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Super Mario Bros. Cake by cakecrumbs Super Mario Bros. Cake by cakecrumbs
Most of you are familiar with the Zelda cakes I made for :icongame-art-hq:'s Link's Blacklist Project. This time I'm joining in on another art tribute called "Virtual Worlds We Loved." As the name suggests, it's all about the spaces and places depicted in our favourite games. I was going to make another Zelda cake, but instead decided to depict the world from the first ever game I played: Super Mario Bros.

The cake aims to be a level-accurate depiction of levels 2.1 and 2.2. I chose those levels as it allowed me the variety to depict three different 'places' on tiers that could be joined relative to one another. I picked level 2 as I originally thought I could fit the whole level on the cake, but as I began I realised even these beginning levels were too long.

The cake took about 5 days to finish. There was a lot more detail than I expected. Everything from the stripes on the pipes to the embossing of the stones took a lot of time. Everything is hand cut, mostly with a craft knife, and either embossed or painted (with edible ink) to add the details. It's all fondant or marzipan, save for the coral and the waves, which are piped from royal icing.

The pressure point on this one was how small everything necessarily became. The enemies are all less than a centimetre tall. The teeth on the goombas and piranha plants are less than a mm long. I've never worked on such a minute scale before. It was definitely a challenge, but has given me lots of confidence in attacking this sort of thing in future. Usually I'd omit teeny details because they were 'too small to be done'. Now I know it's possible with a steady hand, patience, and a hellovalot of time.

If you wanna see all sides of the cakes, more detail or more rambles, check out the blog post: [link]

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:iconmetalheadlizzy:
MetalheadLizzy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want this! :p Awesome work!
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:iconon2xsecretprobation:
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What a delicious piece of work! I hope there aren't any mushrooms in there...I won't eat it if there are!
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:iconcommander-dominic:
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
That's amazing.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
ohhh ma gahhh! I want that for my next birthday! :0
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:iconturtlesensei:
TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I showed my hubby and his geeked out! Lol
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:iconniseininja:
NiseiNinja Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
unreal awesome!
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:iconlovablyawkward:
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The fact that you spent so much time on it makes me like this even more; you did a terrific job!!
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:iconcutemussy:
cutemussy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWIEEE :love: Squee Bounce 
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:iconwillcapers:
WillCapers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Nostalgic and looks delicious. :-)
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:iconscaly-heart:
Scaly-heart Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!Wow!  This is so awesome! you did really great! I love it :heart:!
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:iconstrawberryichigo4266:
strawberryichigo4266 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awsome!!!:-)
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:iconnosidex:
Nosidex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
FAAAAAAAAAAANTASTIC! :dance:
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:iconpinnnnngthewhitecat:
pinnnnngthewhitecat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wish you were my cook 0_0
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:iconundeadandroidex:
UndeadAndroidEX Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Wow! O_O That's so cute! ^^ :+favlove:
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:iconianolivia:
ianolivia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
looks like something out of the community section of nintendo power. NICE JOB! norlly
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:iconbellasylph:
BellaSylph Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be an awesome wedding cake with mario and princess peach on the top! Love it!
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:iconpetuniplz:
PetuniPlz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
:iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconmaryanime:
MaryAnime Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing cake!!! But...
Where is Mario?? xD
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:icongsvproductions:
GSVProductions Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
best cake EVER! :)
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:iconquadallae:
quadallae Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
that is amazing!!
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:iconhoity-toity-holiday:
hoity-toity-holiday Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One question...how does it taste?
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:iconplatike4ever:
Platike4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be an awesome wedding cake~
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:icongandalfrrune:
GandalfrRune Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
i would cry, if i were to slice this piece of art :o
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:iconlocke107:
Locke107 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Writer
My life feels like it wasn't complete until I saw this LOL. :)
Seriously though, this is sooooooo awesome!!
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:icondiscorddashie:
DiscordDashie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*Gulps in one bite*
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:iconcupcakeykitten:
CupcakeyKitten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
omg perfect!!!!
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:iconlosertry:
Losertry Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
where's mario??? :(
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:iconpsychopathluxray:
PsychopathLuxray Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I must eat thaaat **

This deserves a DD! :iconanimefaceplz:
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:iconhuman-pon3:
Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaaaaah this is just too cool! So much for the +fav button... I wish there was a "I really love this and wish my skill was as superior as yours" button :iconderpplz:

all silliness aside, This is a really well constructed cake. How long would you say this took to make?
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:iconempresstamararose:
EmpressTamaraRose Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wish that could be my b-day cake D:
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:icontrenonights:
TrenoNights Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just fantastic!!!
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:iconsuzyq2pie:
SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
This is awesome! :D
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:iconjenna7777777:
Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cute!
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:iconzandabear15:
Zandabear15 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother would give pieces of his anatomy for this cake! wonderful work!!!Winner 
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:iconsuneidesis:
suneidesis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Artist
So cute!  I love this!
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:iconepicmarioplayer:
EpicMarioPlayer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I wish I could eat this. :3
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT IS 1 FINE CAKE!!!
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:iconmaricocacrack:
maricocacrack Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Super Mario Bros Deluxe ♥
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! ♥
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:iconchristenkojnokart:
ChristenKojnokArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
wow this is awesome!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:iconoldwayartisans:
OldWayArtisans Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I ever need a cake, I'm coming to you.
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
You're most kind. ♥
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:iconmiss-lovebug:
Miss-LOVEBUG Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
awesome!!!!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:iconearwaxkid:
EarWaxKid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Nice cake. Who made it?
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I did. :]
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:iconthescotchbonnet:
thescotchbonnet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job!
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:icongracielovesyoshi222:
GracielovesYoshi222 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
That is one legit cake. Now put a Yoshi on it and you've won my heart.
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