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Do you have a child who's favorite video game character is Mario and wanted a cake shaped like Mario and the objects from the game. Now you can give him or her this with out having to hire a big pastry company and pay alot of money. You can use this instructable to make this cake but it can take a while to amke mine was made over 3-4 days so plan to have nothing else to do.

Step 1: Materials

What you will need for this project is:
Cake(you will need to make two different batches so have double these ingredients):


12 oz butter

175g/6oz butter, at room temperature

175g/6oz caster sugar( or subsitute by putting sugar in a coffee grinder as I did)

3 eggs

250g/9oz self-raising flour(or subsitute with 1 cup of flour, 1 and a quarter teaspoon of baking powder, and an eighth of a teaspoon of salt)

3-3 tbsp milk

1 lemon, zest only(optional for flavor)


Cooking Utensils:

6 cupcake cupcake pan

8 in. square pan

4-5 mugs

blender and beaters

cooking spatula

knives

Pam

oven mit

medium sized bowl

spoon

frosting syringe w/ tips

mesuring cups


coffee grinder

flour sifter (not pictured)
 

Frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar
 

5 tbs. crisco
 

 2-3 tbs. milk

food coloring

Step 2: The Cake

Get out your cake ingredients and a medium sized bowl. Pre-heat your oven to 180 celcius/350 farenheit. Cream the butter and sugar together in your bowl until it is pale and fluffy. When pale and fluffy, mix in eggs on at a time, beating it well between each, with the last egg mix in a tablespoon of flour untill, if held upside down, will slowely fall from the spatula. Put the mix into a 8"x8" pan and a muffin pan with 6 pits, then, bake it for 30 to 40 minuites on the mmiddle rack.

Step 3: Shaping the Cakes

 For the forming of mario I will be using the image provided, but you may use another picture. In order to form mario take the picture and place it on top of the 8"x8" cake use your knife to cut his form and he is fairly simple. Now moving onto the cupcakes. To make the tube you will need 2 cupcakes with the first cut so that it is shaped like a small cilinder, about 2/3 its normal hight. With the second cut so that the top is flat but the bottom is like a cillender. For the mishroom you will need 2 cupcakes. with the fist cut to about 2/3 it's hight using the bottom. Then with the second cut so that is is shaped almost like a large dome. Last but not least, the gooba. With the goomba you will only need 1 cupcake. Cut on the bottom so that it has a small oval near the center. Now we will move on to the frosting.

Step 4: Frosting the Cakes

Mix your frosting and put some in different cups to make red, blue, yellow, and green.When you need brown you willl just need to mix these color together to make black add black food coloring to the brown frosting. To frost the cakes cover Mario with white frosting first then put each color in the piping tube and draw as needed.  Frost the pipe entirely with green leaving a small hole in the top for black.  It works well to pipe a line all the way around and then smooth with a knife.  Frost the bottom of the mushroom with white, draw 2 black lines.  Frost the top with red then put 5 white dots.  Frost the goomba with brown and then put black eyes and mouth. 

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