Glutens made me happy today. No not because I ate them. I would NEVER. DO. THAT. But because I made MINION CUPCAKES!!! Despicable Me Minion Cupcakes!!! Unfortunately they are of the evil gluten-filled species, because GF Twinkies have yet to exist. I used the recipe from this site: http://mylitter.com/recipes/minion-cupcakes-from-twinkies-despicable-me/. I don’t know whether you necessarily need a recipe but rather some time, excitement and important supplies: Twinkies, candy eyeballs, frosting, cupcake mix.
I have been biting at the bit to make these bad boys. I was working on convincing my five-year-old niece to switch from a Hello Kitty birthday to a Despicable Me party theme. This week is Surgical Technologist Appreciation week at work and I figured this was a good excuse to make them, instead of, well uh, just really wanting to make children’s movie character cupcakes. 🙂
I made it easy on myself and bought the eyes, already blue frosting, Wilson’s Glitter Gel and Betty Crocker cupcake mix. Word to the wise: let the gel set for a good while or your minion eyes will start dripping (this happened) and you will be finishing your minions at 5:30 am. I also recommend buying two things of frosting to make sure the minions have enough to stick to. I’ve seen rumors of GF Twinkies on the Internet, so maybe one day these minions will evolve into the gluten-free variety. (Who knows, maybe they will be healthier?)
Until then, I had the pleasure of Twinkie aroma during my 30-minute drive to work to fill my belly. I enjoyed making them so much that I didn’t care and my coworkers were definitely pleased today!!
My cheater blue frosting…too lazy to mix food coloring 😉
Look at how happy they are! The one-eyed ones are my favorite!
BEEDO BEEDO BEEDO