Unicorn Cream Puffs Recipe 

Bring a touch of magic to your dessert table with these enchanting Unicorn Cream Puffs. Perfect for any special occasion or unicorn-themed party, these delightful treats feature vibrant, colorful custard fillings and a marbled chocolate topping that will dazzle and delight your guests.


For the Custard:

  • Egg yolks
  • Heavy cream
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Food coloring in multiple shades

For the Choux Pastry:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract
  • Teal, pink, and purple food dyes
  • Sprinkles for garnish


  1. Prepare the Custard:
    • In a saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, heavy cream, sugar, and cornstarch. Cook over low heat, then increase to medium-high, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and smooths.
    • Divide the custard into three separate bowls. Color each with a different food dye, mix well, and chill covered with plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent skin formation.
  2. Make the Choux Pastry:
    • In a pot, bring water, salt, and butter to a boil. Add flour and stir vigorously until a dough ball forms and pulls away from the sides of the pot.
    • Remove from heat and gradually mix in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla, until the mixture becomes smooth and glossy.
    • Pipe the pastry dough into 1-inch mounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the Cream Puffs:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Bake the choux pastry for 20 minutes or until puffy and golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack, ensuring they are dry inside.
  4. Assemble the Cream Puffs:
    • Cut a small slit at the bottom of each cooled puff. Carefully pipe the colored custard inside each puff, alternating colors for a magical swirl effect inside.
    • For the topping, melt white chocolate with a bit of vanilla extract. Gently swirl in teal, pink, and purple food dyes to create a marbled effect.
    • Dip the top of each cream puff into the chocolate, then decorate with sprinkles.


  • Ensure all ingredients, especially eggs and dairy, are at room temperature to ensure smooth mixing and prevent the custard and choux pastry from clumping.
  • Use the steam escape technique by cutting a small “x” at the bottom of each puff; this helps them maintain their shape and texture.
  • The marbled chocolate should be fluid but not too hot when dipping to avoid melting the custard.


These Unicorn Cream Puffs are not only a feast for the eyes but also a delightful treat that combines creamy, fluffy, and crispy textures. They’re sure to be a hit at any party, adding a pop of color and a dash of whimsy to your celebration. Enjoy the process of making these beautiful treats and the joy they bring to your table!

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