Remember when a study came out showing how humans have begun to respond to emoticons like a real smile. (It’s a learned behavior, not natural.) Whether or not it’s true, don’t you smile a bit more when there’s a smiling emoji at the end of a text. Or, chuckle a bit harder when the emoji sticks it’s tongue out at you. Well, now your cupcakes can bring you those same emotions, including tears of joy!
I’m not a professional decorator by any means, but I love having fun in the kitchen. Having celiac disease and food allergies can definitely take the fun out of cooking, which is why I’m so glad that these emojis are gluten free and free of the top allergens. So, without further ado, let’s start decorating!
Cupcake Mix that meets your dietary needs (I used Stonewall Kitchen and mixed in some Enjoy Life chocolate chips!)
Ziplock or Icing bags!
Bake your cupcakes so they have some time to cool off before decorating.
Roll in some yellow food dye until the satin ice fondant is the color of an emoji face. Then, roll it out, and cut it into circles!
Make the black frosting. Separate out some of your buttercream frosting and mix in cocoa powder, until it is a darker brown. Next, add blue food dye until it is black. If the frosting is too thick you may add in some non-dairy milk or water. Place in an icing bag and outline the emojis you’d like to make!
Separate another section of your buttercream frosting and add a few drops of red food dye, until the frosting is pink. Fill in any pink features. If you have any red features, you can add more food dye to the buttercream. These will mainly be your hearts and tongues.
Separate another section of your buttercream frosting and add a few drops of blue food dye, until the frosting is light blue. This will be for any of your tear drops!
Use the remaining white buttercream frosting to fill in teeth, eyes, and any other white features.
When your emojis are done, generously apply some white buttercream frosting to each cupcake and place the fondant on top.
Ta da! Your done. This cupcake is a sugar filled festival, definitely perfect for a special occasion!
It may seem like a lot of steps, but they’re all just different colors of frosting! I always start with white frosting and fondant, so you don’t need to invest in too many fancy fondant colors. I’m of course brining these joyful, silly, and crazy emojis to Fiesta Friday, my favorite party in the blogosphere.