It’s been a crazy winter and I’m finally sharing this cake I made for Baby Boy’s Minions birthday party back in November! Cakes are of course the best part of any party but there are already so many minion cake tutorials out there I wondered what I could do to make this one different from the rest.
As always we had party food and crafts representing each of the main characters, for Bob we had Teddy bear crackers, Stuart was represented with Banana salt water taffy, Queen Elizabeth’s crown sugar cookies and Scarlet Overkill’s Candy Rubies! SO Kevin – his big moment was when he became a GIANT minion, crushing Scarlet’s castle and saving the day! So THAT’s what we went with for a cake, Giant Kevin sitting in the rubble of the castle!
You can’t just put leg’s on a tall cake and call it a minion, Kevin has a little tummy pooch when he sits (so do I) and even his back side gets a little squishy (again, mine too) so while a minion cake seems simple I of course added some carving to get the shape just right. An 8 inch base topped with 6 inch cakes and carve the bottom and tummy for JUST the right shape!
This is my favorite view, when you can see his body shape, the side view! I’m all about the little details, and I SO love him, he turned out JUST as I’d planned! I only wish my tummy pooch and bottom squish were as adorable!
It all comes down to the details! Make the googles, hair, hands and shoes ahead of time and let them dry, that way you will be able to add them later without worrying about drooping. For the white chocolate candy bricks I just poured some melted white chocolate over my brick impression mat and swirled in a VERY LITTLE amt of black candy coloring, then let it set!
I think the googles that I made around two 2.5 inch biscuit cutters turned out just a little too big, I should have made the fondant a little thinner I think, BUT the kids didn’t notice and loved him anyway! That’s probably the only thing I’d change about the entire cake!
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