Minion Mayhem

The one and only Minions have made their way to THM. With Halloween on its way I just had talk about them.  Who doesn’t love them . When my son was 1 1/2 years old he was completely obsessed with the Minions.  Literally minion mayhem. I wouldn’t be a mom if I didn’t at least think about dressing him up as one for Halloween. I was so surprised how cheap the actual costume was. I remember purchasing it at Party City for only $19.95. My how I wish he was this small again. 1 1/2 was the perfect age. Now my rambunctious child is three and thinks he is a dinosaur.

He was a little Minion himself. Always running around making those Bedo Bedo Bedo sounds. At times I’m pretty sure he understood their own language. Which, was hilarious. I had then decided to document every little thing about him. I’m sure if  I knew about the blogging world as I do now you would’ve seen a blog post about it back then. Now come the yummy cupcakes.  Mmmmmm..

 

I am by no means a professional baker. I must say for my first diy baking these came out so good. They tasted even better. I borrowed the recipe from Betty Crocker.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Yellow liquid or gel food color
16
large marshmallows
32
brown candy-coated milk chocolate candies
2
black licorice wheels
Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool cupcakes completely on cooling rack, about 15 minutes.
  • 2 Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Place remaining frosting in medium bowl; tint with yellow food color. Frost cupcakes with yellow frosting.
  • 3 Use kitchen scissors to cut 1/4-inch circles off both ends of 16 marshmallows to make 32 total rounds.
  • 4 Use reserved frosting to stick milk chocolate candies to marshmallows. Place marshmallow eyes on cupcakes, placing two eyes on some cupcakes and one eye on others. Cut 2 small pieces of licorice rope for each cupcake. Place licorice rope pieces on sides of eyes. Use black decorating gel to pipe a mouth onto each cupcake.

They don’t look exactly like the picture but they worked. My whole family and sons class loved them. So, I was happy.
*Photo Credit to Betty Crocker

 

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