These were so much fun to make! Just looking at them brings a smile to my face. Chris has a coworker/ friend whose nickname is Twink who just happens to like the Minions, but really, who doesn’t like Minions? It was his birthday a while back and Chris asked me to make him these for his birthday. When he took them into work, all the guys loved them and even took pictures. Twink, of course, was especially pleased.
- white cake (I made a homemade white cake, but cake mix would work)
- buttercream frosting (I made my own)
- blue food dye
- blue candy coating/ melts
- black tube frosting
- Wilton’s candy eyes
Make and bake your desired white cake recipe/ box and fill paper lined muffin tins. Cut the Twinkies into various heights. Select the eyes and using a dot of black frosting on the back of each eye, stick to the Twinkie. Line the eyes with additional black frosting to achieve the glasses look. Add various shaped mouths and hair, as desired.
Prepare frosting, adding enough blue dye until reaching the desired color. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the candy coating according to the package directions. Taking each decorated Twinkie, quickly and carefully submerge the bottom of the Twinkie into the candy coating and top to the cupcake before the candy coating hardens. This acts as an adhesive, securing the Twinkie to the cupcake. Apply frosting to the base and sides of the Twinkie. Store in a deep, airtight container in the refrigerator.