Despicable Me has made it’s way to children’s hearts not only for Halloween costume ideas, but birthday parties as well. The adorable little yellow Minions made a huge impact with their cute yellow shaped bodies adorned with blue overalls and funky safety goggles.
When I first saw the minions, I automatically thought Twinkies. However, many parents are against giving out Twinkies at a birthday party due to the high fat and sugar content. With that in mind, I then thought corn dogs. Corn dogs resemble a minion, kids enjoy them, and they already come on a stick. Make your own Despicable Me Minion dogs for your next party or for Halloween 2010.
The problem creating these minions was trying to coordinate foods that go together. You need to choose a food for the hair, eyes, mouth, arms, legs. If the stick is left on then you can leave the legs out.
Make Despicable Me Corn Dog Minions
French Fries for arms and legs (Legs optional) Choose either crinkle cut, thick, or steak cut fries to try and resemble an arm shape.
Blue food coloring ( For overalls and legs) To get a very denim realistic look you can mix white frosting along with a teaspoon of blue food coloring bought from your local grocery store.
If you don’t want the sweet frosting taste with the corn dog then just dye the middle part denim blue to represent overalls.
For the sprouts of hair you can use small strips of pretzel sticks, dye shoestring french fries black, or find another food that can represent hair but also go together with the corn dog.
The eyes and the mouth can be made with colored frosting tubes. Make a big white circle to represent the eye or eyes. Then use black for the pupil, black for the lips or mouth, and red for tongue if desired.
I am sure there are foods out there can can represent the eyes and mouth, but I just find this way much easier and less time consuming.
Now that you have your Despicable Me Minion dogs, what can you drink with them?
Be creative on this part. Try making a yellow type drink with swirls of blue in it. Then add mini marshmallows, and small chocolate shavings. Call it the Minion Meltdown shake.
Being creative with food is a lot of fun, especially when you have popular movies to inspire you and your imagination. Work with a theme, and don’t worry if your project is not exact. Also I forgot to mention for the top of the corn dog color it yellow to make the minion realistic looking.