Monday, November 8, 2010

Doing it Old School in a New School Way

Posted by Jennifer at 11:48 AM
Marlana wanted a unique cake for Tommy's birthday. She saw a cake that I made a while back with a Mario theme and wanted something similar. I asked her which version of Mario Tommy plays and she said the Wii version so we decided to update the old school idea with the new school game. I LOVE Wii Mario Bros and so I was totally excited to make this cake. After doing some sketches, Marlana and I agreed that this was a cool design idea. If you have ever played Wii Mario, I hope you can make the connections here. In the game, there are these hills that are off in the background with giant spots on them. In order to get that look, I hand painted these hills onto the fondant. Then, I added some 2-D elements including the turtle shells, tunnels, and coins. I loved that there was some dimension in this cake with the hand-painting, 2-D shapes and then the 3-D star and cloud on top.

The bottom tier was Banana Cream Pie Cake (lightly flavored banana cake layered with banana slices, banana cream filling, and buttercream) and the top tier was a special flavor that Marlana wanted, which was a Chocolate cake layered with strawberry filling and strawberry slices. I hope Tommy loved the cake because I REALLY enjoyed making this cake and I hope my brothers are proud as well!

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