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« on: April 03, 2010 07:17:14 PM »

I made this cake in the fall for a coworker's nephew's 5th birthday party. He had a Mario-esque party out at a farm in town. It was great for the kids - the farm had this "Pumpkinfest" going on, so they had all sorts of fun activities... followed up with apple cider, hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs, soup and cake! Yum!

Without further ado, I present the cake! It's not nearly "clean" as I hoped it would be, since I ended up in a bit of a rush at the end. The figures are made with colour flow, the whole cake is covered in marshmallow fondant. The bottom two tiers are an amazing "perfectly chocolate" cake recipe from Hershey's (SO good) and the hat is made of Rice Krispies treats. Smiley







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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010 07:49:56 PM »

That cake is awesome.  I would of loved to see the look on everybody's face when they first saw that cake. How did everyone like it?  How long did it take from idea to cake?  I'm going to have to try that Hershey's recipe.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010 08:33:48 PM »

Cool cake!  Is it hard to get it to balance like that? I'd be totally paranoid that it was going to fall over (or that the top layer would slide off)!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010 08:38:46 PM »

Thanks ShiningStar! The kids thought it was pretty great. Right away they were pulling off their favourite characters asking "can we eat these?!" The adults loved it, and I had a few people asking if I could make cakes for their kids. Here's hoping some of them get in touch with me this year. Smiley

I was brainstorming ideas here and there for awhile, but once it actually got set in motion, the cake probably took about 8-10 hours... that's including baking, making fondant, etc. I'm working on getting faster.... I want to be able to pump these out in half that time, hehe. Cheesy

Muria - it wasn't too difficult to get off balance, I supported it pretty well on the inside with straws and skewers, and between the layers with pieces of illustration board wrapped in wax paper. I frosted everything together pretty solid. I did have one mishap, where the top two tiers slid off as I was carrying it to the car, (luckily I had the whole cake in a big box) but I rescued them and stuck them on and they survived the rest of the trip to the farm. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010 11:35:35 PM »

Thats awesome !!!! Id never heard of color flow before.. off to google it!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010 12:51:08 AM »

Jackson is luckiest kid alive to EVER live. Seriously. That cake is so pro, especially since you did all of those characters by hand AND they're edible. Crazy awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010 08:15:26 AM »

That looks great! And I know it tastes good, because the "Perfectly Chocolate" is my go-to cupcake recipe  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010 08:33:15 AM »

I can't wait to show my son this! He We have just discovered the everlasting coolness of Mario and his brother Luigi. Now the whole house is obsessed. This looks so amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010 07:41:21 PM »

Thank you all for the kind words! Smiley
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