With the new Despicable Me movie out, I started thinking about re-sharing (on social media) some of my old Minion posts. When going through them, I realized I never posted a a tutorial for How to Make Minion Cupcake Toppers.
That wouldn’t be a big deal except I shot this tutorial back in 2014. Ya’ll. I’ve had it sitting on a hard drive for 3 years. What in the world?! Anyway, it took me a few days to finally get all the pictures edited and now I have a tutorial for you.
So here we go.. How to Make Minion Cupcake Toppers.
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make these cucpake toppers:
- Yellow, Black, White and Gray fondant (I use homemade marshmallow fondant for all colors except black and there I use Satin Ice)
- Rolling pin
- Round cutters (various sizes)
- Mini Cutters
- Ribbon cutter
- Food markers
- Sugar glue
- Small Paint Brushes
- Xacto knife or scalpels
Once you have everything together, let’s get started!
How to Make Minion Cupcake Toppers
Start by rolling out your fondant to 2-3mm thick. Then cut out 2″ round circles.
Now it’s tiem to add the eyes and other details. These will vary depending on which faces you want to make, but here are the tools I used:
To make the eyes, just roll out the white, cut out the different sizes you need and use sugar glue to attach them to the black stripe. I made some with one large eye and some with two smaller eyes.
The Tiny Details…
To make the googles, roll out the gray fondant. Then use the same size cutters as the eyes you need to cover, cut out some gray circle.s Then use smaller circles to cut out the centers.
Use sugar glue again to attach the goggles to the eyes. Once they’re attached, use food markers to draw on the pupils and irises. I used brown and black but you could also use green and/or blue for the irises.
For the mouths, you can get creative. I did some with tiny circle cutters and others by rolling out tiny snakes of black fondant. So many different faces and personalities can be made by mixing and mathcing eyes and mouths.
The last tiny detail I added was some hair on a few of the Minions and then I was done! I used a black food marker but you could also use tiny snakes of fondant and sugar glue if you like.
Last step… I spread them out on a cookie sheet dusted with some tylose powder and let them dry overnight. That way they will stiffen up and hold their shape once they’re placed on the buttercream on the cupcakes!
And you’re done!!
Do you have any questions about How to Make Minion Cupcake Toppers? Leave me a comment!