Teenage Unicorn Bust Cake

Whenever she has any amount of down time,  she draws.

Or she paints.

Or she makes bracelet charms out of clay.

unicorn bust square


One day, she got out the box of craft sticks, pastels and shellac and created a coaster that looks like an old, weathered wooden palette.  I’ve got it in my living room.  It’s seriously cool.

The girl is addicted to creating…my Sofia, my second born.

unicorn bust right side


It relaxes her, and it brings her joy.  I can see it happening with my own eyes as I watch her work, completely engulfed by whichever project catches her fancy.

And it makes me so stinking happy, I could burst.

She’s found her “thing”.

unicorn bust straight


And by saying that, I don’t mean to imply that she’s all set.  I’m not saying, “There it is- the girl knows what she wants to do with her life!”

I simply mean, she’s found the thing (or one of them anyway, as I think there can absolutely be several) that was put inside of her… given to her as a gift, I believe, to be used as a kind of outlet and source of joy for her life.

Something given to her that she was meant to use, to then give something back out to the world… for the world’s benefit and for her own.

unicorn bust front angle

Actually, I’m convinced that every single human being (k, maybe some animals, too) has been given there own “thing” like this,
that when found and used can bring happiness, confidence, courage and strength to our lives while bringing so much good to those around us as well.

But the worry, complication and pain of life has a way of getting in and fogging everything up so that we can barely see two feet in front of us, let alone what’s buried deep down in our hearts.

And because of that, we can forget about our gift… or totally miss it altogether, never even realizing that it’s there, quietly waiting.

unicorn hair

But I can see Sofie’s gift plain as day, and right now so can she, and that’s why I’m happy-bursting. 
That she’s already found it.

‘Cause you better believe that if that girl ever gets lost somewhere on this road of life, and the fog gets so thick that she just can’t find her way around,

as long as I still have legs, I’m going to be standing right next to her in the middle of that swirling fog, whispering into her ear the things I know about her gift,
reminding her where it is,
helping her find it again.

unicorn face wide


And I know that if for some reason neither Thomas nor I are still here to stand next to her, God will either send someone in our place to do the whispering, or He’ll do it Himself.

‘Cause we all got our “thing”-gift from Him, and I know He’s all about the whispering.

And I pray that she’ll always find her way back to it.

unicorn sofies drawing

Sofie found a drawing of a teenage unicorn online one day, and decided to try her own hand at it. (Sofie’s version, above.  We’re not sure of the original artist, unfortunately.)

And then we both decided it might be an awfully fun cake to create for her birthday. 

Happy 13th birthday to my very own teenage unicorn.

I love you, baby girl. Xx


I used a gorgeous unicorn sprinkle mix by Sprinkle Pops to help spice up the board.

unicorn bust sprinkle mix

Here’s a little video of how I make my unicorn horns (and since unicorns have been all the rage for a bit now, I’ve made a few) …and I also show a quick and easy cake board covering for when you are just SO done…

The full, step by step, teenage floating unicorn bust tutorial for Cakeheads members…
Meet the Creator

Shawna McGreevy

I love that our Cakeheads members enjoy hanging out together online, learning from and sharing with one another each day.

Being a part of this group is truly one of the most amazing and enjoyable ways to learn the art of cake decoration! 

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Shawna has been featured in several different magazines such as Cake Masters and American Cake Decorating Magazine and has been a featured artist at the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show, Australia and the Cake Fair in Florida. She’s also taught cake classes around the world, was nominated for the Cake Masters Cake Hero award and has been chosen as one of the top ten cake artists in the United States, 2017 by Cake Masters Magazine.


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Top Ten Cake Artists - Shawna McGreevy
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Top Ten Cake Artist, USA - 2017

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