Ann Reardon

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.


minecraft cake instructions

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) x 15cm (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.

Click on the link below to download the block template free.

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 manner 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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166 Comments View Comments

  1. I searched for that link .. until I realized that it may be a browser issue. I cannot see it using mozilla.. but when I swithched to safari there was a new image asking you to sign up for the free howtocookthat newsletter. Did it and got the link to the template. Good luck. I’m starting now.
    p.s. Shht, we are having a fella’s cake competition for the boy scout banquet.. don’t tell anyone..

    • It was a lot of work about 20 hours all included. Hint, don’t make the frosting ahead of time. Even after hours of thawing, could get thin layers of frosting on the cake, so I ended up making a bigger one. Just make the fondant and cut up into squares ahead of time, so they can dry, and also the cake. The best thing I did was use coconut oil as my work lubricant for making the fondant.. It made the fondant taste amazing. p.s. we won and my son had fun rolling fondant for the TNT and steve. We won first place. Thanks Ann

      • That’s awesome Hugues. Well done!

  2. Thank you for the great tutorial. However, I can’t find a link to the template.


      • Hi Brooklyn, I have just tested the link on the blog page and it is working fine. You can locate it in the third paragraph under the video.

  3. Awesome cake and directions! I cannot find a link to the template you referred to, and I tried refreshing the page as you suggested to someone else. Can you help me with the template?

  4. Hi There
    can i use chco ganache instead of butter cream and if so is it ok to just attach with water or sugar glue?

    • Hi Lauren yes you can use chocolate ganache frosting, if you whip it once cooled it has the same consistency of buttercream, you could use a little water if needed.

  5. Hi Ann,

    I love your video on you tube for this cake and planned to attempt one for my son’s birthday however I cannot see the link for the template anymore. Can you help?


    • Hi Lorna, please refresh your page, the website has just been updated and you may have the old version in your history. Let me know if you continue to have trouble.

  6. Hello Ann,
    I am considering making this cake for my grandson’s 10th birthday. He loves Minecraft. This cake does seem to be challenging and I will need a lot of patience. My question to you is, would I be able to freeze the fondant? I thought I would get a head start and make a side at a time and freeze it so all I would need to do is bake the cake and assemble it easily at once if I have the sides already frozen.
    Kindly advise… Your video is incredible with a lot of helpful info. Many thanks.

  7. Hi, Ann

    I am from Hong Kong , I love your tutorial so much ,it is amazing , I hope I can be with you when you making the cake , Ha ha

    I have a question , my son ask me to make the Minecraft Fondant Birthday cake for his 14th birthday , he choose chocolate mud cake , I have checked with your chocolate cake recipe , can I use cocoa powder instead of the 200g of 70% cocoa dark chocolate ?

    if yes , can you tell me how many “g” for the cocoa powder will be equal to 200g of cocoa chocolate ?

    Best regards

    • Hi face, sorry you can’t swap chocolate for cocoa powder, chocolate has cocoa powder and milk solids and cocoa butter and sugar in it

  8. Hi! What type of buttercream did you use for this particular cake?

    • hi rhea the basic buttercream

  9. can you make this cake today for me Sam& Cat

  10. Hi im Andrea can you do a zebra cake please

  11. Very helpful tutorial. Thanks for all the tips!

    • 😀

  12. 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!

    • hi lisa yes you could make and assemble the fondant squares and keep them uncovered at room temp, they would dry out which may make them harder to get onto the cake as I’m not sure if they’d stay in place as well while transfering to the cake.

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

  14. 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

    • Looks so good well done tamalisa 😀

  15. A birthday cake

  16. 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?

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

    • 😀

  18. sounds like it was a great cake

  19. how much are the cakes

    • Hi charbel, I do not sell the cakes, i just show you how to make them yourself 😀

  20. 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.

    • Hi Rizma you will need approximately 200g of each colour

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