For a mythical creature that is supposed to be a rare sight, unicorns seem to really love attention these days, popping up in just about everything we love. From enchanting hair trends to delicious drinks, there is no stopping the magic and allure of unicorns.
But with the most recent trend belonging to the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, with its swirl of blue, pink and purple — well, consider that a thing of the past because you can now get that unicorn charm in the form of a carb.
A bakery in Houston, Texas is putting its own sweet spin on the obsession with its signature conchas and it’s seriously too pretty for words.
El Bolillo Bakery of the Houston Heights neighborhood, has introduced a pink, blue and purple “pan dulce” — or sweet bread — to its already impressive array of confections.
And they can hardly keep the colorful treats on the shelves!
According to the bakery’s Instagram and Facebook pages, the images of their sweet bread have received thousands of likes, while their videos of all the unicorn treats being baked have earned about 380,000 views since debuting the frap-inspired goodies on Tuesday.
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, one of the El Bolillo managers, Brian Alvarado said the demand for the sweet bread was going crazy.
“They weren’t out of the oven yet [and] customers were calling, ‘When are they ready?’ They started coming in and lining up.”
“This is one of the biggest projects that we’ve ever done, and we’ve just had as much fun as possible. It’s also going up against the tradition of having the same thing for 20 years. It changes it up a little bit,” Alvarado said.
Aside from the sweet bread, the bakery has also been creating uniconchas, unicuernos, and horns and unicorn tres leches cakes. Alvarado says he believes their bakery has gone through more than 500 pounds of flour since Tuesday and that they take quite a bit of time to make.
In case you’re wondering what they taste like, you can rest assure they don’t taste like a frap.
Individually sugar crusted on marble dough, each color has its own flavor, including raspberry, strawberry, piña colada and bubblegum — so you can count on each bite as a surprise!
The Houston Chronicle reports that “the conchas and cuernitos are 60-cents each,” while the cake are $30.
Alvarado says if the trend stays popular enough in his bakery, they will definitely keep them coming.