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Despicable Me - Fondant Minions

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Another year, another birthday. My oldest son is now 6 years old! I can't believe it.

He is anxiously awaiting Despicable Me 2 and wanted a minion cake for his birthday with six minions of course!

They are simple and fun to make and add much personality to a birthday cake!

I only highlight how to make the minions in this instructable. The rest is pretty self explanatory. If you have ever seen my cakes in the past you will already know I refuse to cover a cake completely in fondant but love to make characters out of it!

Step 1: Body and Trousers

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Like I said before these minions are super simple. You will need the following colors of fondant: yellow, blue, black, brown, gray, white and possibly pink if you make a tongue!

1. For the basic body, make an egg shape with yellow fondant. About 2 1/2 to 3 inches tall depending on desired size.

2. Using blue fondant make two half circle shapes and using a dab of water attach them to the sides near the bottom of the body.

3. Make a long thin rectangle from more blue fondant and wrap it from front to back - kind of like a diaper!! :) Again, attaching it with a bit of water. All pieces stick well with a tiny bit of water but don't put too much or you will have a sticky mess. Less is more in this case!

4. Roll out two snake shapes of blue fondant. Press them slightly to flatten them and attach them from the top corner of the front of the trousers to the top corner of the back of the trousers.

5. Make a small half circle for the front pocket and using a toothpick make little stitching marks on the pocket and along the top of the trousers.
 
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eande10214 days ago
I tried it an the final finish looked amazing
eande10214 days ago
Awesome cake, I love despicable me and I love to bake
MyPoutchie.1 month ago

Thanks, I just did one and will do others for my 6 years old boys birthday!

It's my first time with fondant and with your instruction it went well! I like the result!

Beginner problem though the back of my minion was on the table and it's flat..but the front looks cute!

rsavage7 made it!3 months ago

made this morning, love the indtructions, this is the first model ive made and it was pretty simple.

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wold630 (author)  rsavage73 months ago

Oh, you did a GREAT job!! Nice work and the bananas are a perfect addition! Thanks for sharing!

RainbowOwl4 months ago

this is an amazing idea! I love it!!! :-)

wold630 (author)  RainbowOwl4 months ago

Thank you. They are definitely a party pleaser!

StevenMcFly6 months ago

This stuff is ... edible?!

wold630 (author)  StevenMcFly6 months ago

Yes, fondant is edible but I definitely wouldn't make it your snack of choice!

mgray218 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this out! I was about to buy a really expensive cake but decided to look into making my own. I think I can do this! These are so cute and my kiddo will be so excited! I'm going to do some crazy bad minions too. :) Really appreciate the instructions; as I am not crafty.
wold630 (author)  mgray216 months ago

I'm glad you are trying this!

minecraftpop8 months ago
OMLG( OH MY LADY GAGA) I LOVE MINIONS BCZ THEY R SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!
Cindy0210 months ago
AWSOME!
On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard are they to make for a newbie
wold630 (author)  acura_girl661 year ago
I would say a three if you have never worked with fondant before.
1617lizzy 1 year ago
Theses are amazing I will never be able to make them. Proboly
wold630 (author)  1617lizzy 1 year ago
You could always try!
michael631 year ago
This is really cute, it looks identical to the one in the movie!! LOVE IT
wold630 (author)  michael631 year ago
Thank you and I'm glad you like them!
PeckLauros1 year ago
Wow! Nice job! I must make one of this! Thanks to share.
wold630 (author)  PeckLauros1 year ago
Post pictures if you make some, they are so simple and fun.
My minios! Now i will be the master of minions.....

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wold630 (author)  PeckLauros1 year ago
Nice work! They look FANTASTIC!!
Thank you! I made some and gave that to my wife. She loved it!
Nice project. Weren't the movies hilarious!!

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Thanks again!!

Regards, Randy
wold630 (author)  savorthefood1 year ago
Thanks, I will check it out.
Looks exactly like them!
wold630 (author)  craft-n-genius1 year ago
I'm glad you think so - that was my goal!!
Cute!!
wold630 (author)  brenna11234351 year ago
Thanks!
ilikecory1 year ago
where can you buy fondant and for how much
alvara21 year ago
wow....nice job
wold630 (author)  alvara21 year ago
Thank you.
Cute
wold630 (author)  Vignesh_Rao1 year ago
Thanks!
meaniee1 year ago
Hello do you have a recipe for the fondant? :) I'm quite new to this so I'd like to follow a recipe :) Oh and how would you suggest packaging them? I'm making some for my friends but I don't know how to keep them in a plastic bag, like will they end up sticking onto it or get squashed?
wold630 (author)  meaniee1 year ago
I used store bought fondant but there are many simple recipes out there that you could try. They won't stick to a plastic bag but could get squashed.
Livliv1 year ago
Mine didnt turn out as awesome as yours (as my fondant kept getting really sticky in my hands) but they were really fun to make!
Thanks heaps!!!!
wold630 (author)  Livliv1 year ago
I'm glad to hear you made them!
Awe sooo cute I wonder if I can make Agnes
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