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)