A Peek at the Fun: These unicorn dessert parfaits are a fun idea when you want something colorful to serve at a party or for a birthday or just for fun. Layers of colorful cake alternating with a delicious mousse. They look cute and taste amazing!
I don’t have a lot of little girls in my life (ahem…none!) but that doesn’t stop me from liking all things pink and sparkly. Nobody in my house loves unicorns either, but when a unicorn dessert looks this cute, you HAVE to make it anyway right?
These unicorn dessert parfaits are as adorable as they are yummy and they’d make a perfect dessert if you are doing a fun unicorn birthday part or something like that. Aren’t they fun?!
Pretty and colorful and fun! And not too hard to make.
Unicorn Dessert Parfaits:
To make these unicorn dessert parfaits, you are simply going to layer colored cake in a little tub you’ll create yourself with a yummy mousse layer. And top with sprinkles if you want (and who wouldn’t want to?! Sprinkles make everything better!)
- 1 White Cake Mix (and ingredients to bake it)
- Food coloring
- Jello Cheesecake Mix (or any sort of cheesecake mix)
- Cool Whip
- Plastic File Folders
How to Make These Unicorn Dessert Parfaits:
First you are going to want to bake your cakes. I used one white cake mix and divided it into 4 bowls and added 4 colors of food coloring to those:
Then I used a very small pan (here’s what I used) (affiliate link) to bake each of these separately. (You could also use an 8 by 8 pan and not fill it very full.) Because they were small they baked in about 9 minutes, so watch them closely to see when they are done and pull them out (when a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean).
Set the cakes aside to cool completely.
I wanted to make these using clear plastic so the full dessert could be seen! I couldn’t find plastic strips so it was time to get creative, I used plastic file folders! 🙂 I just grabbed the file folders at an office supply store, make sure they are sturdy enough to hold your parfaits in place. I cut mine to the size I wanted for our parfaits (I did 4″x 8″).
Once you cut the plastic to the size you want, just make a circle and tape it together. You want the size of the circle to match the size of your cake circles.
Once your plastic holder is together, you are ready to start to assemble your parfaits. Start with a cake layer, so the bottom of your parfait is a solid piece and will be easier to handle. Cut a circle to fit inside your plastic:
For the cheesecake mousse layer, I used a cheesecake jello mix. Make cheesecake as directed, add equal parts Cool Whip, fold together. Put your cheesecake mousse in a plastic bag, cut the corner tip of the bag allowing a big enough hole for the cheesecake to push through. Pipe the cheesecake mousse on the first layer of the cake.
Repeat until all of your layers are complete. I did three cake layers, and topped it with whip cream.
These are just amazing! I promise your next event will pop with these on your menu.
Easter Dessert Idea:
Or, these make a really fun Easter dessert as well. The bright colors make it festive and it’s easy to add a couple of jelly beans to the top to make it perfect for Easter!
Have FUN eating these Unicorn Dessert Parfaits!
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Joyce Deffenbaugh says
When you say very small pan exactly what kind of pan do you mean? Smaller than cupcakes? Because cupcakes would take at least 15 minutes. If you used cupcake pans would you only fill them part way and cook 9 min or make them as normal and cut them? Is there a reason you can’t use disposable clear cups? Thanks
Amber & Danetta says
Sorry, we should have clarified. We used some like these: http://amzn.to/2mWAcFY
You could also use something like an 8 by 8 pan and just not fill it very full. We just used a glass we had to cut them and then sized the plastic around that size.
An easier idea for your serving containers would be to use some small clear plastic disposable style beverage cups.