Super Mario Birthday Cake
by Rebecca S.
I started making this Super Mario birthday cake by baking the cake using a Betty Crocker Marble cake mix using a 13X9 cake pan. I made 2 cakes since this is a layered cake. While the cakes were baking and cooling I melted Wilton Candies (red and white) and painted the candies into the mushroom candy mold.
After I finished painting and pouring the candies into the candy mold I placed the tray in the fridge to cool and harden.
I then took ready-made yellow fondant and rolled it out and cut out the stars.
I then began making my homemade icing (Family recipe). Cannot reveal ingredients...but its GOOD!! =)
After the cakes cooled I placed one on the display board and began icing it. I then placed the second cake on top of it and began icing it as well and covered the whole cake with a layer of white icing.
I used warm water and dipped an icing spreader in the warm water to remove any bumps and lines from spreading the icing to create a smooth surface for decorating. I then took the picture of the character that I printed out and traced it onto a piece of wax paper with a permanent marker.
Then I mixed some of the icing with Wilton Brown icing coloring and made the brown color I desired for the outline and Mario's hair and shoes.
I used a number 3 Wilton tip to trace the non-marker side of the wax paper and traced the design of the character.
Making sure that the icing on the cake was dry and firm, I placed the wax paper with the icing side down onto the cake in the appropriate position.
I then gently pressed onto the outlines with my finger pressing the icing onto the cake. I then slowly and genlty removed the wax paper leaving
I then went over the outline with the number 3 tip again going over any spots that did not transfer over and to make a more distinct outline and the brown of his eyes.
I then switched tips using couplers and changed to a small shell tip to make Mario's eyebrows, mustache and side burns. I then switched the tip to a star tip and began piping his shoes.
Then I made the red icing and used the same star tip and piped his hat and overalls. Using blue icing and the small star tip I piped his shirt and used the number 3 tip to make the blue in his eyes. Also using the number 3 tip I wrote out the Happy 9th Birthday Terrance and filled in his yellow buttons and using white filled in the white of the hat and the whites of his eyes.
I then took the white icing I had left and using the star tip piped the gloves and teeth. Using Ivory icing I used the star tip to fill in his face.
After that I used the number 2 Wilton tip and brown icing to make the eyes on the mushrooms and stars and also used the white icing to make the white dots on the mushrooms. I applied some of the white icing to the back of the stars and mushrooms and placed them onto the cake.
There are also stars and a mushroom on the front of the front side of the cake and then 1 star in the middle of each side of the cake.
Using a shell tip and the rest of the yellow icing I made a shell border all around the top and bottom of the cake.
This cake took a good while, but the end result was definitely worth it. =) Hope you like it.
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