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.  =)


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


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!


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

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Hope you all had a fun and scary Halloween!!



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!! =)