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Topic: Fun with Fondant: Super Mario Galaxy cake (foto fat)  (Read 28151 times)
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« on: April 22, 2009 04:31:06 PM »

I asked my soon-to-be 6-yr-old what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday. Without hesitation he replied, "Bowser versus Mario in the Melty Molten Galaxy," one of his favorite challenges in Super Mario Galaxy on Wii.

Hmm. Pretty sure I wasn't going to find that in the bakery department at the local grocery store. Undecided



So, armed with a couple of screen shots from the game, I made a mountain of marshmallow fondant, a few cake layers and three batches of Rice Krispies treats. First, I assembled the platforms from the cake rounds and Krispies and then covered them in a checkerboard fondant pattern.



Next, I constructed the 'castles' (from ice cream cones, natch),covered 'em in gray fondant and used black icing gel to paint some detail. The last-and-hardest step was molding the characters: Bowser, Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser Jr., - all fondant over RKTreat bodies. Plus, I formed a few fondant mushrooms.



I worked into the wee hours of his birthday morning, forming, cutting and occasionally cursing.  Shocked I was feeling OK enough with it - until my birthday boy got up, inspected it and rattled off a list of change orders, including a request for lots of lava (which I made by marbling red and orange fondant). 

It certainly wasn't a 100-percent authentic repro of the game - I had to take a fair bit of artistic license to make it doable for me. However, the kids in my son's kindergarten class gave the cake thumbs up - they were tripping out that it was entirely edible, Bowser and all.



I sure am glad birthdays are only once a year!  Smiley



BTW: I've been luring 'round the Craftser Galaxy for awhile; this is my first project post.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009 04:45:08 PM »

I am in sheer AWE!  You're the best mom ever!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009 04:47:54 PM »

That's an awesome cake!  I'm very impressed! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009 05:21:37 PM »

Wow!  My nephew would LOVE that cake!  Awesome job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009 06:50:38 PM »

This rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009 07:24:19 PM »

You are amazing! Smiley My six year old (and his father  Wink ) would kill to see this brought to life in our house... (I learned to stop showing them things I find on Craftster after they demanded Transformers Halloween costumes that actually transformed...)

The lava looks great! I'd say you were a pretty good sport about his criticisms too... After hours of work, I would have been tempted to tell him to make his own darn lava!

Are you at all worried what he's going to come up with NEXT year?
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009 07:25:11 PM »

I would love that cake!

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009 08:14:57 PM »

Wow!  OH wow!   He's going to remember the awesomeness of this cake for a long time, you're a great mom!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 08:27:21 PM »

That is awesome! I love the attention to detail. I wish someone would make me a Mario cake. I'm jealous Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009 08:57:17 PM »

You are amazing! Smiley My six year old (and his father  Wink ) would kill to see this brought to life in our house... (I learned to stop showing them things I find on Craftster after they demanded Transformers Halloween costumes that actually transformed...)

The lava looks great! I'd say you were a pretty good sport about his criticisms too... After hours of work, I would have been tempted to tell him to make his own darn lava!

Are you at all worried what he's going to come up with NEXT year?


Quite the mind-reader you are, Chellery. I am indeed VERY worried about what kind of cake he'll be requesting/expecting next year - but whatever it is, it couldn't be as hard as making transforming Transformer costumes!  Shocked  And I most assuredly was not thrilled to receive his change order list, but I figured he's only turning six once, and I knew that he was right - he sure knows what that Mario "world" much better than me!  Smiley

I appreciate all the positive feedback. It is/was my first & only project post, so I had rookie anxiety about even posting it. Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009 09:51:52 PM »

Wow! That is awesome! Great job.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009 10:35:20 PM »

i love this so much! amazing mom! *this rocks*

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009 10:55:23 PM »

Wonderful job!  I love that you used Rice Krispies as the base forms, too fun! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009 03:39:41 AM »

My daughter said it was great and my 9yr old son (who has been a Mario addict since he was at least 4 and a half) said it was cool. Cool
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009 06:20:02 AM »

Wonderful job!  I love that you used Rice Krispies as the base forms, too fun! Cheesy

Yup - I decided to use Rice Krispies treats (topped with graham crackers) for the 'walkway' connecting the circular platforms because I thought they would be easier to make rectilinear than a walkway from cut cake.  (An added bonus: Rice Krispies treats are even quicker and easier to make than cake.)

A sincere "thank you!" to goldfishpollywog and all others for the comments!   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009 08:52:54 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2009 10:01:27 AM »

Something about Nintendo... just grabs my brain stem and sends ripples of delight. Maybe it's the bagillions of hours spent playing NES in my youth?

Seriously though.  This is a little too awesome for words.

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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2009 03:00:34 AM »

This totally rocks! I will show my boyfriend when he gets home and I bet he will want one!
Keep up the most excellent work!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2009 06:39:56 AM »

I could cry because my mom never made me a cake like this. I might have to copy it to impress all of my friends. Way to be an awsome mom! 
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2009 11:26:08 AM »

Wow. That is very good! You indeed did set a high standard for his next birthday but if you had fun making it and he enjoyed it then keep keep meeting his challenges! Awesome job!!
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2009 10:27:14 AM »

wow!  That is a lot of work!  I'm glad he was happy after the changes!
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2009 07:17:39 PM »

Holy Bowser!!! I wish my mom was as cool of a baker as you are!
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2010 01:12:30 PM »

HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS!


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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2010 06:07:54 AM »

THIS IS BEYOND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want a cake like this for my birthday.

my.....33rd....birt hday/ lol Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2010 10:43:38 AM »

That is so cute!  Can you make me one for my birthday next month?  Tongue  J/K!  Awesome job! Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2010 08:29:42 PM »

Very cool. Is anyone else excited for the next mario galaxsy? Looks like lots of yoshi play!
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2010 06:03:05 AM »

Wow. And here I thought I was impressive for making my friend an ice-cream-filled Starship Enterprise cake....but you, my dear, are a genius. The multi-leveled surfaces! The rice krispies! The fondant (that you got the colors so bright really impressed me)! Mario's mustache! I am in awe. This confection, if you'll pardon the phrase, truly takes the cake.
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Congrats!!

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I'm in shock. Seriously. And humbled.
Wow-wow-wow - thank you!
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