It seems that Minions have taken over Angry Birds in the popularity stakes….now it’s all about Despicable Me! My friend’s son’s first birthday was approaching and she asked if I would help her make the cake for the party. We agreed that since I’d crocheted her son a Minion hat, it would be super cute for him to wear it, and have a Minion theme to the party.
We tossed around a few ideas on what to do, and in the end came up with fondant faces on top of cupcakes. This suited me, as I could use my Chocolate Cupcake recipe that makes 2 dozen cupcakes per batch. We topped them with yellow butter frosting, and the gorgeous little faces that we made.
I didn’t take photos of our process, but here it is in a nutshell. We completed each step in full, so that the fondant didn’t dry before being applied (e.g. we cut all the faces we needed, before moving on to step 2)
Bright Yellow fondant
Black icing pen
Queen Glitter Gel Writing Icing – Silver
Wilton Candy Eyes
Small amount of royal icing
- Roll out the yellow fondant and make the round faces.
- Cut half circles and apply to the candy eyes for Eye Lids.
- Roll out grey fondant, and make spectacles. We used a large Wilton icing tip, followed by a ‘standard’ tip to cut out the. Gently push down around the edge of the eyes, and set aside.
- Roll out the black fondant, very thinly. Cut into thin strips. Brush across the middle of the yellow face with a small amount of water and lay the black fondant on. Press gently to make it flat.
- Make a small indent with your finger for the position of the eyes, and then brush with a very small amount of water. Put a small amount of royal icing on the back of the candy eye and then position eye(s) onto the face.
- Apply a small amount of glitter gel around on the grey fondant.
- Draw mouths and hair with black icing pen.
You could make your own eyes, with white and black fondant. We ran out of eyes, so did this too.