Nerdy Nummies: Unicorn Poop Cookies

Baking With Rainbows

After a heavy 5 days of dealing with some pretty dark matter, I feel like ending the week with something light. Let us go out on a rainbow. It just feels right.

Here are a few of my favorite rainbow recipes from around the web. I have tried all of them on my own (except #5) and either no photos were taken or my photos didn’t look as lovely as the ones you’ll find below. Either way, I’m excited to share some fellow bloggers’ beautiful and colorful baking creations. How I admire them so. Like rainbows.

#1 Rainbow Waffles

Wifey With A Knifey: Baking With Rainbows!
image / my cupcake addiction

My son’s physical therapist shared a photo of these made by her sister-in-law and obvious Pinterest champ. I tried my hand at these this morning using a “waffle version” of my banana & flaxseed pancake recipe and a waffle iron from 2010 still spanking new in its box. I did not quite understand how to make even bands of color (maybe I should have read the directions first) but they tasted delicious and the kids love love loved them! Make yours as beautiful as the ones pictured above with the recipe and directions here:

#2 Unicorn Poop Cookies

Wifey With A Knifey: Baking With Rainbows!
image / nerdy nummies

No seriously. This is a thing. My daughter (who just so happens to be obsessed with poop jokes right now because, y’know, she’s 5) and I have made these a few times. They take a little extra work but always bring on the smiles. How mean how can you not smile? It’s cookies that look like unicorn poop! Watch the YouTube video by Rosanna Pansino here:  and make some magic.

#3 Rainbow Cupcakes

Wifey With A Knifey: Baking With Rainbows!
image / dessert now, dinner later

When Bake for Equality was in action, Wifey B and I used to make a LOT of rainbow themed cupcakes. My personal favorite was the tower of disco dust covered rainbow cupcakes we made for a drag show art thing in Denver. The only thing sparklier than our tower of cupcakes was the drag queens themselves. For whatever reason we never thought to make actual rainbows in the batter! It’s brilliant! I even made a gluten-free version with mayonnaise (yes mayonnaise who knew?) and for whatever magical reason the colors don’t mix. They just don’t. I based my gluten-free version on the ones here by Dessert Now, Dinner Later. See the recipe and how to here:

#4 Rainbow Pancakes

Wifey With A Knifey: Baking With Rainbows!
image / i am baker

Isn’t this photo just beautiful? It makes my heart all shiny and squishy. You can use any pancake recipe you like to make this colorful good-morning (or good-night #brinner). Find the maker of the fabulous stack above with her recipe and how-to here:

#5 Rainbow Cheesecake

Wifey With A Knifey: Baking With Rainbows!
image / macheesmo

I’m woman enough to admit I totally judge a book by its cover, a blog by its images, and a recipe by its ratings. This 4.5 star rated recipe is from a handsomely bearded baker named Macheesmo (WHO I JUST FOUND OUT IS ALSO IN DENVER!!!! *GASP*) on I can’t wait to try this recipe myself as it aesthetically appears to be the perfect union of rainbows and cheesecake; two of my favorite things. See for yourself here:


I hope your week to come is as magical as unicorn poop. If you have a favorite rainbow recipe, I’d love to know in the comments below! I swear I’ll bake and blog about it. #RainbowRecipes. Xoxo.


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