Zombie Infected Minion Cupcake Decorating Practice #3

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes - Candy Coated Culinista

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes – Candy Coated Culinista

“He’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!” “Silas Ramsbottom …. Bottom.” “ Bee Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo.” Believe it or not these have become a part of my vocabulary and I’m an adult … well sort of an adult. Since the first moment I saw Despicable Me I have fallen in love with these movies and I even have a plushie Agnes, Unicorn and Minions. As usual for Halloween I like to make a kid-friendly treat for the kids at church, but let’s face it the adults love them as much as the kids and sometimes even more. I wanted to make some Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes with cupcakes from scratch; but of course when I don’t want my cupcakes to rise, they rise the highest they ever have and also look a little anemic and lacked flavour. I think I shouldn’t have batched down a larger cupcake recipe of mine. Oh well this gives me time to practice on my decorating skills.

Yield/Serving: 24 cupcakes

• 1 pack of Halloween themed Wilton baking cups (cupcake liners)
• 1 box of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe White Cake
• 3 extra large egg whites (per Duncan Hines box)
• 1 1/3 cup water (per Duncan Hines box)
• 2 tbsp canola oil (per Duncan Hines box)
• 1 box of Twinkies
• 99g Wilton Sparkle Gel, black
• Wilton Candy Eyeballs
• 1 – 450g Creamy Home-Style Vanilla frosting
• 1 Vial (teardrop) of blue food colouring
• 1A piping tip
• Piping bag
• Handful of brown jimmies, for hair

1. Bake the cupcakes per the box instructions and fill 24 cupcake liners.
2. Once baked, immediately remove from baking pans and move to wire racks to cool completely.
3. Unwrap the Twinkies and cut in half.
4. Using the black sparkle gel, draw on a line for the goggles and a bigger dot in the middle and adhere a candy eyeball in the top portion of the Twinkie half.
5. Draw on the mouths using sparkle gel and set aside.
6. Slowly pour and mix blue food colouring into the vanilla frosting.
7. Prepare the piping bag and pour in the frosting.
8. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with your minions.
9. Add jimmies to the tops of some Twinkies to make hair.
10. There will be some cupcakes without Twinkies, just add an eyeball and some jimmies to the frosting.

• Ensure you don’t pipe right to the edges, as the frosting will spread when the Twinkies are pushed down into the frosting the frosting will spread to the edges.

Please Enjoy

The reviews from the adults were thumbs up and these are so cute and creative. The kids just ate them without any thanks as that’s how kids are lol; but their blue teeth, noses and cheeks said they were good.

My thoughts
I had so much fun making these. I even had to buy a new set of bigger piping tips and I’m so happy that I can finally make cloud frosting even if the set was expensive I will use these tips alot. I thoroughly enjoyed it every step of the way and it really didn’t take too long. My biggest issue was getting the cupcakes into the container (the Twinkies wouldn’t let me close the container for transporting). For $20 I have some pretty crafty and awesome cupcakes for the kids at church.

Despicable Me Plushies - Candy Coated Culinista

Despicable Me Plushies – Candy Coated Culinista

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes - Candy Coated Culinista

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes – Candy Coated Culinista

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes - Candy Coated Culinista

Zombie Infected Minion Cupcakes – Candy Coated Culinista

Lemony Letdowns: Chocolate Covered Twinkies

Chocolate Covered Twinkies - Candy Coated Culinista

Chocolate Covered Twinkies – Candy Coated Culinista

If you’re in a rush but want to make something try these. I saw Twinkies in the store and I had some candy melts leftover at home and thought to cover them in chocolate and make them even richer.

Yield/Serving: 8
Prep Time: 10 min
Hands on Time: 30 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

• Twinkies
• Candy Melts, white and a 2 or 3 other colours
• Cello Bags

1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
2. Un-wrap Twinkies.
3. Melt the white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. (Stop the microwave at 30 second intervals and stir as to not burn the chocolate).
4. Coat the Twinkie into the white melted chocolate and place on the cookie sheet.
5. Place in the freezer for ten minutes to set the chocolate.
6. In the meantime melt the next colour of chocolate.
7. Once ten minutes have passed remove Twinkies from the freezer and decorate with another colour of Twinkies any way you like.
8. Drizzle using a fork, piping bag or a condiment squeeze container over the Twinkie.
9. Place back in the freezer for 10 more minutes.
10. Once chocolate has set wrap your decorated Twinkies in the cello bags.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
This turned out just okay for me. They tasted great and they were eaten and liked by Mr. C’s co-workers. I just had envisioned these looking a certain way in my head and it never came to fruition sadly.

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