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Minions Movie Cake Ideas

By Edited Jul 13, 2016 0 0

As a little girl, I remember going to the neighborhood bakery and picking out my birthday cake. Unlike the kind of confections you can buy today, my choice was round or rectangular, depending on how many guests I was having. Of course, I got to pick out what the kind of icing (always vanilla) what color roses I wanted on top and what color the words

Happy Birthday were going to be written in.

Juxtapose that with the choices I had when my daughter was born in 1995. Although I did simple balloons and Happy Birthday for her first birthday, for her second, we went to the supermarket to pick out what she wanted from the book in front of the store bakery. Being two, she loved Barney and we watched it every day.

Minoins Movie Cake and Cupcake Ideas
Photo from Pixabay

So she had a rainbow colored Barney sheet cake, complete with the plastic dinosaur on top for her to keep once the food was eaten.

When she was three, she became a Barbie girl. Pink and purple icing adorned the top, along with a likeness of her favorite doll. We repeated the theme when she turned four.

For my daughter's fifth birthday, she had an extra special cake made. My daughter shared a birthday with my Nana, and Nana was visiting from Florida for the celebration. For her fifth and Nana's 88th birthday, I brought a picture of the two of them to the bakery and had an edible photo made to be the topper of their shared cake.

While I am passed the stage of buying a themed cake for my children's birthdays, if you have a child who is in love with the minions from Despicable Me and it's two sequels, here are some great ideas for you to try. 

The Origins of the Birthday Cake

Guests expect to be served cake at a birthday party. While researching the origins of this tradition, there were many uncertainties on how it all began. Some sources cite that it goes as far back as the ancient Greeks, who baked round confections to represent the moon and brought it to the temple. Candles were put on it to make it glow.

In the Middle Ages, the English put items in a cake that were symbolic. If you found a particular symbol, it represented the luck you would have that year. Fro example, if a coin was found in your slice, then you would become rich.

Others believe the tradition began in Germany, where Geburtsagorten, a special cake made in layers, was baked to celebrate a child’s birthday.
 
And during the 1800's, only those who were wealthy had this confection to celebrate the day they were born.
 
No matter how it started, this a tradition that is delicious and that people want! I never pass up the opportunity to have a slice, and I never understand people who do. It’s a party! Celebrate now and jog tomorrow!

Baking Basics to Make Your Cake

Baking from scratch is not hard if you have the right tools!

If you are planning on baking from scratch, then you need some basic items in your kitchen. Forget the box mixes-they are full of colors, chemicals and do not taste as good as a dessert made from scratch. Recipes do not have to be complicated, just one that has about six or seven ingredients will get you on your way. There are plenty of them available for novices. Once you get a taste of your own homemade goodies, you will never go back to a mix ever again!

Themed Candles

Despicable Me Cake Topper and Birthday Candles Set
Amazon Price: $3.99 $0.77 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 12, 2015)
For this price, you just have to get a few for your child's special day!

Despicable Me Cake Toppers and Cupcake Rings

Crating your very own Minion Movie cake is not difficult at all, even if you are a novice to baking. These items will transform any plain rectangular cake or cupcake into one that fits the theme of your party. No need for fondant, icing, or anything else. The kids will love it no matter if you made it or someone else did!

Personalized Minions Sheet Cake Topper

Kids love to see their names on a birthday cake. If you have picked the minion theme, then this minions cake topper is one you might want to consider. It has an across the board five star rating and the shipping is free. You can bake your own cake and add this or buy a simple ready made cake from the supermarket and add this to it.

Another option is a cake topper that is a play set. After the candles have been blown out, the birthday child can keep these figures for creative play.

 

Minions Movie Play Set

Play Sets Can Top Cakes

Minions Micro Minion Playset - NYC Minions
Amazon Price: $9.99 $7.99 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 12, 2015)
In the prequel to Despicable Me 1 and 2, we see the genesis of how these henchmen came to be. They go through history meeting many different historical figures and visit locations around the world. This play set is just one of seven available.

There is one that is bound to be one of your child's favorite scenes!

How to Make Minion Cupcakes

With my oldest daughter, I always had a large sheet cake. When I had my twins, who had different tastes, I switched over to cupcakes for their birthday. They were easier to transport, no knife and spatula was needed, and kids seemed to waste a lot less. In addition, they were significantly cheaper than a sheet cake from the supermarket! My kids actually like to bake them with me and told their friends how they made their own birthday treat.

If you are having a party featuring the minions, here are some cupcake ideas for you to explore. Many involve Twinkies or ladyfingers to make the minions heads. Then attach them to the icing after you have made their faces.
 
Minion Movie Cupcake Wrappers
If you want simple, then here it is! This minion cupcake wrapper set  comes with 48 pieces-24 wrappers and 24 picks. All you have to do is bake a simple cupcake, ice it with blue or yellow (or both) and add the pick. Choose different flavors for your guests so everyone can have their favorite.
 
Minions Sprinkles
Want to really make your cupcakes come alive? Add these minions shaped sprinkles!

Pair These With Blue Icing

Wilton 710-4610 Despicable Me Minions Sprinkles, Yellow
Amazon Price: $4.99 $3.93 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 12, 2015)
If you want to really make your cupcakes pop, add this brand new item to the top of your confection.

Creating the perfect minion birthday cake or cupcake is not hard with all of the baking accessories now available. Grab a wooden spoon and your child and have fun together creating the perfect treat for his or her party!

Doubles as a Centerpiece

Wilton 1512-4600 Despicable Me Minions Treat Stand, Multicolor
Amazon Price: $8.99 $6.39 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 12, 2015)
Place your decorated treats on this themed cupcake stand and place in the center of your table. Have a special one for the birthday child and then hand these out to guests after singing the birthday song.
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Bibliography

  1. Todd Van Luling "This Is Why You Get To Celebrate Your Birthday Every Year." www.huffingtonpost.com. 11/11/2013. 12/07/2015 <Web >

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