Amy & Erik Minion Wedding Cake Toppers

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Amy & Erik Minion Wedding Cake Toppers

You guys! I was going to wait until next week to show you these, but I seriously just can’t wait anymore! Look what I’ve been up to between all the other crazy…

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I made these for a friend who called me out on Facebook one afternoon:
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It looked like a fun project and certainly something I’ve not done before. I can’t lie, I felt a bit of pressure, not from her, but from myself. Trusting me with a detail as important as a cake topper makes me feel good – but makes me put a bit of pressure on myself. I don’t want to fail as something this important! I made sure she had a backup plan, just in case, then went to work.

Tutorial coming, Don’t miss it!

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For those of you that are self starter types, here’s a few details. I made these two from Premo and Sculpey III Polymer clay. I chose polymer because the minions will be coming in close contact with food and little hands. I wanted them to be completely washable. Secondly, I didn’t want to paint them. Polymer has some great metallics for the goggles and I didnt want to paint in all of those small spaces. There were several polymer clay colors that I’m almost willing to swear were made for minions! No mixing required.

Because weight and curing are considerations, they both have aluminum foil/hot glue cores.

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The finished minions are roughly 4.5” tall. Here’s one in my hand for scale.

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I don’t think it would hurt anything if the minions stood directly on the cake; however, the polymer manufacturers are quite clear that you shouldn’t make bowls, cups, or anything you might eat with from polymer. It seems to me a little “better safe than sorry” applies here. I found some Wilton Flower Display Cups. (I picked them up at a craft store for about $3.00 with a coupon). I turned them upside down and put a hole in Amy and Erik’s feet before I baked them. Now they have a little removable buffer between them and the frosting. Yay for not killing wedding guests!

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It took quite a bit of doing, but I think I tracked down the original artist for the picture I worked from. I found the picture all over pinterest and the google image search, but it took a perfect search string and a fair amount of scrolling to find what seems like the original artist. Zoe’s Fancy Cakes is a cake decorator in the UK. Zoe’s Fancy Cakes has a facebook page for her newest creations and a pretty great youtube channel with all sorts of tutorials. Stop by and check her out, I know I’ll be watching a few of her videos!

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I was so worried that Amy wasn’t going to love them. They have “quirks” by the nature of being handmade and sometimes that is all I see. I don’t think she saw them  though. I think she really loves them. The idea that I could make something someone could consider so special is really a treat and an honor. I’m so happy I could do it and had lots of fun with them too! Happy Wedding Amy & Erik, I wish you both nothing but amazing!

Here’s a parting shot of these two just because I think it is cute!

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50 Comments

  1. I was hoping to see if you sell these? My fiance and I are minion fanatics and we are going to have a sunflower minion theme wedding. I was hoping you can help me creating the perfect wedding minion topper for our cake. The wedding wont be until next year in May but we are definitely trying to be ahead of the game. Thanks!

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  2. These are amazing! You have an amazing talent for all things crafty! Well done!

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  3. Pinned these – they’re adorable!!!!

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    • aww! thanks Juila! I like them too!

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  4. Incredibly well done. Very impressed.

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    • Thanks! They were so much fun. I really enjoyed them and thought I’d cry like a bit old baby when the bride sent such a lovely picture of all four of them. Who knew I’d be so emotionally connected to them! :)

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    • Its different for sure! There’s room for both right?? :)

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  5. Your friend knows you well! You’ve aced these toppers :)

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    • Thanks Janine! They were lots of fun to do. :)

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  6. Along with everyone else I’m amazed at your cleverness. These are so detailed. You’ve thought of everything from weight to accuracy to “poison control.” ;-)

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    • hahaha! Indeed! I’d really hate to be killing people with my art. :)

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  7. Susan, these are insanely amazing!! I would say I can’t believe they were hand made, except that I’ve seen some of your other clay work. Great job, and thanks for sharing. I can’t wait for the tutorial!!

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    • I can’t wait either! I’m really looking forward to writing it. I know it is going to take hours, so I promised myself I’d finish up the two patterns I’m working on and getting ready for an event coming up in June. I swear- if only I didnt waste so much time sleeping I could get all this stuff done!

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  8. Heck with a wedding cake. My great grandson will go crazy over these. Adorable!!

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    • Aw, Thanks Caroll! The next one I make will be non-wedding themed so totally kid friendly (unless said kid is young enough to put things in their mouth, then, not so friendly) :)

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    • Thanks Connie! I dig them too. I kind of want to make a whole army of them. hahahaha!

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  9. Susan,

    I cannot tell you how AMAZING YOU ARE both in talent and as a person! I’m not sure if you saw when I got them that I ALMOST CRIED (actually I did when I got home and showed them to Erik – because they make me that freak’in Happy!!!)
    They are perfect!

    The knowledge that you spent your very valuable time to create these for my wedding leaves me beside myself with gratitude. I wanted so much to have something fun and outside of the “normal” cake topper which just didn’t fit who I am or who we are as a couple. YOU NAILED IT!!

    From the bottom of my heart

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    Amy

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    • You’re so very welcome. I’m truly honored and glad I could do it (and a little bit relieved they don’t suck, ha!) The minions are great characters aren’t they? You can’t help but smile back at them. It does seem like they are appropriate for the two of you.

      I’ll be waiting for the wedding day picture. :)

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