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Oh, Bob. You are just so cute, aren’t you? The moment I decided to make a minion cake, I knew I would pick Bob. Although, he seems to be the last guy that any other minion would chose to work with, he is my first choice. It’s that bald head. And I also knew it HAD to be made of chocolate cake, with bright yellow minion buttercream!

Building Your Very Own Minion Cake!

 How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Bob Minion Cake

 

Making Your Minion-Ready Chocolate Cakes!

Ingredients & Tools You Will need:

2 x 6lb portion of my chocolate cake recipe – find my recipe here.

3 x 8” round cake pans - http://amzn.to/1EoNrQR

1 x 8” diameter stainless steel bowl - http://amzn.to/1EoNuw1

Food Scale - http://amzn.to/1HIsmkr

Simple Syrup Soaker Bottle - http://bit.ly/SimpleSyrupSqueezeBottle 

1 x recipe Italian Meringue Buttercream – find my recipe here

1 x Ganache Recipe –find my recipe here - **pls note for this cake I used less ganache than is in the recipe linked, so change the ingredient amounts to 4oz of semi sweet chocolate and 4oz of whipping cream.

Wilton Lemon Yellow Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1Mh7uar

Wilton Golden Yellow Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1NszZR1

Ruler

Serrated knife

Small serrated knife

Small offset spatula - http://amzn.to/1VRsqZV

Wooden dowels - http://amzn.to/1HaFGhi

5” Round Cake Board - http://amzn.to/1HIswZa

8” Round Cake Board - http://amzn.to/1L86RBh

 

Dividing Your Batter – Use Your Food Scale!

Fill two 8" pans with 3lbs of chocolate cake batter.

Fill one 8" pan with 2 lbs of chocolate cake batter.

Fill the stainless steel bowl with 4lbs of chocolate cake batter. Bake according to my recipe above.

 Chocolate Cake How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Bob Minion Cake

 

Let's Get Building - Assembling Your Minion Cake!

Remove your cakes from their pans and level them – if you’d like to watch a video tutorial on how to level like I do, click here. 

I filled the bottom half of my cake – 2 x 8” round cakes with chocolate ganache, and the top half of my cake – 1 x 8” round cake and 1 x bowl cake with yellow buttercream

I chose to do this because ganache is a stronger filling than buttercream, and I knew Bob would be out of the fridge working along side me for the whole day meaning my cake would start to get warm. I didn’t want Bob toppling over! Depending on the temperature of where you live, you can choose to fill Bob entirely with chocolate ganache (make sure to double your recipe!), or entirely out of yellow buttercream (double your recipe here too!).

I dyed my buttercream a lovely Minion Yellow, using a combination of Wilton Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colours. I then rounded out the bottom half of Bob (my ganache filled half). He's quite a curvy little fellow. To assemble bob into one minion… 

Place the bottom cake, curved side down, onto a 5" round cake board

Dowel the bottom cake with 8 cut dowels that are the same height as the cake, in a 4" circle pattern that is centered in the cake.

Add your 8" round cake board and stack the top domed cake on top

Crumb coat your cake and chill.

Push one sharpened dowel from the center of Bob's head down the entire body of the cake. Trim the dowel flush to the cake.

 Ice the cake one more time and chill…now let’s get to fondant!

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Bob Minion Cake Yellow Fondant 

Covering Bob in Fondant!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

6 lbs Satin Ice White Fondant- http://amzn.to/1EkHp3B  

½ lb Satin Ice Black Fondant - http://amzn.to/1J5YELt

Wilton Lemon Yellow Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1Mh7uar

Wilton Golden Yellow Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1NszZR1

Wilton Violet Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1hulnGG

Wilton Royal Blue Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1Mh7CXq  

Wilton Black Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1P2lbct

Rolling Pin - http://amzn.to/1Tn6uBW

Sculpting Tools (including overstitch wheel) - http://amzn.to/1I5FCRy

I coloured my fondant to be the perfect Minion Yellow using the same Wilton icing colours I used in my yellow buttercream – dying 4lbs of my white fondant Wilton Golden Yellow and Wilton Lemon Yellow. The remaining 2lbs of white fondant for Bob’s jeans is coloured with a combination of Wilton Royal Blue, Violet and Black icing colours. I covered Bob in two parts, because the strap from his goggles will provide a nice hiding place for the seam. I love adding stitches using and Overstitch tool. It really enhances the look of the overalls.  I also used this handy tool when making my T-Shirt cake, which you can watch here. Add a black strip of fondant as the goggle band right along the seam.

 How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Bob Minion Cake Goggles


Bob needs hands, feet, eyes...and goggles for some reason?

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

1 lb gum paste - http://amzn.to/1Mh7Ptw

Wilton Ivory Icing Colour - http://amzn.to/1JeEp0e

Wilton Moss Green Icing-  http://amzn.to/1MlUXCD

2 x stainless steel tins roughly 2” in diameter - http://amzn.to/1Kj6i1C

Silver lustre dust - http://amzn.to/1HIrRa1

Soft paint brush - http://amzn.to/1INntIK

20 gauge floral wire - http://amzn.to/1EoO0dr

1 x wooden dowel - http://amzn.to/1HaFGhi

Toothpicks

#12 Piping Tip (for cutting holes in eyes) - http://amzn.to/1MlW3y1

Flower Cutter - http://amzn.to/1NszvdP

 

Bob's arms are tubes are made of the same yellow fondant as his body. Bob could use some muscle mass. One of his arms is made of fondant wrapped around a wooden dowel. He needs a strong arm to hold my towel for me while I work. I sculpted Bob's hands and feet from black fondant, using a picture as my guide. Bob is really famous. There are tons of photos of him online. Use a little bit of that black fondant to make two buttons. We don’t want Bob’s overalls falling down – it would be awkward for all of us. ;)

The goggles are made from gumpaste dyed grey, rolled into thick strips and wrapped around two identical round containers. I let them dry for a few days. To polish up the goggles I rubbed them with shortening before brushing them with a silver lustre dust. I attached the goggles to Bob’s head using 3" lengths of floral wire and added a few finishing touches.

Don't forget that Bob's eyes are two different colours. One of his cutest features! I used a small flower cutter to press some texture onto his pupils, then painted them using Wilton Ivory and Moss Green.

I could just stare into Bob minion’s eyes all day. He’s not very helpful, but he’s adorable…not to mention DELICIOUS! Underneath that bright yellow fondant, and those beautiful gumpaste eyes is layers of moist chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, and Minion yellow buttercream. YUM!

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Bob Minion Cake