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Minecraft Grass Block Cake Tutorial

Minecraft Grass Block Cake Tutorial

It’s my Minecraft addicts birthday. I thought I would show you the awesome Minecraft Grass Block Cake I made for his party.

Today is Evan’s official birthday so the Minecraft posts are going to slow down and/or stop soon. Mostly because I don’t understand Minecraft enough to write about it. There seems to be lots of building, killing animals for food and fending off Creepers. If I actually listened to everything Evan told me about Minecraft, I would be an expert. Instead, I listen for 5 seconds and then my brain turns his voice in to the “Wah wah waaaaah wah” of Charlie Brown’s teacher.

However, I knew enough to know that Evan would LOVE a Minecraft cake. Mainly because Evan found a picture of the cake and said “Mama, you are making this cake for my birthday.” He told me this Wednesday night when his party was Friday. I was a little freaked but then I had a look and figured out I could do it. Mainly because it is square. No 3D characters for me. Cubes? Those I can do.

Oh and one caveat….even though I love baking from scratch, for a cake like this I used boxed cake mix and frosting from a tub. I hate to admit it but it still tasted great.

Minecraft Grass Block Cake Tutorial

Cookie Dirt - Merry About Town

Ingredients

2 chocolate cake mixes and the ingredients to make them in to cakes (usually eggs oil and water…check the back of the box)

green gel food coloring

1 200 gram bag of flaked sweetened coconut

11 oreo cookies with cream removed

3 graham cracker squares

1-2 tubs chocolate icing

1 tub vanilla icing

Step 1: The Cake

Prepare two chocolate cake mixes using the instructions on the back. Divide the batter between 3 greased and floured, square cake pans. Bake according to the package directions, turn out onto cooling racks and cool completely.

Step 2: Preparing the Decorations

  • Use green food coloring to dye a 200g bag of flaked sweetened coconut (for the grass).
  • Grind up the chocolate cookies from 11 Oreos (not the cream middle….eat that) and 3 graham cracker squares in food processor for cookie dirt.
  • Dye a tub of vanilla icing green with green gel food coloring.

Building the Grass Block Cake - Merry About Town

Step 3: Assembly

  • Center one of the square cakes on a large platter.
  • Place strips of parchment paper under the bottom of the cake to keep your platter clean while you decorate it.
  • Cover the top with chocolate frosting.
  • Add the second layer on top of the first.
  • Cover the top with chocolate frosting.
  • Add the third layer on top of the second.
  • Cover the sides with chocolate frosting. If you are using only one tub of icing, be careful to cover all sides before you run out. Do not ice the top.
  • Press the cookie dirt in to the chocolate frosting on the sides. An easy way to do this is to heap it in to a large serving spoon and press the top in to the frosting. Continue doing this until the sides are completely covered.
  • Ice the top of the cake with green icing. Let a few glops drip over the side.
  • Press green coconut into the green icing.
  • Carefully remove parchment strips from under the cake.
  • Serve & be a hero to your Minecraft crazy kids.

Minecraft Grass Block Cake Tutorial - Merry About Town

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Swa

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

What is the green color brand used? Is it kelly green or leaf green?

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

I honestly don’t remember. Any leaf-y color will do.

Miriam

Friday 18th of October 2019

Done it for first time.So happy it looks amazing.I was really worried how it gonna look but it’s done so chuffed.

Miriam

Friday 4th of October 2019

Hi what size pans are they?

Merry Kuchle

Friday 4th of October 2019

9 inch square

Des

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

What kind of chocolate frosting did you use? Everything that I’ve found at the store is way darker than what yours looks.

Merry Kuchle

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

Just the standard milk chocolate canned frosting.

Linda Marie Owens

Friday 3rd of June 2016

I am in the process of making this cake for my nephew's Bday party. I used 3 9x9x2 square pans. I didn't read comments until they were already in the oven...hahaha... I used 3 boxes of mix. They are in the oven right now.... so far so good.

Thank you for sharing this with us. I can't wait to see the result!!!

Merry Kuchle

Friday 3rd of June 2016

Excited! Let me know how it goes!

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