Happy National Ice Cream and World Emoji Day! In honor of them both, I came up with a cute idea to merge the two together. What pairs well with ice cream? Sprinkles, of course! How perfect are these teeny tiny emojis? I whipped up a batch of fondant (don’t worry, it’s super easy!) then just cut out these little cuties using a circular piping tip. With my very small tipped paint brush and a few Wilton Icing Colors, I created mini emoji sprinkles. Check out this fun tutorial!
As I said before, this fondant recipe is so easy and you only need a few ingredients. If you prefer to buy your own, store bought will work just the same. For homemade fondant, you’ll need:
- 1 Cup Mini White Marshmallows
- 3/4 Tbsp Water
- 2/3 – 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- A splash of Vanilla Extract (optional)
- Butter (Room Temperature)
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the marshmallows, water, and vanilla extract together stirring every 30 seconds. When it’s completely melted, combine half of your powdered sugar in with the marshmallow mix. Liberally coat a fondant mat or wax paper with butter. Then pour the remainder of the powdered sugar on your mat, and knead your marshmallow mix together. This part can be sticky, so apply more powdered sugar to it if you need to soften your fondant. If it gets too dry, reapply butter on your hands. Keep kneading the mixture until it’s all combined.
(For storing, roll your fondant into a ball and coat it with a thin layer of butter. Wrap it up in clear cling wrap and place in a Ziploc bag.)
I added Wilton’s Golden Yellow icing color to my fondant to match the emoji faces. You don’t need a lot of this at all, a little goes a long way. Using a toothpick, scoop some coloring on the end of it and swipe it through your fondant. Mix the coloring in really well with your hands until it’s a smooth and solid color.
Start by rolling your fondant out flat with a fondant roller, rolling pin, etc… You can lay wax paper over the fondant while flattening it to get an even consistency.
Next, take the smaller end of a decorating piping tip and punch out the circular shapes. Once they’re dry and have hardened, it’s time to paint those faces on!
The amount of sprinkles seems a little overwhelming, right? It was a bit tedious, and I had to break out my glasses to get a closer look… But it actually doesn’t take as much time as I thought it would. First off, paint all of the sprinkles using the same color before switching to the next color. That way, you won’t have to wash your brush out after each individual emoji. I started out making that mistake and the time went by much quicker once I realized that helpful tip, ha! They turned out pretty darn cute though, I gotta say!
Look at this melty goodness!
Let me know what you think, and tag me if you decide to make your own. I’d love to see them! I hope you all get to have a little ice cream in your life today!