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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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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner 2 days ago
ohhh ma gahhh! I want that for my next birthday! :0
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TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I showed my hubby and his geeked out! Lol
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NiseiNinja Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
unreal awesome!
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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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cutemussy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWIEEE :love: Squee Bounce 
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Nostalgic and looks delicious. :-)
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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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strawberryichigo4266 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awsome!!!:-)
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Nosidex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
FAAAAAAAAAAANTASTIC! :dance:
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pinnnnngthewhitecat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wish you were my cook 0_0
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