Last year I joined Icing Smiles and they recently asked me to make a cake for two boys celebrating their birthday. The party was Super Mario Kart Theme and I just couldn't wait to get started on it. I don't play video games so I looked at the games website to see all the characters and items in the game. I just love sculpting and set out to make Mario himself sitting in a race car. It was a challenge as I had to wing it every step of the way. Usually I can find some sort of guidance online, like a tutorial, but I was on my own with this one. I tried to copy the racecar in the game as best I could and I think the likeness is pretty close to the original.
|once dried (I waited til the next day), I rolled some red fondant and smoothed it over the front of the car.|
|oops, missed some progress photos (new at this tutorial thing). I also covered the base in red fondant, and added a steering wheel and black trim. I place Mario on the car to make sure he fit.|
|Ahhhh, Mario's face. I just love how adorable he turned out. Hand sculpted, he is pretty basic. No real contouring of the face is needed. I pushed sockets in for the eyes and made a small mouth which is mostly covered by his mustache anyway.|
|And here is the finished MarioKart figurine. I just think he is adorable!|
|I also made all the little mario items out of marshmallow fondant and satin ice fondant. The board is covered in white MMF.|