Despite the fact that I was clearly living it up, I (like all preschoolers) had my fair share of worries. Those "first-day jitters," the trauma of sharing at "Show-And-Tell" on Fridays, and the fear of being abandoned on the playground.
To deal with all these little predicaments, my mom and I had a special daily ritual.
Every morning before she dropped me off, she promised to come back to pick me up with a Twinkie. Sure enough, every day I saw her cherry-red Toyota station wagon pull up to the preschool. Sure enough, she always had a Twinkie.
This little daily ritual made the traumas of preschool a little more manageable. It also taught me that I am very easily motivated by food.
Even now, my mom and I joke about our little "Twinkie" ritual whenever she drops me off somewhere.
This brings me to the recipe of the day: minion cupcakes!
These mischievous little minions are made out of Twinkies -- and they are almost too cute too eat. Emphasis on the almost.
If you don't know what minions are, they're these little, impulsive, bean-shaped creatures who are quite talented singers and have a contagious laugh. (If you haven't heard the Banana and Potato Song and want to smile, click here). I had almost too much fun giving each of my minions a different facial expression.
So what are you waiting for? Whip up you're own entourage of minions today!
- 24 frosted cupcakes of your choice (I made funfetti with blue buttercream!)
- 12 Twinkies
- 1 bag Ready-Made Candy Eyes
- Brown sprinkles
- Black writing icing
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