Monday, June 17, 2013

Mini Minions

Minion Cake Pops

Despicable Me 2 is coming out soon (July 3, that is) and I made these mini Minions for the movie release. I was super excited to be asked to make them because I know a bunch of you have wanted decorating ideas on these in the past.

So here goes. I hope you like them.

Cake Pops

Crumbled cake. Frosting. Mixing. And shaping. You guys know the drill.

But if you don’t, I have a link at the bottom of the post for the full instructions on how to make them.

Minion Cake Pops

But pictures are way better, right.

Cake ball shapes

Okay, here’s a little tip I want to share on shaping. I think it really helps to get smoother edges. After you roll your mixture into evenly sized cake balls, you can use wax paper to help shape. I do this all the time for shapes that need sharper edges like boxes and such. You can simply slide the shape along a wax-paper covered surface and rotate.

And in the case of cylinders like these, start the shape of your cake ball cylinders by hand and then roll them up in a strip of wax paper. Twist the ends and then squeeze together while rolling on a flat surface to get smooth sides. It really works great.

Yellow Candy Coating

After your cake balls are shaped and chilled until firm, it’s time to dip……

Despicable Me 2 Cake Pops

And decorate! The fun part.

Hi Carl, Tom and Tim!

Candy Eyes

I found these candy eyes in two sizes and they made making the minions a blast. I found them at Hobby Lobby if you have one in your area, but you can also use white M&M’s, candy necklace pieces or even piped white coating for a similar look.

My first plan was to use the eyes like you see them, but I ended up turning them over instead. For two reasons… one, the Minions’ eyes are brown with black pupils so I could use the solid white side to draw on them. And two, if you turn the smaller eyes over, the backs are flat instead of curved and it looked more like their goggles were really raised off of their faces that way.

I know. Overkill and you can totally use the black sides and they will still look cute. But I wanted to try and make them look as close to the original as I could. Because I’m crazy.


To decorate…

  • Dip in yellow coating and before the coating dries, attach a candy eye on front and insert some black or chocolate jimmies on the top for hair.
  • For the goggles, you can use licorice strings to make the bands. Just cut to the length you need and attach to the pop with candy coating and let dry. Or pipe bands with black tinted candy coating.
  • When dry, you can paint the rims on the goggles using silver luster dust and a small brush.
  • For the overalls, gently twist the Minions off the stick so you can take them for another little dip. Submerge the bottom fourth of the minion body into blue candy coating and let dry.
  • To finish the overalls, pipe the bibs on front using a toothpick or squeeze bottle and more blue candy coating. Use a toothpick to quickly smooth the surface before it dries. Then pipe the straps starting at the top of the overall bib.

Minion Cake Pops

Super cute.

  • To finish decorating, draw eyes and a mouth with a brown edible ink pen. Then, complete the eyes with a black pen and dot the pupils with white candy coating. (Here’s another tip when it comes to drawing on candy coating with an edible ink pen. You can use a toothpick to gently scrape it off the surface of the pop. Doing so can help you create straighter lines if you mess up while drawing. You can also use a toothpick to shave away candy coating and make smoother edges or straighter lines. Just don’t press too hard.)
  • You can totally stop there and they will be awesome, but if you are compulsive and crazy like me, you can add more detail to your Minions.
  • Use a toothpick to apply yellow coating in a line on the side of each pop for arms and add a black confetti sprinkle attached at the end for gloves.
  • Apply two dots of blue coating on the bottom of each minion body and attach two coated black sunflower seeds for shoes.
  • Draw on two black dots for overall buttons with your edible ink pen and attach a black confetti sprinkle on the overall fronts. Use a toothpick dipped lightly in blue coating and draw a G on each confetti sprinkle for their patch. Again. They’ll be just as sweet arm and legless and you won’t be hairless by the time you finish. : )

Despicable Me 2 Cake Pops

Minions! Yay!

But I also made something more from the movie.

Cake balls

I started with these shapes.

Circles. Easy enough.

And really rounded cones. You can use the wax paper trick for those.

Agnes Cake Pops

The balls became little Agnes.

So adorable. And these are neat because I only used one candy to decorate. The rest was all melted candy coating. So you can do a lot with a little.


  • To create Agnes, make a small indention in the front of each ball. It’s all about details. The impression will help them look more like faces instead of round balls. Dip them in candy coating tinted using white and pink or peach to create a flesh color.
  • For her ponytail, I used licorice strings again, cut into short pieces. To make it easier to attach, I made the ponytails first by dotting some black candy coating on wax paper and attaching the licorice. This made the ponytail one unit and it was much easier than trying to attach the pieces on the top of the rounded pop.
  • When the ponytails are ready, dip the top of each Agnes’ head in black candy coating and attach her ponytail right on top before the coating dries.

Agnes Cake Pops

  • For her sweet little face, draw eyes and mouth with a brown edible ink pen. Draw on eyebrows and dot on eyes and eyelashes with black candy coating and a toothpick.
  • Add bangs using a toothpick dipped in black candy coating to draw on hair. This will tie in the look to the licorice pieces, too.
  • Then dot on noses and ears with more flesh tinted candy coating and make her hair band by drawing on red candy coating.
  • Give her sweet little cheeks by brushing on dry pink luster dust.

