Coolest Despicable Me Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Despicable Me Birthday Cake for my son’s 3rd birthday, since Despicable Me is his current favorite movie. As far as cake-carving goes, this one was especially easy (as I actually didn’t have to carve anything), it just involved a good deal of attention to detail and time.

The base cake is just a 12×18 sheet cake. The minions are both made of 6″ round cakes (the little one is 2 – 6″ rounds, the big one is 4 – 6″ rounds), each topped with half of the Wilton sports ball pan. I used bubble tea straws (cut to the right length) as supports inside the cakes, and in the base cake, under the minions, so the weight of them didn’t crush the sheet cake.

With the exception of the hair, arms, and “G” symbol (which were all made with gum paste), all the detail work is just molded fondant. For the goggles (which unfortunately broke apart when I was fitting them onto the big minion), I just let the fondant set around a soda can until it was hard. Then I sprayed them with edible silver spray. All the fondant is homemade, just a simple marshmallow fondant recipe.

All in all, it took me about 20-25 hrs over four days. Considering this is only the 3rd cake I’ve ever “carved,” it’s not too bad, even with all the little imperfections all over it!

Homemade Despicable Me Birthday Cake

Homemade Despicable Me Birthday Cake

8 thoughts on “Coolest Despicable Me Birthday Cake”

  1. I think this cake is fabulous! My boys aren’t really in to this movie, but now I wish they were so that I could make this cake for them!!! Love it!!

  2. This is simply amazing!!! I would have been so sad to cut into them, they look so much like the minions I remember from the movie! :)

  3. Unfortunately my daughter now wants me to make her one for her 18th Birthday. I’m sure it won’t come out as good as yours though.

  4. when my kids were small I learned to do fancy cakes for them as I couldn’t afford to buy the ones at the store. If’s fun to see their faces when you make their special design. Love your cake, keep up the good work

  5. Your cake is gorgeous. I somehow managed to find your blog one day and I really wanted the recipe for your marshmallow fondant. Now I can’t seem to find it anyway. Can you please share the link? Thank you!

  6. … and a super inspiration!!! Yes, I will be attempting this for my son’s upcoming 3rd birthday. Any tips you can offer on color fondant, I’ll be honored! Wanted to ask, did you use wooden skewers to hold them up in the middle? Also, we would be transporting them about half hour away to the BIRTHDAY site, so please share any tips and thanks again for sharing your b-day cake talent. :)


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