What did the world do before the invention of the emoji? These little guys have changed the way we communicate on a daily basis. I need to sculpt some emojis out of chocolate cake and bring them to life. They deserve it!
Did you know that the emoji was invented in Japan? Yet another reason that my love for Japanese design grows stronger every day! With the simple addition of a happy face or a smirk, you can let someone know that you're just joking or being sarcastic. Yes, I've had trouble with my sarcasm many times... Thank goodness for this little guy! I've named him Winky. He's one of my best friends.
I’ve decided to make these four emojis since they are my favourite!
Let's Make Our Emoji Cakes!
Round Chocolate Cake Faces
Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:
6 x 5” round cake pans lined with parchment
1 x 6lb portion of my Chocolate Cake - find my recipe here
Divide your batter evenly between your six pans and bake your cakes according to the chart in my recipe. Allow them to cool completely in their pans.
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Time to Decorate Our Emoji Cakes!
Decorating Your Emoji Cakes – You Will Need
1 x recipe Italian Meringue Buttercream - find my recipe here
5lbs white fondant
Wilton Lemon Yellow icing colour
Wilton Golden Yellow icing colour
Wilton Red Red icing colour
Wilton Brown icing colour
Sugarflair Baby Blue paste colour (flourconfections.com)
Sugarflair Pink paste colour
Sugarflair Black Extra paste colour
Small palette knife
Small offset palette knife
Nonstick gumpaste board
Nonstick gumpaste rolling pin
Fine Paint brush
Colour 4lbs of your white fondant bright yellow to match the emoji, using a combination of Wilton Lemon Yellow and Wilton Golden Yellow icing colours.
Colour the remaining 1lb of white fondant as follows:
Leave the remaining 1oz white. I kept my iPhone close by to make sure all the colours of the emojis I selected were just right!
Remove all six chocolate cakes from their pans and level them (just like I do here). You can see me do that here. Crumb coat each cake, chill for 15 minutes and ice them again.
Roll out your yellow fondant, about ¾ lb at a time, and cover each 5” round cake.
I made templates of each face, to ensure precision. I made the templates by printing out enlarged pictures of my four chosen emojis. Cut out the individual features you need to make, like the eyes, pupils, tongue, tears, heart, etc.
Simply roll out the coloured fondant as thinly as you can on your nonstick board with your nonstick gumpaste rolling pin. To cut these shapes out of fondant, place your templates on top of their appropriate colours and cut out with a sharp knife.
Use your templates as a guide to help you place each emojis facial expressions. Brush a light amount of water on the back of each piece. This will help adhere the piece to the yellow fondant that surrounds your cakes.
I am so happy with the way my emoji cakes came together! These would be the perfect cakes for a gift, or even a dinner party. I would make one for each guest according to their personality. Which emoji face best represents you? You should cake it!