Emoji pops were one of the first things I planned on doing as soon as we decided on an emoji theme for Vedh’s birthday. I preferred Oreos compared to cake pops because I am NO baker and didn’t want to risk it.! As a first timer, I think I did a pretty good job, didn’t I?
Let’s get started!!
Everything you need – For 25 to 30 pops
Double stuff Oreos
Wilton yellow candy melts – 2 packs
Small cup of water
Edible ink pen – black (optional)
I wanted to make the emoji faces with fondant and this 2inch cookie cutter kit from JB cookie cutters was perfect for the job.
Look at all the faces you can make with this set of cutters! Simply awesome!! I made all the fondant elements needed for the emoji faces first so I could readily place them on the cookies asap.
To make the fondant elements, pull out a decent amount of white fondant, knead it for a minute and roll it into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll out the ball of fondant to desired thickness and cut all the shapes needed for the faces. Repeat the same with black and other colored fondants.
* To color the fondant, start by adding a little amount of gel to a ball of white fondant and knead it thoroughly. It’s always better to start with the lightest colors and move onto the darker shades since the gel color sticks to your hands while kneading.
To stick two pieces together – like for the eyes, brush a little water on the back of the piece that you want to stick and place it where you want.
For the teeth, I tried using an edible ink marker but it got a little messy since the tip of my pen wasn’t thin enough. So I ended up rolling a small amount of black fondant – as thin as possible, cut it to size and stuck it place with some water.
Next up, I melted a pack of yellow candy melts in the microwave up-to a minute or until melted smooth, stirring every 15-20seconds. It took me 4 packs of candy melts for almost 50 cookies.
I then dipped one end of the treat stick into the melted candy and pressed it into the Oreo stuffing. Once I finished doing this step with all the cookies, I placed them in the freezer for 5-10min. I prefer the double stuffed Oreos since they hold the stick in place a little better.
At this point, I transferred the melted candy into a cup since it would be easier to the dunk the cookies. After dunking, I gently scraped off the excess melted candy to the edge of the cup.
I then set the cookie on parchment paper and quickly added the fondant elements to it. Use a tweezer (optional) and a tooth pick to place and adjust each piece. Once done, I let the cookies sit for a few hours to harden up. You could also put them in the freezer for 5-10min to speed up the process.
Lastly, I placed them in individual cellophane bags and tied them with twist ties.
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