Minecraft Cake #2: The Creeper (for the 12-year-old’s birthday)

If you asked me 12 years ago, when child #1 was born, if I’d find myself baking a cake sinisterly named The Creeper, my response would have been ‘huh?!’ followed by ‘heck no.’ But with two boys mad on Minecraft in the house, this day was inevitable. Well, here it is, in all its neon green glory – attempt #2 at a Minecraft cake: Introducing The Creeper!  

Btw, this is the second Minecraft cake I’ve baked in two months, the first one being here, and boy, was that a hit.

For the unintiated, Minecraft is a computer game based on creativity and building, which seems to have captured the imagination of kids and adults alike, despite its pixelated, relatively unpolished appearance. My kids were horrified when I previously described it as an “online Lego” with extra elements, versions and web flexibility.

The Creeper, inspiration for this cake (see left for his ‘true’ appearance online), is a creature that can cause – gasp – damage to the player and his/her blocks. They spawn at night and are, apparently, most dangerous when they’re most silent.

This Creeper, luckily, didn’t have a chance to do any damage, with innards made lovingly of homemade chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream frosting. His neon green face, like the Minecraft Cake I did in February, is made (from scratch) of marshmallow, into which I kneaded lots of green food color (evidence still to be found on hands). Read that post if you’d like to try your own hand at the meta creative task of crafting a Minecraft cake, and see the former results below.

Happy 12th birthday to my elborn child! :)

 

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May 1, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Baked Goods, Birthdays, Cakes, Kids.

9 Comments

  1. david replied:

    Bernadette how will i ever live up to this??? I must pay you for this cake for a certain July birthday. I know jacob will want this! Wow.

    • divaindoors replied:

      Payment schmayment! Just name the place and time, David (and the cake) ;)

  2. heather replied:

    Wow, I am sooo impressed by your talent. These are amazing.

    I am planning a birthday party for my 11 year old son Jasper for this Thursday and plan on making him a creeper cake. I went online to see examples and whalaaa saw yours. I am a non-professional baker and too like yourself love to cook. I hope mine come out ok. I am planning on using fondant for the 1st time, god, help me. :/ lol! I was thinking of practicing 1st on some cupcakes just to get the feel of it.
    My husband is Indonesian and I am American our boys are 3 and 11.I saw that you lived in Singapore, I love that city:) We take this boys to Indonesia almost every year. I love that they have both cultures as part of them.
    Minecraft crazy this house is ha ha:)) Thank you for posting this!!!

    • divaindoors replied:

      Thanks for dropping by! Glad you like the cake and hope yours turned out great, too! (How did it go?) I have lived in Singapore and Malaysia in the past, very near the Indonesian archipelago :) thanks for dropping by!!

  3. Anne-Lou replied:

    Your cakes simply look amazing, I’m very impressed! I love baking myself and I’m seriously considering doing the creeper cake for my boyfriend (although he’s turning 21, he’s still very young at heart), but I have no experience with fondant or buttercream frosting (it’s not French at all you see…). Would you have any advice for beginners? Also, do you just make a plain base underneath, or can it be chocolate, or fruity..?
    I believe your kids are very lucky to have such a creative mum, I can only hope to be as talented and devoted to mine (when I have them of course :p)
    Thank you for this great piece of bakery!

  4. Rebecca replied:

    Hi there! I’m hoping to make a similar cake for my younger brother’s birthday this coming Saturday, and I was wondering what the dimensions of the cake are? I have a delicious chocolate cake recipe that I’d like to use, but I need to know whether I would need to scale down the recipe a little, since it usually makes a pretty big cake and I don’t want it to be too big. (The recipe generally makes a 12x12x3 inch cake. Too big?)

    Please let me know as soon as possible!

    Thanks you!

    • divaindoors replied:

      Oops, thought I had replied, sorry for the delay! The cake’s about 9 X 9 inch and has a chocolate cake base. Any flavor within is fine, but not too fluffy a cake as it should form a firm base for the heavy fondant icing. Sorry again not to have seen your note :( Hope whatever cake you baked for your brother was lovely!

  5. Blaire replied:

    What is the recipe??

    • divaindoors replied:

      Hi Blaire,
      You may use any cake as the base, and the link to the first Minecraft cake (within this story) will take you to a recipe for the fondant.
      Best to use something firm, like a sponge cake or regular white/yellow cake. Best of luck! :)

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