Mario Brothers Cake

by Kristi De Seve
(Satellite Beach, FL)





My great-nephew Adrian (7) LOVES Super Mario! So, I took on this daunting task, frosting and fondant for his birthday party which was held at the bowling lanes for about 20 guests. 15 lb later (total wt. at shipping), this is what we shipped from Florida to Las Vegas, NV last August.

My Assistant Kyle


My son Kyle(22 yrs old) was (is) a huge fan of Super Mario (25 yrs old) since he could manipulate the controller. Since I am not so great at video games, I really needed his help on this one. He used the computer to create the scenes on the side and when that step in the process came, together we colored, rolled and cut out the very fine details of each scene.

Sketching The Cake


While my son worked on the scenes for the sides, I drew a sketch of what I wanted the entire thing to look like. Sketching it helped me plan for what of, and how much of, each color I need; what goes where, etc. In the past, I have found that planning the assembly step-by-step really helps me to complete the cake on time, especially when shipping. I have shipped 3 cakes with success.

Fondant And Rice Krispy Treats


The Mario figure is fondant and the Bowser figure is made of rice crispy treats and covered in fondant. I don't regret using that method but next time, they would be smaller in scale and use a mix of gum paste and fondant. They are really too large for this, but the biggest technical problem is that they are so heavy, so it takes longer to dry. And, again with the help of my son Kyle, I was able to create the figures from 360 views of the characters that he was able to find for me on the internet.

Key Lime Cake


The Mario Brothers cake I made was a key lime recipe that tasted like a Twinkie!! So, I used a marshmallow vanilla cream frosting. I hear it was very tasty.

Great Entry Kristi! I hope you get lots of comments and ratings!
Lorelie

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Apr 17, 2011
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Such detail!
by: Brianne

Thank you for sharing your cake! I absolutely love the detail. And what a fun project too!

Apr 18, 2011
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wow so clever
by: madeitwithlove

Just had a look at your fabulous cake and OMG I'm just KO'd by it!! wow, you are really clever, wish I could be that creative. Well done, you are congratulated deservedly.

Apr 18, 2011
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thank you
by: Anonymous

thanks for your comments! :)

May 15, 2011
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cool cake
by: mariah

This is a really cool cake! I really like the design of the whole thing. amazing

good job!

May 19, 2011
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Cool Cake
by: Yani

Luv the story & the cake is so much fun and I especially liked how your son helped you with the cake...very inspirational to me.

May 24, 2011
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Mario is awesome!
by: Monica

My 2 boys would love this cake! Great job.

May 24, 2011
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AMAZING CAKE!!!
by: Christina

I had the honor of trying this cake and displaying it at my son's 7th birthday party. It was just as delicious and perfect as it looks and I can't wait to have another one this year! :)

May 24, 2011
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Too cool!!
by: Jess

What an awesome cake! I can't imagine how long that must have taken. So many kids across the country would probably LOVE to have that cake!

May 24, 2011
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Great
by: Patricia

Fantastic,it is wonderful.Good job!

May 25, 2011
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Amazing Cake!
by: E Vazquez

This cake is truly amazing!! A piece of art with all those details. You are very talented!!

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