Despicable Me 2 Party: Push Up Cupcakes {free printable}

by Tonya Staab
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These Despicable Me Minion push-up cupcakes are sure to be a hit with every little Minion. Download and print the free printable.

Disclosure: This Despicable Me 2 party post was sponsored by Universal Pictures.

It’s that time again. Time for another fun Despicable Me 2 party tutorial.

This week I’m bringing you a FREE Despicable Me 2 Minion push up cupcake wrapper printable.

I asked the amazing Juliann Law to create these for me. She did such a fantastic job.

Before I share the free printable though, I want to share yellow cake instructions.

Yellow Cake Recipe

These Despicable Me Minion push-up cupcakes are sure to be a hit with every little Minion. Download and print the free printable. Celebrate yellow cake European Print This
Serves: 12 push-up cupcakes Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cake flour (and 1/4 cup extra)
  • 1 stick butter - softened (and 1 tbs extra - melted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, plus
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Brush a little melted butter into mini muffin tins, then sprinkle flour over the top, making sure to get rid of any excess - I hold it upside down over the sink and shake it out.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until combined and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and egg yolks gradually, and then add the vanilla.
  5. Add about a cup of dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine on low speed.
  6. Add in about 1/2 of the buttermilk and combine.
  7. Repeat until all flour and buttermilk have been completely combined.
  8. Pour mixture into mini muffin tins and bake for approximately 15 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
  9. Once baked, set aside to cool.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make your frosting. I normally make mine according to C&H Powdered Sugar package directions – which is basically a 1lb box of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 tsp pure vanilla essence. Combine all ingredients, then add Wilton yellow food gel coloring (just a little at a time) until the desired color is reached.

Alternate adding a cupcake and yellow frosting to the plastic push up cupcake container. You should end up with three layers.  Pipe a little extra yellow frosting onto the top cupcake and top with brown sprinkles.

NOTE: I used the Wilton brand of treat pop containers, see how the lid makes a great stand so they don’t fall over.

FREE PRINTABLE!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF PRINTABLE

For more ideas, view the original Despicable Me 2 Party post, and the Purple Evil Minion Pinata tutorial.

Don’t forget, Despicable Me 2 is being released on July 3rd. Get advance tickets now.

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Deal Fanatic June 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

Tonya I love this!! My twins just had their birthday this past week and would have been super cute. I think I might have to try it for an end of summer bash. So adorable.

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Tonya Staab June 18, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Oh, happy birthday to them. Yes, you definitely need to have a summer bash and celebrate Despicable Me style :).

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Deal Fanatic June 18, 2013 - 3:51 pm

I absolutely will!  Thanks Tonya. 

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Mel {MamaBuzz} June 22, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Tonya, these are so cute! My youngest has a birthday coming up this fall, may have to try this in place of a regular cake. He’d love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.:)

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Tonya Staab June 24, 2013 - 9:53 am

The beauty of these too is that if kids don’t want to eat cake at the party, they can take it home with them πŸ™‚ … if you are willing to part with your container of course he he.

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Dawn @ We Call It Junkin June 26, 2013 - 3:22 am

Those are the cutest things! I always loved push ups when I was a kid, and would have loved them even more if they were this cute! Take care – Dawn

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Helyanti June 26, 2013 - 5:52 am

This is really cute and adorable πŸ™‚

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Cass June 29, 2013 - 12:26 pm

What did you stand them up with?I bought similar push up things but they only have a stick on the end. Need help!

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Tonya Staab June 29, 2013 - 12:44 pm

It sounds like you might not have purchased the Wilton brand. They have a square bottom so they stand on their own. There is another brand (I’m honestly not sure who makes them) but they have a rounded bottom. In which case you can purchase a push pop cardboard stand, I have seen them at Michael’s craft stores and you can probably find them online too.

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[email protected] June 30, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Thanks for the printable! Just so you know, they fit perfectly around the Sara Lee brand of individually-wrapped Twinkies too! πŸ™‚

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Tonya Staab June 30, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Ha ha, that’s hilarious. Great idea :). I have to see a photo.

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Christy July 2, 2013 - 8:41 am

We just saw Despicable me last night for the first time and we laughed our butts off. Can’t wait to see the new movie and these push pops are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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Tonya Staab July 2, 2013 - 9:08 am

You will LOVE the new movie too, my little man especially loved it, he was giggling away through it.

