Minion Mayhem in the kitchen: How to make minion cupcakes

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With all of the Minion Mayhem going on at Universal Orlando Resort lately, wouldn’t it be fun to have some of your own Minion Mayhem at home? You can with these super tasty and cute minion cupcakes!

To make your Minion cupcakes you will need the following:

  • Box cake mix (or your own from scratch recipe.)
  • Frosting
  • Twinkies
  • Smarties candy
  • Brown sprinkles
  • Writing icing (black if possible – I didn’t have black so I used green and blue)

Follow directions on cake mix box for the cupcakes. For a healthier option, you can substitute oil with applesauce. Once baking is complete, allow some time for cooling.

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.

 

While the cupcakes are cooling you can prepare your Minions. For your minions you will cut the Twinkies in half.

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.

 

To prepare the goggles/eyes pick two Smarties of the same color. Place two dots of writing icing on the Twinkie where you want your Minion’s goggles to be. This will act as glue to hold them on. Next, outline the goggles with your writing frosting and add the goggle headbands.

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.

 

Once that is done, you’re ready to place a dot of writing icing in the middle of each Smartie to complete the eyes.

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.

 

Now it’s time to frost the cupcakes. I added blue food coloring to mine to match the Minion’s uniforms.

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.

 

Now you can give your Minions a mouth and place them on top of the cupcakes. Next grab some brown sprinkles and place them into the top of their heads for the hair. It’s fun to get creative with these!

For extra fun, I made some speech bubbles. These would be a great way to add a message to your cupcakes, Happy Birthday for example.

Your Minion Cupcakes are now complete. Time to enjoy!

Minion cupcakes.
Minion cupcakes.


If you’d like to learn more about the attraction at Universal Studios Florida, visit the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem page in the OI Universal Center.

 

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