How to make your own EMOJI CUPCAKES! (GF & Vegan)

How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

EMOJI cupcakes!

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!

How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

Silly Cupcakes!

How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

They store beautifully in a cupcake tin.

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!

EMOJI CUPCAKES

Allergens: Celiac Friendly and Free of the Top 8 allergens.Always pick specific ingredients that meet your own dietary requirements. Ingredients

  • Buttercream Frosting (I use my own recipe.)
  • Satin Ice Fondant
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Food Dye (Blue, Yellow, Red)
  • Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Cupcake Mix that meets your dietary needs (I used Stonewall Kitchen and mixed in some Enjoy Life chocolate chips!)
  • Ziplock or Icing bags!

Procedure

  1. Bake your cupcakes so they have some time to cool off before decorating.
  2. 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!

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Ready to draw some faces!

  3. 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!
    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Outline the faces! Fortunately, all the shapes are fairly simple to make.

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Fill in the darker areas with black frosting.

  4. 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.

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Filling in a pink tongue! Emojis that stick their tongue out are my favorites!

  5. 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!

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Even happy tears are blue.

  6. Use the remaining white buttercream frosting to fill in teeth, eyes, and any other white features.

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    The whites of the eyes really help the emojis come to life!

  7. When your emojis are done, generously apply some white buttercream frosting to each cupcake and place the fondant on top.
    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    It’s time to put some frosting on the cupcake! Yum!

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    Lots and lots of frosting!

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    We select an emoji.

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    And, put it on top !

  8. Ta da! Your done. This cupcake is a sugar filled festival, definitely perfect for a special occasion!

    How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

    They store beautifully in a cupcake tin.

How to make EMOJI CUPCAKES (Gluten Free and Vegan)

A side view to match.

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.

Happy cooking, and have a wonderful weekend!

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