Unicorn Fudge as Part of Our Unicorn Series

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

Here is part 3 (of at least 4) of our Scarlet-inspired Unicorn Recipes.

Earlier this week we’ve had Unicorn Smoothie Bowls and Unicorn Pancakes. Both are excellent and colorful breakfasts and now we’re moving onto desserts and party recipes. Stay tuned as well for Unicorn Bark, because a girl can never have too much bark. I seriously tell myself that sometimes. Over here, Scarlet had an awesome birthday! In lieu of our usual giant, back-breaking party, she had a few friends over for pizza, Harry Potter jellybeans (GROSS), and a cool, wonderful cake.

She had started theater camp on her birthday and we didn’t want to give up any of that. Yesterday I picked her up from camp and we did a birthday tour where you get a free rose, a free pin, two free chocolates, and a free ice cream sundae.

Now here’s another Scarlet-inspired Unicorn Recipe. Unicorn Fudge! It’s so good! We love to watch the fudge makers (if that’s the term?) make fudge at Penney Patch Candies in Provincetown on Cape Cod. That’s one of our annual delights. In fact, we’ll be going there really soon. The smell of the fudge is intoxicating. We don’t have the fancy fudge equipment here.

We make do, and you will too!

Unicorn Fudge:

What You Need:

6 oz white fondant
Cornstarch for rolling
2 cups white chocolate
2 cups milk chocolate
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup sprinkles of your choice

Yields: 10 to 12 squares of fudge

What You Do:

1 – Line a rectangular pan with wax paper and set aside. Also, line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside

2 – Start by rolling 12 fondant spheres, about ¼ of an inch in diameter. You can use your cornstarch on your fingers to avoid the fondant from getting stuck

3 – Then, roll each sphere into a long strip, about 1 ½ inch in length

4 – Slightly fold over your strip and start twisting – this will act as your unicorn horn

5 – Gently place each one on your lined baking sheet.

6 – In two separate microwave-safe bowls, microwave each chocolate in 30-second intervals until completely melted

7 – In a small saucepan, warm condensed milk over medium heat but do not allow to boil

8 – Add condensed milk into melted white chocolate and stir

9 – Pour into lined rectangular pan and tap to even it out

10 – Pour sprinkles on top of fudge, place fondant horns, and chill for approximately 3 hours. Cut into 3 inch squares

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

And there you have it. Unicorn Fudge! Colorful fudge. Party fudge. Whatever you want to call it, it’s super fun. And the unicorn horns are the cutest, right? Working with fondant is a lot easier than I ever thought, with such possibility.

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

What’s your favorite kind of fudge?

This is a unicorn party food fit for a unicorn kid, or any kid or adult, for that matter. What's not to love with pretty food in pretty colors + SPRINKLES!

Snow Cone Cupcakes and Other Delights

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

If we’re being honest, the last six days have been like having a newborn baby, without the physical pain.

And then we quickly graduated to it being like having a toddler in the house, although my toddlers never ate wood chips or chewed on coffee tables. That said, it takes constant vigilance. I’m only writing this while he naps now at my feet, like so:

snow cone cupcakes

My mental state is good..ish. I don’t do well with the end of the school year. All of those permission slips and field days and end of year breakfasts and goodbyes. It gives me a stomachache, and I mean that sincerely and literally. (ow) I did ok with it as a kid because I had the promise of an eons-long summer vacation to answer to, but as a mama? My growing mama heart has to wrap my head around new teachers and routines, and my kids both have the audacity to have June/July birthdays while the years pass. More years taking me beyond those early moments and days. When all I had to do was hold them.

To my heart. Hold them and hold on. Hold on.

So this puppy – this baby. Our baby. I’m quite attached. Athena and Juniper seem to like him too. Junie and I will always have our computer cuddle time. (seriously – she wants to cuddle only when I’m working) And the puppy isn’t big enough for the dog park yet until he has all his shots. That belongs to Athena and me. Eventually she’ll show him the ropes and he’ll be ready. She will soon see that it means more time at her favorite place. Nothing but more lately. More love and more life.

I figure that out eventually. Every time.

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

You are so lucky, because you’re about to find out how to make snow cone cupcakes. Pretty cool, right? I’ve seen them in red, white and blue, which is really pretty, but I wanted to make mine more summer-colorful. You can make them any way!

Snow Cone Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

6 prepared cupcakes, unfrosted
1 container white frosting
Sanding Sugars—red, yellow, blue
6 white styrofoam cups, 12 oz
6 plastic spoons
Scissors

Instructions:

1 – First, cut off a little more than half of the top of each cup. The bottoms will be used to hold the cupcakes so make sure the cupcakes fit inside with the cake tops being about even with the cup tops. Don’t put the cupcakes into the cups yet.

2 – Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and smooth it into a dome shape.

3 – Start with the blue sugar and sprinkle a thick coat on the left third of the frosting so it looks like a blue stripe. Use the yellow sugar next and sprinkle a thick coat on the middle of the cupcake to look like a yellow stripe. Use the red sugar last to sprinkle on a thick coat for a red stripe on the right third of the cupcake. It should resemble a snow cone.

4 – Set each cupcake down into a cup and dip a spoon down into the edge of the cake so it looks like a spoon inside a snow cone.

5 – Enjoy!

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

Do you like snow cones best, or would you like snow cone cupcakes even more?

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!