How to Make a Minecraft Birthday Cake

Updated on August 30, 2018
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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. | Source
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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.

A few weeks ago, I didn´t know what Minecraft was until 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 any occasion, especially for a person who loves playing this game.

The Minecraft birthday cake I made.
The Minecraft birthday cake I made. | Source

Ingredients for a Minecraft Birthday Cake

  • Sponge cake (9 inches or 10 and 1/4 inches, round)
  • 12 or more bars of chocolates
  • 2 packages of chocolate blocks
  • round green royal icing
  • 1 Minecraft small toy decoration
  • Birthday alphabet candles
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate for the sides of the cake

The lighted Minecraft birthday cake.
The lighted Minecraft birthday cake. | Source

Sponge Cake Ingredients

  • 250 grams butter, soft
  • 250 grams sugar, white or brown
  • 5 pieces 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

"BAKE the WORLD

a better place."

— Topperoo

Cook Time of Sponge Cake

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 10-14 persons

Instructions for 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.
Slicing a Minecraft cake.
Slicing a Minecraft cake. | Source

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

  • Butter is the best for baking this cake as you can keep this cake for 3 days.
  • You can use any flavour you want. I have baked sponge cake often times and it was not always the same. 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 tin. Then you can fill the 2 layer sponge cake with butter icing or chocolate fudge frosting.
  • The baking time of this cake depends upon what kind of oven you have at home.
  • You can bake the sponge cake the night before you decorate it for your Minecraft cake.

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

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This is the chocolate sponge batter in a round baking tin before baking.The chocolate sponge cake. The top of it was sliced as it was not even. As you can see, the white dot was the batter which was not mixed well. So, see to it that your cake batter is fully mixed.The side of the chocolate sponge cake was brushed with melted chocolate. Then the chocolate bars were cut into half and pasted them on the wet side of the sponge cake.This is the green royal icing I have bought in the shop. I flattened it to cover the top of the sponge cake.The green royal icing was not smooth but I tried to smoothen it. It was a thin icing that was why it broke a bit that I had to fix it. I shaped a so called bulding which I have seen in a Minecraft game and put 2 blocks of small chocolate on top.Then blocks of yummy chocolates were put on top making a circle and yes, just like building blocks of chocolates. A small warrior and a sword of Minecraft was added to the decorations. Then  happy birthday candles on the cake.
This is the chocolate sponge batter in a round baking tin before baking.
This is the chocolate sponge batter in a round baking tin before baking. | Source
The chocolate sponge cake. The top of it was sliced as it was not even. As you can see, the white dot was the batter which was not mixed well. So, see to it that your cake batter is fully mixed.
The chocolate sponge cake. The top of it was sliced as it was not even. As you can see, the white dot was the batter which was not mixed well. So, see to it that your cake batter is fully mixed. | Source
The side of the chocolate sponge cake was brushed with melted chocolate. Then the chocolate bars were cut into half and pasted them on the wet side of the sponge cake.
The side of the chocolate sponge cake was brushed with melted chocolate. Then the chocolate bars were cut into half and pasted them on the wet side of the sponge cake. | Source
This is the green royal icing I have bought in the shop. I flattened it to cover the top of the sponge cake.
This is the green royal icing I have bought in the shop. I flattened it to cover the top of the sponge cake. | Source
The green royal icing was not smooth but I tried to smoothen it. It was a thin icing that was why it broke a bit that I had to fix it.
The green royal icing was not smooth but I tried to smoothen it. It was a thin icing that was why it broke a bit that I had to fix it. | Source
I shaped a so called bulding which I have seen in a Minecraft game and put 2 blocks of small chocolate on top.
I shaped a so called bulding which I have seen in a Minecraft game and put 2 blocks of small chocolate on top. | Source
Then blocks of yummy chocolates were put on top making a circle and yes, just like building blocks of chocolates. A small warrior and a sword of Minecraft was added to the decorations. Then  happy birthday candles on the cake.
Then blocks of yummy chocolates were put on top making a circle and yes, just like building blocks of chocolates. A small warrior and a sword of Minecraft was added to the decorations. Then happy birthday candles on the cake. | Source

Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions

  1. Cut the upper cake if it is not even or if it is a bit burned.
  2. Cut the 100 grams of dark chocolate and slowly melt them above a hot water or just melt them in the microvawe. Stir the chocolate every now and then.
  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 into half so that they will fit into the side of the cake.
  6. Make a flat round royal 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 small but long chocolate. As you can see in my Minecraft photo, it looks 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.

A piece of Minecraft cake.
A piece of Minecraft cake. | Source

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 royal 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 buy a ready-made royal icing, you can make your own. I have put a video below to make your own royal icing.
  • If you buy birthday candles, check them immediately so you will know that the letters are complete. That was my failure as I didn´t do it. I opened the birthday candles the day I decorated the cake and H was missing, instead there were 2 A's. What I did was to break the A and made it into H by using the wax of a candle as a paste.
  • If you don´t like using royal icing, of course you can make green butter icing instead.

How To Make Royal Icing

Not A Planned Article!

Actually I was not planning to write a recipe about a Minecraft cake. I just made the cake and posted one photo to my FB account. I was surprised at how many people have seen and liked my Minecraft photo, and some friends were asking 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. | Source

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      • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

        Thelma Alberts 

        8 months ago from Germany

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

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        Elias Ruairi 

        8 months ago from Cork

        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.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        8 months ago from Germany

        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.

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        Megha 

        8 months ago

        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 :)

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        Thelma Alberts 

        9 months ago from Germany

        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;-)

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        9 months ago from New Delhi, India

        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!

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        Thelma Alberts 

        13 months ago from Germany

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

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        DDE 

        13 months ago

        A creative way to baking a cake.

      • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

        Thelma Alberts 

        13 months ago from Germany

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

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        Nell Rose 

        13 months ago from England

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

      • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

        Thelma Alberts 

        13 months ago from Germany

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

      • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

        Thelma Alberts 

        13 months ago from Germany

        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!

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        Scott Andersen 

        13 months ago

        Really loved this!!!!!

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        Barbara Radisavljevic 

        13 months ago from Templeton, CA

        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.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        14 months ago from Germany

        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.

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        Peggy Woods 

        14 months ago

        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.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        14 months ago from Germany

        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;-)

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        Carol Taylor 

        14 months ago from Thailand

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

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        Thelma Alberts 

        14 months ago from Germany

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

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        Thelma Alberts 

        14 months ago from Germany

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

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        Linda Crampton 

        14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        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.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        14 months ago from Germany

        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.

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        James Paterson 

        14 months ago from Scotland

        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.

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