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Friday, June 18, 2010

Blast from the Past: Mario Kart Cake

This is my nephew's cake from last year:

He LOVES Mario Kart.  Everything on the cake is handmade and edible.  This cake is, to date, my most "over the top" creations.  Here are some other views (its a 360 degree cake)

And now for some close ups:

Donkey Kong

Banana Peel

Bullet, Mushrooms, Turtle Shell and Yoshi


Yoshi and Mario

I think he likes it!  Makes all 2 weeks of work totally worth it!

This year he has already put in his request for a Sonic the Hedgehog Cake - I am at a total design loss!!




  1. Holy mackerel is this amazing! My guys would LOVE this, but my skills are very beginner at this point.

  2. This is amazing! I can't believe you made that!

  3. Holy Cow! That's impressive! Seriously! My son would be in Mario Kart heaven with a cake like that!

  4. WOW!! That's all I can say! I'm speechless! (and that doesn't happen often, just ask my kids!) I found you on keeping it simple.

  5. Wow, I'm enamoured by this cake! You are soooo talented. Please feel free to have a good laugh at my fondant mess. My cake went totally wrong.
    I'm your newest follower. Hope you can follow me as well

  6. WOW... I'm speechless! My almost 30 year old brother would love this cake. I just started some Wilton classes and tried my hand at fondant for the first time today... didn't go to well. I need to learn how to cover the cake smoothly... got lots of bubbles, cracks and bumps. Yours is AMAZING!

  7. Wow that cake was awesome! Great job!

  8. Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. Your cakes are beautiful. I scrolled through your blog and am really impressed. You have quite a gift.

  9. This is unbelievable. I saw this at the I Just Whipped Something Up linky party and HAD to see it for myself! I decorate cakes, too, but you have some serious mad skills! I'm a new follower. I hope you come over to my blog and follow me, too.

  10. SUPER cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!!

  11. My boys would LOVE a cake like this. You Rock!!

  12. Over the Top is right! You must truly love that litle guy.

    But I know some big boys who would be just as thrilled.

  13. WOW!! that is so amazing! i love all the details and the cute characters-even the banana peel! love love love it!!!


  14. That is awesome!!!! My son would love this, you did an amazing job!

  15. Holy Smokes! This cake is so fun and well-crafted. Great job!

  16. Wow! I admire your patience! I've just started to get into cakes a little bit, and I think it would be years and years before I could tackle something like this!

  17. So amazing! I have zero skill in cake decorating and I envy you for yours. I love how you said you learned how to decorate cakes while you were pregnant. Thats when I honed my cooking skills too =)
    Following you via Hoos Got Talent.

  18. What a COOL Cake! You must be #1 Aunt with your nephew! Great job! Can't wait to see your Sonic Creation!

  19. How amazing! That is such an awesome cake, what a lucky kid to have such a fun aunt to make this cute cake! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  20. Hi Janel,
    I'm visiting from New Friend Friday and have become your newest follower. I've been sitting here,scrolling and looking at your cake artistry.
    I have been rendered almost speechless,they are so super wonderful and amazing. Great goodness,what talent you have. I had to call my husband to look at your cakes..and he's still talking about them.
    I'll be back to visit again..I hope you visit and follow me as well, and have a lovely weekend.

  21. My boys would LOVE that cake! It's so awesome.

    Popping in from New Friend Friday.

    xo Sarah

  22. Amazing! The details are perfect, I am so jealous of your skills!

  23. This is a wonderful cake! WOuldn't even know where to start with a cake like that!

    Here from NFF - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  24. Absolutely the BEST! You should win a award or something!! Ok...I hereby dub thee "Best Cakemaker" 2010 Award!!! There congratulations!!
    Wonderful Job!
    Hi..I’m Barb….I am from NFF. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.
    I also Am your newest Fan on Facebook & would love for you to be a new Fan of my page too. I am just starting at Facebook.
    Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  25. Job well done on that cake! It's beautiful! I'm a new follower from NFF! Have a great weekend!

  26. Visiting from New Friend Friday! I love it! I would love to be able to make cakes that look like this. you have a great talent!

  27. This is fabulous!!
    I'd love it if you'd add this to this week's Sharing Time Link Up!
    Have a great week!!

  28. What an talented baker, your nephew is so lucky! My son would die over this cake, he loves Mario Kart too and is saving up for Mario Galaxy 2 :)

    I followed over from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative

  29. My boys would go crazy over this!!! I love it. Your blog is fabulous. I will be back often.

  30. omg this has got to be the coolest ckae ever! love it!!


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