Syd wanted a Mario themed cake this year, and as I am both a bit rubbish at cake decorating, and insist on making their birthday cakes myself, I decided to go for a Mario Mushroom cake rather than tackle one of the more complicated characters.
To start with I baked 2 simple, circular victoria sponges, and layered them with chocolate buttercream.
Then using a sharp knife I cut out the basic mushroom shape.
I utterly cheated and bought ready-to-roll fondant icing, which I stuck to the cake using more chocolate buttercream. I only needed three colours – white, red and black – and it was simply a case of roll out and pop on – if I can manage it, you can!
I added a few sugar paper characters that I had purchased on Amazon for a couple of pounds, and a number three candle. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out – and Syd loved it!
Love Miss Cisco XXX