Making Minion Cupcakes is the perfect project to make with children of any age. They’ll just love watching their cupcakes come to life.
John and I are very lucky to have the neighbors that we do. You may recall the Rainbow cupcakes or the Birthday cupcakes that we made for Amelia. We love spending time with these kids, and making Minion cupcakes will guarantee all of the little people help that you could ever want.
Not long ago, Amelia’s father celebrated a birthday. Every birthday in their household is a great opportunity to get together. I was visiting with Amelia, and we discussed her love of “Minions”. Honestly, the only thing that I know about Minions is from what I see on commercials. However, I had seen some adorable Minion cupcakes by Eats Amazing on Pinterest, and before I went home, Amelia and I had a date to make some Minion cupcakes.
The morning before our agreed upon meeting time, I baked the cupcakes, leveled the tops with a cake cutter, and cut out yellow fondant to cover the tops of the cupcakes. I also made the Minion eye pieces by rolling and cutting the white of the eyes. I colored the white fondant gray and cut out the same size circle for goggles. I then took a smaller circle to cut out the inside of the goggles. Lastly, I colored and cut out small black circles for the iris of the eyes and small goggle straps. It’s best to make these ahead of time so that they can dry. I also glued the whites of the eye to the goggle circles.
Amelia and I had the pleasure of her brother Benjamin’s help. So when we were all together, our job was to glue on the eyes, place the iris’ in the eye and to draw on the facial features with an edible marking pen. We ended up with some great looking Minions! Benjamin even made one for his mother. It had to have two eyes because he was sure one eye would “freak” his mother out.
I’m very glad that I did the prep before these two little minions came over. They could dig right in and have some fun. When you’re working with little ones the key is not to have much waiting time. They want to plow through to the prize.
We had another day of fun when we made our Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops