Have you been to see the New Minions Movie yet? We actually took the whole family to see it on opening day. (I know, call me crazy.)
The new Minions movie is SO CUTE! I had seen the previews, but I wasn’t fully tuned in to understand that it is basically a preface to the other Minion movies. If you haven’t seen any of them, this would be a good one to see FIRST!
In the spirit of the Minions… we decided to have a little fun around here. I have an abundance of cake mix in the pantry so we’re always looking for fun things to do with it. These Minions Cupcakes are super cute and are extremely entertaining to make. It’s a great activity to get the kids involved in, too!
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Buttercream Frosting (from a tub, or use the homemade recipe below)
- Wilton Decorator Eyes
- Black Icing Tube
- Blue Food Color
Mix and bake the cupcakes according to the package directions.
Here’s the fun part…
Cut the Twinkie cakes in half.
To make the faces of the Minions simply add 1 or 2 black dots where the eyes will go. Gently press the decorator eyes into the center of the black dots. (This will give the look of the goggles around the eyes.)
Finish the straps of the goggles by adding a line of black icing down the side of the Minion (or all the way around).
Don’t forget to add a fun little mouth expression to their faces!
Once the cupcakes are finished baking, allow them to cool completely.
Mix the buttercream frosting with approximately 20 drops of blue food color. You may need a little more, depending on how dark you want the icing.
Frost the cupcakes using plenty of frosting on each one. (You’ll want a pretty thick layer of frosting to keep the Minions sturdy so they don’t fall over).
Add the Minions bodies to the top of each cupcake and ENJOY!
If you prefer to make your own homemade buttercream frosting, here’s an easy recipe…
Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
Makes about 3 cups.