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Minecraft 1.17: How To Make A Candle Cake

Here's how to make a cake and get a candle on it in Minecraft 1.17. Best way to celebrate a birthday of a friend.

Candle cakes in Minecraft are actually quite easy to make. In this guide, we will show you how to make a candle cake and celebrate a friend’s birthday. So without any further ado, lets get baking!


How to Make a Candle Cake in Minecraft 1.17?

Before we get to making a candle cake, we first need to bake a cake. Follow the steps below to bake your very own cake!

How to Bake a Cake?

  • To bake a cake, you first need to collect ingredients like milk, sugar, wheat and eggs.
  • You will need one egg, three buckets of milk, three pieces wheat and two sugars.
  • Acquire milk from goats and cows by using a bucket by right-clicking on the animal.
  • You can acquire sugar from sugarcanes or honey jars. Getting sugar from sugarcanes is easier as they are found in abundance along beaches.

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  • You can get eggs from a chicken.

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  • You can find wheat  either by growing seeds or inside villages.
  • When you’re done collecting these ingredients, you need to place them in the crafting table.

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And that’s all you need to do to bake a cake in Minecraft. Now that we’re done baking, we can proceed to make candles to add to our cake.


How to Make Candles in Minecraft?

  • To make candles, you will need honeycombs.
  • You can obtain honeycombs from beehives. You can find beehives in biomes like Plains, Sunflower Plains and Flower Forests.
  • After successfully obtaining honeycombs, you will need string to craft the candle.
  • You can acquire string by destroying cobwebs and killing spiders.
  • If you use a weapon with a looting enchantment to kill spiders you can increase the drop rate.
  • Once you’ve got both the honeycomb and string, you can place them in the crafting menu and proceed to make the candle.

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  • Place the honeycomb in the middle slot in the second row of the crafting menu.
  • Place the string in the middle slot of the first row. And that’s it. You’ve now made your own candle in Minecraft.

Once you’ve got your cake and candle made, you can begin to make a birthday cake in Minecraft. To do so, you need to place the cake on the ground by right-clicking . Repeat the process for the candle and that’s it! You now have your own candle cake.

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You can light your candle with a flint and steel before placing it on the cake.

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Now that you’ve baked your very own birthday cake, check out our collection of the best house ideas in Minecraft 1.17 (Caves and Cliffs update). For more tips and tricks, head over to our Minecraft guides.