Emojis have always held a special place in my heart. They add a little something extra to my digital life and are often the primary reason that I laugh out loud from texts with my friends. From my days recreating emojis with Snapchat’s drawing feature to procrastinating studying for finals to everyday texting with my friends and family, Emojis have always had my back. There is an emoji for pretty much everything and every mood. Can you even imagine a world without them??? (cue eye roll from mom and dad).
As Kirby and I are always looking for new and unique crafts to try for our blog, we absolutely love taking suggestions from our readers. We’d like to give a special shout-out to Diane Estephan for giving us this awesome idea. We had so much fun turning our favorite emoji faces into tasty lemon lollipops to share with everyone. 😍😂😳😉😎
- 2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp lemon flavoring (we used these)
- Yellow food coloring
- Candy thermometer
- Lollipop molds and sticks
- Royal icing (black, white, red, blue – find our recipe here)
- Piping bags or ziplock bags
Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, lemon flavoring, and food coloring into a large saucepan over high heat.
Stir continuously until mixture is brought to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer and keep stirring until the mixture reaches 310˚F.
Once the mixture has reached 310˚F, remove the saucepan from the stove and transfer it into another container with a spout (I used a Pyrex measuring cup). Carefully pour the mixture into the lollipop molds. Immediately after, insert the lollipop sticks. It is important not to wait too long as the mixture hardens relatively quickly!
Let cool for at least 30 minutes before removing from the molds.
After removing the lollipops from the molds, you may begin turning the lollipops into your favorite emojis with royal icing!
Allow the icing to set and harden before handing out and embracing your inner-emoji!