Friday, May 05, 2017

Minecraft Cube Cake with Decorator's Buttercream

This wicked ambitious Minecraft cake was made topped with a fabulous buttercream recipe that you can find below!

This cake was a labor of love made for my oldest's birthday last year. He is obsessed with Minecraft and I saw a video on Youtube and thought I would be very ambitious and I'm so glad I was. It turned out very well despite a few hiccups. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out and Matthew loved it. I was a little worried he would be irritated that I put toys on his cake again (I put his Cars on a cake once and he lost his mind...maybe 3 or 4 years old?), but he didn't seem to mind this time. The coolest part was definitely cutting into it and seeing more cubes (check out the pics below!).

Today I am sharing the recipe for the buttercream frosting I used on the cake. If you want to see how the cake is made, I am leaving that to the expert! Here is the link to how to make Minecraft Cube Cake video

What you need:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp. meringue powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Cream together butter and shortening on medium high speed until combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice and salt on low speed. 
  3. Then start adding sugar, one cup at a time. Then add meringue powder.
  4. Add milk and beat on slow until combined and then on medium high until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. If your frosting is still dry, add 1 Tbsp. milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Recipe from I Am Baker

If you want to make the Minecraft cake, you will need this Easy Chocolate Ganache recipe. And if cupcakes are more your thing, these Minecraft Cupcakes from My Cupcake Addiction are so awesome.


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