Friday, July 19, 2013

Assemble the Minions!

Last weekend we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We had a casual backyard barbecue with lots of family to help reminisce about what has been a true triumph of love. Also there to provide smiles were a small group of Minions, including Dave, Stuart, and Jerry.

I have yet to create or find a vanilla cupcake that can be my go to for all occasions. This time I tried a recipe from Sprinkles Bakery that I found here. It's for their vanilla peppermint cupcake, but I just left out the peppermint. I've made her strawberry cupcakes and they were super delish, so I had high hopes for these.

The cake had a nice vanilla flavor and they came out of the wrappers well. Sadly, I was disappointed with the texture and I will continue my hunt for a no fail, taste great, vanilla cupcake. If you have one, please share it with me, I will be eternally grateful!

For the Minions, I used Little Debbie Cloud Cakes (since Twinkies weren't back on the market), candy googly eyes and black icing by Wilton, and my favorite buttercream recipe. I cut the Cloud Cakes in 2 pieces, not always evenly since some are tall and some are stubby. I used the black icing to hold the eyes in place and then added the band for the goggle and some hair.

I also made lemon lavender cupcakes, using the vanilla cupcake as the base, and my mom made her pound cake and a chocolate cake that I made a whipped ganache for. It was a long day, but so worth it and one they won't soon forget!


  1. Mmmm...making me hungry! Love your minions!

  2. They all look yummy, love the minions :)

  3. They are awesome! I really like the sound of the lemon and lavender ones.


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