This unicorn cotton candy is the perfect snowy, sweet Christmas treat. Or a fabulous unicorn party favor for any time of year.
I made this Christmas unicorn cotton candy dessert as my submission for the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop's potluck recipe day. (I'm always all about the desserts, obviously.)
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Snowy Christmas Unicorn Cotton Candy
Materials for Christmas Unicorn Cotton Candy:
- icicle ornament
- 20 oz plastic cups and lids
- tinsel garland (like this one, but I got mine at the dollar store)
- pink and white felt
- cotton candy machine
- sugar (for the cotton candy)
- edible glitter
Inexpensive plastic icicle Christmas ornaments make the best unicorn horns for crafts! Stick one through the plastic lid that goes on a 20oz plastic cup to make the unicorn cotton candy horn here. Add a little bit of hot glue to make sure it stays upright.
Glue tinsel garland on the top of the plastic cup lid to make the unicorn mane.
Cut unicorn ears out of felt (or paper) and glue them down, nestled in the sparkling tinsel unicorn mane (see the video for more detail).
You can get snall, toy cotton candy makers for $30-$60. I've had one of those. They're ok. But they're plastic, and slow, and noisy. If you have just a little more room for storage, I HIGHLY recommend a semi-professional machine. This is the same one I used on Food Network's Holiday Gingerbread Showdown, and it's FABULOUS. It's so much faster, so much more efficient, so much more reliable. And So. Much. Fun. I spun cotton candy for Trick-or-treaters last year and I was the freakin' hero of the neighorhood.
For this snowy unicorn cotton candy project, I just used plain white sugar to create my cotton candy. But if you were making unicorn party favors, pink or blue or purple cotton candy sugar would be just as appropriate.
And this is a snowy, magical Christmas unicorn treat, after all, so I sprinkled some disco dust cake decorating glitter on my cotton candy after it was spun to really amp up the dazzle and delight.
Put the cotton candy in a clear plastic cup, add on your magical unicorn lid, and you have a treat that is sure to enchant.
I love making treats like these for events like potlucks, because 1) sugar is always a hit and 2) it's easy to make ahead of time and 3) they're individual servings. Potluck food should be easily scoopable or individual servings. Make it easy for people.
And these unicorn cotton candy desserts are easy to love!
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