Yesterday was my wonderful Dean's birthday. 26 years of his ugly, er--awesome presence on this planet. Months and months ago I found an idea on Pinterest that Dean fell in love with.
I never thought I would see the day when I would be making 'Despicable Me' cupcakes for a 26 year old man. Since I met him, though, my life has been full of surprises.
I took the easy way out with these and just bought boxed cake mix due to time constraints, but I used funfetti cake with a buttercream frosting. You could use pretty much any kind of cupcakes just depending on what you want, but Dean, being the anomaly that he is, wanted funfetti.
The minions are halved twinkies decorated with black and white icing, and chocolate sprinkles for the little hairs. A friend of mine also suggested that making a cake and having these little minions be all over the top of the cake would be a cute idea too.
I saw someone use white smarties for the eyes but I thought that smarties may taste weird with the non-tangy sweetness associated with twinkies and cupcakes.
So there you go! Easy, fun, and pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen.