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Super Mario Bros. Cake

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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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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1833x2000px 2.54 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 11, 2013, 6:25:45 PM
Sensor Size
8mm
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netsurfer77Hobbyist General Artist
I want one. This so brings meaning to "one" more year
L1701E's avatar
Man, I would have loved that cake as a kid.
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cakecrumbsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Same xD
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SpyHunter29Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at this in retrospect, it reminds me of the 2D wall bits from Super Mario Odyssey.
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nishagandhiHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so amazing :)
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i wouldn't eat it i would keep as a trophy
xXDirtyMemesterXx's avatar
HOLY BUTTS I WANT THAT CAKE!
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Yoshimaster9001Hobbyist General Artist
Looks TOOOO GOOD to eat XD
AudaciousF0X's avatar
This is beautiful. 😍
Donoghu's avatar
DonoghuHobbyist General Artist
Good! Great! Awesome! Super! Extreme! God-like! I want some pizza*!
(*That's an inside joke used in some combo-based shooter games.)

All that is missing is Mario on the top of it.
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GrayDustOA Digital Artist
epic
lollol695's avatar
The cake is a pie!
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MagaaSchifferHobbyist Traditional Artist
nice cake!
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LittleRedHead54Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool. Great job.
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TortillaDelPeligroHobbyist Writer
Youuuu are like a Cake-fu MASTER!
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TheUniqueRoseStudent General Artist
Simply breathtaking
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gameover576Student Digital Artist
Awesome cake
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rockandtreeProfessional General Artist
Nice! :D
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MetalheadLizzyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I want this! :p Awesome work!
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On2XSecretProbationHobbyist Writer
What a delicious piece of work! I hope there aren't any mushrooms in there...I won't eat it if there are!
Commander-Dominic's avatar
That's amazing.
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