My friends Tyler and Katie, brother and sister, though born 8 months apart, they celebrate their birthdays together, usually in August; and for several years now I've been making them a birthday cake, or cookies, or both. This year they requested a Minecraft cake. With that in mind I started designing the cake and wanted to make dirt blocks on top of the cake. I want them to be sturdy and making them out of the cake wasn't an option. Then I thought I'd make them out of fondant and that seemed like a lot of work to get perfect square shapes.
I was thinking to myself, what is light, cuts nicely and is sweet? Rice Krispie Treats! I don't make rice krispies that often, in fact I think I've only made them once. They are really easy to make so even if you haven't made them before there is really nothing you could mess up. They worked perfectly for the scene I wanted to create on top of the cake.
You can see the finished cake here.
Minecraft Dirt Block Rice Krispies
you will need:
9x9inch cake pan, non stick spray or little bit of vegetable oil
wax paper or parchment paper
Vanilla Rice Krispies2tbl butter (about 30grams)
2 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal (63grams)
1/4tsp vanilla extract
5oz marshmallows(half of the bag, 142grams)
green food coloring, leaf or mint color by Americolors
Chocolate Rice Krispies (adapted from What's Gaby Cooking)4tbl butter (about 60grams)
5 cups rice krispies cereal (126grams)
1/2tsp vanilla extract
10oz marshmallows(one bag, 283grams)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (25grams)
2/3cup semi sweet chocolate chips(125grams)
- Spray the cake pan with the nonstick spray, set aside
- Start with the green vanilla rice krispies layer.
- Melt butter, add marshmallows, on low heat stir until marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat, stir in food coloring and vanilla extract.
- Gently fold in cereal.
- Layer mixture on the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Place a piece of wax paper on top and gently push the mixture down to form an even layer.
- Chill for 20 minutes.
- Prepare chocolate layer.
- Melt the butter, add marshmallows, stir on low heat until melted, add cocoa powder and chocolate, stir just until chocolate melts.
- Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla extract.
- Fold in cereal.
- Layer on top of the green layer, using wax paper, push the mixture to form an even layer.
- Chill for 20-30 minutes.
- Using a square cookie cutter, cut out as many square as you can or use a knife to cut even square.
- Store in the airtight container.
- Use as decoration for the Minecraft Cake, create an edible scene or enjoy alone.
Video Tutorial Minecraft Dirt Block Rice Krispies
Don't forget to check out the finished Minecraft Cake.
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