Yum! TikTok chef turns food emojis into real-life baked goodies

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Ash Barber gained popularity on social media when he started recreating food emojis in his kitchen. (Photo: INSTAGRAM)
Ash Barber gained popularity on social media when he started recreating food emojis in his kitchen. (Photo: INSTAGRAM)

Emojis can say a thousand words – how you feel, what you’re doing and even what you’re craving. Now a home chef from England has gone viral for breathing life into the little icons of goodies millions of people use every single day.

Ash Barber found fame on social media when he started recreating food emojis in his kitchen. The 20-year-old’s first hit was the popular birthday cake, which he made using white icing, raspberries and white table candlesticks. “I wanted to see what it would look like in real life,” Ash says.

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After posting the video of the cake he baked, which was supposed to be a once-off experiment, his followers requested he recreate more emojis. Now it’s become a much-loved baking series featuring the doughnut, croissant and cupcake emoji.

Ash, a digital marketing student from Manchester, is thrilled by the response. “I follow so many people on TikTok who make food videos, and they're the professionals.” He’s just making it up as he goes along, he ways.

Ash, who’s previously taken a two-year course in baking, recommends first-time bakers not use his page as a reference. “I do focus more on the comedy side. If someone wants to learn how to make something, I would never recommend them to come to my page.

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“It's me trying it for the first time. I'm just trying to figure it out, I don't really know what I'm doing.”

Still, his baked emojis are quite a hit: Ash has gained more than 793 000 followers and 18,8 million likes on the social media platform.

Check some of his amazing creations below:

Sources: BuzzFeed, Bored Panda, Insider, Tik Tok

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