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