Despicable Me’s minions are looking to supersede kittens and piglets as the world’s cutest creatures. You can spot these petite, bright yellow fellows everywhere these days, they’re the most coveted prize at the county fair and scene-stealing commercials with that bubbly Progressive lady.
Now, they’re in your food. Oh, yes. There’s no escaping them, and why would you want to anyhow? They make for the perfect cuddle buddy/night light and have a strange fascination with farts. Adorable, er, right?
So here’s a list of 32 minions in your food via Instagram. Because if you can’t beat ’em, you might as well make them into pretty cupcakes and latte art. Naturally.
Minion Cookies tho
Mickey Mouse Cameo
Keep Calm & Eat Minions
Beware the Evil Minion
Minion Twinkie Cupcakes
That’s Gotta Hurt
This one spins and talks. Overachiever much?
Say It with Minions
Minion Tic Tacs are sadly not real-life
Minion Caramel Apples
Bananas Disguised as Minions
It’s official, they’re taking over the world: Minion Oreos
Mini Minion Chocolates
Minion Latte Art
Now that Twinkies are back on shelves, it’s time to welcome these little creme-filled snacks back into the dessert aisle. So, howabout we start by turning them into those adorable little minions from Despicable Me? Yes? Awesome. No? Well, gosh, you never cared about them anyway.
WALK 97.5, a New York radio station posted the photo of Gru’s minions to Facebook. From what we gather, the recipe looks pretty simple and requires a minimal amount of fancy schmancy baking skills. We’re thinking the easiest way to go about whipping up this mini army would be to pick up a dozen or so cupcakes at the grocery store, cut a bunch of Twinkies in half, and draw on the face using black icing. For the eyes, I swear those are white Smarties.
What’s better than having Cheetos residue on your hands? Having it on your wall.
Jason Baalman, a greasy-fingered artist from Colorado Springs, Colo., immortalizes famous people with everyone’s favorite pseudo-cheese snack. He’s created Cheeto portraits of Rachael Ray, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Conan O’Brien and Cee Lo Green’s cat. His most recent venture is a 3’x4’ depiction of the Despicable Me minion named Carl, one of the movie’s most beloved characters.
The $500 masterpiece was completed in 50 hours using a hefty amount of glue and more than 1,000 crunchy orange larvae. Now, Frito-Lay North America is giving it away.
Last Monday, the Cheetos giveaway began, inviting fans to tweet #CheetosDM2 at @ChesterCheetah on Twitter. On July 3, one lucky cheese fiend with orange fingers and a greasy iPhone will be announced the winner of the Cheeto-fied Carl. Get the official rules here.