Super Mario

Today is a very important day. A Red Letter Day. My cousin John turned five today! My gift to him is a birthday cake decorated with Super Mario, a Nintendo character whom he absolutely worships. Really. John eats, drinks, sleeps and breathes Super Mario.

I found a picture of Super Mario and started with my blank canvas – a white cake with vanilla frosting.


There was a cake decorating kit with which one can pipe frosting through a tube. I’ve never used on of those, so I adapted my media to meet my existing skills. I mixed frosting with food coloring to come up with my color palette and used some paint brushes I had found to paint Mario.


My cousin Kathryn was my technical assistant and advised me about Life Mushrooms which restore Super Mario 10 HP when he has reached 0 HP.


The Game is Never Over


2 thoughts on “Super Mario

  1. nice one Melinda….and a belated Happy Birthday to John…..I am sure he appreciated the artwork by eating it. (Please send some life mushrooms in the post as mine are getting low) mike

  2. Hey! Gratis for the Blog post! I’m finding it very fascinating. I’m going to bookmark this blog and return. can you tell me where i can find more information on this? Keep up the great work, have a great day!

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