3D Minecraft Fondant Birthday Cake

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Minecraft is a game where you can explore, create, discover, mine and craft a whole world. In the game it takes patience to build anything, this cake is the same it takes 1,280 tiny fondant squares to make this 3D minecraft logo.

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To start with you will need to make a cake you can use a packet mix or if you’d prefer homemade like I do then try either the vanilla cake recipe or the chocolate mud cake. Depending on the depth of your cake tin you will need to make two or three square cakes and then stack them on top of each other, sandwiched with buttercream to make a cube.

The cake I made once trimmed down, before icing was 15cm (5.91 inches)x15cm (5.91 inches)

Trim down the edges to get an exactly square shape slightly smaller than your template and then smother in buttercream (buttercream recipes are here).

Use paper towel to smooth off you sides and sharpen your corners, see the video for a demonstration on how to do this and the rest of the cake.

You can purchase fondant or make your own, fondant recipe is here. Then you will need to colour it into your greens, browns and grey. If you have not worked with fondant before there is a post on fondant basics here.  Allow approx 200g (7.05 ounces) of fondant for each colour.

Print the side template below. Cover it in baking paper and roll out one of your colours to the size of the white square. Using a pizza cutter cut strips and then turn to cut squares. The lines in the blue section will act as you guidelines for this. Repeat with all of your colours.

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Take another piece of baking paper and lightly grease using butter or margarine or crisco, wipe off any excess with a paper towel. Place one edge of the paper along one edge of the white square on your template and sticky tape into position. Then line up your squares one row at a time to cover the white area, remember to add green squares at the top.
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Lightly dampen the fondant using a paintbrush. Slide your baking paper onto something firm but thin, like cardboard. Line up the bottom edge with the base of the cake and then lift up and push into place. Remove the cardboard and use a fondant smoother to flatten, then peel off the baking paper. When you do the top green section do not put water on it, instead put the cardboard on top of it, and flip it over. Then put in position on the cake and slide the cardboard out of the way. Then finish the other sides in the same manor as the first.
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If you have left over fondant you can make more squares and use on pieces of cake or chocolate honeycomb squares.

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104 Responses to 3D Minecraft Fondant Birthday Cake

  1. janasia says:

    can you make this cake today for me Sam& Cat

  2. Andrea says:

    Hi im Andrea can you do a zebra cake please

  3. Ileana says:

    Very helpful tutorial. Thanks for all the tips!

  4. lisa says:

    Can the fondant squares be made and stored ahead of time? If so, how should they be stored? How long may they be stored for? Thank you!

  5. louise says:

    Hi you say 200g for each colour, how many colours did you do.
    Thanks

  6. Tamalisa says:

    THANK YOU! Ann for all your help with the cake! I got all the recipes off ur site & watched a tutorial on how to ice & build a tiered cake!! It was a “How To Cook That” success!! Everyone loved the cake & said it tasted delicious as well! Kids even came back for more, that usually never happens! Love you! Tum xx

  7. Ashley says:

    A birthday cake

  8. Sally says:

    Great tutorial!!! What size cake did you use? I am going to make one but unsure of size. Would it be like a 3 layer 8 or 9″ square cake? I guess it is supposed to be 16 squares right?

  9. Write more, thas alll I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied oon thhe video tto make your point.

    You obvilusly kow what youre talking about, why throw away
    your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  10. Lija says:

    Just what i needed!!! This is a very handy tutorial! THANKS :-)))

  11. charbel says:

    how much are the cakes

  12. Rizna says:

    Hi Anna, thank you for the tutorial, It’s awesome! I am planning to make this for my 9 year old’s birthday. Could u pls tell me how much of each colour fondant you have used in the cake? I counted 8 shades of colours, it will be greatly appreciated if u could tell me the amount of each colour.
    Thnks
    Rizna

  13. Kerrie Delli Santi says:

    Sorry – I can’t attach the pic!!!!!!!!

  14. Kerrie Delli Santi says:

    Here is my cake that I did using your tutorial. I used Wilton cake lifters (upside down) to apply the sides to the cake. It was thin and had the angle to get it on the cake nicely. My cake wound up being a little bigger than the grid template because of the icing. I should have checked the size and adjusted accordingly. I just filled in any spaces. I applied the top directly to the cake. Thanks for an awesome tutorial!!!! (I used mini minecraft toys for the top)

  15. Kerrie Delli Santi says:

    Here is my cake that I did using your tutorial. I used Wilton cake lifters (upside down) to apply the sides to the cake. It was thin and had the angle to get it on the cake nicely. My cake wound up being a little bigger than the grid template because of the icing. I should have checked the size and adjusted accordingly. I just filled in any spaces. I applied the top directly to the cake. Thanks for an awesome tutorial!!!!

  16. Kerrie Delli Santi says:

    Here is my cake done with your tutorial. I used a wilton cake lifter to apply the sides to the cake. Worked great. My cake wound up being a little bigger than the template because of the icing. I should have adjusted the grid to the actual cake. Not a big deal. I just filled it in. I applied the top directly to the cake instead of transferring it. Thanks so much for your great tutorial!!!!

  17. Leah says:

    Making this tomorrow for my 9 year old. Just wondering how much fondant I would need if I am buying it? I have never worked with it before. thanks!!

  18. Kerrie Delli Santi says:

    Hi Ann,
    Once again you’re being inspiritional! Question…what do you think about this…after you’ve assembled your squares on the grid, instead of brushing with water what about a thinned royal icing????? I’m thinking that the royal icing would harden and the squares would not move. I’m trying this cake tomorrow and I wanted to get you thought about this. Thanks so much.

    • Ann Ann says:

      hi kerrie, fondant gets sticky when it is dampened so creates like an icing on its own.

      • Pamela says:

        Love this tutorial. Going to try this for my sons cub scout bakeoff to raise money for our scouts. Will post pics, but only if it comes out good!

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