If you came here looking for a fancy recipe, you will be disappointed. Just putting that out there. To make these, I used a boxed cake mix (gluten free, dairy free of course) and made plain vanilla icing.
However, to make them more minion-y I added some food colouring: blue for the cupcakes, yellow for the icing.
Then I added some of these super delicious, pure sugar candy minion pieces I found at Michaels. I didn't realize they still made these candy pieces and I'd forgotten how yummy they are.
I realize these are not fancy pictures, but enjoying the cupcakes was more important than taking pretty pictures. The girls (and their mom and I) loved the cupcakes and, more importantly, I loved how excited they were about having an early birthday celebration.
While my friend was visiting, we also did some canning and I'll share the jalapeño jelly with you soon. In the mean time, if you want to see some other projects I've done with and/or for this friend, check these out.