I received a notice from the school yesterday...that there was a bake sale for TODAY! Well I had saved a Pinterest idea for these Twinkie Minions from off of the movie "Despicable Me".
My oldest called me out on the colour of the icing...but honestly...I looked everywhere in Bancroft for black gel icing with no success.
Time was of the essence!
Cut your Twinkies in half. I used the white candies out of "Rockets" for the eyes. It's a good thing Halloween is just around the corner so they were easy to find. Ice the backing of the Rockets making sure when you decorate the Twinkies it's easier to do when they are flat not upright.
Finish decorating with Black Sprinkles for "hair" and using gel icing to outline the glasses, the pupils of their eyes and the smiley face. Ice the cupcake generously. Place the decorated Twinkie carefully on top.
To protect them so they don't get smushed or go stale, use upside down plastic cups. If you can find ones with lids even better. I couldn't source them so I just used tinfoil as a base instead. I "borrowed" the cup idea from a very talented friend of mine Krista.
The minions were a glowing success at the school. They sold for $3 a piece and were gone within the first 20 minutes.