How To Turn Store-Bought Cupcakes Into Cute Emoji Animals

Take cupcakes to the next level with these easy tips for creating adorable emoji animals perfect for a kid's party.

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Create edible versions of your favorite animal emoji characters.


Start with a white iced vanilla cupcake. Cut a large marshmallow in half at an angle, then dip the flat side into pink sugar. Stick the marshmallows with sugar into the icing at the top of the cupcake for ears. Stick on candy eyes and pink jelly bean for a nose. Use mini marshmallows for two front teeth, and almond slices to create whiskers.


Start with a chocolate iced cupcake. Pull apart a chocolate sandwich cookie and remove the creme, then slice each half so that it has a straight edge. Cut a vanilla wafer cookie in half. Use icing to glue the vanilla wafers onto the chocolate sandwich cookie halves. Dip the entire cupcake top into chocolate sprinkles for fur, then stick the cookie pieces onto the top of the cupcake to create ears. Use chocolate decorating icing to glue on a whole vanilla wafer, and draw on a mouth and nose on the wafer. Finish it off with candy eyes.

Animal Emoji Cupcakes

Animal Emoji Cupcakes

Photo by: Adam Ford

Adam Ford


Start with a vanilla cupcake with yellow icing. Arrange orange chocolate candy pieces to create the mane. Add a chocolate chip for the nose as well. Use brown gel decorating icing for the whiskers and a smile. Finish it off with candy eyes.


Start with an iced chocolate cupcake. Place two a chocolate sandwich cookies, pulled apart with the creme side up, on the cupcake to serve as the owl's eyes. Use chocolate candy to create feathers and finish the eyes.

Animal Emoji Cupcakes

Animal Emoji Cupcakes

Photo by: Adam Ford

Adam Ford

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