Encouraging Imagination: Minion Cupcakes

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It’s no secret that I love me some Gru and his minions, and the girls ask to watch Despicable Me at least once a week, so I knew we had to give the twinkie minions a try.

The girls baked and frosted the cupcakes (with supervision, of course!), cut the Twinkies in half and added the candy eyes (I thought about using Smarties, but these were way easier) and chocolate sprinkle hairs.  I finished them up by adding frosting mouths and glasses.

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They were thrilled with their minions and sat at the table quoting the movie for about twenty minutes after we were done.

One thing we learned: nobody in our family likes Twinkies.  Jerm will eat them but I don’t think he particularly cares for them either, so we have an army of frozen minions that we aren’t quite sure what to do with.  🙂

So the taste factor only gets one star from us, but the cuteness factor gets five!


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11 thoughts on “Encouraging Imagination: Minion Cupcakes”

  1. These are so adorable and child friendly! My daughter doesn’t really watch movies (thus knows nothing about Despicable Me), but my nieces and nephews will go crazy over these. Definitely going to be an activity we’ll do one summer afternoon. Thanks for the cute idea!

  2. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! My kids love Gru and Minons. The second movie made me and Jared cry. LOL I know it’s rediculous!

  3. These are so cute! I love those movies too. My boys would love this! This is a must try.

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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