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How to Make a "Minecraft" Birthday Cake

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

My "Minecraft" Birthday Cake

My "Minecraft" Birthday Cake

Minecraft is a video game that young kids and adults are fond of playing. It is a game where you build things with blocks while having an adventure. You can play it on a computer, tablet, smartphone, game console, or a laptop.

I didn't know what Minecraft was until a few weeks ago, when a friend of mine gave me an idea of how I could decorate her son's birthday cake. I was searching online for design ideas for how I could create a beautiful but simple birthday cake for a 10-year-old boy.

This article is an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Minecraft cake for someone who loves playing the game.

The lighted "Minecraft" birthday cake

The lighted "Minecraft" birthday cake

Birthday Cake Ingredients

  • 250 grams butter, soft
  • 250 grams sugar, white or brown
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250 grams all-purpose flour, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavouring
  • 15 grams baking powder
  • 50 grams chocolate, grated or shaved
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, unsweetened
  • 12 or more bars of chocolate
  • 2 packages chocolate blocks
  • Ready-to-roll green icing (fondant), rolled into a round
  • 100 grams dark chocolate, chopped

Note: In order to complete the decorations, you will also need a small Minecraft toy decoration and a set of birthday alphabet candles.

"BAKE the WORLD

a better place."

— Topperoo

Step 1: Make the Sponge Cake

  1. Put the soft butter and sugar in an electric mixer and blend well until light in color and fluffy.
  2. Add the lightly beaten eggs.
  3. Combine the sieved flour and baking powder and add them to the butter mixture. Mix them well.
  4. Add the cocoa, vanilla flavouring and the grated chocolate to the batter. Mix them well.
  5. Put the sponge cake batter in a buttered 9 or 10 inches round baking tin.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated 175°C oven for 45 minutes or until the toothpick that you stick in the cake will come out clean.
  7. Let the sponge cake cool down before making the Minecraft decoration.

Cook Time for Sponge Cake

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

10 to 14 people

Slicing the "Minecraft" cake

Slicing the "Minecraft" cake

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

— Audrey Hepburn

Tips for Making the Sponge Cake

  • You can use any flavour you want. I bake sponge cake fairly often, so I like to switch it up from time to time. Sometimes I used dried grated orange or lemon rind or Jamaica rum.
  • If you want to make a 2-layer sponge cake, you can divide the batter into half and bake them in 2 small baking tins. Then you can fill the 2-layer sponge cake with butter icing or chocolate fudge frosting.
  • The baking time of this cake depends on what kind of oven you have at home.
  • You can bake the sponge cake the night before you decorate it.

Step 2: Assemble and Decorate the Cake

  1. Cut the upper cake if it is not even or if it is a bit burned.
  2. Slowly melt the 100 grams of chopped dark chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl set above a pot of simmering water (use a double-boiler if you have one), or just melt them in the microwave on half power. Stir the chocolate every 30 seconds.
  3. Brush the melted chocolate on the sides of the sponge cake.
  4. Put sponge cake on a turntable to make it easy to decorate the cake.
  5. Decorate the side of the cake with chocolate bars while the melted chocolate is still wet. If the chocolates are big, cut them in half so that they will fit onto the side of the cake.
  6. Make a flat round of the ready-to-roll icing to cover the top of the cake.
  7. Arrange the blocks of chocolate the way you want them to be or just follow the photo above.
  8. Make a building by putting chocolate bars on the middle of the cake. On top of those chocolate bars, put 1 chocolate bar and on top of that, just a thin, but long chocolate. As you can see in my photos, this ends up looking like a building. Then, 2 slices of chocolate were added to the decoration.
  9. Then add the Minecraft toy on the cake wherever you want it.
  10. Arrange the birthday candles on both sides of the cake.

Tips for Decorating

  • Paste the chocolate bars onto the cake by using the melted chocolate. Just a bit so it will not damage the view.
  • If in case your ready-to-roll icing has a crack, smoothen it with a wet finger. That was what I always did to make the icing nice to look at.
  • If you can't find or don't wish to use ready-to-roll icing, you have a couple of options:
    • You can make royal icing, which is not quite the same but will work in a pinch. The video below provides a tutorial about how to make this type of icing.
    • You can also choose to make green buttercream icing.
  • If you buy birthday candles, check them immediately to make sure that the letters are complete. I opened the birthday candles the day I decorated the cake and H was missing; instead, there were 2 A's. I had to break the A and make it into an H by using the wax of a candle as a paste.

