It’s hard to believe that the new Minion movie has been out for more than a week already! Have you seen it yet? Did you love it?
If you’re planning a Minion celebration in the near future, you need to make these Minion cupcakes! Whether you have a Minion-athon and watch the first 2 Despicable Me movies before heading to the theater to watch The Minion movie or you have a Minion themed party, these cupcakes will be a HUGE hit!
- Box Cake Mix
- Box of Twinkies
- Buttercream Frosting or you can use the homemade recipe below
- Wilton Decorator Eyes
- Black Icing Tube
- Blue Icing Color
1 & 2. Mix and bake cake mix according to Instructions.
3. Fill cupcake liners approximately 1/2 full.
5. To make the faces of the minions simply add 1 or 2 black dots where the eyes will go. Then gently press the decorator eyes into the black dots. This will give the look of the goggles around the eyes. Then finish the straps of the goggles by adding a line of black icing down the side of the minion. Add some fun little mouth expressions on their faces.
6. Once the cupcakes have been taken out of the oven allow them to cool completely. Take your buttercream frosting and mix in approximately 20 drops of blue icing. You may need more depending on how dark you want the icing.
7. Frost the cupcakes using plenty of frosting on each one. I find this makes it sturdier so the minions do not fall.
Add the minion bodies on top of the cupcakes and enjoy!!
These are so fun and it’s a great activity to get the kids involved in.
Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
1. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Makes about 3 cups.
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