Emoji Cake Pops haz all da feelz for Valentine’s Day. Cake pops + emojis = Valentine’s treats. Nothin’ could be sweeter.
Emoji Cake Pops
You will want a sturdy styrofoam block or a Wilton Cake Pops Stand before entering to the world of cake pops because you will need to prop them up after dipping. Either of these can be purchased online or at a craft store.
Cake Pop Recipe
- 1 – 18.25 ounce cake mix (and ingredients needed to bake it as instructed on box)
- 12 oz (or 1 1/2 cups) out of 16 oz store-bought pre-made frosting
- 1 – 12 oz. bag Wilton Dark Candy Cocoa Melts
- 1 – 12 oz bag Wilton Yellow Candy Melts
- Wilton Jumbo Hearts Sprinkles (red)
- 1 package Wilton Candy Eyeballs
- Wilton 6-inch lollipop sticks
First, bake an 18.25 oz. cake mix. Allow the cake to cool.
Then grab one 16 oz. the container of store bought frosting. It’s important to note that you can only use 3/4ths of the container or, consequently, your cake pops will crack after coated.
Place 3/4 of the container (or 12 ounces or 1 1/2 cups) of frosting into all of the cooled, baked cake. Did I mention using only 3/4ths of the container of frosting? I recommend placing cake & frosting in mixing bowl and mixing until well-combined.
Form into about 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Form the same amount of cake into a poop emoji by pressing it into a flat but thick triangle then forming some curves with your fingers and a little curved tip at the top. Freeze on the tray for 15 minutes to set.
During the wait time seems like a great time to melt chocolate and yellow candies.
Remove cake balls from freezer once they’re chilled. Poke top of a lollipop stick into melted candy just about 1/8 inch, then insert a lollipop stick into the cake ball. Finally, reform the top a little bit again as it might get a little bit flat from sitting on the pan.
Royal Icing Recipe
- 3 T. Wilton Meringue Powder
- 4 c. sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 5 -6 T. water
- Wilton black food coloring
Place all ingredients in the mixer. Turn on low speed until powdered sugar is incorporated into a frosting. This prevents powdered sugar snow in the kitchen. Continue to mix until the frosting is stiff – like whipped cream. If you remove the whisk attachment, the frosting should stand up pretty much straight. Use decorating bag and a simple round tip to decorate.
For Silly Face Emoji Cake Pops Dip in yellow candy, place one eye candy (yes, I know) on the right side of where you’d like the face to be. Allow to dry. Finish off face using black royal icing and just carefully break a thin pink heart to make the tongues. After drawing the mouth, the tongue can be glued onto black frosting before it dries to complete the look.
For Poop Emoji Cake pops Dip in dark chocolate candy, place eye candies in place. Allow to dry (they can be carefully laid upon parchment paper on the baking sheet to dry since they’re kinda flat anyhow). Finish off face using white royal icing to draw his stinky little smile.
For Love Emoji Cake Pops Dip in yellow candy, place two red hearts for eyes. Allow to dry and then finish off face using black royal icing for the smile.
If you like, you can let frosting on emoji cake pops dry overnight and then place a clear bag over the top and wrap a bow around the bottom of the cake pop. You can also carefully place the cake pop stick into a matching, striped paper straws making for an extra cute delivery.