If you or your kids have grown up playing the Mario Brothers Games, Donkey Kong, or Mario Kart, you might be thinking about throwing a Mario-themed birthday party! Here’s how to make amazing Mario Cakes. This will surely bring back good old memories of our childhood!
This fun Nintendo game is arguably one of the world’s most well-known, and iconic video games of all time. The first Super Mario Brothers game was released in 1985. Over the years, this game series has involved a large cast of characters that most of us have seen on t-shirts or backpacks. I love them so much as I like pirates.
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If you’re making Mario cakes for your brother, he might enjoy a more nostalgic cake featuring old images or vintage consoles. If you’re making the cake for anyone under twenty, something from the Mario Kart games might be a great way to go.
1. Choose Your Super Mario Cake Flavor
First off, you’ll need to start with an awesome cake recipe. Depending on the flavors the birthday boy or girl loves, you could try any of these recipe options. Of course, there are a million other flavor options out there, but we love these for a birthday cake.
- Chocolate Cake;
- Vanilla Cake;
- Carrot Cake;
- Red Velvet Cake;
- Lemon Cake;
- Banana Cake;
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cake;
- Peanut Butter Cake;
- Chocolate Raspberry Cake;
- Apple Spice Cake;
- Mocha Cake;
- Coconut Lime Cake;
- Coconut Cake;
- Chocolate Almond Cake.
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2. Choose Your Frosting Flavor for the Super Mario Cakes
Next, you’ll need to decide on which frosting flavor(s) you’ll use to make this awesome cake. Some top choices to consider:
- Peppermint mocha;
- Peppermint chocolate;
- Creamy Chocolate;
- Simple Buttercream;
- Salted Caramel;
- White Chocolate Cream;
- Toasted Marshmallow;
- Cherry Vanilla;
- Peanut Butter;
- Orange Cream.
Of course, some of these options will work better than others because of natural coloring from ingredients, but you can find creative ways to incorporate some of them into the décor anyway. Just remember to withhold food coloring until you’re ready to start decorating.
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3. Choose the Character(s) for Your Super Mario Cake Ideas
Before you bake the cake, you’ll have a few decisions to make. First, you’ll need to decide which character(s) you’d like to have. Different characters or designs will require different pans, plans, and approaches.
Some characters to choose from include:
- Princess Peach;
- Hammer Bro;
- Cheep Cheep;
- Bullet Bill.
If you know the honoree’s favorite character, you should probably start there, and look for the right pans and tools you’ll need to make that character’s cake.
4. Choose the Type of Cake
Next, you’ll have to decide which type of cake you’ll be making. A cake that looks like a single character, or a cake with a scene on it can both be reasonably easy to make for the creative.
You can always make a plain colored cake and create a scene with fondant, gum paste, or marzipan decorations depicting Mario fighting his nemesis Bowser, or rescuing the ever-damsel in distress, Princess Peach.
Other fun ideas for the type of cake could include:
- Make a cake in the shape of a Nintendo console, with character figurines on top;
- Make a cake shaped like a Nintendo game cartridge with Mario and the crew on the cover;
- Making a cake to look like a Mario Kart vehicle with any of the characters driving it;
- Making the cake from the end of Mario 64.
Tutorials for Super Mario Cake
You can go online to sites like Pinterest, Youtube, or Instructables to learn the steps you’ll need to take, and the supplies you’ll need for making Mario cakes.
To help you out, we’ve collected a list of some of our favorite instructions.
- We love this Yoshi scenic cake from Instructables.
- Delishably also offers a great, easy-to-understand, step-by-step instruction set for making a Mario face cake. If you’ve got a little bit of the creative in you, you can alter some of the shapes and colors and make a Luigi cake instead.
- Or, if you’re not quite so handy with frosting and fondant, you can go for a simpler approach and make some adorable 1Up cupcakes.
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How’s Your Super Mario Cake Look Like?
Whichever character you choose, and whichever cake you make, you’re sure to make the kids — or significant other — proud to eat the delightful fruits of your labors.
Have some fun, get creative, or just use a pre-made Super Mario Brothers cake pan that you can find online on various retailer sites. Whatever you do, your efforts will help you power up in the birthday game. Last but not least, please remember to tell us everything about your Mario cake in the comment section below! We’re so excited to see your cute creations!
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