Easiest Minecraft Pig Cake Ever

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Easy, no fail, Minecraft pig cake tutorial, made with buttercream, wafer cookies, and sugar paper (no fondant). Awesome birthday party idea for kids!

Minecraft pig cake decorated with sugar wafer cookies, sugar paper, and pink buttercream frosting on white cake board.

Out of all the Minecraft characters, I have to say the pig was the first one to come to mind when I started to think about different Minecraft cake ideas.

While I mulled this idea over and even experimented with cupcakes in the beginning, I knew I wanted this particular Minecraft cake to be as easy as possible.

And let me just say that anything with fondant just isn’t that easy (at least for me). We much prefer the taste of buttercream frosting over fondant any day.

So I came up with an idea for how to decorate this Minecraft birthday cake without any fondant and without any cake tips. It’s as simple as spreading the icing on and adding the finishing touches.

Related Recipes: Minecraft grass block cake and actual Minecraft cake.

Pink pig Minecraft cake on white cake board

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my cake decorating tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the easy Minecraft cake recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

SHOP KITCHEN TOOLS TO MAKE A MINECRAFT PIG CAKE:

  • Icing Spatula – This comes in handy for spreading the icing between cake layers and around the sides of the cake.
  • Cutting Board with Knife – for cutting the wafer cookies and the sugar paper.
  • Candles – If you’re making a birthday cake, add candles or whatever other decorations you want.

THE TROUBLE WITH FONDANT

If you’re trying to figure out how to make a Minecraft cake without fondant, you’ve come to the right place.

There is no fondant whatsoever in this recipe. In fact, I have a love/hate relationship with fondant, and in my opinion (and my family’s opinions), it just never tastes as good as frosting.

Plus I want this recipe to be easy. Anyone can make it, regardless of creative ability or time constraints.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE THIS MINECRAFT CAKE RECIPE

Before you can decorate, you need to bake and cool 2 10-inch square cakes (I just used strawberry cake mixes).

While the cakes are baking, it’s a good time to mix up the icing.  I use my favorite recipe for buttercream frosting.

The regular buttercream icing needs to be pink, so add enough pink food color until you’re satisfied with the shade you have.

white KitchenAid mixer with pink buttercream frosting in mixing bowl

When the cakes have cooled, place them on a square cake board that’s been wrapped in white freezer paper.

Once you have all of that done, you’re ready to decorate…

  • An optional step is to slice the rounded top off of the cakes with a cake slicer/leveller. This helps the cakes to have a flatter shape and makes them easier to decorate.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the buttercream frosting on top of one cake.
  • Then sandwich the two cakes together.
  • Spread more icing on top of and around the sides of the cake, until your cake is completely covered in pink icing.
icing Minecraft birthday cake with pink buttercream frosting

HOW TO DECORATE A MINECRAFT PIG BIRTHDAY CAKE

First things first, you’ll need to prep both the wafer cookies and the sugar paper. You’ll need the following:

Now you’re ready to put the decorations for your Minecraft pig face in place on top of the cake.

  • Find the center of your cake and place 1 layer of pink wafer cookies for the pig’s snout. You should have your center cookie and then 3 cookies on each side of the center, so 7 cookies total. As you place a second layer of 7 more wafer cookies on top of the first layer, use some of the leftover buttercream to hold those cookies in place. (see picture 1)
  • Using more buttercream for your “glue,” add the chocolate wafer cookies as nostrils on top of the snout. (see pictures 2, 3, and 4)
  • At the top corners of each side of the snout, place the 1″x2″ pieces of white sugar paper in place for the eyes. (see picture 5)
  • Then using buttercream as “glue,” place the smaller pieces of black sugar paper on the outside edge of the white sugar paper. (see picture 6)
Decorating pink cake with pig face for Minecraft cake recipe

And that’s pretty much it. I told you it was easy!

pink Minecraft pig cake on white cake board

At this point, if it’s a Minecraft birthday cake, you can add the candles. Then slice it up and serve to your guests!

Tip: I do recommend refrigerating this cake before/after serving.

slice of pink pig Minecraft cake on green plate

MORE MINECRAFT PARTY IDEAS TO GO WITH YOUR CAKE

Minecraft Creeper Pizza

Free Minecraft Potion of Healing Drink Labels

Creeper Juice, Creeper Balloons, and Licorice TNT’s

Zombie Boogers

Minecraft Nerf Gun Target

SUPER AWESOME MINECRAFT PARTY SUPPLIES

Minecraft Plates, Napkins, and Cups

Happy Birthday Banner

Miner Party Balloons

Minecraft Character Wristbands

Mining Fun Cupcake Stand

Pixel Treat Bags

Mining Fun Photo Props

TNT Piñata

MINECRAFT BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE

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Yield: 20 servings

Easiest Minecraft Pig Cake Ever

Easiest Minecraft Pig Cake Ever

Easy, no fail, Minecraft pig cake tutorial, made with buttercream, wafer cookies, and sugar paper (no fondant). Awesome birthday party idea for kids!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Instructions

  1. Bake 2 square cakes, using 10″x10″ cake pans and following recipe/cake mix instructions.
  2. While the cakes are baking, mix up the buttercream frosting.
  3. The buttercream icing needs to be pink, so add enough pink food color until you’re satisfied with the shade you have, about 2 teaspoons.
  4. When the cakes have cooled, place them on a square cake board that’s been wrapped in white freezer paper.
  5. An optional step is to slice the rounded top off of the cakes with a cake slicer/leveller. This helps the cakes to have a flatter shape and makes them easier to decorate.
  6. Spread about 1 cup of the buttercream frosting on top of one cake. Then sandwich the two cakes together.
  7. Spread more icing on top of and around the sides of the cake, until your cake is completely covered in pink icing.
  8. Prep the wafer cookies and sugar paper by cutting 2 chocolate wafer cookies in half; then cut 2 – 1″x2″ pieces of white sugar paper and 2 – 1″x1″ pieces of black sugar paper.
  9. Find the center of your cake and place 1 layer of pink wafer cookies for the pig’s snout. You should have your center cookie and then 3 cookies on each side of the center, so 7 cookies total.
  10. As you place a second layer of 7 more wafer cookies on top of the first layer, use some of the leftover buttercream to hold those cookies in place.
  11. Using more buttercream for your “glue,” add the chocolate wafer cookies as nostrils on top of the snout (on the left and right edges).
  12. At the top corner of each side of the snout, place the 1″x2″ pieces of white sugar paper in place for the eyes.
  13. Then using buttercream as “glue,” place the smaller pieces of black sugar paper on the outside edge of the white sugar paper.
  14. At this point it's ready to decorate with candles and serve. 

Notes

*I used 2 strawberry cake mixes to make the cakes. You can also use cherry chip (my favorite).

**I used a soft pink gel color.

Tip: I do recommend refrigerating this cake before/after serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 283 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 42mg Carbohydrates: 41g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 37g Protein: 1g

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