Big man finally got to celebrate his Birthday last week with a laser quest party. He is a massive Minecraft fan so I decided to make him a surprise inside Minecraft cake. I got the idea from My Cupcake Addiction. I may have cheated slightly by using Minecraft toys rather than making them out of icing, but hey, it's nearly Christmas and quite frankly I have better things to do with my time.
I started by making 4 cakes using a 7 inch square tin. For each cake I used 4oz butter, 4oz self raising flour, 4oz caster sugar and 2 eggs. I added green gel to two of the cakes and cocoa to the other two.
I then drew a template of squares. The outer square was 3 cm thick and then smaller ones 2cm thick. Once cooled I placed the cakes in the fridge to get colder, before cutting each cake into 4 squares as shown below.
I then used buttercream to stick the squares inside each other and then on top of each other. It sounds harder than it is! The key thing is to make sure that if its brown you have a green next to it.
I then coated this in buttercream (with a little cocoa added) and put it back in the fridge.
I then used 3 packets of green icing to cover the cake.
I added extra squares around the cake, and piped green buttercream around the edges just to make it look neater.
When you cut inside the cake you get a checkerboard effect that should put a smile on a little Minecraft fan's face.