Earlier this year I helped my friend make a minion cake for her little boy’s birthday and recently I was asked to make another one with a twist – a minion in a pirate costume! I’ve already written a post on how to decorate a minion cake so I won’t bore you with too many details but what I did want to show is that practice really does make perfect!
Most of the techniques I used were the same as last time although there were a couple of changes I made:
- For the eyes I used pastry cutters to cut out the outer circle of grey and dusted it with silver powder, then cut out the circle of white to fit snugly inside. I then cut the smaller circle for the iris from chocolate sugar paste and cut a smaller circle out of the centre and replaced it with a circle of black for the pupil.
The main difference from the first cake (aside from the pirate outfit) was just having a bit more confidence and experience. Obviously with cakes it’s not often you get to make a practice attempt, each one has to count, but if you’re anywhere near as self critical as I am realising that each time will give you a little bit more skill should help you to ignore some of the tiny mistakes 🙂