I make cakes. I make them because I enjoy it, never by request, and almost always spontaneously. Friends and family have often suggested I make them professionally, for me, that would take all the fun out of it. I'm a perfectionist by nature, and crafting cakes is not something I'm professionally trained in, therefor there will always be stray frosting, a crooked layer, or the inevitable bleeding frosting. It happens.
As adorable as my tribe of hard working, slightly zany, but good intentioned minions were, no Minion cake would be complete without the presence of the second film's nemesis; Evil Minions, in all their purple glory. For these, we used Jumbo Marshmallows mounted on cake pop sticks, dipped in melting chocolate for a base. Next, the part Sabrina was talking about for weeks; I placed 4 Grape Jolly Ranchers in my Pyrez measuring cup and slow melted them at 70% in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Once the Rancher had began to lose form and bubble it was tacky enough to swirl onto parchment paper for our Evil Minion's 'hair.'
Inside our Minion Cake we layered a thicker layer of yellow cake atop a thinner layer of Blue Velvet (both boxed, nothing fancy this year) and frosted with a thick cream cheese layer. I was especially proud of how each slice resembled a minion in profile! Both of our minion concept creations could easily be adapted for cupcake toppers for a children's party, and I'm already thinking of making them again for our Winter league potluck!
Have you ever made a themed character cake from scratch?
What Daughter Says: Sometimes the best form of perfection is imperfection- This cake is perfect for small handed helpers and big smiles!