Are you looking for a super fun Minecraft cake recipe for your Minecraft fan? This awesome Minecraft birthday cake is easy to make and works for every Minecraft game player, either bedrock edition or java edition.
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 using different size cake pans including a square cake pan, a smaller square pan and a larger rectangular pan.
I used standard 9″ X 11″ and 9″ X 9″ cake pans for the bottom and middle parts of the Minecraft Snowman. I decided not to 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.
Minecraft Cake Recipe
I used a large bowl and electric mixer to combine two boxes of white cake mix together. Then I used the double batch of cake to fill the three pans evenly. Since the cake will be completely frosted using white buttercream frosting you can make any flavor cake from chocolate cake to carrot cake that you want!
Freezing the baked cakes overnight made them easier to decorate on the day of the party. For a more precise look you could trim the tops of the cake layers before decorating.
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.
Cool Minecraft Snowman Cake
Generously frost the cakes with white buttercream frosting, no food coloring necessary! 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 dark 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 (3D) Minecraft Snowman cake but I’m pretty happy with my flat Minecraft Snowman version.
Minecraft Cake Recipe Ingredients
- 2 white cake mixes or double your favorite birthday cake recipe
- white buttercream frosting – a double batch
- 9″ X 11′ pan
- 9″ square pan
- smaller square pan or use foil to make one
- chocolate covered breadsticks or Giant Pocky Sticks
- Dark chocolate squares (regular and mini)
We had a simple Minecraft themed birthday party and used the awesome cool Minecraft cake as the centerpiece. The color schedule was black and green and you could even use some of our Minecraft costume pieces as extra decorations!
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This post was originally published April 23, 2018.