The Unicorn Food Trend Rides On

July 25, 2018 Updated: October 8, 2018

What do unicorns eat? According to the social media-propelled food trend that recently swept the nation, all things pretty, sparkly, and pastel- or rainbow-hued.

Food writer Rachel Johnson offers her take on the whimsical trend in “Unicorn Food: Magical Recipes for Sweets, Eats, and Treats” (published by Sterling Epicure, $14.95), a colorful collection of 40 sweet and savory, unicorn-inspired creations.

Sprinkles and glitter galore sparkle atop strawberry marshmallows, swirled cupcakes, and galaxy glazed doughnuts, and rainbow-colored treats abound—bread and pasta, pancakes and crepe cakes, and shaved ice all flash red-to-violet hues.

There’s healthy unicorn food, too. Naturally colorful recipes like fruit salad; vegetable bowls, kebabs, and spring rolls; and a refreshing watermelon layer cake balance out the sugar highs.

It’s the kind of fun, joyful, over-the-top food that has to make you smile.

RECIPE: Unicorn Universe Baked Donuts
RECIPE: DIY Rainbow Pasta
RECIPE: Eat-the-Rainbow Fruit Salad

“Unicorn Food: Magical Recipes for Sweets, Eats, and Treats” by Rachel Johnson ($14.95).
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