Despicable Me - Fondant Minions

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

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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SamT9 made it!1 month ago
Made these yesterday along with the racecars to go on my son's 3rd birthday cake. Thankyou so much for this guide was suprisingly easy and im so pleased with the way they came out ?
DelsoubioA2 months ago

Very nice Job ! and (looks) so easy to make.

I made a link of your article to my blog related to the minions word (www.planetminion.com), I hope you are ok with that


I love these & I have linked to you in my ultimate round up of the most awesome DIY minion party ideas! :)

Adoro i Minions <3 Ho trovato questo sito dove vendono articoli sui Minions molto carini http://minionspeluche.altervista.org/ io adoro le pantofole :D

goth_angel7 months ago

Made these last night. Never tried doing anything with fondant before so pretty pleased with the results. Now I need to make the cake!

wold630 (author)  goth_angel7 months ago

You did an awesome job...especially for your first time with fondant. They even look great upside down! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Thank you! Here is the finished product ..
goth_angel7 months ago

no idea why the photo loaded upside down!

eande10210 months ago
I tried it an the final finish looked amazing
eande10210 months ago
Awesome cake, I love despicable me and I love to bake
MyPoutchie.11 months 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!1 year ago

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

wold630 (author)  rsavage71 year ago

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

RainbowOwl1 year ago

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

wold630 (author)  RainbowOwl1 year ago

Thank you. They are definitely a party pleaser!

This stuff is ... edible?!

wold630 (author)  StevenMcFly1 year ago

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

mgray211 year 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)  mgray211 year ago

I'm glad you are trying this!

Cindy021 year ago
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!
PeckLauros2 years ago
Wow! Nice job! I must make one of this! Thanks to share.
wold630 (author)  PeckLauros2 years ago
Post pictures if you make some, they are so simple and fun.
My minios! Now i will be the master of minions.....

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!!
wold630 (author)  brenna11234351 year ago
ilikecory2 years ago
where can you buy fondant and for how much
alvara22 years ago
wow....nice job
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