Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Minion Cake

Last year I thought it would be fun to make Justin a Minion cake for his birthday. I frosted and decorated the cake with white chocolate. I was pleased with the results, but having had more practice with fondant recently I decided to give it another try this year.
I baked a double recipe of applesauce cake (since it’s one of Justin’s favorites) in a 9x13-inch (22x32 cm) pan. Having frozen the cake to make it easier to trim to shape, I cut the sides and the corners to make a long oval
then I flattened the top and rounded the edges.
I made the arms and legs out of the trimmed sides, and the glasses out of gingerbread. Next, I spread a thin layer of frosting over the cake to seal the crumbs and make the fondant stick.
I rolled out part of the fondant that I had colored yellow to cover the top of the cake and the arms.
I rolled out and applied blue fondant for the Minion’s overalls.
I used black, grey and brown fondant for the final details.

This may become a yearly tradition!

Last year’s Minion

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