Saturday Was my step-son Jake's 9th birthday and we had a party for him at our house on Sunday. I thought about this cake for about 2 weeks, I wanted it to be something awesome. So it finally hit me.. He love to play the wii and any game that is Mario. So i decided to go for the mushroom guys (don't know if they actually have names or not). I knew that this was not going to be and easy task and i did not want to mess it up, So i used a basic chocolate cake recipe from Hershey's so that i could focus on the design and look of the cake. I have never used fondant before and I actually made my own (I also bought some pre made fondant as back up in case mine came out awful ) I died some red and some green with food coloring. As for the cakes themselves I used the Big Top Cupcake Bake Set and cut the bottom in half and made another cake in a bowl to build my two mushrooms.
As for using fondant, i need more practice as you may or may not be able to see in the picture. I did make a second cake to serve to the kids.. just because it was easier to cut and Jake got to take his mushroom cake home with him =)
Altogether i worked on these cakes for about 3 hours, but they came out cute as heck and Jake loved them!! Mission accomplished..1UP for mom!!!