Minecraft cakes

That's a very nice birthday you have there...

We’re a Minecraft house. We have a family server so we can play together with extended family and friends, and we watch more Yogscast than any TV program. Today, for my husband Steven’s birthday, I made him some Minecraft cakes. First, we brought out the little round one, a replica of the cake on a crafting table, and he thought that was cool. Then I said, “Oh, no, wait, that’s not the right one.” And I brought out the bigger one. He thought that was really cool, then I said, “No, wait, that’s still not the right one.”

So then I brought out this little scene we made. My kids did the creeper and “Steve” (that’s the character’s name) paper crafts, and helped me bake the cake. It’s supposed to be blocks of dirt, and a block of TNT, obsidian and diamond. I should have made a crafting table, too, but I didn’t get that far before daddy came home.

There are three candles. We covered them with chocolate frosting and when they were lit they looked like torches from the game. Here they just look kind of melty, after being blown out.

In case there are any fans of both Minecraft and the Stellarnet Series out there, I’ve made skins of J’ni, Duin and Belloc you can download here.

Also, here’s a picture of our waiter Justin at Gonza Tacos y Tequila, where we went out to dinner Saturday night as a kind of early birthday treat, followed with an improv show by the Village Idiots. Minecraft tattoo FTW! Do you like his sword?

– J.L. Hilton

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