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!