TP Cake with Poop Emoji Cupcakes

Poop Emoji Cupcakes

Holy Crap You're Old TP Cake and cupcakes
TP Cake & Poop Emoji Cupcakes

Why would anyone make poop emoji cupcakes? 

Haha - valid question! I made the cake and cupcakes in the photos and video for a jokester/prankster co-worker's birthday. They were perfect! If you have a similar jokester in your life - friend, family member, or coworker - these 'Holy crap you're old' poop emoji cupcakes will be a great fit for them too! 

These are also super popular with kids - and easy enough to decorate that kids can do it! 

I originally published this recipe along with my Toilet paper cake recipe. But when I was looking over the recipe page recently I realized it was confusing and cumbersome to have both recipes on the same page. 

If you're looking for the Toilet Paper Cake recipe - please click here to be taken to the recipe page! 

If you're looking for the Poo Emoji Cupcake recipe - use the 'Jump to Recipe' button above, or just keep scrolling to reach the recipe card! 


Do I have to make the cupcakes/ frosting from scratch? 

  • Not if you don't want to! You can substitute your favorite chocolate cake mix plus the ingredients the mix calls for. I like to substitute butter for the oil, buttermilk for the water, and add an extra egg. The cupcakes will be a little less rich - but also less time-consuming! 
    Store bought frosting is usually thinner than my recipe; add a 1/4 cup of extra powdered sugar alternating with 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder at a time until you reach a consistency thick enough to stay in place when it's piped onto the cupcakes. 

Can I make the cupcakes / frosting ahead of time? 

  • Definitely! Wrap the cupcakes well or place in a few gallon freezer ziplock bags and refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 4 months. Transfer the frosting to a zip-lock bag and squeeze out the extra air, and again - refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 4 months. If frozen I recommend thawing the frosting in the refrigerator to keep it from separating. 
    Also on that note - cover any remaining cake well to keep it from drying out - it will keep at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the fridge for 3-5 days. 

I hate fondant - can I decorate with something else? 

  • Absolutely! If you cut slices off a large marshmallow and then cut those circles in half you'll get an edible half-circle similar to the ones in the photos. Fondant holds its shape and color better than marshmallow, but using marshmallow slices is definitely easier! 
Poo Emoji Cupcakes - chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting decorated to look like the poo emoji
Poo Emoji Cupcakes

Poop Emoji Cupcakes

These Poop Emoji cupcakes are a perfect hilarious way to add some humor to a birthday party! (Pairs well with a 'Holy Crap You're Old' toilet paper cake!)
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poop Emoji Cupcakes, Poo Emoji Cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Sarah H



Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (350 grams)
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar (450 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (250 grams /16 Tablespoons, softened)
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (350mL; buttermilk powder with water is an option if you can’t find liquid buttermilk at your grocery store!)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting: (for cupcakes)

Filling (optional) + Decorations

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (for filling; optional)
  • 6 ounces heavy whipping cream (for filling; optional)
  • 2 ounces white fondant you can purchase this (buttercream fondant is the best-tasting one I’ve found, and fondarific doesn't run too expensive or make your own!
  • 48 small candy eyes



  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low for 1-2 minutes (or whisk the ingredients together). Add in the softened butter a Tablespoon at a time, mixing until well incorporated and no lumps of butter are visible.
  • Whisk eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla together and whisk until well combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scrape down the bowl and beat for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each paper 3/4 full (using an ice cream scoop makes this a quick and easy process).
  • Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before decorating. (This is a great time to make your frosting!)

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together softened cream cheese and butter; slowly add in powdered sugar alternating with cocoa powder and milk until frosting reaches a pipeable consistency. Add vanilla and salt if needed and beat until well combined.
  • (I cored my cupcakes and filled them with chocolate ganache, but this step is 100% optional. To make ganache, microwave 6 ounces semisweet chocolate + 6 ounces heavy whipping cream together in 30-second increments on half power until melted & smooth, then cool until thick enough to transfer to cupcake centers.)


  • Transfer your chocolate cream cheese frosting into your large piping bag fitted with a round tip – pipe in swirls onto the tops of your cupcakes, lifting away at the center to resemble the poop emoji!
  • Press two candy eyes into the frosting on one side of each cupcake, leaving enough room for the fondant 'mouths.'
  • Roll out white fondant to about 1/8" thick, then use a small circle cutter or a bottle cap to cut out 12 circles. Cut each one in half, and press into the frosting to make the emoji mouths.



Please note Nutrition Information is an estimate and may not be exactly accurate. 


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 18g

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