Let's kick off 2017 with a magical cookie tutorial -the unicorn! Then starting next week, on to some fun Valentine tutorials! 

Here is a video tutorial on how to create this design. Use the graphics in the video to learn when to dry icing and what tips to use. Are you new to decorating? Click here to check out our 'getting started' tutorials for videos on how to make royal icing, piping and flooding, and rolling and baking. Recipes are included in the videos!

The cutter used to create this design is this unicorn cutter. Before I cut out the cookies, I did stretch the cutter to make the horn wider. This makes the cookie easier to decorate and also easier to cut out. Plus that horn isn't so fragile when it is wider.

I added just a hint of shimmer to the unicorn horn with the Crystal Color gold. This is completely optional, but I liked the added sparkle! I mixed the gold dust with a little Everclear. This has a high alcohol content and evaporates quickly leaving behind a beautiful shine.

The tip used on the small flowers is star tip #13. It's great for small quick rosettes and creating pretty borders. 

The fine details, the eyelashes and nostril, are added using a fine point black foodoodler. We have a set of 10 pens.

We also carry a 2-pen set with a black and yellow marker here!

If you're looking to recreate this look, I used the following Americolors: bright white on the body, soft pink for the hair, sky blue for the flowers, gold on the horn, and super black for the eye.

I hope you enjoyed this unicorn tutorial. Up next week is a Valentine's Day project. In the meantime, if you're looking for some Valentine inspiration, click here to check out this tutorial page from some fun and cute ideas! 

Happy Decorating!!

Anne