Well – here he is…my Mario, feeling on top of his own little world and in full control of the situation!
It has provided me with hours of entertainment and I hope everyone enjoys having a good look at all the little bits and pieces that I have put on there.
The whole of the big green pipe, complete with Mario, lifts off and can be kept as a memento and since it is made of really strong, reinforced sugarpaste it has set like concrete anyway and so would be a tough piece to eat! All the rest of the decoration is made from standard sugarpaste and so will be eaten as part of the cake. I hope it all goes down well!
Since I have made the cake with a running frieze of Mario’s world around the edge I thought it would be a good idea to try to video it so I could have a permanent reminder of what it was like…and since we have all this technology at our fingertips it seemed silly not to have a go – so , hopefully, I have a video of the cake doing a little pirouette at the end of this post.
I hope it makes you smile!!
I think perhaps I am the only person in the world who has not played any Mario game…in any format…ever! So this cake has been something of a voyage of discovery in a land of the weird and the wonderful for me! I have done hours of research and sketching and just hope that I have not included any massive faux pas in the frieze that I now have running around the bottom level of my grandson’s birthday cake. It has taken me hours and hours of patient application of tiny little shapes of every colour and hue and I have even developed a way of creating spotted and striped sheets of rolled out sugarpaste which is something I have every intention of developing for use in other more exotic cakes. All in all, I am really happy with my day’s work.
As for the great man himself…he is currently sitting in his pipe and is spending the night and possibly much of tomorrow on the boiler, firming up his joints and getting really strong and tough! It’s not easy being the star of the show you know!
I hope to be able to film him in situ, on top of the cake tomorrow but until then you will just have to make do with repeating this level….