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Leena Lanteigne July 10, 2013 - 3:51 pm

What a fun movie idea! There’s a drive in about an hour away from us. If it’s still open, I would love to do this! We loved the first movie and are looking forward to the second! Hugs, Leena

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Tonya Staab July 10, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Leena,
So another blogger used these when she took her kids to the drive-in, but she filled the push up pops with taffy, you should check out some of her other ideas too: http://www.gallamorewest.com/2013/07/despicable-me-2-at-drive-in.html

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[email protected] August 12, 2013 - 7:18 am

Tonya,

I was wondering how many total the push pop cupcakes make?

Thanks! Amy

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Tonya Staab August 12, 2013 - 8:32 am

Hi Amy,

I’m not exactly sure what you mean. There are two wrappers per sheet, so you need to print out as many sheets as you need depending on how many push-up pop containers you have. If you mean how many cupcakes you need to bake, it depends on whether you use a mini muffin pan, or a whoopie pie pan as that will gauge the height of each one, also what you put in-between. If you don’t use much icing in between then you may need 3 mini cakes per push-up pop container, but if you are laying with thicker icing, fruit, or other items, you may only need 2. I hope that helps.

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[email protected] August 12, 2013 - 8:58 am

Hi, sorry about that. After I read it again, it wasn’t very clear. If I use the mini muffin pan and it makes about 2-3 mini cakes per push pop, how many will that make total for each guest? Does that make more sense? Also, where did you find the push pop containers?

Thanks!!

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Mel August 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

These are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this! My boyfriend’s birthday is coming up this Friday and he loves these minions. I was looking for a minion cake recipe and came across this. This is much easier than what I was planning, and I love that it’s portable so we can take them canoeing with us. Fantastic!

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[email protected] September 25, 2013 - 10:55 am

love love these, do you have the template for the purple minions for the push pops, i cant find them anywhere

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nikki October 6, 2013 - 1:27 pm

https://www.connect.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556600837714749.1073741833.153030484738455&type=3

Someone’s using your template and uses it for commercial purposes πŸ™

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Tonya Staab October 7, 2013 - 8:52 am

Hi Nikki,

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. Unfortunately the link isn’t working. Do you have any more information on the person using it?

Tonya

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nikki October 10, 2013 - 2:54 am

Hi Tonya,

Apparently she’s using other templates from other people aside and re-uploaded the album with the despicable me theme party essentials πŸ™ I personally don’t know the people (or person) behind the FB page as I have only stumbled upon that page while googling minion stuffs for my nephew’s 3rd Birthday celeb this month.

The FB link to the page is here
https://www.facebook.com/LushCreationsPH

The album with the minion related stuffs here
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.595333783841454.1073741853.153030484738455&type=1

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Tonya Staab October 10, 2013 - 7:07 am

Thank you so much for the extra information Nikki. Unfortunately the FB links aren’t working, however I managed to search for the name now and tracked down their advertising page. I really appreciate all of your help.

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sarocha October 14, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Hi tonya I love you minions push pop and would like to make them for my sons first birthday, however I couldn’t get the minions templates. I tried clicked on the link but nothing came up. could you please send me a copy of the templates ><

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[email protected] January 5, 2014 - 11:30 am

Hello! I really want to use the minion wrappers on Twinkies for my son’s class birthday treat but the link isn’t working? Can you please email it to me at [email protected]? Thanks so much–love your blog!

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Tonya Staab January 6, 2014 - 12:05 am

Hi Tara,

Hopefully this link will work for you: http://tonyastaab.typepad.com/Despicable%20Me%202%20Push%20Up%20Cupcake%20Wrappers.pdf.

I’m currently overseas but will be returning home in a couple of days so if you still cannot get it to work please let me know and I will send you the PDF directly once I’m back to my office.

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Ana January 9, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Hello! Loved this idea! Thanks for sharing! hoping to do it in my son’s party… But I have trouble downloading thetags template πŸ™

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Ana January 9, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Never Mind! Thank you! It just needed to ad the .pdf extension πŸ˜€

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KandiAnn January 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Hello Tonya I love you minions push pop and would like to make them for my sons fourth birthday, however I couldn’t get the minions templates. I tried clicked on the link but I keep getting an error. Could you please send me a copy of the templates ? Kandi

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Tonya Staab January 20, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Hi Kandi,

I have just emailed the printables to you. Please let me know if you do not have them and I will re-send.

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Debi February 9, 2014 - 7:25 am

Hi Tonya,
Wanted to make these minions for the secret reader treat at my sons school and not able to open up can you share with me via email?
Debi

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Tonya Staab February 9, 2014 - 7:55 am

Hi Debi,

I just emailed the file to you, please let me know if you have any problems or if you don't receive it.

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Annette February 10, 2014 - 3:48 pm

We had a Minion birthday party for our 5 year old last week and as super as it was, having your wrappers there would have been truly despicable! My son’s Valentine goodie bags will feature them, wrapped around Twinkies with a “You’re One in a Minion, Valentine” tag. Thanks for the awesome printable – too cute!!!

