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Minecraft is a big deal in our house. The game is installed on every device we own, my kids spend hours playing, and even my husband is obsessed. When CJ told me he wanted a Minecraft themed cake for his 6th birthday, I knew exactly what I would make. Something cool, but not too complicated or expensive.
Check out my super easy Minecraft creeper cake below.
Whenever I make themed cakes, I try to stick to a simple design and limit the amount of fondant I use. Lets be real – fondant looks great, but it’s expensive and doesn’t taste great. With that, I decided to only use Fondant on top to create distinct squares (the main design aspect in Minecraft) and keep the sides of the cake buttercream. I googled some images of creepers, gathered my materials, and started baking.
Here’s everything I used to make this easy Minecraft creeper cake:
- Boxed cake mix – this particular cake is half chocolate and half vanilla (as requested by my 6 year old)
- Square cake pan, 8″
- Cake board, 14″
- Buttercream icing – I made my own using this recipe, but you can buy tubs straight from Amazon!
- Wilton premade fondant in black, 4.4 oz pack
- Homemade fondant, split into green and white** – I use this recipe
- Wilton gel icing colour in “Leaf Green”
- A knife and a ruler – 1″ square cookie cutters would be more effecient
- Piping bag and tip
- Green sprinkles
** You may be asking why I purchase black fondant, but make my own for the other colours. There is a reason! Making deep black fondant requires a significant amount of gel food colouring. It’s hard to get a deep black colour using white marshmallow fondant without it becoming slimey. Other colours (primary colours, pastels, etc.) are easy to create using a white marshmallow fondant base and gel icing. Black is my only exception.
The squares were tedious, but it didn’t take long to decorate.
I used a Google image of a creeper face and scaled it for this cake to be perfect. The hardest part of this cake was creating perfect Minecraft blocks. The cake is 8″ x 8″, and I used 1″ squares to cover the top. I mixed 3 shades of green fondant and cut out the required number of squares. After I frosted the entire cake in green buttercream, I added each individual square until I had the completed face. I added some leftover squares onto the sides of the cake for embellishment, and finished it off with some piping and green sprinkles!
Here’s the completed easy Minecraft creeper cake.
Although it looks difficult and detailed, this cake actually came together quickly. The most amount of time was spent cutting out squares, but assembling the whole cake only took minutes. I love how bright and colourful it is, but my favourite part is that it’s a perfectly scaled version of what appears in the game!
This is the perfect cake for any Minecraft fan!