Unicorn Pig Donuts (for Pig Day! Mar. 1!)
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
I saw these from Tastemade/Scran Line on Pinterest and they were so cute that I had to make them! They seemed perfect for Pig Day. I have actually thought pigs were cute and had a big piggy bank collection growing up.
I agree with the description:
"Unicorns are amazing. Pigs are amazing. Donuts are amazing. Bottom line: This is amazing."
More information on Pig Day at the bottom of the post.
I really liked the design. I used pre-made donuts. For the glaze, I made a thicker version of the non-Royal Icing Icing and colored it different colors (link).
The unicorn horn, ears and snout are made of fondant. I made marshmallow fondant to make these.
Here is what I used:
- Pre-made donuts
- "Glaze" (non-Royal Icing Icing)
- Food coloring
- Sprinkles (not shown)
I didn't use the Tic Tacs in the photo.
Making the Unicorn Horn:
I made a long string of white fondant and then twisted it. Then, you cut off little pieces and mold them a little bit more. It was a pretty cute way to make a unicorn horn.
Then I painted them with a little Gold Lustre dust and mint extract. I don't have vanilla extract (which I see in different videos to use with painting Gold Lustre Dust), but I thought that the liquid with mint extract would work too.
To make the snout and ears, I colored a little bit of marshmallow fondant pink and shaped them.
To make the pig head and body, I dipped the donut in pinkglaze and let it set completely before I dipped / painted on the white bottom part. I had to put a couple layers of white glaze, so that the pink wouldn't show through. I painted on the eyes with some black glaze and dipped it in sprinkles.
Then I put it all together!
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! So cute! I don't think you really need an occasion to make these because they are so cute, but Pig Day is one or any other whimsical fun party theme.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
What is Pig Day?
"National Pig Day, observed annually on the 1st of March, recognizes the domesticated pig...
NATIONAL PIG DAY HISTORY
Our research has found that this day was created in 1972 by two sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. Ellen was a school teacher in Lubbock, Texas and Mary was from Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Mary Lynne Rave, the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”