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Darcie February 11, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your printables. My son’s birthday is on Friday, Valentines day. He is having a minion party. I am going to try out the push pop idea for this first time. Wish me luck!! Thanks again.

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Marissa February 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

am I doing something wrong? The link won’t work πŸ™ trying to print them out for my son’s valentines

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Tonya Staab February 12, 2014 - 11:01 am

Hi Marissa, you aren’t doing anything wrong. It could be a browser issue. I have just sent you an email with the PDF. Please let me know if you have any other problems. Tonya.

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Emily February 12, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Hi Tonya-
I’m having trouble with the link as well. WE are using them for valentines party Friday as well. Please email me a pdf as well. Thanks so much.
thepolkadotpoodl[email protected]

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Tonya Staab February 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Hi Emily,

You should have it in your inbox right now. Let me know if you have any problems or don’t see it there.

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Dana February 12, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Hi Tonya,
I cannot get the link to open for the cupcake wrappers after trying numerous times, is this link still good? Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Love your BLOG!!!

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Tonya Staab February 12, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Hi Dana,

The link is still working, I’ve checked it periodically over the past week, but there’s been a huge influx of people swinging by to download it so I’m not sure if that’s slowing things down, or if some people are having browser issues. I’ve just emailed the file to you. Please let me know if you have any problems with it. Tonya.

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Lisa February 12, 2014 - 7:12 pm

The printable isn’t opening. The screen is just gray. Is it still available?

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Lisa February 12, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Sorry, I saw your previous responses after posting. If possible, could I receive the file via email? Thank you! Nothing like waiting until the last minute. πŸ™

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Tonya Staab February 12, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Hi Lisa, I’m the queen of leaving things until the last minute (I’m currently making Valentine’s for the kids to hand out in the morning ha ha).

I’ve just emailed the file to you.

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[email protected] February 12, 2014 - 9:44 pm

you have some great stuff and wonderful idea’s I appreciate you sharing them with us.

You got love a minion !

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Ericka March 4, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Hi Tonya, I love this idea but would love tips on how I can make Jerseys similar to this

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Renee Carpenter May 5, 2014 - 8:07 am

using these for twinkies for teacher appreciation. thank you so much. you just saved me a lot of time!!!

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Jennie November 5, 2014 - 2:35 pm

They wrap very nicely around Twinkies too! Thanks so much.

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Manon Lohr January 3, 2015 - 1:11 am

Hallo,
ik zou heel graag voor mijn zoon zijn verjaardag deze sjablonen gebruiken, maar kan ze ook niet downloaden.
Zou je ze mij misschien kunnen mailen?

groetjes manon

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[email protected] January 15, 2015 - 5:51 pm

Hi is this printable link still available? Love the Minion Valetines! Thank you!

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Carli September 3, 2015 - 5:42 am

Hi
I live in the netherlands and would love to use your printable to make minion push pops for my little girlΒ΄s favor at school. But for me the link is also not working. If you donΒ΄t mind, would you please mail me the PDF? Thank you in advance.
Kind Regards
Carli

[email protected]

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Carli September 6, 2015 - 1:47 pm

No worries, got it working today, thanks for a lovely PDF!

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Melanie September 10, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Hi, I am unable to view the full size image for the printable for the twinkies. Can you email it to me?

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Eribel August 25, 2016 - 7:54 am

Thank you Tonya!!! You saved me a minion lol. I used them to wrap cheese crackers for my son’s 3rd birthday. They fit perfect!

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beth October 24, 2019 - 2:58 am

The link for the printable does not work. It says “Page not found.”

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Tonya Staab October 24, 2019 - 3:29 am

Thank you for letting me know, my site has just been migrated to WordPress and I’m still working out some kinks. I’m emailing the PDF to you right now so please make sure to check your spam mail just in case it goes there.

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Tonya Staab October 24, 2019 - 3:58 am

Hi Beth, I tried emailing you to the email address from your comment, but it was returned undeliverable. Is there another email address I can use? Feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll send the printable to you.

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Megan October 29, 2019 - 3:56 am

Hi Tonya! We’re doing a Minion themed party for Halloween and I would love to use this printable for the kids – but the link’s not working. Could you please email the pdf to me instead? Thank you so much!

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Tonya Staab October 29, 2019 - 4:00 am

I am so sorry that link isn’t working. I’m emailing it to you right now. I just migrated to WordPress and am still fixing a lot of the links that were broken in the move. Please look out for an email from [email protected] because it may end up in your spam mail.

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