October 8, 2013

A Bad Cake: Minion of Despicable Me

Despicable Me has become one of our family's favorite movies. I was so thrilled that a friend asked me to make one for his brother's birthday. I have done several fondant cakes but this one is probably the first where I get to take photos of the step-by-step process.

Before and during the making of this cake, I searched some clear photos of the minions, I also have the small figures from Mc Donald's happy meal and a stuffed toy beside me. That's just to make sure I get most of the details needed to make it look more like the minion.

 
Baked on two 6" Springform Pans
Used Wilton Food Color - Lemon Yellow


For the goggles, I cut 16 small circles using an icing tip. I put 8 around each goggle then I sprayed with Wilton color mist.
 


I cut royal blue fondant with size proportioned to the cake. I embellished by using the small tool tip shown above (in fondant they are used for the leaves) so it will look like it has been sewn.

 
I just added some details on the goggles' strap to make it look nicer. Also note that the minions have 3 fingers and they wear some kind of school shoes.

For more questions, feel free to comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

DISCLAIMER
I was not compensated in anyway to do a review of the products or services mentioned this post. 
 Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.

15 comments :

  1. Wow, this is awesome. My kids will love this and so will my kids' teachers who's crazy over Minions. I wish I have your talent and skill in baking. :)

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  2. You really mastered this art of decorating...especially cakes. Loved foods very much and am interested in cooking too.

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  3. This is the best-looking minion-cake I've seen. I'm sure kids will go gaga over this cake!

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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    1. Thanks. I went gaga over the cake too, but it's not for me. :( LOL.

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  4. Ah, you are that creative and my apo will surely love having a Minion Cake.

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  5. Minions! Banana Banana! :D

    This cake is so awesome! Who's that character anyway? I wanna know..

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    1. A bit healthier version of Jerry or slimmer version of Jorge. Haha.

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  6. How creative you are! Too pretty to eat!

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    1. Thanks, that's what they always say with fondant cakes. They just want to 'preserve' it. I should have made 'cakes' out of styro. LOL. Just kidding!

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  7. WOW!!! This is fantastic!!! a copy cut of the minions, you are one truly artistic person...your creativity indeed rocks!!! keep it up.

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  8. Awww! That is so cute for a cake! I don't think I am gonna eat that because it's too cute, really! :) Great job!

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  9. This is so beautiful. I wish I can do that. But it will take patience and skills in designing which I don't have. Great job.

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  10. I only have one word for this - AMAZING. Wow! I really enjoy seeing minions :) Ikaw na ang may great talent when it comes to baking :)

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  11. Too good to eat this one! Inspired from a favorite movie :)

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  12. Wow! My sisters has been bugging me to get a minion cake for her 10th birthday. Do you accept orders po ba ate? If so, please PM me sa fb.

    xo,
    Marie Clara ♥

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