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!