I made 2 boxes of cake mix (strawberry, Sam's favorite). I found square cake pans to make a tiered cake: 6", 8", and 10". The 2 boxes of mix were a good amount to fill the 3 pans.
I stacked the tiers then cut a couple of cubes and moved them to emulate the Minecraft world.
Now, I am not the world's best cake decorator, but I think this came out great. I mixed 4 colors of icing: blue for water, green for grass, brown for dirt, and gray for stone. I even managed to create a waterfall.
|The waterfall side.|
|Is that a cavern to explore?|
|A grassy hill leading up from water.|
|The 'boring' side: grass and dirt.|
For characters, Chris found pictures to print on cardstock and cut out. We loaded up the cake with Steve surrounded by zombies, skeletons, creepers, and an Enderman.
|The cake with all the characters.|
And the final touch was placing the candle on the single dirt block at the top. The kids at the party all loved the cake. I am really happy with how it turned out.