How to Make Royal Icing

A piece of Minecraft cake.

A piece of Minecraft cake.

Best of Luck!

I was not planning to write a recipe about this Minecraft cake. I just made it and posted a photo to my Facebook account. I was surprised at how many people saw and liked it, and some friends asked me to share the recipe. I love sharing what I know, so I enjoyed writing this article.

I did not have any photos of the ingredients, as I didn't think I'd need to take any. Happily, I took photos of the cake batter and the cake itself during the birthday celebration.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read. Have a great day!

The birthday buffet with "Minecraft" cake, empanadas, cupcakes, chocolates and other goodies for the kids' afternoon party.

The birthday buffet with "Minecraft" cake, empanadas, cupcakes, chocolates and other goodies for the kids' afternoon party.

© 2017 Thelma Alberts

Comments

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on March 15, 2018:

Hi Eisley and Eli. Thank you for your visit and your wonderful comment.Have a great week.

Elias Ruairi from Cork on March 14, 2018:

This is great. My daughter would love this. I don't do baking and stuff but would like to learn, and I'll definitely try this one day.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 25, 2018:

Hi Megha. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. I hope you will come back again and tell me how you like it when you have made the cake. Enjoy your new week.

Megha on February 25, 2018:

I used to love Minecraft as a child. This is an awesome and beautiful cake. Looks yummy and it has chocolate my favorite. Definitely worth a try. Thank you for sharing :)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 07, 2018:

Hi Chitrangada Sharan,

Thank you for your visit. Please tell me then how it was when your daughter has made this cake.

You are very welcome. Take care;-)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 07, 2018:

This looks gorgeous and so tempting! I would love to try this. My daughter enjoys baking cakes and decorating it. I will share this with her.

Thanks for sharing your talent with others!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on October 23, 2017:

Yes, it is DDE. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day.

DDE on October 19, 2017:

A creative way to baking a cake.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on October 18, 2017:

Thank you Nell. I am sure your son will love that if he is a Minecraft fan.

Nell Rose from England on October 16, 2017:

LOL! its awesome! my son would love that, even though he is an adult! great recipe and the end result is fab!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 29, 2017:

Thank you very much, Scott Andersen. Enjoy your weekend.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 29, 2017:

Hi Barbara. I think there are indeed parents who will be happy to make this cake for the birthday of their child. Thanks for stopping by. Happy weekend!

Scott Andersen on September 29, 2017:

Really loved this!!!!!

Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on September 29, 2017:

I'm not up on Minecraft, but that's quite a cake! Any child would be proud to blow out the candles of such a wonderful creation. I'm sure many people will be happy to know how to do this.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 19, 2017:

Hi Peggy! I was unfamiliar to Minecraft too until my friend told me about the Minecraft decoration for his sons birthday party. It was fun decorating it besides baking the cake. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are fine.

Peggy Woods on September 18, 2017:

I must say that this birthday cake is a beauty! I was unfamiliar with Minecraft since we do not have children but I can certainly see why children would enjoy a cake decorated in this way.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 18, 2017:

Hi Carol! It is nice to see you here. Regards to your grandson. Maybe you can make this Minecraft cake for his birthday. Thank you for dropping by;-)

Carol Taylor from Thailand on September 17, 2017:

What a fun cake for a Minecraft fan Thelma my grandson thought it looked cool.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 17, 2017:

I think it is Linda Crampton. Yes, he loved it. Thanks for your wonderful comment;-) Have a great new week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 17, 2017:

Hi Gypsy Rose Lee! RasmaSandra? Thank you very much. I hope you had a great weekend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 16, 2017:

This cake looks like a wonderful treat for a Minecraft fan. Your friend's son must have loved it!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 16, 2017:

What a wonderful and delicious looking cake. I have no children to make one for but I will pass this on for those who do.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 14, 2017:

Hi James Paterson. I see that Minecraft is a favorite game of your son. Well, you can come back or bookmark this recipe for your sons birthday cake next year. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day.

Jimmy the jock from Scotland on September 13, 2017:

I have a seven years old son who would love this cake, all he talks about is mine craft and all he does online is mine craft related, thanks for sharing Thelma I will be keeping this one in mind for his 8th Birthday next year.