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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