Saturday, 19 April 2014

Super Mario Cake

Probably my most detailed cake ever - this Super Mario cake was made for a good friend's 30th birthday in March this year. A fair bit of research went into this one as I wanted to make sure I got all the details from the game 100% accurate. I spent a bit of time on the internet finding pictures of Mario, Luigi and the other bits and pieces to make sure I had enough templates.

There were two particularly cool things about this cake:

1. The Mario and Luigi characters were a little bit 3D - their noses, hats, hands and feet stuck out from the cake :-)

2. There were decorations all around the cake - usually cakes look the best from the front but this one was interesting to look at from all angles.

All the decorations on this cake were very carefully made using templates that I had printed out. The Mario and Luigi figurines were particularly time consuming as each bit was cut out or moulded separately (hats, heads, noses, ears, arms, overalls, feet...) and then places in the right position straight onto the cake - so there wasn't too much room for error! One of my favourite parts to make was the Piranha Plant!

I had to fit the number 30 somewhere to celebrate this milestone birthday - so it was placed right on the top of the cake on a star to go with the theme.

I think I say this about every cake I make but this one was definitely one of the most fun ones ever :-) I'm so happy that I got to be there to see the birthday boy's reaction when he first saw the cake - it really is the part I enjoy the most (maybe second only to eating cake off-cuts... and licking the bowl!)

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