Thursday, May 21, 2015

How to Make a Minecraft Birthday Cake

If you have boys, there is a good chance you have heard of Minecraft.  My boys love Minecraft, so it didn't come as too big of a surprise when my 5-year-old said he wanted a Minecraft Birthday Cake.
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The cake actually ended up being a lot easier than I thought, and I have to disclose now that I didn't always use the proper Minecraft squares or cubes, but even my Minecraft obsessed 10-year-old loved the cake.
What I Used
2 Chocolate Box Cake Mixes
Square 12x12 Cake Pan (You can use a rectangle pan since cutting the cake anyway)
5 Pre-packaged Rice Krispie Treats
Butter-milk frosting (home made)
Green Dye (Wilton Kelly Green)
Blue Gel Frosting
Grass Tip (Wilton #233)
Square Disposable Cake Plate
Parchment Paper 
Minecraft Creatures 
Some like to make homemade cake, which is great, but I have learned the secrets of making the perfect box cake mix.  
After the cake was cool, I began by cutting out the base pieces.  I did level each piece for ease of stacking in the end.  I placed parchment paper over the cake plate, which ended up working out wonderfully and was easy to wipe the crumbs that fell when stacking the pieces.
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I honestly just sort of eyed the pieces and began cutting different cubes (and yes a few rectangles).  I stacked them to create the hills that are common in Minecraft.  
After I arranged the hill pieces, I began adding the "grass".
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I highly recommend picking up the grass frosting tip, as I can't imagine how long it would take to try and make the grass like this without the tip.
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After the hills were all frosted, I wiped away the crumbs and then began adding the "sand".
For the sand I cut Rice Krispie treats in half, so they were not as thick.  I also cut the ends to square them off a little. 
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I then added a square of water with the blue gel.  I simply outlined the square, then squeezed a bunch inside the square then used a knife to spread and smooth out the gel.
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I printed the Happy Birthday sign from a site on-line and simply set it next to the cake.
The finishing touch was the animals. 
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We had actually already ordered these animals as a gift for my son's birthday and when he said he wanted a Minecraft cake, we knew it would be perfect to use them on the cake first.
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After we had the cake, we quickly washed the animals feet (they are plastic) and they became another birthday present. 
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He absolutely loved the cake and it was honestly one of the easier cakes I have made. 
Have you ever made a fancy birthday cake?

8 comments:

  1. I don't have boys but my Elly loves Minecraft.

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  2. You did an awesome job. At first I thought those characters were either cake or fondant until you admitted they weren't (in another post...)

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  3. So fun! So cute! Ryder is growing up so fast. I neeeeeed to see you guys!!!!

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  4. I just think this is SO great, my friend. And looks totally yummy too, of course. Great work!!

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  5. This is SO cute!!! I bet your kiddo really loved this cake!

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  6. That is TOO cute!! My daughter and son are obsessed with Minecraft. They would love this cake!!

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