Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mario Kart Cake!

I was so excited when I recently was given the opportunity to made a Mario Kart-themed cake for some family friends of ours. Super Mario Bros. have been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid, and I've wanted to do a cake inspired by Mario and his pals for quite some time.

This cake was 2 tiers, each with a 3-layer vanilla funfetti cake inside. The fillings were custard and ganache, and the entire cake was frosted in a vanilla-flavored American buttercream.

This cake was covered in blue fondant and topped with a 3-D Mario figure in his kart just crossing the finish line.

This cake was loads of fun to do and I was thrilled to see the many little happy faces when they saw this cake at the party!

Accompanying the cake were vanilla funfetti and chocolate cupcakes frosted with vanilla-flavored American buttercream and topped with an "M" or "L" fondant medallion for Mario and Luigi.

Confirmation Cake & Cupcakes

It's been quite a busy month for me in my kitchen. Lots of birthdays and celebrations call for lots of cake! This cake and cupcakes were made for a confirmation.

The cake was vanilla with a strawberries-and-cream filling, frosted with a vanilla-flavored American buttercream and topped in a layer of fondant. The quilted design was simple and elegant for this special event.

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with vanilla-flavored American buttercream were made for this party as well, coordinating in design with the quilted cake.