With this simplified Creeper face as a reference, I measured the eyes and mouth, so that everything was proportioned correctly. I drew them onto baking paper, to cut out and use on the fondant.
I was a bit nervous about covering this cake. I'm still not sure if I prefer prefer decorating round cakes or square cakes. With the Sharks cake I'd made the day before (and any stripy round cake), it was easy to cover up the creases, fold, and overlapping parts with extra strips of fondant... I'm still working out the best method for covering square cakes... Usually I pinch and cut off excess fondant at the corner edges, but this time, I was so pleased that the fondant I used was soft enough to manipulate around the corners without having to pinch the corners and cut pieces off!
No joke, it was probably the quickest I'd ever decorated a cake... Ever.
Once the cake was complete, it was time to move onto the cupcakes that were to go with it.
I did this with the knowledge and permission of the friend I was making it for, because I knew that I would not be able to make a cupcake topper to look like this:
After a quick eBay search, though, I found someone who could! And who was clever at many different Minecraft cupcake toppers, too! FTW!
These also meant that all I needed to do was make the cupcakes, pipe buttercream icing onto them, place these amazing toppers on top, and voila!