Lemon emoji cupcakes tutorial

In this quick and simple tutorial, watch Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes for Renshaw craft some fun and colourful lemon emoji 'lemoji' cupcake toppers in mere minutes.

With just a handful of Rainbow Dust Cake Craft Pens, it’s possible to create some truly unique cupcake toppers, which can be personalised for any occasion.

You will need

For the cakes (makes 12)

  • 12 lemon cupcakes, following your favourite recipe
  • Lemon buttercream (see recipe, step 9)

To decorate

  • Renshaw Extra Ready-to-Roll Icing
  • Rainbow Dust Cake Craft Pens

Instructions

1
Roll out the Renshaw Extra Ready-to-Roll Icing to around 2-3mm (1/8in) thick.
2
Using a 5cm (2in) pastry cutter, cut out 12 discs of icing.
3
Set your Renshaw Extra Ready-to-Roll Icing discs aside to dry, ideally overnight.
4
When you are ready to create your cupcake toppers, begin by using the finer end of the Rainbow Dust Cake Craft Pen in black to lightly sketch out the outline of your design.
5
Beginning with the lightest colour first, colour in all of the main details with the thicker end of the Rainbow Dust Cake Craft Pens – in this case, the yellow lemons.
6
Shade in the details, such as the heart eyes, laughing tears and so on, using the photo as a guide or creating your own design.
7
Finally, use the thicker end of the Rainbow Dust Cake Craft Pen in black to go over the outline of your design, before adding the final details including some patches of dots for the lemon texture.
8
Bake up a batch of lemon cupcakes, following your favourite recipe (or visit blog.mrbakerscakes.co.uk to follow Rob’s) and allow to cool completely.
9
Make up a batch of lemon buttercream, using 150g (51/2oz) slighty salted butter, 300g (101/2oz) icing sugar and the juice of a small lemon, then pipe a thin layer of buttercream over each of your cupcakes.
10
While the buttercream is still soft, place one doodled cupcake topper onto each cupcake, placing your creations in a cardboard cupcake box until ready to serve.
Last updated 26 days ago

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