Episode 103

Minecraft Cake (Minecraft)

Minecraft Cake from Minecraft!

RED VELVET CAKE:
– 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 3 teaspoon of cocoa powder
– Red food coloring
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 1/2 cups of sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 stick of butter, melted
– 1 cup of buttermilk
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 2-3 tubs of Cream Cheese frosting

– Combine flour, baking soda, sugar in a bowl and mix together
– In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder with food coloring, whisk until a thick paste
– Pour the flour, baking soda, sugar combination into a large mixing bowl
– Add melted butter
– Beat on medium to high until combined
– Add in eggs while mixing
– Add in buttermilk, vanilla extract, and red cocoa paste.
– Add paste until desired color is achieved

– Prepare two 8×8 inch pans by pouring a bit of oil and then spreading around with a napkin or paper towel
– Add in some flour and spread around until the pan is coated
– Pour cake batter into pans

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Bake cakes for ~30 minutes

– To create a layered cake, cut each cake in half with a cake leveler
– Stack each cake with a layer of frosting in between
– Apply frosting to whole cake when finished layering

FONDANT:
– 1 box of rolled Fondant
– Gel food coloring (red and brown)
– Crisco, or shortening

– Remove fondant from packaging
– Cover the surface of your working area and your hands with Crisco/shortening
– Knead fondant until soft
– To color, apply food coloring to fondant and knead until color is evenly spread (create a larger amount for brown to cover the cake, smaller for red)

– Apply crisco/shortening to rolling baton
– Roll out brown fondant to size of cake, leaving a few inches on each side
– Wrap fondant back up onto rolling baton
– Apply fondant to cake
– Flatten sides, cut off excess with a pizza cutter
– Cut out white trimming and apply to cake with dabs of water
– Cut out red squares and apply to top of cake
– Optional: dress the sides of the cake with frosting to cover up imperfections
– Cut into sixths and enjoy!

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