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Super Mario Cake

The request for this cake came by way of Googling Super Mario Cakes.  Quinn's mom happened upon the Super Mario Cake I made Miss E for her 5th birthday and found my Cake Endeavours Facebook page.  She inquired about a cake for her son.  I was very excited.  She even liked the Neapolitan idea for the three flavours of the cake.  This cake was a 3 layer 8" cake covered in blue butter cream icing, then decorated with fondant decorations.  I did the lettering for QUIINN in the same colours as MARIO.


I also did 2 dozen Oreo cupcakes and a dozen chocolate with chocolate icing, for the grown-ups. 


So, the problem with not covering a cake in fondant is that it's really hard to get the icing perfect.  Sometimes I just can't leave alone and I try to make it smoother, only to have it look like it does above.  I don't know what I was thinking because I normally strategically place decorations over these imperfections.  For some reason I didn't this time and of course it was the one spot with the most action going on.  Now, if I had used shortening instead of butter it would have gone smoother and I would not have got the two tone effect that you can see on the top of the cake.  This is how I ended up adding a bunch of stars to take away from the streaked look, hopefully.  However, shortening tastes horrible and I would rather sacrifice perfection in the look to achieve perfection in the taste.

Hopefully, everything went over.  It looked like a great party!  Happy Birthday Quinn.

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