Saturday, November 30, 2013

Austin's Minecraft Cake

There was so much involved in making Austin's cake that it has to be its own post.  It took a while to do but he enjoyed it!


  • 2 Boxes Cake Mix (Any flavor, just two different colors for the blocks)
  • 1 Package Blue Jello
  • 1 Package Red Jello
  • 1 Container White Icing
  • 1 Package Sweetened Coconut
  • Few Drops Green Food Coloring

  1. Prepare both Jello packages according to the directions and refrigerate.
  2. Prepare both cake mixes according to the directions in two square pans each.
  3. While the cakes are baking, mix a couple of drops of green food coloring in with the coconut until well coated.  Add additional drops if you want the grass to be darker.
  4. To the coconut mixture add the icing and mix until well coated.  Set aside.
  5. After the cakes have cooled, place one upside down on a cutting board.  Set a ruler next to the cake and eyeball cuts every 2 inches.  Set the smaller pieces to the side.
  6. Repeat step 5 for the other 3 pans.
  7. Line a cookie sheet (not flat but one that's at least 1/2 inch deep) with aluminum foil.
  8. Stack the 2 inch pieces of cake in a pattern of your choosing on the cookie sheet, alternating or randomly placing the two different cakes.  Leave empty spaces for the jello.
  9. Spread the icing mixture on the topmost layer, dripping some down the sides.
  10. By this time the Jello should be gelled (is that even a word?) enough.  Scoop out each Jello and place it in the spaces you left.
  11. Add candles or any other decorations.
  12. Enjoy!
I ate the little leftover pieces plain ;)


  1. What a huge effort! It would seem though it was well worth it :)

  2. WOW! It looks fantastic...and worth the effort :)

  3. It not only looks fantastic, I have a feeling it's yummy as well!

  4. I bet the effort was so worth the reward! What a lucky young man to get such a cool cake!

  5. Hi Cassandra,

    I just joined this Bloggers Help Bloggers group and am meeting folks - your blog definitely seems the most delicious. You can never have enough coconut in my opinion. How did the Jello work into everything?

    Hope to hear more from ya!


    1. The red Jello is the lava and the blue is the water. I actually tried to make it in blocks but the Jello just crumbled when I was removing it from the pan. I think I like it better broken up though.

  6. Aww, Happy Birthday Austin! Very cute cake! I remember when my son loved themed cakes. Now he doesn't care he loves all cakes, he says they are his favorite food lol.

  7. A friend of mine says there's a cake for everything, and I think you've just proven it! I don't know much about Minecraft, but am certainly intrigued. Bet your little guy had a yummy blast with this.

    1. Austin was so ready for it that he added the blue Jello himself LOL

  8. What a great cake... Birthdays are always so special when you personalize it like you did. :-)

  9. How cute is this! He looks like he enjoyed it so much! Happy Birthday, Austin! I think it looks like a mine actually. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by to see if you are featured on Friday! xo

  10. What a special treat for Austin! I love making themed cakes and parties.. I used to do those all the time when my oldest (16) was young... but I've slacked off a little and not done this yet for my youngest (6). You've just motivated me to plan something fun and yummy for her 7th birthday! :-)

  11. I am sure that Austin thoroughly enjoyed the effort you put in to making his day special! It will be something that he will remember for years! Great Job Cassandra! And a great job on continuing to set higher goals for yourself!!

    Thank you for sharing!!

  12. What a great mom you are for making him such an awesome cake. I'm sure he'll always remember his special cake.

  13. Minecraft seems to bring out the creativity in us all! So much work for a cake, I'm sure he really appreciated it! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  14. What a huge effort to make something so special for your child. When Austin is grown he will never forget this experience