My two boys are currently obsessed with the Minions from the Despicable Me films. I thought it would be fun to try and make some Minion cakes with them. Now these are not expert cakes, these are made by children cakes, so if you are looking for a tutorial on how to make awesome looking spectaculars then I would run away fast, however if you have kids that like getting messy, and eating the results then this could be right up your street.
We usually make our own cakes, but seeing as the decorating was going to be complex, and seeing as toddlers lose interest after half an hour I totally cheated. I bought ready made fairy cakes for the base, and a chocolate swiss roll to cut out the minions inner from. I also bought ready made coloured icing. I know- totally cheatsville- but sometimes in the summer holidays you need to cut all the corners you can!
First we iced the fairy cakes with blue icing. Then cut rough minion shapes from the swiss roll. Syd and I rolled the yellow regal icing and covered the minion shapes.
Then it was over to Max for the artistic bits…
And actually, they are a bit scruffy round the edges, but I think they are thoroughly charming, and am impressed with how well Max did with their faces!!
We did make a big old mess though…
….but it doesn’t matter because we had lots of fun, and enjoyed eating them too!