DIY Mini Minions Cake & Cupcakes With Easy Cleanup!

Sponsored by Bounty.

Hey All!

With Despicable Me 3 now in theaters, we decided to make an easy DIY Minions mini cake and some cupcakes to celebrate. We look for any excuse to turn our tasty treats into some Minions! Also in celebration of the movie, Bounty just introduced some limited-edition Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints paper towels and quilted napkins that make clean-up quick and fun!

Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints feature the ever-mischievous Minions looking beyond adorable! The napkins go perfectly with any Minion fiesta you have planned and the paper towels have the cutest Minions with a sprinkle pattern print. I’m obsessed with the paper towels! They also pack a punch of color and fun, which only the Minions can deliver. They are available at stores nationwide, so run out and get them before their gone. Again, they are only in stores for a limited time!

I love that we can have Minions on our napkins while we eat and celebrate the new movie, and then have the Minions paper towels to help clean up. It’s Minions from start to finish!

If you want to make your own Mini Minion Cake and Cupcakes to celebrate the movie, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 box of Pillsbury White Cake Mix
  • 2 Cartons of Pillsbury White Frosting
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • 2 Tubes of Black Icing
  • Straight Edged, Large and Small Round Piping Tips
  • Couplers
  • Mini 4 Inch Cake Pan
  • Cupcake Baking Pan
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Candy Eyes
  • Small Spatula
  • Non-Stick Baking Spray

First you’ll mix up your cake mix according to the instructions on your boxed cake mix. You’ll then mix the cake batter with yellow food coloring. You’ll then spray your mini cake pan with your non-stick spray and pour some of your yellow cake batter into the pan.

You’ll fill the pan about half way and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the mini cake is cooked through. Since this is a small cake, it takes less time to cook!

You’ll let it cool down completely. While it’s cooling, you’ll mix some yellow food coloring into your white frosting with your spatula. Make sure it turns completely yellow. You’ll put your flat piping tip onto your black icing tube with a coupler.

Once your cake is cool, you’ll frost it up with your yellow frosting. You’ll then pipe a black straight line across the center of the mini yellow frosted cake. You’ll switch your piping tips to the large round tip and pipe on a big circle in the center of the line. You’ll switch the piping tip again to the small round tip and pipe on the mouth. Lastly, you’ll place a candy eye in the middle and you’re finished making your mini Minions cake!

To make the cupcakes, you will follow the same process except you’ll pour the yellow cake batter into some cupcake liners inside a cupcake baking pan. You will only fill them about half way up the cupcake liner. Follow the directions on your cake mix box for baking cupcakes.

Once your cupcakes are baked, you’ll let them cook completely. Once they are cool, you’ll do the exact same process of decorating the cupcakes as you did with the mini cake.

And that’s how you make your Minions cupcakes! How cute do they look with the new Bounty with Despicable Me 3 prints napkins? Love them! These Mini Minion Cakes and Cupcakes are the perfect easy treats to make to celebrate the release of Despicable Me 3!

Since eating cakes and cupcakes can get messy, especially when kids are involved, we have our limited edition paper towels on hand to clean up any mess in a flash.

Just a few wipes from one of these paper towels, with some table cleaner or some water and our table was back to being spotless again!

I like to clean up as soon as I see a mess forming, in case you couldn’t tell.

I already loved and used Bounty daily, but now I love them even more now that they have Minions on them!

I hope you enjoy these Minion Cakes and Cupcakes as much as we do. I’m sure you will also love these Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints too! They are in stores just in time for summer break with the kids and all the messy activities that come along with it.

Keep the celebration going and be sure to check out Despicable Me 3 (rated PG), in theaters NOW!

For more info on Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints visit the official website HERE!

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