Here's how to make a 'Friendly Food' Minecraft birthday party!
1. the food!
I found the awesome food labels online as free printables (link is below in the 'accessories' section) and they became the inspiration for the food I would serve at the party.
This food was also accompanied by packets of potato chips. This was enough for a party that didn't include a main meal, but obviously you would add more food if a meal was included. My suggestions would be a simple BBQ with some marinated chicken or gluten free sausages, some home made/oven roasted potato wedges, home made Spelt Flour or gluten free pizzas, or some home made Sushi Rolls.
Pinterest for cake ideas and thought this was pretty cool- making the birthday cake that you can make in Minecraft. I bought the fondant icing from my local bakery/cake shop. There was no packet, therefore no ingredient list, but she said they don't make it on site, which means I'm sure it's full of preservatives and artificial other things, not to mention sugar. If you want to attempt this cake without fondant, I'd suggest using this icing that I mentioned in the Grass Blocks description above. Otherwise, I reckon you could also make a great Grass Block Cake with a chocolate cake base, and the afore mentioned icing on top, sprinkled with green dessicated coconut.
Here's how I made this one:
1. I made 3 quantities of this chocolate cake recipe from Quirky Cooking. It is made with Spelt flour and is dairy and refined sugar free. Each quantity was baked in a square cake tin, then after they cooled I evened up the tops of the cakes with a serrated knife to make them flat, then stacked them on top of each other. I then put them in the freezer so they would be cold and be easy to spread with ganache (I've seen professionals do this- don't worry, it doesn't ruin the cake!)
2. I made a double quantity of my Almost Sugar Free Icing recipe to make the chocolate ganache that lines the entire top and four sides of the cake (I used rice malt syrup instead of dates in the recipe to ensure it looked smooth). The icing needs to go in the fridge until almost solid before you can spread it on the cake. Get it as smooth as you possibly can, making all the edges/ corners as sharp as you can. Put in the fridge after you're done and wait for it to be firm again before adding the fondant.
3. I watched a couple of YouTube videos about how to put fondant icing on square cakes, and then went for it!! You don't need the overhang to be the size of the full cake, as the white icing doesn't come down to the bottom of the cake. Once the icing was in place, I used a sharp knife to cut away the white icing around the bottom for that 'pixilated' look.
4. I played around with a bit of the icing a few days before to get the right colour for the red squares. I used Hoppers Natural Cherry Red colouring but could not get it to be anything but pink or purple. I admitted defeat and resorted to the artificial crap colouring, but I just didn't serve the red squares!!
Inside the take-home party bags I put a few lollies from my 'friendlier lolly' suggestions, a plain chocolate bar (dairy free for those who needed it), a small bag of potato chips and a copy of the CD that we had playing at the party: 'Minecraft Parodies'... 8 songs we found on YouTube, and then looked up and purchased in iTunes. There are literally hundreds of Minecraft parody songs out there, but these are some of our personal favourites. Here is a picture of the cover for the CD's that I made...