How to make a pull-apart emoji cupcake cake

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This pull-apart emoji cake will add a bit of fun to any barbecue, picnic or other summer party you may have. And if you love frosting, this recipe is for you.

The cake is actually made up of several cupcakes molded together with buttercream frosting. Rather than cutting the cake, you’ll simply have to pull this one apart to devour.


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  1. Place cupcakes on a circular plate and fill the plate completely.
  2. Mix buttercream frosting with yellow food coloring and place frosting in a large piping bag with a large round tip.
  3. Fill in gaps between cupcakes with frosting. (This will keep the top layer of frosting from falling between the cracks.) Next, add a thick layer of frosting across the tops of the cupcakes and spread evenly. 
  4. Cut black sugar sheet into sunglasses and smile design (try freehand or trace using an exacto knife) and place on top of cake.
  5. Pull-apart and enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also enjoy this recipe for a chocolate funfetti cake.

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