Emoji Mini Cupcakes – get emotional with these cute mini cupcakes adorned with bright yellow emoji faces.
I’ve wanted to make Emoji Mini Cupcakes forever. I also want to make emoji cookies, but that still remains on my baking wish list.
Anywho, I finally got around to making the Emoji Mini Cupcakes and I struggled with if I should share them with you or not.
The truth is, they weren’t easy and they didn’t turn out as good as I would have liked.
Basically, the perfectionist in me says don’t share them. She usually wins. I am trying not to let her.
And now you think I am crazy. I might be.
The type of cake you use for these cupcakes isn’t really pertinent, but I seriously live for chocolate banana cupcakes, and Very Banana Cupcakes are a blog favorite.
These pizza cupcakes for my sister’s birthday were also chocolate banana cupcakes. Like I said, LIVE FOR IT!
And since I am going crazy for chocolate banana cupcakes, I will also say that the vanilla buttercream is the ONLY vanilla buttercream I make these days. It’s so freakin’ good I’d eat it with a spoon if that wasn’t frowned upon.
To make the Emoji Mini Cupcakes I colored the vanilla buttercream with Americolor Soft Gel Paste Electric Yellow. I used a disposable pastry bag filled with said yellow buttercream and fitted with a no. 1A round decorating tip. I squished a blob of frosting onto the top of the cupcake (those are technical terms) and then used a straight decorating spatula to smooth out the top a bit to give it a flat frosting surface for the emoji faces. It was all very technical (no, it wasn’t) and this IS the easy part.
For the faces, I used white, blue, pink, and black buttercream (Americolor Soft Gel Pastes – Sky Blue, Deep Pink, and Super Black). I put the various frosting colors into disposable pastry bags all fitted with no .2 round decorating tips.
Once I had my frostings and pastry bags all good to go it was all a matter of looking at emojis (I used my phone) and recreating them onto the mini cupcakes.
Tips for Emoji Mini Cupcakes
First, the smaller the round tip the easier it is to make your emoji faces. I definitely recommend using a no. 2 round decorating tip. Cutting the corner off a baggie will probably be more difficult and produce a messy result.
Second, practice makes closer to perfect. The more Emoji Mini Cupcakes I decorated the easier it got. Most things worth doing require practice. You are doing a lot of piping and piping is an art.
Third, it’s mini cupcakes. Have fun with it. Life is too short to constantly strive for perfection. 🙂
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Daymark 12″ Disposable Pastry Bags | Ateco Straight 6″ Decorating Spatula | Wilton No. 1A Round Decorating Tip | Wilton No. 2 Round Decorating Tips | Americolor Soft Gel Paste Electric Yellow | Americolor Soft Gel Paste Sky Blue | Americolor Soft Gel Paste Deep Pink | Americolor Soft Gel Paste Super Black | Jumbo Red Heart Quins | Celebrations Sweet Shapes Gold Stars