In honor of the release of the summer’s hottest animated movie, we want to introduce you to the summer’s hottest cupcake trend. The July release of Despicable Me 2 received praise from critics and fans alike. It received a 75% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and, if you’ve seen it, you know what all of the rage is about. But this summer gets even sweeter. As of July 12th, those beloved Twinkies we’ve missed so much are back in the stores. Celebrate both in one delicious treat by making these adorable Despicable Me Twinkie cupcakes.
How to Make Despicable Me Cupcakes
Start by baking vanilla cupcakes. You can do this from scratch or save time by picking up a box of vanilla cake mix from the store. From there, you’ll want to pipe some vanilla icing onto the top of the cupcake. Cut a Twinkie widthwise so that you have about 1/3 to use for the body of the minion. Then, stick this piece up vertically in the icing. The icing will serve as an adhesive to ensure that the Twinkie stays in place, so try adding more if you find the Twinkie sliding off.
Now’s the fun part. Decorate the Twinkie with black icing to serve as the mouth, little strands of hair, and for the sides of the goggles. You can get creative with which small white candies to use for the lenses of the goggles. We find that white Smarties work best. Stick them on by placing a dab of icing on the back, and make sure to put a dot of black icing in the center of each for the eyes.
After you’ve made these irresistible treats, you’ll want to show them off. There are lots of ways to do this. Consider bringing your children and some of their friends out to see Despicable Me 2 and treating them to these cupcakes afterward. These desserts also great for a movie night at home.
Dress Up in Despicable Me Costumes
If your child is a huge Despicable Me fan, why not spoil him or her with a full out Despicable Me party? Dad can dress up as Gru and the kids can dress up as the minions by ordering from our selection of official Despicable Me 2 costumes. Dressing up as these characters will make your party an interactive experience no one will forget.