3D Minion cake – Take Three

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Not a recipe post but last week I made my third (yes third!) 3D Minion cake. This was another birthday cake, for Amber, the daughter of one of my colleague’s 11th birthday. This one was slightly different in that she had requested a vanilla cake so I used Jo Wheatley’s vanilla celebration cake recipe from ‘A Passion for Baking’. This is by far my best one so far. I splashed out recently and treated myself to a new, large non-stick rolling pin and a new, large non-stick board for my sugarcraft work which I have to say made the whole process a lot easier.
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3D Minion Cake – Take Two

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This isn’t a new post but I wanted to share some of the photos of this weekend’s bake. I was asked by one of our lovely learning support assistants at school if I would make a Minion cake for her son’s fifth birthday. I was of course up for the challenge! You can read about my first attempt at making a 3D Minion cake here. I used the same recipe but this time decided to give covering the whole cake in fondant icing a go. It was a little tricky to say the least and I did require Mr Birdie’s help. Luckily it turned out reasonably well and the birthday boy was pleased!
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3D Minion Cake

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About a month ago I was asked if I could make a Minion cake for the 3rd birthday of Finn, the son of one of my friends. ‘Of course!’ was my reply followed by ‘How about a 3D one?’ I was thrilled and honoured to be asked and knew this was an important task. After quite a bit of research I had a basic idea of what I wanted to do. Luckily, Pinterest and YouTube are full of tutorials. I collected them altogether on a Pinterest board that you can find here. There are lots of different versions. I opted to cover my Minion in buttercream rather than fondant as I’m not overly familiar or confident in working with fondant and then decided to go for a single eye along with some arms and some overalls. I was amazed at how well it turned out given that I’ve never tried anything like this before.
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