s fiction. Maybe? Maybe. Hey, remember that time we threw a Star Wars party and wore these awesome costumes outfits?

unicorn food

In fact, remember any party we ever threw ever? I do. Each one impressed me for a different reason – whether it was dedication to the party planning craft, costumes, appetizers, decorations, scenery, or the general awesome atmosphere.

It’s the people who make the party, and boy have we had some party people.

Now that this fantastic photo montage is over, let’s discuss a party theme/recipe that can be used for any party, for anyone of any age – Unicorns. It’s a timeless classic, right? Real or not, unicorns are sort of taking over the world right now! That’s why I had to share this recipe for Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits. You’ll notice that they’re gorgeous, first of all, but also – they taste great! ESPECIALLY, if you’re four or seven (or 36) and still believe in unicorns. Does that sound like anyone you know?

Are you planning a party with unicorns and/or rainbows as the theme? For that or any kid party, the Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits make a great #party #recipe!

So while I’m at Scarlet’s choir concert this morning – speaking of unicorns and rainbows and magic – I hope you’ll be finding these ingredients and assembling them together to create the kind of magic you thought was only in Disney movies.

The cotton candy and the princess sprinkles make sure it looks fantastic! The other ingredients make sure it tastes fantastic. I seriously want a warm weather party RIGHT NOW so I can be extra proud of myself for pulling off something so awesome.

So tell me – are you a believer too?

Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits

Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits


  1. Jell-o no bake cheesecake
  2. Cotton candy
  3. Milk
  4. Whipped cream (optional)
  5. Food coloring
  6. Princess sprinkles (from a craft store)
  7. Butter or butter spread
  8. Sugar


  • 1. Use Jell-o on box directions to create crust mix and cheesecake filling
  • 2. Divide cheesecake filling into 2 or 3 bowls
  • 3. Use food coloring to create fun pastel colors
  • 4. Start with a drop or two, you can always add more food coloring but you can’t remove any
  • 5. Spoon crust mixture into bottom of glasses, mason jars etc.
  • 6. Using a piping bag, layer the cheesecake filling on top of the crust mixture
  • 7. Repeat with remaining cheesecake filling and crust mix
  • 8. Sprinkle a small amount of crust mix on top of the parfait
  • 9. Let parfait firm up in the refrigerator for one hour
  • 10. Add cotton candy, whip cream if desired and princess sprinkles
  • 11. You can stick the sprinkles to the cotton candy!
  • 12. Enjoy immediately after adding cotton candy, otherwise it will melt and harden
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About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Party Time: Unicorn Cheesecake Parfaits — 50 Comments

  1. You need to stop it with all of these adorable desserts Tamara, how do you come with them? They are just too cute to eat… almost πŸ™‚ Unicorns are defiantly real, if only in my imagination πŸ™‚ I love the Mad Hatter Tea Party Picture, it’s way too cute.

    • Why, thank you! I have a LOT of help. My mom, my husband, and my kids are the crafty ones. I just hang on their coattails, grateful I can write/photograph the fun.

  2. CRAP! Why did I NOT have this recipe a week and a half ago when it was Landon’s Birthday!!!!!! I guess I am just going to have to randomly make it for him and celebrate his birthday again. Honestly though, that’s okay cause his birthday totally sucked!

  3. First of all, that looks like such an incredibly fun day! I absolutely love when children believe in the magic of fairytales and all things fun. Those unicorn parfaits look so delicious and I know my girls would love them. Last week I was in a local bakery and took a photo of a mini unicorn cheesecake they had there.
    I’m going to have to make these parfaits as a fun mommy daughter treat!

    • Mm.. your local bakery rocks! We have an upcoming celebration in town in which all of the local bakeries and restaurants do rainbow food. In fact, I can’t wait for that!!

  4. Oh I think I want to make this. Unicorns seem to be rage right now isn’t it? I still can’t get over how big of a party you guys throw. I might have to try and make it to one of them one day.

  5. How cool are these!? It seems like unicorn theme is everywhere these days. I’m going to pass your post along to my daughter .. she’s planning a birthday party for our favorite five year old!

  6. I never would have been able to come up with these! What a sweet treat to share for springtime. Your pictures are charming – you look like a fun family! I am going to have to re-create this idea.

    • I have the palate of a five-year-old, so this is the kind of treat I can do easily! Ask me about fine dining, and I freeze, though!!
      I hope we’re a fun family – thank you!

  7. Love everything about your party. Those unicorn parfaits look amazing. I am sure they were a hit with the kids (and adults). I can see doing something like this for adults with a rum cake. My cousin is planning a party and I will share your ideas with her.

  8. Your party looks super fun! I love all the colors and all the outfits! The unicorn parfait seems like the perfect food for your party. So pretty!

  9. I still believe in unicorns! OMG, those look so pretty! Thank you for sharing… and I totes want one. Also I have serious party envy–you guys really do know how to throw one! I don’t remember the Alice-themed party. So neat!

  10. Ok these parties are off the chain! The pictures are amazing. Seeing as I believe in unicorns I will be making these for my next party! So fun and creative. I’m sure tasty too!

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