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Cake submitted by Pam L. from Lannon, WI

Mario Brothers Cake

My grandson does not like cake, he loves donuts. So I decided I would make a donut cake for his 8th birthday. I also wanted to use an edible image of Mario Brothers that I purchased on Ebay.

I bought a funfetti cake mix, and made two 8 inch round cakes. I put one of them on an 8 inch round cardboard. I frosted both of them with a ready-made canned vanilla frosting. I then put Mario edible image on it, and set it aside.

I gave the other 8" round cake to my husband who has a sweet tooth. I bought 15 round donuts at the bakery, and placed 6 of them touching in a circle on a round tray. Then I put 5 on top of them, then 4 on top of the 5.

I printed some small images of Mario and Luigi. Using toothpicks and sticky paper, I put them together and then stuck them all over the donuts.

My grandson was thrilled to get this surprise birthday cake!

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Super Mario cake submitted by Shawndra M. from Goodyear, AZ

Mario Cake

This cake was made for a friend of a friends son's birthday! He is soooo into video games!

I baked two 6" layers and two 10" layers and 1 cake from Wilton ball pan (half of it). I iced the two 10" layers in light blue buttercream and covered with light blue fondant. Stuck back in the fridge.

Then I iced the two 6" tiers with white buttercream and covered with white fondant. Put back in the fridge. I took the half rounded cake, and iced it with red buttercream and covered with red fondant.

I then stacked the 6" white tier on top of the blue 10" tier. I stuck a dowel rod all the way through the middle.

I had enough sticking up from the white tier to stick the red half circle on along with some buttercream icing to help it stick. This forms the top of the mushroom.

I cut out hills and bushes with light and dark green fondant, and stuck it to the sides of both tiers with water. I took some brown fondant and cut squares using the little square fondant cutter to form the brick things.

On some I put question marks with black buttercream, and on some I indented a brick pattern with a knife. I put those on the side of the bottom tier. I also cut out clouds from white fondant, and stuck on the sides of the top and bottom tier.

The mushroom polka-dots were cut from white fondant using the large round fondant cutter. The eyes are black buttercream. I shaped the turtle shells by hand with red fondant, and the outline is white buttercream.

On the side I have some mean looking Venus flytraps. I rolled 3 small red fondant balls. I took a craft knife and cut little slits for the mouths. Roll some green fondant into little sausages.

I made teeth with buttercream icing by just pulling down a little to form them. Then used buttercream to outline the lips. I put a toothpick in the back of the head, and stuck it to the cake to look like they are standing up.

I made the mushroom that's standing on the top tier by rolling a green fondant ball and shaping it like a mushroom head. White fondant was rolled out like a small sausage and stuck to the head. Let dry overnight.

I took very small white fondant balls, smashed with my finger to make the polka-dots. The eyes are black buttercream.

To make gold fondant: I cut the star and wrote 5 up (for his 5th birthday) with black buttercream. I purchased the Mario guy at Toys 'R Us.

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Super Mario cake submitted by Michelle P. from San Bernardino, CA

Super Mario Bros Cake

What You'll Need:

  • Two 12x12" square cakes
  • Two 8x8" square cakes
  • Two 4" round cakes
  • Four 16 oz. bags of miniature marshmallows
  • Four 2 lb. bags of powdered sugar
  • Butter-flavored Crisco

A couple days in advance, make all characters out of marshmallow fondant.

Grease a large microwavable bowl with Crisco. Make sure you grease it up well. Add a bag of mini marshmallows. Add a Tbsp of water. Place in microwave for about 80 sec., or until the marshmallows are melted.

Grease a spoon and mix mini marshmallows. Start adding 2 lb. of powdered sugar, about 2 cups at a time (best to sift sugar but not necessary). Keep mixing with spoon until fondant is workable with hands.

Grease hands and continue to mix until it's not too sticky (you may need to keep greasing up your hands). Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Now divide up fondant into small portions, and color using Wilton color gels (available at cake supplies stores, Walmart, and Michael's). Color by mixing into fondant, adding small amounts of color at a time.

After I made all the characters, I let them sit out uncovered for a couple of days. On the day of decorating, I made 3 more batches of fondant. I colored it by adding the color gel while marshmallows were melting (but before adding sugar).

Then I baked and cooled cakes. Rolled out fondant and placed on the cake, smoothing out with a smoother. I cut off extra fondant with a pizza cutter, stacked cakes and added decorations with a small amount of water with a paint brush (water acts as glue).

