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Coolest Mario Brothers Wedding Cake

by Leora S.
(Portland, Maine)

Homemade Mario Brothers Wedding Cake

Homemade Mario Brothers Wedding Cake

This was our wedding cake, the idea started as special request from my husband for a Mario teamed cake.

The cake is simply a 12' round, 10' and 6' on top. It is covered in fondant and all the decoration are made out of fondant. There are about 8 dowels in the bottom layer and 6 in the middle to support the weight of the cake and the topper.

I got really lucky and instead of tinting the fondant (which kills my wrists and take a really long time) I found spray can food coloring. One can covered the entire cake (although did need a second one to touch up the color). Be aware when using- you might want to cover the whole kitchen, or spray in an isolated area. My kitchen was blue for about a week after the weeding.

To create the couch for the topper I simply used a block of fondant which hardened and was no longer useful for anything else, but you could also use rice crispy treats. I layered the already tinted fondant on the couch to create the illusion of fabric.
As for the characters themselves; my self, my husband and of course Mario, are made out of solid fondant which I had to sculpt to fit the couch- toothpick help to create joints and give support and should be used in large body parts.

The Goombas and Koopas I drew with a toothpick on rolled out fondant and cut out using a hobby exacto knife, this gave me the detail I needed and worked extremely well. Once shape was cut out I used a brush to color the characters.

This cake took a lot of patience but was worth it. We got a wedding cake that no one will forget.

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