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Minion mini cake tutorial

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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.

 
 
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Step 1: Shape the cakes

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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)

Step 2: Cover the green cake

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Cover lightly in smooth jam (and frosting
if you like). You can also cut the cakes in half height wise and fill if you like, but this may make them more difficult to cover.

Roll out green sugar paste.

Gently place the paste over the top of your cake, smooth it down the sides with your palm.

pull any wrinkles or pleats forming away from the cake and smooth down to prevent creasing.

Smooth down to the bottom edge using the side of your hand (smoothing tools are a bit big and flat for such a small, delicate project, but do try these if you prefer).

Smooth the cake all over with a cupped hand.

Step 3: Repeat for the purple cake

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Cover cake with the same technique as the green minion, mark in the mouth groove.

Define the mouth groove using a modelling tool.

Pinch along the bottom of the mouth to define the bottom lip.

Phoenix Flare3 months ago
OMG sooo cute!
cakesprite (author)  Phoenix Flare3 months ago

Many thanks again ;)

StevenMcFly4 months ago

This stuff looks like Play-Doh ... yet its edible? Too weird but neat!

in Europe you can buy Marzipan as a solid roll for bakery. often bought as white one and then colored
cakesprite (author)  Orngrimm4 months ago

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.

I prefer Renshaw's sugarpaste which comes in all kinds of colours, but there are a few good ones in supermarkets now too.

ah... thanks! i thought that european marzipan = american sugar paste. that assumption seems to be wrong ;)
cakesprite (author)  Orngrimm4 months ago

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

cakesprite (author)  StevenMcFly4 months ago

It pretty much is edible play doh in terms of consistency! It's brilliant. Really versatile.

Sara Ash4 months ago
cool and creative =) ik i may sound dumb but idk what sugar paste is..... can i make it at home?
cakesprite (author)  Sara Ash4 months ago

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.

If you find one that works for you please let me know so that I can pass on the knowledge :D

thankyou =)
Orngrimm4 months ago
the eyes on the evil one are superb! :)

These are so cute!

cakesprite (author)  Rosanna Mullet4 months ago

Thank you! Have you seen my super simple cupcake version?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Minion-cupcakes/

yes i have....and they are adorable as well!

That mouth! I love it!

odrosehn4 months ago
Looks great! Though normal minions are yellow.
cakesprite (author)  odrosehn4 months ago

Thanks. Substitute all instances of 'green' for 'pale yellow'. ;)