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« on: October 28, 2012 07:54:11 PM »

I've been playing minecraft for a few weeks now, and am completely addicted (I've even dreampt about it), so when my favorite, also minecraft addicted cousin's 16th birthday rolled around, I knew I had to put my newly discovered building skills to the test!
And thus was created......

The Minecraft Cake!

Using a pair of 10" square pans and a few good ol box cake mixes, I baked up two chocolate cakes for the dirt, a vanilla with a touch of black coloring to make the grey stone, and a yellow cake for the sand. And then of course some jello for the water.

Once I had a basic idea and sketch of what I wanted, I mapped out each layer separately, marking each square with a D, S, St or W so that putting each layer together would be a breeze (and it almost was). I then figured out that my magic number for the block size was 1.25", which allowed me to get the most squares out of each cake. I then created a grid sheet on freezer paper and poked holes through each intersecting point with a skewer. After leveling each cake so that it was 1.25" high, I lay my grid on top and poked holes into the cake and used a ruler to cut things as straight as I could, using my map as a guide.

I brushed each piece with simple syrup to lock the moisture in and then set to work on assembling everything. I was very happy to see that because everything was so level, I didn't need dowels or anything to support it.

Between baking and cooling and cutting and stacking, I worked on the paper craft animals. Making these guys was more time consuming than making the cake itself, but my cousin loved them so much that he saved them and has them set up in his room.

And of course, it wouldn't be Minecraft without a Creeper.

Thanks so much for looking! Comments and crit always welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012 08:06:29 PM »

Wow! What a great cake! It looks professional!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012 09:34:36 PM »

Love the use of jello

« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012 10:06:02 PM »

That is awesome! Great work and detail! I will have to make one for my boyfriend's birthday next month....even the jello are in squares!

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012 04:38:51 AM »

Really thoughtful and well executed.  Good job!

« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 03:57:51 PM »

yes, i'll take twelve.

(but really. this is beautiful.)

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012 02:55:14 PM »

Wah!! awesome! I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012 09:41:13 PM »

This is awesome! I love seeing games made into cakes. I've always wanted to play this game, and I think I will now I know how good it is as a cake!
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012 09:16:28 PM »

Great job!  I am going to attempt to make this for my son's birthday!

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