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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.

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!
cakesprite (author)  Phoenix Flare1 year ago

Many thanks again ;)

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)  Orngrimm1 year 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)  Orngrimm1 year 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)  StevenMcFly1 year ago

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

Sara Ash1 year ago
cool and creative =) ik i may sound dumb but idk what sugar paste is..... can i make it at home?
cakesprite (author)  Sara Ash1 year 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 =)
Orngrimm1 year ago
the eyes on the evil one are superb! :)

These are so cute!

cakesprite (author)  Rosanna Mullet1 year 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!

odrosehn1 year ago
Looks great! Though normal minions are yellow.
cakesprite (author)  odrosehn1 year ago

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