I needed to take a break from all of the Halloween Right Into Thanksgiving and Christmas Season that we are in. I mean we go Trick or Treating, then bam - Christmas commercials and displays everywhere. I love the holidays and all, but sometimes you gotta take a vacation from them.
And we love love (love!) Minions here. I've been meaning to make these Minions forever, like ever since I saw they made Mint Milano mini cookies. Mint Milano cookies are so yum on their own, but then the geniuses over at Pepperidge Farms went and shrank 'em. And of course I was all like "you had me at mini".
And if you're not familiar with Minions, where have you been?? J/K - they are the little yellow henchmen of Gru in the Despicable Me movies.
For some of their best scenes, check out this YouTube compilation:
And for some reason - I'm not really sure why - I just happen to have yellow and violet Wilton Color Mist hanging around in my sprinkle cabinet. What is Color Mist? Well it's basically like spray paint for food. To make the color for these little minions, just spray some cookies yellow and some purple (for the evil minions).
All the rest of the detail is done with melted candy wafers and some royal icing eyes.
They are fun on their own or super cute added as cupcake toppers too!
Minions crack me and the kiddos up every time we re-watch one of the Despicable Me movies. Make a batch of them while you wait patiently for the Minions movie due out summer of 2015! Can't wait!