Welcome to the second part of our 3D Minion Cake Tutorial! Here you can learn how to create the number topper, letter name plaques, finish the eyes, create a mouth and hair for your Minion. The 3D Minion cake is great for any Despicable Me fan, so if you haven’t already completed part 1 it’s time to do just that! This cake is sure to impress family and friends and with our step-by-step guide you’ll be done in no time. We’ve even included images for you to view along the way, so even if you don’t understand something – you’ll still be able to visualise it!
You Will Need
- Cake Pop Stick
- 100g Silver Modelling Paste
- 100g Black Modelling Paste
- 100g Black Sugarpaste
- 125g White Sugarpaste
- 250g Brown Sugarpaste
- PME Number & Alphabet Sets
- Blade Modelling Tool
- Ball Modelling Tool
- Light Pink Sugarpaste
- Small Rolling Pin
- Edible Glue
- PME Round Cutter Set
Step By Step in Pictures
Before you start this tutorial you’ll need to complete part 1!
Making The Number Topper
1. So now you’ve completed part 1 (hurray) it’s time to move on to part 2 and add the finishing touches! To start, lets carry on with where we left off and make a number topper for your Minion to hold. For this, you’re going to need to cut a cake pop stick into two pieces. Cut roughly 1/3 of the cake pop stick off the end to make it the correct height. Be careful when you do this as cake pop sticks can be quite difficult to break!
2. Next, take a piece of your silver modelling paste and roll this out to roughly half a centimetre thick. This needs to be quite thick as we have to fit a cake pop stick through it. Use a number cutter to cut out the correct age.
3. Attach the cake pop stick to the number by gently pushing one end of the stick into the bottom of the number. Use one hand to guide the cake pop stick into place. Push this in until it feels secure, but be careful not to pierce through the modelling paste. If this happens, it could be that the modelling paste is too thin – start again and roll it a little thicker!
4. Next, add some ‘screws’ to the number, the same way as you did for the goggles! Simply roll some small balls of silver modelling paste, flatten and use the blade modelling tool to create indentations in each one. Stick to the front of your number using edible glue.
5. Now you can put this into the Minion’s hand! Position the end of the cake pop stick between the thumb and hand and press down to keep it in place. If you find it falling out of place, gently squeeze the hand and thumb around the stick to keep it stood up straight.
Finishing The Eyes
6. To finish the eyes, you simply need to make some eyeballs! To do this, create 2 brown circles, 2 black circles and 2 white circles. The brown circles need to be the largest and the white circles the smallest. Stack these on top of one another, as pictured, securing into place with edible glue. The largest of these circles was created using the smallest PME round cutter (as a size guide).
7. Stick the eyeballs to the bottom right-hand corner of the goggles to make the Minion appear as though he is staring at the number topper!
Creating The Mouth
8. Now that the eyes are done you can move onto the mouth! Start by cutting out a semi-circle from black sugarpaste, roughly 1mm thick. Carefully slice off the edges of the semi-circle using a cutting wheel to create a rounded trapezium shape.
9. To make the teeth, cut out 2 small circles from white sugarpaste and cut these in half. Stick each semi-circle in a row along the top of the mouth.
10. Lastly, for the tongue, roll out some baby pink sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick. Use a medium round cutter to cut out a circle, and then slice off the bottom of the circle to create a smaller curved edge. Stick this to the bottom of the mouth as pictured.
11. Now you can stick the mouth to the face!
Creating The Hair
12. Before you make the hair, you need to create several small holes in the top of the Minion’s head. Use the small end of the ball modelling tool to create indentations in the head.
13. To make the hair, take a small piece of black modelling paste and roll this into a long thin sausage shape with a pointed end. Dab a little edible glue into one of the holes and place the hair into it. Repeat this step until all of the holes are filled with hair!
Making The Name
14. The name you choose to put on your cake (if any) can be whatever you like, but you’ll need to use letter cutters and silver modelling paste for this. Roll out your silver modelling paste (and this needs to be relatively thick in order for the letters to stand up) and cut out each letter. Arrange the letters so that they stand up between the Minion’s feet, or alternatively you can lie these down flat against your cake board.
And you’re done! You now have a lovely 3D Minion cake to show off to family and friends – just make sure you get a few photos before they eat it!