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Birthday Cake Bonanza – Super Mario Edition

Awesome cake request from a friend for her nephew’s birthday which happens to be today.  The request –  a Nintendo inspired cake.   Super Mario is synonymous with Nintendo and it only made perfect sense that this little boy’s cake be Super Mario themed.

I spent a good part of last weekend making all the Super Mario embellishments – stars, mushrooms, power flowers and of course, Mario.

All fondant.  Something I am new to, but am shockingly learning to enjoy working with now.  It is quite relaxing and forces me to slow down and focus.  I can be known to have many “squirrel” moments.  Making these characters required patience on my part.

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The cake request was for chocolate cake with electric blue as the main colour.  I created a tiered cake with the bottom layer covered in a great blue fondant and blue buttercream for the other 2 tiers.

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This cake is full of colour and screams fun.  I certainly had fun making it.  I hope this little boy loves this cake as much as I loved making it.  =)

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Monsters & Spiders

Halloween brings with it a chance to flex my cake decorating abilities and try something new.   Two cakes for the Halloween office party.  Quite the endeavour, but they turned out well.

Monster Cake

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Red velvet cake with orange buttercream.  Brownie cake pop eyeballs.  A whimsical cake that warrants a giggle when looking at it.

The second cake was less whimsical and more creepy.  For those with a spider fear, you may want to skip this one.  It could cause a case of the creepy crawlies…

Fondant spiders. This one underneath was my favourite one!

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Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.  Spider webs made from melted marshmallows

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Hope you all had a fun and scary Halloween!!

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Baby Shower Onesie

A Co-worker of mine is nearing the end of her pregnancy and will be leaving on her maternity leave in a matter of couple of weeks.  It is an exciting time for her.  We hosted a work baby shower for her to wish her well and present her with a small token of good luck.   I had the pleasure of making the cake for this event.

I decided to make a cake in the shape of a onesie.  Since the mom to be did not know the sex of her baby, the buttercream was neutral in colour.  The cake flavour was strawberry shortcake.

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Best wishes J and we cannot wait to meet your little one!! =)