Emoji Cupcakes

You’ll heart these cupcakes as much as we do! Treat the ones you love for Valentine’s Day with these super vibrant Emoji Cupcakes. Our Cake Pens work perfectly on any Sugar Paste Icing making it so easy to customise each delicious bake! We’ve made Vanilla flavoured cupcake bases and frosting, but you can switch these to any flavour you fancy!

Here’s What You’ll Need (Makes 12)

Here’s a cheeky tip: Instead of purchasing all the cupcake ingredients, you can skip straight to the fun part by buying a pack of your favourite ready-made cupcakes, or a pack of cupcake mix from your local supermarket!

For the cupcakes:

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g butter or margarine, softened
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Cupcake Cases

To create the spider topping:

  • 400g Pot of Vanilla Frosting
  • 250g Yellow Sugar paste Icing
  • Cake Décor Cake Pens

Here's What You'll Do

Bake Your Cupcakes:
  1. Whisk together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl. Sift in the flour, add the eggs and beat everything together.
  2. Pop your cupcake cases into a cupcake tray. Using a large tablespoon, fill each cupcake case half full with your delicious mixture.
  3. Place in the oven and bake at 180C for 20 minutes (You’ll know they’re fully baked when you insert a wooden skewer and it comes out clean). When finished, remove from the oven and leave to completely cool.
  1. Firsty, let’s make the base. On a clean worktop roll out your Yellow Fondant to about 0.5cm thick. Take a round cookie cutter that’s roughly the size of your cupcakes and cut out 12 circles (Pro tip: you can also use a clean round glass instead to cut out the circles). Using your Red Cake Pen, draw in two hearts on the Yellow Icing as eyes. Afterwards, use your Black Cake Pen to draw in the cupcake’s mouth.
  2. Next, pop your Vanilla Frosting in a piping bag. Using a round nozzle tip, pipe a small circle over your cupcakes. Finally, place the Emoji Face fondant base on top of each cupcake. Gently push them in the frosting to set the base and you’re done!

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