Daily Top 3 - Jul 27, 2013

Minions - Evil v's Good

I was delighted when I was asked to make this cake for a boy turning 8. Yay I thought a Minion cake.
The brief was ‘a minion’…….but in my excitement I mentioned it to Jo from Ciccio cakes, and in her excitement she suggested I do one good and one evil (from Despicable Me 2 ) which I had yet to even see but she had.
So one grew into two and at that stage they were going to be side by side…….but then Pauline from Pauline Bakes The Cake just happened to mention that perhaps I should do stacked minions when I mentioned that I would love to do stacked like she does…………. Well, that certainly planted the seed and I thought of nothing else for about half a day. I lost a bit of sleep thinking about how I was going to do this, but armed with the Craftsy Bobble Head tutorial from Mike from Mike’s Amazing Cakes and my husband who helped me construct the support structure I had the base to work with and the rest flowed. I had to go and see Despicable Me 2, for research purposes of course which helped me understand the red jelly and the Evil Minions as well as the lipstick taser that Jo suggested I incorporate into my cake.
This is by far my most challenging cake I think with the support, the cakes stood at a finished height of 50cm, and the different aspects of icing something of that shape and doing it while it was stacked. So a HUGE thanks to Mike’s Amazing Cakes for a fab tutorial and to Jo for the great ideas and for listening to me when I call her up all excited about an idea.
If you have read all this, thanks for reading and for looking :)

Sarah, New Zealand, http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheCakeTin

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Mel_SugarandSpiceCakes ...

Sarah I am lost for words – this is soooo fantastic!!!!!!! Wow amazing!!!!!! Beautifully done! I have got to see the movie!!!!

The Cake Tin ...

Hi Mel, Wow, thank you so much. Aren’t they so much fun…….you will just love the Movie it is a must see and your kids will love it :) xx

miettes ...

Sarah, I’ve been patiently waiting for this cake ;-) and wow, I am just without words… Fabulous… and I am soooo jealous of all the help from the lovely people you mentioned whom I admire a lot!! Thumbs up to you !!!

The Cake Tin ...

Dina thank you so much :) :) I am so lucky to be around such a great community of cake decorators as we have in NZ. It’s really funny but Jo and I live not 5 minutes from each other, we are actually in ‘competition’ but have the most wonderful friendship and chat almost every day…….. Facebook has brought me in touch with so many other wonderful decorators like yourself. :0 :) :)

Bobie MT ...

Awesome!

The Cake Tin ...

Thanks so much Bobie :)

Eat Cake ...

Sarah this is AWESOME!

Elli Warren ...

Sarah this is fantastic!!! its so perfect! so cute!! and just a general all round amazing design!! just like Dina i wish i lived near all you wonderful cake designers ( including her!! ) i would just watch and learn all day long!!! unfortunately i live in the middle of nowhere!! but at least we all get to see your wonderful creations on here!!! :-)

Unusual cakes for you ...

Sarah thats awesome. Looks absolutely brilliant …. Oh and BTW I LOVED the movie lol

The Cake Tin ...

Kerry, Elli and Robin thank you all so much. Elli thankfully facebook brings everybody a whole lot closer. :) :)

CakesbySasi ...

Absolutely spectacular cake Sarah……I was a little breathless by the time I finished reading about how the cake came to be :-) so many wonderful people to support you along the way… that’s so lovely. Love the cake family….

The Cake Tin ...

Hi Sasi, thanks so much. I loved making this and yes the cake family is one like no other :) :)

Diana ...

What a fun cake, love!

Laura Loukaides ...

WOW!! – This has to be the best Minion cake of all time!!
I have never seen one like this before, Incredible work Sarah!!
Love this, I really hope it gets top 3!! Xx

The Cake Tin ...

Thanks so much Diana :)
Laura thank you for such a lovely message, you always have such lovely things to say and I so appreciate that :)

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