Want your own army of minions? Well Zeldas here to help you out! Just follow these instructions and you'll have them in no time!!:)
1 1/4 cups - flour
1 teaspoon - baking powder
1/8 teaspoon - kosher salt
7 tablespoons - unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup - sugar
2 - Large eggs
2/3 cup - whole milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350° F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer fit with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition.
Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating it with the milk and mixing just until incorporated. Add the vanilla and combine.
Divide the batter among 12 cupcake tins with paper liners. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins for a few minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting and decorating.
1/2 cup - unsalted butter, softened
3 and1/2 cups - confectioners' sugar
little less than 1/4 cup - milk
2 tsp. - almond or vanilla extract
In a food processor, process butter about 30 seconds or until smooth. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add the confectioners sugar and process again, about 15 seconds.
While the motor is running, drizzle in the extract through the small opening in the feed tube.
Process for another 30 seconds, or until smooth.
This same mixture can also be made in a stand mixer, but add the confectioners sugar on very low speed (or use the bowl cover), because it can be splash out of the bowl.
Multiple Food colors
Long rectangular shaped sprinkles
Op. small circular sprinkles
Separate the frosting into 2 zip lock bags and a medium bowl. In the bowl add blue food coloring to represent the overalls. In one of the bags mix in a lot of colors till you get the color black. For the last bag leave it white for the eyes.
Cut your Twinkies into different lengths just make sure their not too short or long, but do not place them on the cupcakes yet.
Smother the blue frosting across the top of the cupcakes (because they can’t be going around naked lol).
With the bag with the white frosting cut/poke a SMALL hole at one of the bottom tips and draw two circles side by side( if you mess up its ok just wipe the frosting off) the circles (eyes) should be not far from the top of the uncut part of the twinky.
With the other bag with black or close to it frosting are the goggles /classes and smile!(:
With this bag cut a SUPER small hole at any bottom corner of your chose. Then make an outline of the eyes and among the sides make a line around the head (Start at the middle side of an eye and work your way to the other eye.). Then make little dots on the eyes (it would be creepy if they have no pupil lol).
Then make them smile! Or whatever expression you want them to have!
Now add their hair! carefully insert the sprinkles at the top of the head (you don’t want to keep breaking sprinkles)
If you don’t want to use frosting for eyes buy some of the circular sprinkles instead!
Last but not lest add the twinkies to the cupcake (use some of the frosting to hold them and let them cool for a while)
And there! Your army of minions is complete!!(:
(If you minions are falling apart put a toothpick half way into the bottom part of the twinkie and the other half into the cupcake.)