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These Emoji Cupcake Toppers Will Make You 😃

Emojis have become so popular that they are no longer limited to savvy techies. These fun emoticons have become vital for expressing feelings for kids, teens and adults alike, transforming these emoji cupcakes into the perfect party and dessert theme!

Put down the phone and pick up your cake tools to make these adorable emoji cupcakes to express your sweet emotions!

Sweet Emotions Emoji Cupcakes

Materials needed:

First, let’s start with the cupcake preparation.

Emoji Cupcake Icing

Step 1:

As you can see, I’ve covered the entirety of the cupcake surface with fondant to decorate these emoji cupcakes. To do so, use a small spatula to add a thin layer of icing to the cupcakes.

Step 2:

Roll out yellow fondant 1/8″ thick with the rolling pin and guide rings. Cut out a circle with a large round cutter (approximately 2½” in diameter). Make sure your cutter is bigger than the cupcake itself to allow the fondant to fit over the dome of the cupcake. Place the fondant circle over the cupcake and pat the sides down to fit it correctly. 

Important note

You can either add the emoji decorations after covering the cupcakes, as I have done. This requires the work to be done right away to ensure the cupcakes remain fresh.

If you would like to make the emojis ahead of time, use a domed object similar to the surface of a cupcake (such as an upside down flower forming cup). Let the fondant dry and add the entire decoration to the cupcake when ready.

If desired, you can easily follow the steps below to make the fondant details on a flat topper as well.

Winking face with stuck-out tongue emoji 😜

Winking Emoji Fondant Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Step 1:

Use the rolling pin and guide rings to roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out one circle with the larger end of round decorating tip No. 7 for the eye. 

Step 2:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut one circle with the smaller end of round decorating tip No. 7 for the pupil and another circle with round decorating tip no. 12. Glue the smaller black circle to the center of the white circle fondant to create the eye. Glue the eye in place.

Step 3:

Roll the second black circle to create a snake-like shape. Pinch the ends a bit, then form it into a crescent shape for the winking eye and glue it in place.

Step 4:

If needed, roll out additional black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth. Glue the mouth in place.

Step 5:

Roll out pink fondant and punch out a small oval. Elongate the oval a bit, then trim off the top and make a vertical indentation the top center with a knife tool to create the tongue. Glue the tongue in place over the mouth.

Flushed face with wide eyes emoji 😳

Flushed Face Emoji Fondant Cupcake Topper

Step 1:

Roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out two circles with the larger end of round decorating tip no. 7 for the eyes.

Step 2:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out two circles with the smaller end of round decorating tip no. 7 for the pupils. Glue the smaller black circles to the centers of the white circles to create the eyes, then glue the eyes in place.

Step 3:

Cut six more small circles out of the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 7. Roll two circles together into a snake-like shape and glue it in place for the mouth.

To create the eyebrows, follow the same steps for the mouth, but in addition, form them into crescent shapes and glue them in place over the eyes.

Step 4:

Brush a little pink shimmer dust to the cheeks.

Heart-eyes emoji 😍

Heart Eyes Emoji Cupcake Topper

Step 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth. Glue the mouth in place.

Step 2:

Roll out red fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two small hearts with the cutter. Glue them in place for the eyes.

Kissing and winking emoji 😘

Throwing a Kiss Emoji Cupcake Topper

Step 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick. Cut out a circle with round decorating tip no. 12, then form the fondant into an oval for the eye. Glue it in place.

Step 2:

Cut out four additional circles out of the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 7. For the winking eye, roll two circles together into a ball, then roll it onto your work surface to create a snake-like shape. Form it into a crescent shape and glue it in place.

Step 3:

Repeat the same steps as the winking eye to create the eyebrows, but only use one black fondant circle each. Glue them over the eyes.

Step 4:

Cut out one final circle from the black fondant with round decorating tip no. 12 and roll it into a ball. Then roll it thin onto your work surface, approximately 2″ in length. With your fingers, mold it into the emoji mouth by folding it back and forth and pinching it at the folds. Glue it in place.

Step 5:

Roll out red fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out one small heart with the cutter. Glue it to the right side of the mouth.

Tears of joy emoji 😂

Laughing Emoji Cupcake Topper

Step 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with the 1¼” cutter. Then, with a circle cutter (preferably the larger 2½” cutter), trim off the bottom to create the mouth.

Step 2:

Repeat Step 1, this time with white fondant.

Step 3:

Use the 1¼” cutter to trim off the top of the white fondant to glue over the black mouth.

Step 4:

Roll out black fondant and cut out six circles with round decorating tip no. 7. For the closed eyes, roll two circles together into a ball, then roll it onto your work surface to create a snake-like shape. Form it into a crescent shape. Repeat for the second eye and glue them in place.

Step 5:

To create the eyebrows, repeat Step 4 but only use one black fondant circle each. Glue them over the eyes.

Step 6:

Roll out light blue fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two teardrops with the small teardrop cutter. Move them into place and use the precision knife to trim the sides of the mouth, allowing the tears to fit. Glue the mouth and tears in place.

Toothy smile emoji 😁

Grinning Emoji Cupcake Topper

Step 1:

Roll out black fondant 1/8″ thick and cut out two small ovals. Use the oval cutter to trim off the bottoms of each fondant oval to create the eyes. Glue them in place.

Step 2:

Roll out black fondant thin with the 1/16″ guide rings. Cut it to a long rectangular shape and use the 1¼” circle cutter to trim the ends. 

Step 3:

Roll out white fondant 1/8″ thick and cut it to a long rectangular shape to fit inside the black one. Use the 1¼” circle cutter to trim the ends, then use the knife tool to make teeth indentations. Glue the two pieces of fondant together, then glue the mouth onto the emoji face.

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