Seriously, how cute are these guys?!
I mean, the minions from Despicable Me are fantastic, but I’d argue that they’re even more adorable in cupcake form.
This isn’t so much a recipe as a decorating tip. I don’t remember where I originally saw this idea, but it’s so cute and easy – and since Twinkies are officially back, it seemed like the best time to share!
For the cupcakes and blue icing, I used a box mix and canned icing. I warmed the icing slightly to get it to pour over smoothly, but you could totally just slather it on.
The minion bodies are Twinkie halves. The eyes are white Smarties. I used black gel icing to attach the eyes to the bodies and to outline the Smarties. The mouths, hair, and goggle bands are black licorice rope – these are all held on by the black gel icing too.
It doesn’t matter if they’re perfect since all of the movie minions are different – the differences give them personality!
If you’re planning a Despicable Me themed party – or just want to make a special post-movie treat – these would be perfect.
4 thoughts on “Cute & Easy Minion Cupcakes”
LOVE those!! Adorable!!
Adorable! I’m currently trying to figure out how to collect all of the minions McD’s is giving out with their happy meals.
So cute…I love Despicable Me!
Okay, these just make me smile. You did great work!