Now Agnes wouldn’t be complete without her favorite stuffed animal.

Want to see?

Unicorn Cake Pops

It’s so fluffy!!!!! Or yummy in this case.


For the unicorn, I used candy corn… sixlets for eyes and hair, sunflower seeds for ears and confetti sprinkles for tongues.

Let me show you.

Unicorn candy corn horns

For the unicorn horn, I had some pastel colored candy corn and cut them in half. Then I painted the bottoms with gold luster dust. Painting the bottoms first is helpful so you don’t get luster dust on the head if you paint them after they are dipped. And you can use other candy corn colors, too since you are painting over them.


The ears were sunflower seeds attached to the cake ball shape, so when they were dipped it created one overall shape.

After dipping, immediately attach the horn, eyes and insert the tongue.

When dry, attach sixlets to the back for hair using melted dark pink candy coating. The sixlets work great and give the hair substance.

Then you can finish painting the horns with luster dust.


To make them look more like a main, use the pink candy coating (Merckens brand) and draw on the surface of the candies. Drag the toothpick through to simulate hair.

Unicorn Cake Pops

Voila. Unicorns with big voluminous manes.

Want to see one more.

Did you know there are new minions in this movie. Evil ones. Eeek.

Evil Minion Cake Pops

I only made one of these but, it’s basically the same idea as the yellow minions, but with different colors, gnarly teeth and crazy hair.

Despicable Me 2 Cake Pops

Despicable Me 2 Cake Pop Instructions

Enjoy! And I can’t wait to see these guys on the big screen.

Munched Minion

Hey, who did that?!?


Disclosure: I was compensated to make Despicable Me Cake Pops for the upcoming movie release. I love these little guys though and I only make things on the site that I think you’ll enjoy, too. I hope they make you smile.

paul said...

they are cute as all get out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can you bring some over to my house!!!!!!!!!!

October 20, 2013 02:11 PM
paul said...

way to cute to be eaten. by the way can you bring some over to my house!

October 20, 2013 02:16 PM
arabicrecipes said...

i wish i get the same results …. good job

October 23, 2013 11:23 AM
caleb said...

can you guys give me a idea so i can make a mioin on my pumpkin

October 26, 2013 01:29 PM
caleb said...

can you guys help me with a idea to make a mioin on my pumpkin

October 26, 2013 01:32 PM
caleb said...

pumpkihow do you make a mioin

October 26, 2013 01:35 PM
caleb said...

how do you make a mioion on a pumpkin

October 26, 2013 01:37 PM
Deb R said...

Can’t wait to use your tutorial for an order this week! Awesome work! One question though – in the step where you dip the bottom of the minion in blue, where’s the stick? Didn’t we put it on the stick earlier? I’d be afraid to put it on after much decorating for fear of dislodging the cooled chocolate. What am I missing, LOL? :)

October 28, 2013 12:22 PM
liz said...

Do you take orders

October 30, 2013 12:40 AM
Anonymous said...


November 9, 2013 10:11 PM
hala kassim said...

omg omg omg god bless u for the amazing work i cant beleive it till now

November 16, 2013 02:12 AM
CHefgirl said...

They’re so cute! I’ll try to make them if i have time :D

November 17, 2013 12:50 PM
Audrey Nichols said...

I love them! They are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 19, 2013 08:52 PM
charlize said...

THEY TASTE LIKE A WORLD OF RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 21, 2013 01:52 AM
Anonymous said...


November 23, 2013 02:36 AM
Anonymous said...

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November 23, 2013 02:41 AM
D a v e said...

H e l l o I a m t h e b e s t m I n I o n

November 23, 2013 02:42 AM
bina said...

look at my master!

December 9, 2013 07:43 AM
bina said...

im the best teacher in the goddamn fucking world BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 9, 2013 07:44 AM
Abby Eathorne said...

These are SUPER cute!!! I love all of the cake pops you made!!

December 10, 2013 03:10 PM
Tracey lindenmuth said...

Can I pay for these yo be made for my 4 yr olds bday?

December 13, 2013 10:14 PM
alien... said...

omg!?! könnt ich nicht besa machen…

December 28, 2013 10:17 AM
Kinnunen Tuija said...

Hello! What substances are in the dough? .
What’s that yellow substance is a dip made ??of?

December 30, 2013 02:43 AM
Anonymous said...

This cakepops are cool

January 2, 2014 12:12 AM
jiezle said...

hi i want to know what did you use to decorate? is that fondant? if im not mistaken it was called like that…did you made it?? how pls share…tnx…its clay like…thanks!!!

January 3, 2014 02:05 AM
Rachel Metz said...

You are incredible! I am making these next week and this is the perfect tutorial (as with all your tutorials). Thank you for all your creativity and inspiration in the cake pop world.

