So I decided to make a cake based off of Super Mario Bros. I decided to do the ending of 1-1 so that I could make the steps and castle.
In the level the ground is brown also, but I ran out of brown coloring. The steps and castle are made of rice crispies treats covered with gum pastes and painted with food coloring. The ground is gum paste. I didn't have enough to cover the whole cake but it was enough for the pics. The cake is chocolate. The pole is a skewer covered with gum paste.
This is the steps with mario climbing them. Printed Mario because there was no way I could make one.
This is the (printed) flag at the bottom of the pole
Here is the castle with another (printed) flag. I know this flag doesn't come out until Mario reaches the pole, but the castle looked sad.
This was my first attempt at the cake. I made marshmallow fondant and made a huge mess. The cake broke as I took it out. It turned out all lumpy, and I put the fondant on in several pieces instead of rolling out one big one. I wanted to get the sugar off of it so I wet a paper towel and wiped it down and then realized that was a bad idea. I ended up with a brown melty mess.
I think over all the entire project took me about almost 10 hours. I have discovered that I will never be a baker or a cake decorator.