I first baked the cupcakes and while they were cooling I prepped the minions. I started with unwrapping the smarties candies and remove all of the white ones and placed them in a separate bowl. I then took 12 of the twinkies and cut them in half. This required buying two boxes of the twinkies. I placed them on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
I then took the black gel and put a small dab on the back side of the white smarties and arranged the eyes using the black gel as a glue to keep the eyes in place.
I used the same gel to outline the candies making them look like their googles and straps down the sides. I piped small dots in the center and sides of the candies to make the eye or eyes and piped the mouths.
I then took the white icing and tinted it blue. I fitted a zip loc bag with a large star tip and filled it with the icing. I piped a small spot in the center of each cupcake as a glue to hold the Minions in place. I piped the outer edge of the cupcakes and set the Minions in the center. I forgot to pick up chocolate sprinkles but if you wanted to you could insert a few into the tops to look like hair.
Happy Birthday Jaycers I hope you love your cupcakes from Auntie Tine.
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