January 4, 2014 04:17 PM
amanda said...

they r amazing!!! congratulations

January 11, 2014 08:58 AM
Mui said...

Such a wonderful creation! I tried to make this.. For some reason my liquorice strands are not sticking to the cake (even though I used candy melts to stick it) and it keeps bouncing off and destroying the whole thing.. It’s making me frustrated! Haha. Are there any steps that I did wrong or do you have any tips regarding getting the liquorice to “behave”? Hope to hear from you. Thanks!

January 21, 2014 06:52 PM
pamela said...

congratulations, best minion cake pops i’ve ever seen

January 23, 2014 05:51 PM
Emma said...

Hi Bakerella

I love these cake pops, but I have a question for you. I use Merckens candy coating from my local Bulk Barn (In Canada) byt I always get these little, I don’t know, beads I guess, of candy coating. I don’t understand! and sometimes right after I dip them, I get wrinkles. please help me! oh, and could you please read my comment on your Boo and Grumpy Cat post.


P.S Despicable Me is the best movie ever!

January 28, 2014 06:07 AM
Lizzie Gonzales said...

Could you share detailed instructions for a not so crafty mother?

February 2, 2014 07:54 PM
wiktoria and paulina said...

I like the minyons

February 7, 2014 12:51 PM
Andrea said...

I wanted to know what you used for the minion teeth?? You didn’t mention it in the instructions and I would love to try to create the goofy look! Great job!

February 9, 2014 06:47 AM
K.g said...

Can these be made ahead of time and frozen?

February 18, 2014 09:19 AM
Sarah said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial, I needed to make some of these and you had the hints and product list that I was looking for.
Really appreciate the help :)

February 21, 2014 07:35 PM
Christina said...

These are amazing! Absolutely perfect!

March 7, 2014 11:44 AM
Anonymous said...

how cute

April 23, 2014 02:45 PM
Ami@naivecookcooks said...

I am dying of all this serious cuteness around here girl!

May 9, 2014 08:39 PM
Jessica said...

How long can i refrigerate the minions before i dress them and decorate?

May 13, 2014 05:10 PM
susana said...

Can u tell me how would I do the silver for the minion glasses

July 8, 2014 10:30 AM
daenne araujo mota said...

Boa noite
Muito lindo tudo o que foi feito, mais não leio Inglês, e gostaria muito de fazer a festa dos meus filhos Gabriel e Arthur dos minions , e lógico eu fazendo tudo… adoro….

July 29, 2014 08:57 PM
andriesa said...

Mre please can jou sent me the recipe that looks beutiful

July 30, 2014 02:03 AM
Anonymous said...

These are almost impossible!!!! How do you get them to look good? I’ve spent hours on them and they look aweful! Suggestions?

August 1, 2014 02:57 PM
Rosa antinao said...

Me lo podrian enviar en castellano esta receta

August 2, 2014 01:25 PM
Ebony said...

I would like to know your pruces fie the duspicable me cakepops i would need 48

August 3, 2014 08:53 AM
kamryn analise tanner said...

I <3 the little Unicorn

August 9, 2014 09:32 PM
Natasha said...

These look soooo amazing and realistic!!! I would love to know how you created the teeth for the evil minion?

September 12, 2014 12:38 AM
Jerilyn said...

I was sick to my stomach. I followed every instruction to the letter and my yellow dip was so thick and I kept adding oil to thin it accordingly and it was still like peanut butter . My sons birthday was a disaster . What went wrong ?????

September 24, 2014 08:16 PM
Saira said...

OMG, I come to this page everyday, many times a day. I love your perfection. You are very accurate about the small small details & everything. Thanks for sharing.

November 30, 2014 08:59 PM
Anonymous said...

that is simply AWESOME!!!!

December 3, 2014 07:39 PM
Joanna said...

Hi, do you make cake pops to order, I need 30 for a party thanks.

December 4, 2014 06:19 AM
Terri said...

Love them, great for a baby shower

March 1, 2015 11:50 AM
saad said...

lovely creativity …. just amazing ….

March 1, 2015 03:56 PM
Anonymous said...


March 26, 2015 08:59 AM
Anonymous said...

You Are awesome!

May 21, 2015 09:17 PM
Cristina said...

Me pasas la receta del baño amarillo?

June 8, 2015 11:12 AM
Felix said...

Very nice Job ! and (looks) so easy to make and eat ;)

I made a link of your article to my blog related to the minions word (, I hope you are ok with that


June 10, 2015 06:40 AM
Aless said...

Fun party

July 28, 2015 12:48 PM
Robin said...

I was looking for the link on how to make the minions. I have never crumbled the cake and added frosting to shape anything. I get it for the most part. I would like to know how much cake to frosting.

Thank you these look great

August 30, 2015 11:29 PM
Jessie Cooper said...

Holy cow! These look amazing! So much detail!

September 28, 2015 03:40 PM
Samantha said...

These are so amazing, am attempting minion cake pops for my nephew’s birthday and was wondering if these can be kept in the fridge (fully decorated) and if so for how long? Thanks!

October 6, 2015 07:07 PM
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