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Simple Blue Minion Cake Tutorial
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Simple Blue Minion Cake Tutorial

by Heather
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Since the Despicable Me film was released, Minions seem to have taken over the world and we're seeing them absolutely everywhere! The funny yellow characters are so lovable so we thought, why not show you how to make your very own Minion cake! This cake is perfect for any Despicable Me fan (children and adults alike) and is easy to make when you follow our tutorial. It doesn't just stop there, either - we've also made a Minion cupcake tutorial and 3D Minion cake tutorial so you can pick and choose what you make to brighten up your party table! Have a little slice of fun and get started today.

you will need...

  • 8" Sponge Cake
  • 11" Round Cake Drum
  • Navy Blue Sugarpaste
  • Culpitt Blue Sugarpaste
  • Yellow Sugarpaste
  • White Modelling Paste
  • Silver Modelling Paste
  • 1A Piping Tip or 1" Round Cutter
  • FMM Upper Case Alphabet & Number Cutters
  • PME Round Cutter Set
  • Metal Texture Sheet
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Edible Glue
  • 15mm Blue Satin Ribbon

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Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8" Rd
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£12.10
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5" Silver Round Cake Drum / Board
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£1.08
Renshaws Regalice Navy Blue Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Navy Blue Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Culpitt Blue Sugarpaste 250g
Culpitt Blue Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.69
Renshaws Regalice Yellow Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Yellow Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Sugar Florist/Gum Paste - White
Sugar Florist/Gum Paste - White
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£4.49
Culpitt Silver Modelling Paste 100g
Culpitt Silver Modelling Paste 100g
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£3.49
Cupcake Piping Set
Cupcake Piping Set
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£10.00
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
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£6.86
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
Manly Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6
Manly Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6
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£14.99
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.50
Edible Glue (Large Pot)
Edible Glue (Large Pot)
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£2.99
Coffee Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
Coffee Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
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£0.79

instructions

You'll need to have made your sugarpaste Minion cake toppers, so if you haven't already completed this then check out our tutorial to find out how to make them! You'll also need a cake (any size, shape or flavour) and a cake drum roughly 3" bigger than your cake.

Preparing The Cake

1. Before you add the decorations to your cake, you'll need to cover a cake of your choice with navy blue sugarpaste. You can also cover a cake board with Culpitt blue sugarpaste and add additional details such as blue satin ribbon, as we have done with this cake.

2. Now that you have your cake ready to go, the first step is to roll lots of small balls of yellow and Culpitt blue sugarpaste. You want to make these roughly the size of a malteaser. Once you have enough to go around your cake, use a small amount of edible glue to secure these to the cake drum, arranging the balls in an alternate 'blue yellow blue' pattern.

3. If you haven't already completed the minion topper tutorial, now is the time to do so! Take your three minion characters (or however many you've made) and position these on top of the cake. We found 3 minions was enough to look just right on top of an 8” round cake. If you have more than this then you can disperse them along the cake drum, too.

Making The Name Plaques

4. To make the name plaques, firstly you'll need several cocktail sticks depending on how many letters are in the name/word you want to spell. You can either leave your cocktail sticks plain, or you can cover these with sugarpaste for extra decoration.

5. You also need to make enough white circles, one for each cocktail stick, out of white sugarpaste with gum tragacanth kneaded in. The gum tragacanth will give your name plaques extra strength and won't make them flop! Each white circle needs to be roughly 3mm in thickness.

6. To decorate the cocktail sticks, roll out a piece of yellow sugarpaste to 1mm thick, and lie the cocktail stick in the centre of this. Leave a little piece of the cocktail stick poking above the sugarpaste (you need to place this end into the cake).

7. Wet the cocktail stick with edible glue and then wrap the sugarpaste around the cocktail stick. Cut the sugarpaste to the appropriate length.

8. Next, carefully take each white circle and place this on top of each cocktail stick. You can use a little edible glue to give this extra support.

9. Finally, you'll need to make the letters to go on your plaques! To do this, roll out some Culpitt blue sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick. Use your FMM cutter or clikstix to create the letters, and then glue each one of these to the plaques.

10. You can now place the plaques on top of your cake. We found that positioning the plaques in a straight line helped to make the name fully readable and clear!

Finishing Touches

11. To add the finishing touches to your cake, take a chunk of silver modelling paste and knead this thoroughly. Roll the modelling paste out to roughly 2mm thick and use the medium round cutter to make a circular shape.

12. Take the metal texture sheet and use your hands (or a rolling pin) to emboss the metal pattern onto the circles. Place these beneath each Minion.

So now you've finished your Minion cake and you must feel pretty pleased! Don't forget that you can always add extras to your cake – why not create a 'happy birthday' sign for the front of the cake out of yellow sugarpaste? There's lots of ways to add detail to cakes, so don't be afraid to be creative!

 

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