Standing Minion Cake Question

Decorating By therealmrsriley Updated 17 Nov 2014 , 5:04pm by Bobeba

therealmrsriley Posted 1 Dec 2013 , 12:01am
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the minion stand? There is a tutorial by Paul Bradford, but he makes the minion out of styrofoam and my client would like the minion to be cake.


I think my biggest question is about the supports for this? I can't quite imagine how the supports would be arranged to allow the minion to stand down through the cake below it. Thanks in advance for your help.



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therealmrsriley Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 6:45pm
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Is there anyone that has attempted this cake or similar? I'm this close to recommending to the client that we go with styrofoam instead of actual cake for the minion...

Mimi209 Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 7:00pm
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Here is a tutorial on making a standing minion, maybe this will help.

djdanieldj Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 7:20pm
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AHere si not a tutorial..but a nice inspiration


Soon Will find tutorial for this ;)

Bobeba Posted 12 Sep 2014 , 3:13am
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Did you make the standing minion cake? If so, can you offer any advice? TIA

Evoir Posted 12 Sep 2014 , 3:43am
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Hi - I would suggest you save yourself a HUGE amount of hassle and make your Minion sitting down. Here's one I did last year. Just build it like you would a regular stacked cake with a domed top. HTH!

MissCuteCupcakes Posted 17 Sep 2014 , 2:08pm
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I couldnt find a tutorial for a standing minion cake but I did find one for a standing Spongebob cake which would be the same exact concept:


Instead of a rectangular shaped board, you would use a circle board, depending on what size cake you use. I've made minions with 6" round cakes + half of the Wilton pan and I've made a minion with 8" round cakes and the Wilton soccer pan.


Then stack and proceed as normal.

toyin1410 Posted 20 Sep 2014 , 7:34am
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AThere's a video by ' How to cook that' on youtube..its all cake.

Bobeba Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 5:43pm
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So I finished my Minion cake. My son was super happy. I am very happy that I did the Minion standing. It was my first try at a cake like this, so it was great practice. 


Front view of the Minion cake.

Bottom of Minion cake showing the feet and the Minion standing.

MissCuteCupcakes Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 7:22pm
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Wow, you did a great job!

Bobeba Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 8:13pm
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AThank you.

jgdorothy Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 9:32pm
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Wow is right!  For your first standing cake, you did an awesome job!  I'm sure your son was tickled with the results.

JLois23 Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 4:33pm
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Bobeda, I recently made a minion cake, but the woman that asked for the cake wanted the bottom to be the giant cupcake bottom with a chocolate liner, so I only had to do the top half of the cake as the minion, so my question to you is, how did you roll out the fondant and cover him so perfectly?! I didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to cover a circle cake with a dome top, so mine had two seams wear the fondant wrinkled. 


I would love to know how you made it look so flawless! 

Bobeba Posted 17 Nov 2014 , 5:04pm
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AFlawless. Lol. It's not. But thank you. Cover it in two shots. Mark where you will have the goggle strap go and then roll out enough to only covered to there. Then you are basically just wrapping the cake from that line to the bottom (or just below where the overalls start). You will have a line/seam down the back but it's the back and partly covered by the overalls. Thanks again.

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