DIY Minecraft Cake

Minecraft is a pixilated video game where you break blocks and build structures. You can play alone or work together with other Minecraft enthusiasts to build places and characters and protect it against the zombies and creepers that come out at night.

This game as you may already know is a huge hit with kids of ALL ages, including my 5 year old nephew who wanted his birthday party to be a Minecraft themed party.  Since they do not sell Minecraft party supplies, we just had to make them ourselves (http://www.woodythings.com/diy-minecraft-party-supplies/) including the cake. This cake was designed to look like the blocks of grass in Minecraft! Pretty awesome huh? Not only that but it was moist and delicious too (yum!) Check out the recipe and directions for this cake below.

Minecraft Cake

Minecraft Block of Grass Cake directions
Minecraft Block of Grass Cake directions

 

 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 boxes of cake mix(baked according to directions on the box)
  • Butter cream frosting (recipe located at the end of the steps)
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon meringue powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk or more until desired consistency is achieved
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • Green butter cream frosting (store bought)
  • Moist coconut flakes (untoasted)
  • 3 table spoons Unsweetened cocoa
  • Green food coloring
  • 8” x 8” cake pan
  • Cake board
  • Cake topper
  1. Use an 8 x 8 square cake pan, 2″ deep.
  2. Bake 1 box cake mix completely in the pan for about 40 – 45 minutes. For a two layer cake (like this one) repeat this step.
  3. Once the cakes are baked and cooled you can cut the crowns off the top carefully to make the cake leveled.

**Note: Before placing the cake on the cake board or plate, first dab the center of the board or plate to hold the cake in place.

  1. Next prepare a chocolate butter cream frosting by adding 3 tablespoonsof unsweetened coco powder to any butter cream recipe adding teaspoons of milk as needed to compensate for the dryness of the coco powder.
  2. Gently place the 2nd layer on top of the first layer.

**Note: both sides that had the crowns cut off should meet at the center.

  1. Gently crumb coat the cake with chocolate frosting.

  **A crumb coat is the first layer of frosting you put to catch all the crumbs loose on the cake. Let this crust over in the fridge. This makes the second application of frosting smoother and cleaner.

  1. Once the crumb coat is set apply a thick second coating of chocolate frosting. In the meantime take 11 Oreos and spoon out the cream. Place the cookies (cream less) in a zip lock bag and crush them with a large spoon, be sure to leave some chunky pieces.
  2. Once cookies are crushed, go ahead and press them up against the walls of the cake (all 4 sides) Go around a 2nd time till all the crumbs are gone.

 

  1. Next frost the top of the cake with a green butter cream (you can make another batch of butter cream frosting and dye it green or you can buy it like I did. I didn’t think it was worth making another batch of frosting just for a half cup used on the top.)
  2. Loosely spread the frosting on top, making sure to come slightly off the edges.11. Place your moist coconut flakes untoasted and put about 12 – 15 drops of liquid green food coloring to a 2 pound bag in a large zip lock bag and shake shake shake.
  3. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the coconut making sure to use all of it so as to make the grass look real and full. Sprinkle some around the cake board too.

 

  1. Place your cake topper and you’re done!

 

 

Butter Cream Frosting Recipe:

Mix the following ingredients together in a bowl

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon meringue powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk or more until desired consistency is achieved
  • 1teaspoon vanilla

Thank you for reading! Please let us know what you think of this set up. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!

*Cake created by Luis Rodriguez: www.misfitjewels.etsy.com

 

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