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Alexander's Super Mario Cake

It's unbelievable that Alexander is going to be six years old.  These kids are growing up way too fast.  Even though I was dog tired from Miss E's party yesterday, I got up early to make Alexander's cake for his birthday party.  He's just too cute to disappoint!  His request was for a Super Mario cake as he has discovered playing the classic game.


Again, a cake not covered in fondant as per the request of the birthday boy.  Not a bad thing since I haven't replenished my supply.  This was a 10" chocolate cake.  I am learning if I'm not going to cover a cake in fondant, I have to make it the night before.  The cake really needed more time in the fridge before I covered it in icing because it was so soft and there were so many crumbs.  Made it really hard to get a crisp edge.  

I am so thrilled with how Mario turned out.  The edible black marker makes all the difference.

Miss E said me as we are going into the party that she doesn't bring a present because she brings the cake. 

"Umm...but I made the cake.  I did all the work."  I said.

" Yes, but I am presenting it to him!" she said.

Okay then...

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