Minecraft Birthday Cake

Minecraft Cake Ideas for your Next Bake!

Are your kids like mine and obsessed with Minecraft? This is a Minecraft cake I made for my sons 7th birthday. I toyed with a few different Minecraft cake ideas before settling on what I think is the classic Minecraft design. I really like this cake because it’s so instantly recognizable.

How to Make a Minecraft Cake

This cake is an 8″ tall and 8″ in diameter with 4 layers and fills with chocolate ganache. You can read my recipe on how to bake a moist chocolate cake for a step-by-step guide.

Filling in the layers with dark chocolate ganache helps to balance the cake that is already sweet. Then, I whip some smooth and silky chocolate buttercream for my frosting. Using a 1 x 1″ square cookie cutter, I cut out some blocks which I thought was a never-ending and use piece by piece to decorate all around the cake.

Making Minecraft Fondant Blocks

Cutting the blocks by batches as I go along helps me to stick them nicely and evenly on to the cake. It also gives me time to trim the edges and smooth the surface while it is still soft to handle. When it becomes stiff and hard, it’s very tricky to work on and the surface may crack or even break. Cutting the blocks a little at a time as you go along will save you time than fixing the cake later on.

I dye my fondant with three different shades of green and brown using AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste. Soft gel paste is very concentrated coloring and you only need a tiny drop to dye your fondant. You can add a little bit more until you get the color you like. I like to use a toothpick to tint my fondant so I can control the volume of the color needed.

Fondant can be dyed ahead of time, I like to do mine between 2-3 days before using it. Others go by weeks or even months as long as it is sealed and stored properly. One thing I like about using fondant is that it can be kept for weeks in a proper storage.

If you liked this post or have any questions please let me know in the comment section below.

Happy baking 🙂

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