Minion cup cakes.
The simpler, quicker version of the Minion mini cake tutorial. Try the cup cakes and work up to the minis if you’re feeling brave, or why not have mini cakes for the birthday boy/girl and cup cakes for guests?
You will need:
Tools- Small rolling pin, circle cutter, straight edged modelling tool, small dry paint brush (for sticking) sharp (vegetable) knife 2x piping nozzles and 2 small piping bags (or greaseproof paper cones).
Materials- Green, black, grey and white sugar paste, black and white royal icing (optional, can use sugar paste).
There are lots of different minion faces to choose from, pick the ones you like then make the bits to create the look.
Step 1: Basic Face
Minion eyes- Each minion should have one or two eyes with goggles. Use eyelids to make their faces more expressive. Slightly flatten a ball of white for each eyeball. If you are making lots of minions you can save time by making a batch of eyes at once.
Roll out a strip of grey icing with your rolling-pin (not too thin) and cut narrow strips for goggles.
Wrap the grey around each eye to form the frames. For 2 eyed minions stick the frames together in the middle.
Roll a thin piece of black paste with your pin, cut small strips for the band of the goggles.
Pipe in pupils and a line mouth, or roll out 2 balls of black for pupils and a sausage mouth.
Easy enough? Why not try some more expressions…
Step 2: Big Smile
Smile- Roll a tapered sausage of black and flatten.
Pin out white sugar paste and cut thin strips. Lay over the mouth and cut sections to size for teeth.
Mark the lines in the teeth.
Step 3: Frown
Frown- Roll out a tapered sausage of black paste, flatten and stick on to the cake.
Pipe on 2 teeth (or cut 2 tiny rectangles of white sugar paste).
Step 4: Tired
Eyelids- Flatten a minion skin coloured ball of paste into a circle, cut in half. Stick over the eyeball add a pupil.
Squash a ball of paste into a rectangular shape, flatten.
Pipe teeth (or cut tiny rectangles of white and stick on).
Step 5: Eyelids for Expressions
Happy face- use upside-down eyelids.
Add pupils and smile.
Short hair- pipe lines of black to the outside edge of the cake.
Crazy face- make upper and lower eyelids, make mouth larger.
Step 6: Purple Minion - Frown
Purple minion eye- as minion eye with purple eyelids.
Evil minion mouth- flatten a ball of purple into a vaguely oval shape.
Make a similar sized white oval.
Mark teeth around the edge of the white paste.
Stick the white piece on to the cake, stick the purple piece over the top.
Roll tapered sausages of paste for hair.
Stick ‘hair’ to the cake.
Step 7: 2 Eyed Purple Minion.
2 eyed minion- Make one eye with a single lid and one with 2 to add to the crazy look.
Cut small rectangles of white paste in slightly different sizes, make a purple oval (squashing a ball of paste).
Arrange the teeth on the face, add oval over the top to form the lip.
Hair- Roll tapered sausages of paste. Arrange them into a triangle. Stick to the top edge of the cake.
Make millions of different Minions!