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31st October 2014 // 3 Comments

Batman Themed Minion Cake!

This super fun Batman themed Minion cake was a last minute request but we couldn’t resist! We think this mischievous little cake is perfect for a birthdays so close to the festivities of Halloween from it’s sleek black costume to the Batman symbol embossed cake board! 

Batman Minion Cake by Juniper Cakery

Minion cakes are insanely popular and they’re always fun to make especially when people request an extra twist like crazy costumes or quirky flavours! They can be transformed into almost anything which makes them perfect for most occasions; imagine a minion cake disguised as a pumpkin for a Halloween party centre piece, or even as a Christmas tree? What about dressed up as the recipients favourite singer or movie character? Needless to say, we love making them!

The cake itself was a freshly whipped up classic Victoria sponge featuring Madagascan vanilla buttercream and home made strawberry preserve. We filled, stacked, carved and crumb coated the shape before chilling it and covering it with custom coloured yellow fondant. The super-minion really began to look the part when we’d finished the iconic mask, ears and all!

Batman themed Minion Cake by Juniper Cakery

One of our favourite features was the Batman embossed cake board which we covered with grey fondant / sugar paste, embossed with a small Batman cookie cutter and then dusted with edible silver lustre dust for a cool metallic sheen!

Minion in Batman Costume Cake by Juniper Cakery

For the fun name plaque we were inspired by the Batman light signal from the films and comics! We used tylo reinforced fondant to create the bright yellow and grey fondant circles to emboss and hand paint onto before attaching to the side of the cheeky Minion character! 

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11th July 2014 // 4 Comments

Evil Purple Minion Cake!

Of all the novelty cakes we create our favourite to make are minion cakes! Who doesn’t love those insane, fruit obsessed, nonsensical and cute little hench-people in the Despicable Me movies? This week we had lots of fun creating a cake version of the ‘evil’ purple minion of Despicable Me 2 for a birthday party. We loved this little misfit so much we just had to post some photos of it on the blog!

Evil Minion birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

We used a small 6″ hemisphere cake pan to bake the domed head and the rest of the body was made from 1 inch thick layers of three 6 inch circle cakes; all vanilla flavour. Each layer was sandwiched with our lovely and silky vanilla pod infused buttercream. We crumb coated the stacked layers and iced with custom coloured fondant / sugarpaste before transferring to a ‘metal sheet’ decorated cake drum.

Fun purple minion birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Our favourite parts of the minion included creating the fun hair, ‘knobbly’ teeth, stitched pocket and rather nonchalant eyeball! Of course, we enjoyed every other aspect of this cake; from the silver lustre dust painted board and dungaree buttons to the stretched, floppy arms.

Awesome evil purple minion cake by Juniper Cakery

When it comes to minion cakes we love how customisable they are. We love the idea of adding towers of baked treats next to an especially gluttonous little minion or adding some fun personalised costumes for them to wear! If we had to create a pair of minions to represent the both of us they’d be balancing cake orders in fetching yet impracticable tweed ensembles. What would your minion version look like?

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