Minion Cupcakes Party Recipe


    My younger son’s birthday is at the end of this month and he is going to be ten years old!  I’m very excited about planning his special day for him and making it unforgettable for him and the rest of the family.  

    Since he loves the Minions, I thought it would be a great idea to make some Minion cupcakes for his celebration.  I’ve been doing a lot of research online and checking out lots of photos of the different desserts that are out there involving the Minions.

    I’m so excited about how these came out and I cannot wait to replicate them for his party.  I think I’m going to have to make a whole bunch because, between my sons and nephews, there are eight boys in the family and they all have hearty appetites.  I hope you guys enjoy making them in your home as much as I did eating them!

Minion Cupcakes


Box Cake Mix
Box of Twinkies
Buttercream Frosting or you can use the homemade recipe below
Wilton Decorator Eyes
Black Icing Tube



  • Mix and bake cake mix according to Instructions filling cupcake liners approximately ½ full.
  • Cut Twinkie cakes in half. To make the faces of the minions simply add 1 or 2 black dots where the eyes will go. Then gently press the decorator eyes into the black dots. This will give the look of the goggles around the eyes. Then finish the straps of the goggles by adding a line of black icing down the side of the minion. Add some fun little mouth expressions on their faces.
  • Once the cupcakes have been taken out of the oven allow them to cool completely. Take your buttercream frosting and mix in approximately 20 drops of blue icing. You may need more depending on how dark you want the icing. Frost the cupcakes using plenty of frosting on each one. I find this makes it sturdier so the minions do not fall. Add the minion bodies on top of the cupcakes and enjoy!!
  • These are so fun and you can even turn it into a baking lesson with the kids.


Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk


In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.  Makes about 3 cups.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite desserts to make at your children’s birthday parties?

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  1. These are just so blasted cute! My kids are so obsessed with Minions. They would love these!

  2. Love the minions and love the way these look! You did a great job. I bet everyone at the party will love them!

  3. Awwww, this is such an adorable recipe. I LOVE THE MINIONS!!!

  4. OMG these are freaking ADORABLE! I am not very crafty nor a baker but I think even I could do this! My daughter who is 21 lol she LOVES Minions – I need to make these for her as a special surprise! Too cute!

    • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

      They are relatively easy, so I don’t think you have to be an expert to make them and have them come out awesome 😉

  5. Oh those are cute! And a great excuse to enjoy a Twinkie! It has been so very very long!

  6. Oh my, what a cute idea. The twins love the minions. I want to do this on their birthday.

  7. Your cupcakes look adorable I am by no means a baker but I wish I had your skill and talent. This is fantastic well done!

  8. The minion cupcakes are adorable! This will be a sure hit with the kids.

  9. Megan mccoig says

    Well these look so so fun! I want to try these if I can get hold of some Twinkies! 🙂 lovely recipe!

  10. These cupcakes are really cute! Kids love minions and anything minion-themed would definitely be a hit. Wishing your son a happy 10th birthday!

  11. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I made these a couple of years ago for my son’s boy Scout meet and they went over BIG! They are adorable!

  12. These are so cute! Even though we’re 27 years old, my fiance and I love Minions! I’d be fat for a week off of these things! 🙂

  13. What a cute and simple cupcake idea for Minions fans. My daughter thinks Minions are adorable.

  14. Jett has recently discovered minions AND cupcakes so of course these would be perfect for him! I love how simple they are! Happy Birthday to your son!

  15. I love the minions and the despicable me movies!! These are so cute and with patience seem relatively easy!

  16. Awe, how cute are these? My kids will love them when I make them. Thanks for sharing, and thanks from the kids too.

  17. Oh those do look like fun! I’m a fan of Minions myself so I might be inclined to make these for my own birthday, lol.

  18. These are so cute. I know so many kids who are obsessed with the Minions.

  19. These look so cute and yummy. I have always loved the Minions. Happy Birthday to your son.

  20. I bet the party is going to be super!! It seems all little kids like Minions. I am not sure I can figure out why they like them so much, but hey…. whatever he wants … Right?

  21. I love the minions (as does my son.) These are really cute, and perfect for parties!

  22. I refuse to let my kids have twinkies, but these look very, very cute!!

  23. These Minion cupcakes are just way too cute. I am definitely going to try making some…cupcakes and Twinkie’s, may not be a good thing for my waistline, but sounds absolutely delicious!

  24. These are the best! They even have the goggles and cute hairstyles, how fun!

  25. HA! these make me laugh as they are so cute! I love that you used Twinkies because hellooooooo . . . who doesn’t just LOVE twinkies right? 😉

  26. Children love minions; They are cute, and these minions cupcakes are so adorable. I like the idea to present cupcakes on your son’s birthday.

  27. Those really are adorable and great for all those Minion lovers out there. They sure sound like they will taste delicious from the cupcake to the Twinkie Minions!

  28. So cute and creative! Why can’t I ever think of this 🙂

  29. Minions are so popular with the kids! My two year old would love these. I’ll save the recipe!

  30. My kids are going to love this! its such a fun idea and they not only look awesome but delicious as well.

  31. Minionssssss…. I would be excited too haha adorable. And so easy!

  32. That is such a cute idea. They would be great for a class party or a birthday party.

  33. I love these! So cute and a great idea because they look exactly like minions! My 2 year old is obsessed with Minions so this would be perfect for us to do!

  34. What a creative idea! I love the Despicable Me movies, especially the little minions. This will be fun to try!

  35. This looks so delicious and easy to make. My kids love Minions. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.

  36. The Minion cupcakes are absolutely adorable! Awesome that they are easy to make too!

  37. These are super cute! I can’t believe how simple they are to make either. If I had a kid, I’d definitely be making these for them!

  38. What a cute idea! I bet my kids would love these, they love this movie!

  39. Minions are so much favorite with my kids as well. These cupcakes are looking so different and yummy. Will definitely try this one and I am sure my girls would definitely love this cute wonderful recipe.

  40. Those are simply adorable! The Minions are a favorite of many, including my own children. I know that they’d love this.

  41. Homemade buttercream frosting is my only issue because I dont have a mixer, but I think it sounds really delicious so might make this at my moms.

  42. My little guy loves his minion. I’m sure he’d enjoy making, tearing apart and eating these little minions.

  43. YUM YUM! These are so adorable, I suck at baking … #goals 🙂

  44. Janell @ Saving You Dinero says

    What a clever idea! My kids would love these for dessert. I need to make these.

  45. We love this movie, so my son would FLIP over these cupcakes!! They are absolutely adorable!!

  46. Great ideas for birthday or class parties. Any suggestions on a swap of the twinkies that I could use?

  47. Linda Bradshaw says

    This is such a great idea. I can’t believe I never thought of it. I will be making these for my grandson’s class. Great for birthday parties too. thanks for sharing.

  48. Maryann D. says

    What a super and fun idea. I would never have thought to use a Box of Twinkies for a cute recipe like this. Any child would enjoy this for their party.

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