There is no end in sight for the psychedelic rainbow food trend. Everything from bagels and coffee to sushi and pasta has been transformed into a colorful creation. The limit truly does not exist. Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay.

Unicorn Cupcake Cones

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:55 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Medium


  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • red, blue, yellow and green food coloring
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 ice cream cones
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  • Step 1

    Combine the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl. Blend with an electrical mixer on medium for 2 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Separate the batter into four bowls and add food coloring to each, then mix.

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  • Step 3

    Put an ice cream cone into each cupcake space. Alternate batter colors in each cone until it is about 1 inch from the top.

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  • Step 4

    Bake for 20-25 minutes on 350°F.

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  • Step 5

    Now it’s time for the rainbow frosting. First add your butter to a bowl use your mixer to fluff it up.

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  • Step 6

    Next, add your vanilla, sugar, and milk. Mix it with the electrical mix on low until it’s combined well.

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  • Step 7

    Evenly divide the frosting into four separate bowls. Tint each bowl of frosting a different color.

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  • Step 8

    Fill three piping bags with frosting and cut the tips.

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  • Step 9

    Attach a frosting tip to a separate bag. Put the three frosting bags inside of the separate bag so that they are all inside of the frosting tip.

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  • Step 10

    Swirl the magical rainbow frosting on your cooled cupcake cones, Instagram, then enjoy.

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