What Emoji can best represent your feelings today?
Its time to go back to school, some of you may be happy, some not. How do you feel about that? What emoji would represent your answer??? Probably is not going to be the most positive emoji lol.
Still hard to grasp 2020 schools are so uncertain, some kids have classes twice a week, most of the classes are still online… well let’s keep it positive, at least try.
Trying to keep it positive was the reason I chose this theme for September DIY. We all use emojis all the time, every day when we text. Became part of the new culture of people that are addicted to texting. Trust me there is an emoji for everything, if you are sad or happy you name it. Emoji became part of our everyday communication and an extension of our vocabulary.
So tell me? if you have to choose an emoji right now… think fast, what would it be? probably confuse lol, I am a horrible writer. I can explain, I was born and raised in Brazil. English is my second language, and in Brazil, the grammar structure is very different. Very difficult when you already have engraved in your brain a “default” way of learning, to fix it. At least that’s my excuse…
Anyhow, base on Emoji as the theme I chose for this month. I am going to display here some really cool items from Amazon, to help you decorate yourself. This is my perspective of an emoji party, hope you enjoy it. Don’t’ forget, we have to continue celebrating cause we are still here! Be safe!
Using fondant cutters, punch out red hearts for eyes and/or kisses, teal/blue tears, and black mouths and teeth. Using red fondant, you can just directly punch out the hearts. The set linked above has various sizes so it makes it easy to pick the right size for your Cookies. To make the tears, I punched out ovals an then cut edges on one side to make them look like teardrops. For the black mouths, I cut circles out of black and then cut them in half. I cut a thin strip of white to make the teeth. Once it had been laid across the top of the mouth, I just trimmed the sides. Easy peasy. Set the fondant aside and let it harden while you complete the next steps. (You can buy fondant in the desired colors, or mix the white fondant with the food coloring. The above food coloring set is perfect!)
Make sugar cookies dough using your favorite recipe or a mix. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut the dough into circles. Bake per recipe directions. While the cookies are baking, roll the yellow fondant out to 1/4 inch thick and use a circle cookie cutter to cut into circles. Because the cookies spread a little while baking, I find it best to cut the fondant with the next size up cookie cutter from the link above than the cutter used for the cookies. Allow cookies to cool before adding fondant.
Using a very small amount of water (very, very small) as glue, decorate the yellow fondant circles with the fondant pieces and draw details on with an edible marker. Candy eyes can be used to make the flushed emoji face like below. Add the fondant circles to the sugar cookies! Eat and enjoy!!