Minion mini cakes.
Ideal for children’s parties, adult birthdays or as a ‘Thank you’ gift.

(This tutorial makes both the minion and evil minion at the same time. Please let me know if this is confusing, or if you’d prefer 2 separate tutorials).

You will need:

Tools- Small rolling pin, circle cutter, straight edged modelling tool, small dry paint brush (for sticking) sharp (vegetable) knife, large (bread) knife, palette or butter knife.

Materials- Small square, rectangular or loaf shaped cake, jam (frosting optional), green, purple, grey, dark blue, white and black sugar paste, icing sugar (to prevent sticking)

I bought a ready-made madeira loaf from my local supermarket, any rectangular cake will do.

Step 1: Shape the Cakes

Cut the cake into 2 smaller rectangles, one slightly larger than the other.

Stand upright, cut off all 4 corners top to bottom.

Cut off the new ‘corners’ formed when you cut the corners off. This should make your cake rounded.

Cut the top edge off at a 45 degree angle all the way around.

Trim the bottom edge off all around.

For ‘evil’ (purple) minion, cut a groove out of the cake about 1/2 way up to form the mouth.

(Side view of mouth groove)

OMG sooo cute!
<p>Many thanks again ;)</p>
<p>This stuff looks like Play-Doh ... yet its edible? Too weird but neat!</p>
in Europe you can buy Marzipan as a solid roll for bakery. often bought as white one and then colored
<p>I tend to use sugar paste/fondant rather than marzipan. It's easier to work with and doesn't cause problems with nut allergies etc.</p><p>I prefer <a rel="nofollow">Renshaw</a>'s sugarpaste which comes in all kinds of colours, but there are a few good ones in supermarkets now too. </p>
ah... thanks! i thought that european marzipan = american sugar paste. that assumption seems to be wrong ;)
<p>I've never heard marzipan called sugar paste (not that it isn't, just that I'm not aware of it). It's often called almond paste. :D</p>
<p>It pretty much is edible play doh in terms of consistency! It's brilliant. Really versatile.</p>
cool and creative =) ik i may sound dumb but idk what sugar paste is..... can i make it at home?
<p>There are lots of recipes on-line for sugar paste/fondant icing. I've never made my own because it's so readily available in shops in Scotland. I've read that there's a lot of trial and error in home-made, but it's well worth a go, there are so many great decorating techniques that are almost exclusive to sugar paste.</p><p>If you find one that works for you please let me know so that I can pass on the knowledge :D</p>
thankyou =)
the eyes on the evil one are superb! :)
<p>These are so cute!</p>
<p>Thank you! Have you seen my super simple cupcake version?</p><p>https://www.instructables.com/id/Minion-cupcakes/ </p>
yes i have....and they are adorable as well!
<p>That mouth! I love it!</p>
Looks great! Though normal minions are yellow.
<p>Thanks. Substitute all instances of 'green' for 'pale yellow'. ;)</p>

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