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Super Mario cake submitted by Maha H. from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Mario Cake

I love this Super Mario Bros cake that I made...

Frosting and cake recipes, fondant preparation and assembling instructions for this cake are similar to this one. Click for further instructions.

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Super Mario cake submitted by Alexandra T. from Kirkland, Canada

Super Mario Cake

I always "cheat" and use boxed cake mixes. For this cake you need 3 boxes: 2 boxes for the bottom layer and 1 for the top.

This cake requires one 10x3 inch and two 6x2 inch round pans, Mario figures (I found these on Ebay), 14 inch cake board, 6 inch cake board, a dowel rod (to support the upper layer), #16, #4 and #3 tips.

Prepare the cake mixes and fill the 10x3 inch pan with 2 cake mixes, and the two 6 X 2 inch pans with one cake mix. Bake at the recommended temperature on your mix for about 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.

I always spray my pans with Wilton Cake Release, and then line the sides of the pan with parchment paper with the paper rising about an inch above the edge of the pan.

I find this helps stop the cake from rising too much in the middle as the parchment paper holds the sides of the cake.

Once the cakes are done, let them cool about 10-20 minutes in the pan. Once cooled slightly, remove the parchment paper.

Take a serrated knife and cut the top of the cake using the top of the pan as a guide to help keep the cake level. Then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling, you can make your butter cream icing. Place one cup of Crisco in the bottom of your mixer (I like to cut it up a bit so it's not just a big blob). Add 6 1/2 - 7 cups of icing sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp clear vanilla.

Mix on low speed until combined, and then mix on high speed for 10 minutes. You may need to add a bit more water or icing sugar to obtain the consistency you're looking for. I like my buttercream icing to be easy to spread, so I often add just a bit more water at the end.

I didn't cut my 10 inch cake in half and fill it, but you could if you'd like.

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Once the cakes are cooled, put a dollop of icing on your 14 inch cake board and turn your 10 inch cake onto it, cut side down. For the two 6 inch cakes, put a dot of icing on the 6 inch cake board and turn one layer onto it, cut side down.

Put a generous layer of icing over the top of the cake and turn the second 6 inch cake, cut side down on top of it. Put a crumb coat on the cakes.

Once your crumb coat is set (about 10 minutes, it should be a bit "crunchy"), generously ice the cakes. I used Wilton sky blue for the main color of the cake.

This buttercream icing sets quite quickly. So don't wait too long to go back and smooth the cake, it'll just make a mess.

Cut 4 3/4 inch dowel rods to fit the depth of the 10 inch round. I usually put the rod in the cake and mark it with a pen. Then pull it back out, and use the pen mark as a guide to cut the remaining pieces.

Center the 4 cut dowel rods in the middle of the cake. Then carefully place the 6 inch round cake on top.

Once the cakes are stacked, I made the various game details around the cake. For the clouds: I used the #4 tip, put 3 big dabs of icing next to each other and then flattened it with my finger.

Once I put on the background elements I wanted, my son let me know where he wanted the characters to go. The fun thing about this cake is once it's all been eaten, you still have the toys to play with.

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Mario cake submitted by Natalie P. from Russell, NY

Super Mario Birthday

My son wanted a Super Mario cake for his 8th Birthday. So we sat down together and drew a picture of what the cake should look like!

I baked 3 cakes using my 13" round pan for the bottom of the cake. Then for the middle section of the cake, I baked 3 cakes using my 9x8" square pan.

For the top of the cake, I made Rice Krispie treats, and molded them in my candy dish that looked similar to a mushroom. But any little bowl will do, just spray butter in the bowl first. It took a day to harden.

I assembled the cake: I layered the three 13" round cakes with butter cream frosting, then frosted them sky blue. I put the three 9x8" cakes on top, also layering with butter cream. Then frosted with a tan/orange frosting, and put a question mark on all the sides.

I took some wooden dowels and put them in the cake for support. I bought a PVC pipe that was put on next for the mushrooms face. I then made some fondant, colored it red and draped it over the Rice Krispie treats.

With a little round cookie cutter, cut out some fondant circles for the dots. I put it on top of the PVC pipe.

I made little bricks and stars out of fondant, and placed them randomly on the cake. Then colored my frosting green to make the hills and grass. I also used the fondant to create Mario and Luigi.

I make my own buttercream, but I never measure - I just eyeball what I think is about right, and I taste a lot. I first cream about 2 cups of shortening, half a stick of butter, 3 tsp vanilla, then add the confectionary sugar while adding milk, until it tastes the way I want.

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