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!
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Step 1: Body and Trousers

Picture of Body and Trousers
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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rsavage7 made it!13 days ago

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

wold630 (author)  rsavage713 days ago

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

RainbowOwl1 month ago

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

wold630 (author)  RainbowOwl1 month ago

Thank you. They are definitely a party pleaser!

StevenMcFly3 months ago

This stuff is ... edible?!

wold630 (author)  StevenMcFly3 months ago

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

mgray215 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)  mgray213 months ago

I'm glad you are trying this!

minecraftpop5 months ago
Cindy027 months ago
acura_girl6610 months ago
On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard are they to make for a newbie
wold630 (author)  acura_girl6610 months ago
I would say a three if you have never worked with fondant before.
1617lizzy 10 months ago
Theses are amazing I will never be able to make them. Proboly
wold630 (author)  1617lizzy 10 months ago
You could always try!
michael6310 months ago
This is really cute, it looks identical to the one in the movie!! LOVE IT
wold630 (author)  michael6310 months 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)  PeckLauros11 months ago
Post pictures if you make some, they are so simple and fun.
PeckLauros wold63011 months ago
My minios! Now i will be the master of minions.....

wold630 (author)  PeckLauros10 months ago
Nice work! They look FANTASTIC!!
PeckLauros wold63010 months ago
Thank you! I made some and gave that to my wife. She loved it!
savorthefood10 months ago
Nice project. Weren't the movies hilarious!!

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wold630 (author)  savorthefood10 months ago
Thanks, I will check it out.
craft-n-genius11 months ago
Looks exactly like them!
wold630 (author)  craft-n-genius10 months ago
I'm glad you think so - that was my goal!!
brenna112343511 months ago
wold630 (author)  brenna112343510 months ago
ilikecory11 months ago
where can you buy fondant and for how much
alvara21 year ago
wow....nice job
wold630 (author)  alvara211 months ago
Thank you.
wold630 (author)  Vignesh_Rao11 months ago
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
wold630 (author)  coolgirl557551 year ago
You could definitely make Agnes. She will have many details though!
This is soo cool! I'll se if I can make some of these with my dad when he has some free time... tho I'm not sure I'll have the courage to eat them! Lol Happy birthday to the little one and congrats! (also, thanks for sharing)
wold630 (author)  coralinecastell1 year ago
Thank you! I hope you get a chance to try them!
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