My son for his 15 yo b-day asked for a cake like the one in minecraft ( a video game). I have made a b-day cake for my family and friends when they ask. Either I design one for that person or they can request one. This was one of the most labor intensive cakes ever…..
First I started with research I finally found a video which seemed to be what he wanted (he of course had to watch to make sure it was right kind of cake).
I made this red velvet recipe into 3- 8×8 pans the night before.
While the cake was baking I made this homemade fondant recipe using marshmallows. I am classically trained and pastry was my first love. I haven’t dealt with fondant going on 20 yrs and while I think this fondant worked I still prefer the classic method. and ill tell you if you live in an urban area go to a party city they sell fondant and gel dyes…
the next day I made a coconut cream cheese frosting I didn’t like the proportions of the original so doctored my up a bit.
8oz cream cheese soft
8oz butter soft
cream together in mixer until smooth
add 3-4cups powdered sugar mix until smooth (taste for level of sweet remember fondant is pure sugar)
2 cups sweetened flake coconut.
place one cake square on platter or in my case foil covered cookie sheet. use frosting to make 3 layer square cake. frost top and sides place in fridge to set.
pull out fondant and let soften and bit and warm up. If you didn’t color a small amount red and some brown do this now. Remember with the marshmallow fondant its powdered sugar that keeps it from sticking for the store bought it lard/butter.
the video lays out how the do the fondant pretty well. I had the b-day boy place the red squares and then it was done. We popped in fridge until after dinner.
He was so happy with the cake I got many I love yous and you are so awesome.I was told I met the cake challenge this year fantastically. It was very sweet and dense and moist. I skipped eating the fondant but the cake and coconut was delish!