Rainbow Caticorn Cake

Caticorn Cake by Coco Cake Land

rainbow caticorn cake

Sometimes in life you just want to look at a freaking cute picture of a rainbow caticorn cake, you know? Yes, that’s right. A majestic unicorn and a very cute chill cat got together one extra-sparkly afternoon and decided to make a baby. I’m not even going to say who was the male and who was the female. I’m hoping the cat was the male. Let’s go with that, based on animal size and general hopefulness. I guess what happened was, the union between cat and ‘corn was just SO MAGIC that the baby turned out to have rainbow buttercream fur. That is ok by me. I am also very into this idea of cross-breeding, it’s like the inter-racial dating of the animal kingdom. Thumbs up over here.

rainbow caticorn cake

JK, JK! Sorry I’m so weird. I made a rainbow caticorn cake for my good friend Miko‘s daughter’s birthday!! I’ve had so much love for this rainbow caticorn cake that I am going to add some tips on how to make this for you lovelies out there who have asked. So here ya go!

Wilton piping tip 234

To pipe this rainbow kitty-corn with its glorious fur, you will need my favourite fur piping tip – Wilton 234 multi-opening tip, mostly used to “pipe grass” – but a magic piping tip when it comes to emulating furry fun. It normally isn’t as large as one’s head, just in this pic. :P

vertically filled piping bag

You will need about 5 cups of your favourite vanilla buttercream. Fill and crumb-coat your cake with the buttercream, then divide the remaining buttercream into three medium bowls, tinting each bowl a different complementary colour. A complementary colour is one that melds nicely with the colour beside it – for instance, pink, blue and yellow. We’re not trying to make poo-brown here. Fill your piping bag vertically as shown above – or, you can try the “plastic wrap log” method for rainbow buttercream if you wish! Go logs go!

rainbow piping bag

Squeeze the piping bag so the colours flow together, then get pipin’, sister (or mister)!! For shorter fur, squeeze the piping bag in short spurts. For longer fur, squeeze the buttercream out a touch more to form longer strands. The facial features and ears are all made from fondant. I always buy my fondant already pre-coloured because colouring black fondant can be HELL ON EARTH. Satin Ice makes these cute little 4 ounce party packs of black fondant, perfect for a project like this. Use a small round cookie cutter or the round opening edge of piping tips to cut out eyes and cheeks. The horn is very simple to make – form two small logs of pink fondant and white fondant, twist together, form a point and attach to a wooden skewer!! I AM SO HELPFUL RIGHT NOW!! Oh, the ears are made with fondant too and held up with wooden BBQ skewers! Dinkly little toothpicks won’t do the job here. You need the power of wooden BBQ skewer aka MADE TO HOLD BIG OLD PIECES OF BEEF.

rainbow caticorn cake

SOOOOO… back to the birthday girl … this cake was a real hit, and Saya loved it, and there will be an adorable picture of her with the cake if you scroll down just a scooch more…

rainbow cat cake by coco cake land

Saya with cake

Happy birthday sweet Saya! PS if you make this cake, please credit me properly for the design with a link back to this post. Please don’t make a YouTube video out of this and claim it as your own without giving proper credit, k? I am a mostly posi-core person but nothing irks me more than the rampant stealing of other creative people’s ideas and hard work! Stay cool, internet!! Stay chill, me!! PEACE! xo Lyndsay 

24 Responses to “Rainbow Caticorn Cake”

  1. Shannon @loveatfirstbento

    Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest cake ever! Love all the colors. I wish I had this cake for my birthday (it’s tomorrow, hehe, but I’ll probably just be getting an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen)! And LOL your posts always crack me up (in the best kind of way), and then I find myself staring for minutes on end at the amazing photos and just… yea, I love your blog :-D

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thanks Shannon! Wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ^__^

  2. jo

    hey hoping to make this for an adorable 6 year old, can you tell me what size cake this is? did you just layer 3 colours of icing in the piping bag to get that effect?
    thanks so much all the way from NZ

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Joanne! The cake is an 8 inch round, 3 layers of cake – yes, I put three colours in the piping bag, inserted each colour “vertically” if that makes sense! Have fun! xo

  3. toni

    Hi what tip did you use for this? i have to make this for my daughter shes OBSESSED with caticorns! And this cake is super adorable!!

    Thank you

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Toni! It’s a large multi-opening grass tip! :) I’d love to see your version – please email me a pic! Have fun!

  4. Danella

    i might be in some trouble. i showed my daughter this cake and she is begging me to make it next month. Any tips please?

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Danella! I’ll send you an email! :P

  5. Elisa

    Hi Lyndsay

    My daughter saw a pic of this on my phone and is desperate for it for her cat-themed 3rd birthday party (no unicorn horn required!) I have been known to fail with a packaged cake mix, so any tips would be life saving!

    Thanks :)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Elisa! I’m thinking I’ll do an updated post, thank you and stay tuned!! I’ll send you an email too.

  6. Raven

    My 14 yo niece requested this cake and I have to say, barring the insane amount of times I had to go to the store, it came out really good. Would love you share a pic with you

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      PLEASE send me a pic! to lyndsay (at) cococakeland (dot) com! ^__^

  7. Lindsay

    Thank you so much for the inspiration. This was the perfect idea to for my daughter’s 6th birthday cake.
    I’ll email a picture of it to you!

  8. Glo

    Hola Lyndsay :-)
    Guess what I’m going to be making?!! Yes, THIS cake! It will be a surprise cake for my goddaughter. Any suggestions you can give me will be greatly appreciated :-). Gracias xoxo

  9. Maggie Romanovich

    Thank you for the inspiration!! I just finished the cake for my daughter’s 10th and she’s so excited!!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      That’s wonderful to hear! Please send me a pic! :P

  10. Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake

    This cake is so cute! I love how you did the swirled frosting for his fur :) I really to make this caticorn cake this spring as a way to test and improve on my cake baking skills!

  11. Laurie

    Hi! I stumbled across your page as I was looking for tutorials for my soon to be 5 year old daughter’s birthday. I am a creative person but a complete beginner when it comes to baking. I have zero equipment but I’m gonna get everything I need and follow the tutorial and say a little prayer, and hopefully my daughter (Chloe) will love the rainbow caticorn cake. Any tips would be much appreciated! Love your cakes, they’re adorable!!

  12. Tania

    LOVE! LOVE this cake! Question – the ears – are they pieces of cake that have been cut and included on top? thank you!

  13. Laurie

    Hi! I made the rainbow caticorn for my daughter’s birthday and she loved it. I don’t know how to attach a pic here. I DoD have a little trouble with icing the fur. When I put the tip to the cake it all just kind of mushed together. Any tips? I was thinking either the icing for piping or on the cake wasn’t cold enough, or the tip was clogging??? Thank you!!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Laurie! I think it depends on your buttercream or frosting recipe! I also always sift my icing sugar when I’m using that piping tip in case there’s any random clumps of icing sugar that sneak through in the buttercream making! Was your cake completely cooled before you started frosting? Definitely start on a totally cooled cake, and buttercream should be able to hold its shape – if it warms up in your hands while piping, put in fridge to firm up for 5 minutes. :)

  14. Linda

    I do not have the large tip (grass tip) only the regular size. Will that work?

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      It sure will! It will just take a little longer to cover the whole cake.

  15. serene

    So cute! A refreshing change from unicorn cakes! I will love to try making this cute caticorn cake! Thanks so much for sharing!


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