Melanie's Musings
November 4, 2014

Girl Misses Author Signing, Makes Unicorn Poop Instead

When I discovered Diana Peterfreund would be at a Compelling Reads signing near where I was visiting friends, I was pumped.

I’ve been meaning to read her sci-fi Persuasion retelling, For Darkness Shows the Stars, for ages. What better way to kick off reading her writing than meeting the author and buying a signed copy?

But then my family’s plans changed and I ended up heading home early. Three days before the signing.

I was super bummed. But then, salvation came with Unicorn Poop.

How does mythological manure relate to anything?

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund


Well, before her Jane Austen retelling, she wrote a Killer Unicorn series.

While saying that her “man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns” poop rainbows might be a stretch, I threw my disappointment to the wind and made some cookies.

And, to be honest, making cookies and calling them unicorn poop sounded like delightful fun.


The recipe over on Instructables is incredibly detailed, and even comes with a 45 second video for all to admire the general splendor:

Mine (below) did not, on the whole, turn out quite so enchanting. But still, it was great fun.

And who can resist sparkly cookies, after all?

Unicorn Poop

Now, with the plethora of food dye I have left, I’ll have to find some more things I can color up. Ooh, maybe macaroons.

As for Peterfreund’s writing, with Christmas approaching, there’s hope for me getting a copy of For Darkness Shows the Stars yet!

(Visit Diana Peterfreund’s website to learn more about her books.)

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Posted by Melanie at 8:56 am – Comments (7)
Categories: cooking

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  • November 4th 2014
    Sandy said:

    With a title like that, I had to know what you wrote lolm I’m sorry you missed the signing but the next best thing are those cookies!!! Lol.


  • November 4th 2014
    Trish said:

    I’m sorry you missed the author event but that unicorn poop made me laugh out loud. Way to make rainbows out of shi… 😉 I’m definitely going to make this poop with my daughter. I bet she would get a kick out of it.


  • November 5th 2014

    The cookies are cute but I’d have trouble eating anything with poop in it’s name! lol


  • November 5th 2014
    Bellezza said:

    My class of third graders would love this!


  • November 5th 2014
    Lindsey said:

    Wow, I wish that more authors had something amazing like a killer unicorn series lurking in their backlists…:)


  • November 6th 2014

    I’m sad you missed out on meeting the author though!! I’m missing out by like 6 days on going to a big blogger meet up! >-< I'm sooo sad, but then, heh, these things happen right?!!
    I like cookies.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!


  • November 12th 2014

    I love Diana Peeterfreund’s books! Sad you didn’t get to meet her. 🙁 I had no idea she did a killer unicorn series! And unicorn poop cookies is the best idea ever!! 🙂