1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1lb (approx. 3 3/4 cups) Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together in a small bowl with a wooden spoon. If your frosting is too thick, then add some more milk and if it is too runny, then add some more powdered sugar.
Red, blue, yellow food dye
Mini white marshmallows
Brown Frosting - Take a small amount of the frosting and place in a small bowl. Add droips of red, blue and yellow food dye until it is the right shade of brown.
Yellow Frosting - In the larger bowl of frosting, add yellow food dye.
Icing The Cupcake
Using a spatula knife, or a wide bladed knife, ice your cupcakes with the yellow frosting.
Place a mini marshmallow in the middle of your cupcake.
Put your brown frosting in to your piping bag and squeeze a little onto the marshmallow, then stick a brown M&M on top.
Then create the goggles by drawing a line from each side of the marshmallow to the outer side of the cupcake.
Finally, draw a little mouth for your minion. Perfect, a minion is born!
(Courtesy of Marin Donohue, "Cupcakes" Google+ Community teacher - https://bit.ly/1NgTFt7)