I had a pretty great time in preschool. I was born with a natural gift for making play-dough snowmen and I had these sick-nasty Digimon goggles that I wore every single day.
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
Cut each of your twinkies in half and squeeze two dots of black icing onto the backs of the Candy Eyes to act as glue. Stick them onto your Twinkie (note some minions only have one eye). Draw on a mouth and goggles using the black writing icing. Stick a few brown sprinkles in the minion’s head for hair. Gently press your minions cut side down on top of your frosted cupcakes!
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