Monday, July 22, 2013

Minion Cupcakes

Dan and I recently took our nephews to the Despicable Me 2 movie. If any of you have seen it, you know what a Minion is. The little yellow guys that make you crack up without even realizing they don't speak a human language what-so-ever.

We made a Despicable Me kind of day out of it, by wearing Minion t-shirts to the movie, and then making Minion Cupcakes thereafter. It was one fun Minion filled day!

These Minion Cupcakes turned out too cute not to share. They are easy to make and fun to let your kids help out. Who doesn't love a Minion?!?!

Minion Cupcakes

-Cake Mix with egg, oil and water the box calls for.
-Cupcake liners
-Frosting (either homemade or bought)
-Food Coloring (if you wish to have colored frosting)
-Twinkies (or any knock off brand)
-Candy Eyes - (From Michael's) (or altoids, or sweet tarts)
-One tube of black gel frosting
-Jimmies Chocolate Sprinkles (for hair)

-Make cupcakes according to directions on the box.
-Let them cool to room temp.
-Make frosting with one stick of butter, 4 cups of powdered sugar and a TB of vanilla or
 almond, OR use store bought. Color frosting if you wish. I colored mine blue.
-Remove Twinkies from the wrappers and cut in half. It doesn't matter if they are the
 same length as there are different sizes of Minions.
-Use the tube of black gel to draw on the Minion face. (rounded side of Twinkie UP)
-Stick eye(s) on the black gel. If using the sweet tarts or altoids instead of candy eyes, put
 a black dot of gel in the center of them for a pupil.
-Stick a few Jimmies Chocolate Sprinkles in rounded end of the Twinkie half for hair.
-Frost each cupcake and then poke a Minion on the top. Press down slightly to secure.
 Use extra frosting for glue if needed.

The nephews in their shirts for the Despicable Me 2 Movie

Little Helpers

 Sticking the hair in the Minion

Finished Product

Acting goofy, showing off his Minion Cupcake

 Bonus: Water fights with Uncle Dan

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