How to Make the Best Unicorn Halloween Cupcake Treats (Red Velvet)


Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes (Red Velvet)


I’m sure you’ve seen the super cute Unicorn Cake Topper & Unicorn Cupcakes for unicorn-themed parties, am I right?

With Halloween around the corner – we thought to spice it up with this SCARY Unicorn Halloween Pumpkin (check out our blog post “How to use your Unicorn Topper to make a SCARY Unicorn Pumpkin in 3 Easy Steps“) and delicious Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes Treats (Red Velvet for a bloody good taste)!

In this post we’ll show how you can make these super cute, but SCARY Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes super fast & easy, too!


    Prep. time: 25 min     Cook: 20 min     Serves: 24 cupcakes

Tip: No time to bake your own cupcakes? Simply buy your favourite cupcakes from the store, and finish your Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes in a matter of minutes!




Red Velvet Cupcakes:

2 1/2 cups flour

 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 ounce Red Food Coloring

2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

25 cupcake liners


Vanilla Cream Frosting:

8 ounce cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

1 (16 ounce) box confectioners’ sugar



1x La La Unicorn Halloween Pumpkin & Cupcake Decorations




Step 1: Make Your Red Velvet Cupcakes


Please note: you can choose any kind of cupcakes you want! We chose for Red Velvet cupcakes to fit the Halloween theme. 


  • Preheat your over to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl (medium speed, +/- 5 min or until light and fluffy). Beat the eggs in, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color, and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended (do not overbeat!).
  • Fill 25 cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake 20 minuted (or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean). Cool your cupcakes completely.



Step 2: Prepare your Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and pure vanilla extract in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Set aside.




Step 3: Frost & Decorate your Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes


  • Wrap 24 cupcakes in your unicorn wrappers from your La La Unicorn Halloween Pumpkin & Cupcake Decorations.
  • Frost these cupcakes with your Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting of step 2.
  • Drip red food coloring over your cupcake frosting for a more “scary” effect. Use the one red velvet cupcake that’s left to crumb over the frosting of your 24 cupcakes.
  • Stick the unicorn horn toppers in the cupcakes to finish!



And voilá! You’re ready to WOW everyone with  your adorable,
but SCARY, Unicorn Halloween Cupcakes!





Complete Your Unicorn Halloween With This SCARY Unicorn Pumpkin





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