Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Super Mario Kart



My friend ‘Big C’ (as she affectionately wants to be known as) recently celebrated her 6th anniversary with her boyfriend, P. A few month’s ago P got a Nintendo Wii and we have all been addicted ever since- especially to Super Mario Kart (oh the childhood memories). For P’s birthday earlier in the year I really want to make him some Super Mario Kart cupcakes that I had seen on hello_naomi’s flickr account (adorable). Unfortunately I didn’t have the time, but I had been thinking about the next opportunity to make these wonderful cupcakes. Now I would usually leave the anniversary celebrations to those parties actually involved, but this was my chance!

I’m not a huge fan of rolled fondant, so I decided to try out marshmallow fondant as I had heard so many good things about it. It was pretty simple to make and the taste was fine- though nothing beats swiss meringue buttercream in my mind. Since these cupcakes were so cute I thought that was enough to make up for the suboptimal taste. Now is the part where I praise Naomi for her patience and artistic talent! Oh my god… these took me so long to make! All those tiny details really do add up. I was up until 3:30 am (even with the help of S) and even then I didn’t finish them. Sleeping won out and I thought I’d be able to finish them in the morning easily before meeting Big C for lunch. Wrong. I was racing around at the last minute like a maniac, completely stressing out about not finishing them as well as not being able to meet Big C before she left for her weekend away. By some miracle I did finish and I admit they are not perfect and angelic like Naomi’s but hey, they are still pretty cute!




9 comments:

frank said...

O my god! They look like 100x more amazing then I imagined! I love that bullet one! And I can't believe you made that yoshi freehand! :0

Jigginjessica said...

So cute!! Great job1

B said...

Thanks! Even though it was very time consuming, it was a lot of fun too!

Bridget said...

These are so CUTE! WOW!

mimi said...

are you kidding me? those look GREAT!! love the colors.

Kait said...

Those look amazing! Wow. My boyfriend would love these, too.

Peabody said...

So cute. I am having flashbacks to when I was in college and played Super Mario everyday.

Karen said...

these are awesome. i even showed them to my boyfriend because he loves mario bros. :)

B said...

Yes these have been a big hit with everyone's boyfriends! I think mine will be requesting something for his birthday..