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DIY Emoji Cake

Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, emoji
Yield: 1 cake
Author: Amy Latta


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 can buttercream frosting
  • fondant (yellow, black, red)
  • rolling pin
  • wax paper
  • small sharp knife
  • confectioner's sugar
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 & cardstock
  • 6" round baking pan(s)
  • shortening & flour for pan


  • Bake two 6" round cakes according to package directions, or from scratch if you prefer. Make sure to grease and flour the pan before baking.
  • Allow cakes to cool, then stack one on top of the other with a layer of buttercream frosting in between.
  • Spread an even coat of buttercream frosting over the top and sides of the cakes.
  • Use your Cricut or scissors to cut a pattern for the emoji's face. We imported an emoji image into Cricut Design Space and sized it to 6," then cut it from cardstock.
  • Roll out your red fondant on top of wax paper sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Use the heart pattern as a guide and cut two hearts from the rolled fondant.
  • Repeat the previous step using black fondant and the smile.
  • Roll our a large piece of yellow fondant to cover the cake. Gently use the rolling pin to help drape it over the cake, then smooth it with your hands or a smoothing tool. Trim the excess.
  • Attach the eyes and smile.