Did you say Minecraft cake? Yup...you read it right! Minecraft cake is one great cake idea to show off for your kid’s upcoming birthday party or yours if you are a fanatic of Minecraft too. Minecraft is an interesting video game that kids go crazy about collecting blocks and uses their imagination to create a marvelous concrete landscape.
Well, talk about imagination, would it be exciting if this best-loved video game by kids will be enjoyed even on cakes? Playing it at the same time eating it! How incredibly fun can it get! This Minecraft cake is a special way to show your interest in what your kids are playing. If your kids are obsessed with playing this video game then why not let them in for a special treat that they can be obsessed with? Decorating your cake with this Minecraft theme will give them a break away from playing this video for awhile and starting treating themselves with a piece of this cake. Well not really a break because it’s still Minecraft only in a cake. So, why not make one for your little gamers on his birthday? Or just make it simply because you love them. It’ll be a pleasant surprise for them.
In case you are still a bit hesitant because you are no expert, this tutorial is for you! No sweat in making this Minecraft cake. We will guide you through from start to finish. All you need to have is the desire to do it. It is also a good way to step up your skill level in cake decorating. In our step by step tutorial on how to make a Minecraft birthday cake, you will learn the simple and easy way to create it. In this segment, you will have a grasp on how to decorate it with delicious buttercream frosting one block at a time. We will be using light colors for the blocks with a touch of black blocks at the center to give it a highlight. The design for this Minecraft cake is not that all complicated and a perfect fit for cake decorating beginners.
Before we begin, make sure that you have all the tools needed for this tutorial prepared so you can save time in maneuvering yourself in the kitchen. With that said, I welcome you on the step by step tutorial on how to make Minecraft birthday cake. Have fun!
MineCraft cake materials and equipment
- 10-inch cake board
- Cake box
- parchment paper/baking paper
- 8-inch cake pan/tin
- 3-4 mixing bowls/containers
- Stand mixer/hand mixer
- Turning table (optional)
Minecraft Birthday cake ingredients/recipe
- 2 Betty Crocker SuperMoist vanilla cake mix boxes
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 6 eggs
- Soft gel Ameri Color: Electric Green, Electric Blue, Black
- A batch of buttercream frosting
Light green: buttercream + few drop of Electric green
Dark green: buttercream + few drops of Electric green + tiny Black
Middle green: buttercream frosting + few drops of Electric green +tiny Electric blue
Black area: Buy in Back buttercream
Video tutorial for Minecraft cake recipe
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Directions how to make a MINECRAFT birthday cake
Step 1: Turn the oven on, set the temperature at 170C (338F). Use 8-inch square cake tin, cut and line the baking paper (parchment paper) at the bottom, then use cooking spray the bottom and around the edges.
Step 2: In the mixing bowl, place the liquid first: water, eggs, oil, then put the cake mix finally on top of that. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer, start at 30 seconds on slow speed, scrape down the mixing bowl then increase the speed to medium for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Tip all the cake mixture to the ready cake-tins. Then bake for about 18-20 minutes (make sure the oven came to the right temperature already). Check the cake by touching the top, if it springs back well means it is cooked, otherwise place back to the oven for another 2-3mins. Or can check with a skewer, the cake should be ready if the skewer comes out clean. Then let it cool down
Step 4: Get the buttercream frosting ready. I use one-time form the recipe, after we have done the batch, let's start the very exciting job, making color butter-cream. We need totally 5 shades for this Minecraft cake, but I just could make 4 from this batch of frosting: white, light green, middle green, dark green. And for the black frosting, I have to buy in - why? Because we can not make as black as the purchased one, I tried couple times, but it just comes out grey or middle black,...
Step 5: Level the cake - at this stage we have to make sure the cake completely cooled down (otherwise it will melt the frosting), start to trim off on the top (you can trim off the edges if necessarily), then upside down. It is essential as it will be helpful later for balancing and icing your cake.
Step 6: Divide and decoration part, I used the 7-wheel dough divider to save my time cause it is easy and accurate to use. After that, we can use the knife of any kind to shape point to square-mark. See the video
Step 6: From now on, all the jobs are very enjoyable, just piping and follow lines marked in the previous step. Careful do not pipe any wrong color as it hard to fix and mess your cake as well. Finally, all done! If you prefer some writing such as congratulations or happy birthday, you can do the writing with chocolate ganache on top of the cake or the side of cake board/base.
Now that you know how easy it is to decorate a Minecraft cake, it will be a breeze on your next cake occasion. It’s just a matter of determination and the passion to do it. Your little gamers and his friends will definitely enjoy what you made. But hey! We’re not done yet. If you find this tutorial to be worth sharing, please share it with your loved ones and friends as well. Also, if you have questions or comments regarding this tutorial we would be happy to hear and answer all your questions. Look out also to our next cake decorating tutorials. We prepared more exciting treats for you! Cheers on your masterpiece!