Minion Cupcakes, who doesn’t love them ?
So its true I do love to bake and actually to bake fun cakes too 🙂
So thought I would share some minion cupcakes, as who doesn’t love minions ?
So 1st the recipe, I try and go dairy and wheat free with my cakes and this one is yummy and can be used as a large cake or cupcakes whatever you chose 🙂
12 oz butter or coconut oil ( you can do 1/2 and 1/2 if you like still tastes great )
12oz sugar / rapadura sugar
12oz self raising flour / self raising spelt flour
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of boiling water
. Cream butter/ oil and sugar
. Add eggs and flour
. Mix boiling water and cocoa powder together then add to the cake mixture
Cook on medium heat 15-20 mins for cupcakes
30 mins approx for large cake.
Now for the minions I used all blue cupcake cases, so they are the trousers, and then I just make the faces .
You can buy ready made coloured fondant from lots of places these days , Spotlight is a good place or you can colour your own .
You’ll also need a ganache or butter cream icing, to put under the fondant, to act as the glue for the fondant to the cake. You can either buy a pre made pot of this or make your own using cream and chocolate ( this is where the health aspect takes a dive 😉 )
To turn these cakes into minions –
. First you will need a cookie cutter just slightly larger than your cupcakes. So roll out your yellow fondant and cut out circles with the cookie cutter .
.Smooth a small amount of cream icing over the cupcake and then smooth over a yellow circle of fondant to cover the cupcake ( don’t put too much cream/ganache on, as it will smoosh out the side and make a mess 😉 yep I have done that way too many times )
.Then with a smaller circle cutter ( I go through my food pantry and try all the lids of bottles to find the best size, and use that lid as my cutter 😉 ) cut out some white circles for the eyes .
Now to make sure the fondant sticks use a little bit of water with a paint brush underneath each eye you are sticking on .
.For the glasses, I found that rolling out a bit of grey fondant into a tiny sausage was easiest, then putting this around the glasses .
finish off the eyes with some brown eye balls , again just a tiny bit of brown icing and then piped little bits of white in the eyes and piped black writing icing for the mouth .
Make whatever faces you like , have fun 🙂
then eat them all up really quickly !!
The Joy Girls xx