ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Make Minions Using Twinkies

Updated on August 26, 2014

Minions, Made with Twinkies and Love

Minions made with Twinkies and Wilton cake decorating supplies.
Minions made with Twinkies and Wilton cake decorating supplies. | Source

Twinkie Trivia

Did you know that Twinkies have a shelf life? It's recommended that you eat them within 25 days. They will not last forever, contrary to popular belief!


An Homage to Minions and Twinkies

Making your own Minions at home is easy as putting pants on a Twinkie. Since I'm not so great with fondant, I decided to try dressing my Twinkies with Wilton brand Sugar Sheets.

Sugar Sheets are paper-like in feel and appearance, but a bit more brittle to work with. You can cut Sugar Sheets into shapes and bend them a bit. They stick to cake with a little bit of icing. It's important to work with dry hands, otherwise the color comes off and gets everywhere. Keep a roll of paper towels handy while you work.

You'll need a few things to get started:

  • Twinkies
  • Wilton Sugar Sheets in blue and black
  • Wilton Sugar Eyes (large size)
  • White icing (I used the kind in a can)
  • Scissors, paper, ruler, pencil, paper towels.

What You Need to Make Minions

Pictured: Hostess Twinkies, Wilton Sugar Sheets (blue and black,) icing in a can, Wilton sugar eyes (large size.)
Pictured: Hostess Twinkies, Wilton Sugar Sheets (blue and black,) icing in a can, Wilton sugar eyes (large size.) | Source

Minion Clothing Pattern Pieces

Follow measurements and draw out pattern pieces onto a piece of paper. Use these pattern pieces to cut out overalls, suspenders and headband from Sugar Sheets.
Follow measurements and draw out pattern pieces onto a piece of paper. Use these pattern pieces to cut out overalls, suspenders and headband from Sugar Sheets. | Source

Make Minion Overalls and Headband Pattern

Using the pattern image provided as a guide, draw out the pants, suspender straps, and headband onto a piece of paper and cut the pieces out. You will use these pattern pieces on the Sugar Sheets. Please note that the pattern image provided is not drawn to scale, so you can't simply print out the image and cut.

Cut Sugar Sheets

Place pattern pieces onto Sugar Sheets and cut out with scissors. You will cut pants and suspenders out of blue Sugar Sheet, and headband out of black Sugar Sheet.
Place pattern pieces onto Sugar Sheets and cut out with scissors. You will cut pants and suspenders out of blue Sugar Sheet, and headband out of black Sugar Sheet. | Source

Cut Out Pattern From Sugar Sheets

You will cut out the following from Sugar Sheets:

Blue Sugar Sheet: One overall, two suspender straps.

Black Sugar Sheet: One headband.

After cutting out the Sugar Sheet pieces, be sure to remove the plastic backing from each piece.

Cut Twinkie

Cut approximately 1" from one end of the Twinkie. The larger piece will be used to make the Minion. Eat the smaller piece.
Cut approximately 1" from one end of the Twinkie. The larger piece will be used to make the Minion. Eat the smaller piece. | Source

Cut Twinkie

A Twinkie measures approximately 4" in length by 4.5" around. To get the right Minion proportion, cut approximately 1" from the Twinkie so that you have one 3" long piece, and one 1" long piece. You'll make the Minion from the 3" piece. Eat the smaller piece.

Note: You can make shorter Minions by cutting the Twinkies in half and using both pieces. But then you won't have anything to eat while you make your Minions.

Put Overalls on Twinkie

Carefully spread a small amount of icing on the Sugar Sheet overalls and place the Twinkie, cut side down, in the center.Note the overall "bib" is in front.
Carefully spread a small amount of icing on the Sugar Sheet overalls and place the Twinkie, cut side down, in the center.Note the overall "bib" is in front. | Source
Gently press the bottom and sides of the overalls around the Twinkie. Then press the front and back of the overalls against the Twinkie. (Kind of like putting on a diaper.)
Gently press the bottom and sides of the overalls around the Twinkie. Then press the front and back of the overalls against the Twinkie. (Kind of like putting on a diaper.) | Source
Side view of Twinkie, overall bib on top. Note that the pants sides are folded and pressed in.
Side view of Twinkie, overall bib on top. Note that the pants sides are folded and pressed in. | Source

Put Overalls Onto Twinkie

With dry hands, carefully spread a bit of icing onto one side of the overalls.

Place the Twinkie, cut-side down, onto the center of the overalls so that both the Twinkie "good side" and the overalls bib faces front.

Carefully press in the Sugar Sheet so that it wraps the cut side of the Twinkie and up around the sides. Press the bib front and the back of the overalls against the front and back of the Twinkie. (It's kind of like putting on a diaper, except there are no leg holes.)

Hold the overalls in place for a few seconds for the icing to take hold.

Put On Suspenders

Put small amount of icing onto one side of suspenders
Put small amount of icing onto one side of suspenders | Source
Carefully place suspenders around Twinkie, front to back. The suspenders should slightly overlap the bib.
Carefully place suspenders around Twinkie, front to back. The suspenders should slightly overlap the bib. | Source

Put On Suspenders

Put a little bit of icing onto one side of suspenders. Carefully position suspenders so that they overlap the bib and wrap around the side of the Twinkie. See the images above for reference.

Hold each suspender into place for a few seconds so that the icing can set.

Note that the icing will "stain" the blue overalls, so try to keep your hands and the front-side of the Sugar Sheet clean and dry.

Put Headband and Eyes on Twinkie

Spread a small amount of icing on the black headband.
Spread a small amount of icing on the black headband. | Source
Place the headband onto the Twinkie, about 3/4" from the top.
Place the headband onto the Twinkie, about 3/4" from the top. | Source
Wrap headband around Twinkie. He's starting to look like a Minion now.
Wrap headband around Twinkie. He's starting to look like a Minion now. | Source
Place a small amount of icing onto backs of eyes. Place eyes on Twinkie, over headband. Congratulations! You have a Minion.
Place a small amount of icing onto backs of eyes. Place eyes on Twinkie, over headband. Congratulations! You have a Minion. | Source

Know Your Minions!

Headband, Eyes and Finishing Touches

Spread a thin layer of icing onto one side of the headband piece. Carefully position the band so that it rests about .75" from the top of the Twinkie. (See images above for reference.) Gently press the headband into the Twinkie, and wrap the headband around to the back, overlapping the ends as necessary.

Let the headband set for a few seconds for the icing to set.

For the eyes, pick one or two Wilton Sugar Eyes and spread a dot of icing onto the backs of each. Gently place each eye over the headband and press lightly into the Twinkie.

Note: if you decide to make a one-eyed Minion, center the eye over the headband.

If you got any stray bits of icing onto the Twinkie, you can gently wipe it up with a cotton swab or a bit of paper toweling. Take care not to rub too hard, otherwise the cake will crumb up.

If desired, you can add a mouth by cutting out a small circle or crescent from black Sugar Sheet. Attach to Minion's face with a bit of icing.

Congratulations! You've made your first Twinkie Minion!

Twinkie Minions

Here is a one-eyed Minion, made with half a Twinkie
Here is a one-eyed Minion, made with half a Twinkie | Source
Here's a Minion with a smile.
Here's a Minion with a smile. | Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      3 years ago from America's Finest City

      Thanks for taking a look at my hub, Tranquilheart!

    • Tranquilheart profile image

      Tranquilheart 

      3 years ago from Canada

      very creative Twinkie project

    • profile image

      Raimer Gel 

      4 years ago

      Those minions are cute. I can not afford to eat them. thanks

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)