Minion Cake

With the new Minion movie coming out this summer, I decided I would make a fun little minion cake for my boy turning 7 this year. Oh, and his dad too, because this kid was born right on his dad’s birthday! The good thing is, Minions are so lovable they have fans big and small, and it was the perfect character to make for a multi generational cake! Who can resist those adorable minions?!

Betty Crocker has a great step by step tutorial, so I followed along with that, adding our own twist in spots.

Minion Cake - Mom vs the Boys

Minion Cake

You’ll Need

Box cake mix
Buttercream Icing
Wilton Lemon Yellow Food Colouring
Wilton Blue Food Colouring
Wilton Black Food Colouring
Black string licorice
2 Hershey kisses, wrapper removed
3 Tootsie Rolls
1-2 Tbsp Honey

Large chocolate disk
Small chocolate disk
Blue candy melt (optional)
White or silver sugar


Bake the box cake mix according to the package in a 9×13 pan. Allow to cool completely. Trim away the square edge of the cake to create an oblong shape for your minion. Trim the bottom flat. 

Mix your Lemon Yellow food colouring with the buttercream icing. This is a perfect minion colour, they should rename it ‘Minion Yellow’! Do a thin crumb coat on the coat, this can be a messy layer and will get the loose crumbs. Then place in the freeze for about 30 min to firm up. 

Repeat another layer with the yellow icing only going down about 3/4 of the way, using a spatula to make the icing as smooth and flat as possible. Use the spatula to make an upward curving line in the icing about 4 inches from the bottom of the cake. This line will separate the yellow body from the blue pants. Mix the blue buttercream and spread blue on the remaining portion.

Use licorice lace to cover the line made by the spatula. Use more licorice laces to outline the bottom edges of the cake and to outline the minion’s jumper. Hopefully your lace won’t have kinks in it! I had one in an unfortunate spot, right in the middle of the jumper.

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To finish the jumper insert two hershey kisses, upside down, into each side.

For the minion’s eye, frost the large chocolate disk with a thick layer of white buttercream icing. I found my eye pieces at the bulk barn. When I saw the blue candy melts I thought it  would be fun to give the minion a blue eye. If you want to go this route, just stack the small chocolate disk onto the blue one.

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eye pieces

For the goggles, take about 3-5 tootsie rolls and knead until soft. You can also put them in the microwave, unwrapped, for a few seconds to softened them up. I found this worked really well. Roll the candy between your palms into a rope. Press the rope around a plastic tumbler with a rim that just fits around your eye piece. Press the loose ends together to secure.

form ring

Gently pull the candy off of the  tumbler, being careful to keep the shape.  Coat the chocolate candy ring with a little honey using a pastry brush—you may not use all of the honey. Place the white or silver sugar in a dish and dip the chocolate ring into the sugar. 


To assemble, place the finished eye piece onto the cake towards the top, middle. Place the tootsie roll ring around it. Draw two lines of icing about two inches apart on either side of the silver eye piece using black buttercream. Fill in the lines with more icing and then smooth it with a small knife or spatula. I used an icing tip that created a flat line and make strips, until covered.

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Use more black licorice lace for the mouth and hair, and your adorable minion cake is complete!!

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This cake was a hit with the birthday boys, and the whole family!

For other fun Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes such as Creepers, Sailboats, Sesame Street Characters, Robots and Fire Breathing Dragons, check out my Recipe Box



  1. Laurie P says:

    This is all kinds of cute! Well done!

  2. Love, love, love! My kids are huge fans of the Minions!

  3. nicolthepickle says:

    WEll done. This is cute and simple. .

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh Wow!! you really outdid yourself, it’s super awesome, I’m sure everyone loved it!! you can make me know mine would never look that good!!

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    What a fun cake! You did a great job on it 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I can see that someone was very happy and proud of their birthday cake 🙂

  7. Awesome job!

  8. Awwww…. wish my kiddos were still little, this cake bis super cute!

  9. loucheryl says:

    ADORABLE! My little guy is turning 2 at the end of this month and our birthday theme is MINONS! They are his favourite. I’d love to make him this cake. 🙂

  10. I never remember to chill/freeze after the crumb coat. I always wonder why it’s so hard to keep clean. I’ll have to remember that for next time!

  11. Victoria Ess says:

    This is so so so cute!

  12. mrdisco says:

    I love Minions! Seeing their movie this week too.

  13. heidi c, says:

    This would be perfect for any fans of the Minions!

  14. Doris Calvert says:

    How cute is that!! I love it!

  15. You are smart and unbelievably talented. Have a safe and wonderful Summer.
    You are savvy and just saved people a bundle.

  16. nicolthepickle says:

    This is so sweet. You did a good job.

  17. mousecat says:

    Love it!

  18. kathy downey says:

    Wow,you sure done an awesome job on the cake,its perfect!

  19. I love minions!! They just make me smile 😀

  20. Anne Taylor says:

    This is one adorable cake! Talent beyond!

  21. Aliya D says:

    That’s awesome! Minions are awesome… And so talented. I could never come up with this stuff.

  22. The new movie is pretty funny!

  23. I love the Minions! This is a great idea!

  24. This is too cute! Great job 🙂

  25. That is an impressive cake! I haven’t even seen the movies but I still think the minions are super cute!

  26. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I can’t believe you made this because it looks so good and I would have thought it was done by a professional. Great Job!

  27. My grandson who is a minion fan would love this!

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