Minion Cupcakes from Twinkies – Despicable Me

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Yesterday, because Twinkies were back… I made Minion Cupcakes from Despicable Me.

The problem is that Target did not have real Twinkies, they had the Cloud Cakes, which are NOT Twinkies dang it! But it is what I had to use. Didn’t change how AMAZINGLY cute these little guys turned out though!

Twinkie Minions Despicable Me Frosting

First thing to do, make some cupcakes. I don’t care if you use a mix or make them from scratch. Or do vanilla or chocolate… up to you!

Then make some frosting. Again, either use pre-made or make your own. None of us can eat pre-made and it is fast to make your own, so I always make mine.

Either way, color the frosting blue, for the Minions little blue overall bibs.

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Take your Twinkies and cut them in half.

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These are the bodies of the Minions. My kids informed me more then once that they are all different sizes. Because I only had one box of Twinkies, I just cut them in half and called it a day.

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The best part of the Minions are their eyes and goggles. You have a few choices:

Using some black frosting, make some dots for the eyes, kind of close together. Then press the eye balls into them. Now make some thin lines down the side for the goggle straps.

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Some Minions have one eye and some have 2. I always see more 2 eyed Minions, but you can do whatever you want!

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Once you have a bunch done, you can add mouths, hair or whatever you want. I was trying to find something good for the hair…

Maybe the thin black licorice strings?

I frosted my cupcakes with a Wilton 1A tip and sprinkled with little blue sprinkles. Again, you can do whatever you want! That is the beauty of it! :)

I added a little more frosting to the tops of the cupcakes so that when I pressed the Minions onto the top the frosting came up around the base a little. They seemed to look a little more sturdy that way.

These were actually really quick to make and very cute when they are done. My kids all took pictures and then promptly ate their faces off!

Minion Cupcakes made from Twinkies

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  1. VB says

    Love this idea! This was the very first movie my 2 year old was able to stay awake thru and actually sit thru the entire movie. He loved it and runs around saying beedo beedo beedo (like a siren). Looks like I may be having a Despicable me themed bday party in September! Thanks!

  2. Jessica says

    Oh my goodness!!!!! I love these! My whole family loves that movie I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  3. says

    Brilliant…positively A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! Thank you so much for sharing the details on how you made these, Tiffany. I can’t wait to make some for my grandkidlets!

  4. Z says

    Use choclate “jimmies” for hair. Look for the bottle with long pieces, short ones disappear into the cake.

  5. says

    These are the cutest little Minion’s ever! Your did a great job and your photos are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Susan says

    These are so absolutely adorable and I can make them with Twinkies! I’m all in. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  7. says

    Thank you for sharing, before seeing your post I was thinking blue and yellow for the minion cupcakes, I made lady fingers instead of Twinkies which our local supermarket didn’t have. They were not all uniform :() as I had never made them before.
    See finished photograph here

  8. says

    Sorry forgot to add your cupcakes are lovely and it wouldn’t have occurred to me to use Twinkies as I didn’t grow up here so I thought that was a great idea :()

  9. Taunya says

    So perfectly cute! Even though my son wil be 13 on his bday in November-he loves minions so I’m stealing this great easy idea for cake :) thanks a bunch~

  10. Kristi D. says

    OK so we were going to make these for my daughter’s fall festival cake decorating contest. We ordered all the stuff you recommended off Amazon and had it ready. So, imagine my surprise when my daughter came home with one of these cupcakes in a ziplock baggie from school! It seems a kid in her class had a birthday, and his mom made these for the class. I guess good new travels fast these days.

  11. Angie says

    I absolutely love these! What a great idea. Im gonna try to make them for my father-in-law for his Birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  12. says

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

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


  13. Cheryl osborn says

    What a cute idea they’re so cute!!! I’m gonna try making them for my grandsons birthday one will be one n the other will turn 8 in July. They are brothers n I know they’ll love these! Thanks for sharing!!!


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