This was my son’s birthday cake this year; he is into Minecraft nowadays. The cake seems pretty simple, isn’t? Well, it is not. The difficulty is to be able to attach all these tiny squares to the cake and meet your deadline. It’s not a topper that you can make in advance and stretch the process over days; you have to do it fast enough to serve the cake still fresh. It took me 24 hours straight – a day and a whole night (what can’t a loving mother do for her child…). So, if you are thinking about recreating this idea, find a helper who would do pig’s rear while you are gluing squares to its head.
Inside was a lemon cake moistened with lemon syrup and filled with gentle color of pink strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream to match the pig’s exterior. The size of the pig’s body was 8″x5″x4″ and the head was a 4″ cube – an enormous surface to cover with tiny mosaic pieces, beware!
October 27, 2015 at 8:32 am
I would really like instructions and recipe as my grandaughter would love this.
October 12, 2015 at 2:46 pm
Hi, I would love to try and make this cake, however I would need instructions on how you did it; can you help?
April 21, 2015 at 11:03 am
i love this lil guy! My daughters party is this Sunday and she is a Minecraft freeeeeeeeek! She would just go insane for this cake! Please could you tell me how you assembled it to stay together!!! Help!!
May 14, 2014 at 9:53 am
This cake is stupendous. My son’s party is early July. I would be so thrilled if you could share
all your tips and tricks of how to create this edible work of art. My son’s party is the day after we come back from camping so mainly I would love to know what all can be done in advance so that it is just a matter of putting it together.
Thanks in advance for your help. Again, what an incredible masterpiece!!
March 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm
This is an amazing cake. My Stepdaughter wants a minecraft pig cake for her birthday. Can you send me the recipe and instruction on how to make this cake?
Thanks, Patti Anne
October 10, 2013 at 2:45 am
Vera, this cake is absolutely amazing! My 22 yr old son and my 5 year old daughter LOVE Minecraft. My daughter will be turning 6 soon and I would love to make this cake for her birthday! I’m an amateur and I’m sure my version will pale in comparison…but I definitely want to give it a try. My Daughter would be so excited if I can pull this off. May I ask what you used for the ground and is it also edible? Again, absolutely AMAZING!
April 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm
Pamela, thank you for you words! It’s great to involve the kids into the process. My son has been baking with me since he was two. Well, now he’s more into cake design; he designs his cakes and I make them :)
Jennie, thank you very much! It’s not that difficult, just takes time.
April 29, 2013 at 10:43 am
I look forward to trying it.
April 26, 2013 at 5:09 am
Wow! I am impressed. My son also wanted a Minecraft cake. I made mine to look like the cake in Minecraft and then had the kids draw Minecraft characters and stuck them in with skewers! He was quite pleased— but this ups the ante!
April 24, 2013 at 9:04 am
David, why do you think it can be weird? Unless the kid tries to keep his interest in Minecraft secret from his pals and classmates, I think he should be pleasantly surprised if you make such cake for him.
Samantha, a tutorial explaining the structure and cake carving will be available on my blog shortly.
Jennie, I’ve made a detailed tutorial how to build a supporting structure and shape the cake. It will be available for purchase in a couple of days. And you can always ask my advice.
April 24, 2013 at 12:46 am
I would love to attempt this for my sons 11th birthday, would you have any objections or advice on constructing the cake (i can’t for the life of me see how to attach the head!!)?
Obviously I will credit you for the design, although I am far from professional and it will only be facebook pictures.
April 23, 2013 at 11:23 am
I would like to know the recipe I would love to make it for my Fiancee birthday.
April 23, 2013 at 8:51 am
Would it be too weird to make a Minecraft cake for a kid in High School and surprise him at his birthday party??
April 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm
Shufflesninja, thank you!
April 21, 2013 at 4:07 am
Wow, now THIS is impressive! I’ve never seen a cake so great!
April 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm
As a Minecraft nerd myself, I must say you did a most excellent job! Hope your son had a great birthday, by the way!
Also, your post here has been featured on the official Minecraft forums. Not too shabby!
April 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm
DioM, thank you very much. I do appreciate all the interest it’s getting.
April 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm
Dave, thank you. The squares are made of gum paste – sort of edible sugar dough that can be rolled very thin and dries hard. I was referring to the game’s screen images trying to recreate the main features of the pig.
Kyla, I’ve sent you an e-mail.
Oliver, I do make the cakes like this for clients, the price depends on many factors – the size of the cake and, sometimes, on how nice the client is.
Evan, thank you! I’m honored to be noticed.
Dr3W, thank you very much! Maybe, your wife could make you the cake just like this one day; I’m releasing a detailed tutorial soon explaining the process.
Devin, thank you very much!
April 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm
I saw this cake on the minecraft forum and I have to say, it is just amazing! Great work!
April 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Yep, I just visited the official Minecraft forum, and this was at the top of the front page! Amazing work, I must say. I’m 25, and I’d scream like a little girl if my wife made me a cake as awesome as this!
April 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm
Great job! You hit the minecraft forums! This is the official community for minecraft!
April 20, 2013 at 11:33 am
How much would one cost if you made them commercialy?
April 20, 2013 at 11:24 am
What does your underlying structure look like and would you if I recreated your cake? I’d definitely credit you.
April 20, 2013 at 11:14 am
Pretty impressive! What are those exterior squares made of? Also, were you working from the game’s texture file?
April 17, 2013 at 11:59 am
Astragali, thank you very much!
April 17, 2013 at 11:42 am
I ended up seeing this cake after Mojang’s CEO, Carl Manneh, tweeted about it – fantastic work!
April 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm
Katie, Tesei, Radhika, Dee, Janete, thank you very much for your kind comments! I appreciate it greatly! It sure feels good to be back.
April 8, 2013 at 9:34 am
That is amazing! My son is into Minecraft too and I was planning on making him a minecraft cake too… You are an inspiration!
April 8, 2013 at 4:05 am
Wow, this is awesome. My nephew is into Minecraft, too. And his birthday is around the corner. Wish I were as talented as you to make this cake!
April 8, 2013 at 12:17 am
I’ve been following your blog for the last four years. So glad to see you post after ages.
This cake is phenomenal.
April 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Vera, it’s good to have you back! And it couldn’t be any other way than with another one ov your masterpieces!!! WOW, amazing cake, how do you do it….?!!!! Congratulations, I’m sure your son must have been very happy with this treat. Thank you for sharing!
April 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm
WOW, just wow! That’s amazing. How on earth did you get all the squares to sit on so perfectly and for the lines to be so sharp and smooth. Its stunning.
I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to eat it