I love making fun desserts as long as they’re easy enough for my limited skill set. This includes the homemade birthday cake that my boys ask me for each year. I think the LEGO birthday cake I made a few years ago was my favorite but this Minecraft cake might top it. Elliot asked for a Minecraft cake design that was very simple to create and turned out super cute.
How to create an Easy Minecraft Cake
A Minecraft Snowman or Snow Golem is a very easy cake design. It’s all about squares and rectangles that can be easily created with different size cake pans.
I used standard 9″ X 11″ and 9″ X 9″ pans for the bottom and middle parts of the Minecraft Snowman. I opted to not buy a smaller square pan for the head and instead made one using foil. It was my first time creating a custom cake pan from foil and it was quite easy. I recommend watching a youtube video if you are interested in making your own custom cake pan.
DIY Minecraft Cake
I used two white cake mixes to fill the three pans evenly. Freezing the baked cakes overnight made them easier to decorate on the day of the party. I arranged them onto a large poster board before frosting them. Definitely, keep the extra large size of this cake design in mind if you need to refrigerate it prior to the party. It took up the entire bottom shelf of my fridge.
Minecraft Snowman Cake
Generously frost the cakes with white buttercream frosting. I made a double batch of buttercream frosting in order to have enough to cover all three cakes. You can never have too much frosting. 😉 Once the cake is frosted you are ready to add the snowman face, buttons, and arms.
Chocolate Covered Snowman Arms
Originally I was going to use Giant Pocky sticks for the Minecraft snowman’s arms. I couldn’t find them locally and waited too long to order them in time, so I had to make my own chocolate covered breadsticks instead. They are simple to make using large crunchy breadsticks and melted chocolate. I microwaved chocolate chips in 10-second intervals, stirring each time until it was melted. Chocolate easily burns and becomes a toxic mess, so be careful. I placed the breadsticks on a pan covered in parchment paper for easy cleanup. Drizzle the chocolate over each one until it was completely covered. Then pop the pan into the freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate again.
Once you are chocolate arms are ready to go, insert one on each side of the snowman. Add chocolate squares to mimic the Minecraft Snowman buttons and face. I used mini chocolate squares for the face and standard chocolate squares for the snowman buttons.
I recommend googling what a Minecraft Snowman looks like if you aren’t sure. You will see my cake is pretty spot on. If you are really ambitious you can attempt a standing Minecraft Snowman cake but I’m pretty happy with my flat Minecraft Snowman version.
Minecraft Cake Recipe Ingredients
- 2 white cake mixes
- white buttercream frosting – a double batch
- 9″ X 11′ pan
- 9″ square pan
- smaller square pan or foil to make your own
- chocolate covered breadsticks or Giant Pocky Sticks
- Dark chocolate squares (regular and mini)
Be sure to stop back by for more easy Minecraft party ideas I’ll be sharing soon.