Final Fantasy 14 birthday cake will make you want to eat a moogle

Kim-Joy with her Final Fantasy cake
(Image credit: Square Enix)

It's been eight years since Final Fantasy 14 relaunched as Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn. To celebrate the birthday, Square Enix commissioned a cake from celebrity baker Kim-Joy, who you may know from series nine of the Great British Bake-Off or her various cookbooks. And that's why PC Gamer is now a website about baked goods. (The PC stands for Picturesque Cake.)

Kim-Joy's Final Fantasy cake is even more adorable than the treats she decorated with cats and foxes on Bake-Off, and features various iconic Final Fantasy creatures. It's a three-tiered lemon sponge with a crumb-coated desert level for iced biscuit cactuars, a blue-sky buttercream level with bready chocobos and custard-filled spriggans complete with jelly gems, topped by a fondant-coated moogle. This is obviously the work of a dedicated Final Fantasy aficionado, and deserves a Paul Hollywood handshake ASAP.

(Image credit: Square Enix)

To bring us back to videogames for a second, Final Fantasy 14's birthday is being celebrated in-game by the return of The Rising event until September 9. Players can "journey to the Steps of Nald in the city of Ul'dah in order to help out Kipih Jakkya" for rewards including Nymeia potpourri and a red moon parasol that will make a perfect accessory for your catboy wizard or whatever.

Anyway, back to what really matters, which is baking. You can watch Kim-Joy make the birthday cake in the video below, announcing that she'll add "a thin layer of buttercream" before slathering it on, which is the proper way to do it.

Critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 has a free trial up to level 60 and includes the award-winning Heavensward expansion.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.