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Super Mario Cake Topper
Hayley

Super Mario Cake Topper

by Hayley
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Arguably one of the most recognisable characters in the gaming world, Super Mario is known by many and loved by many alike! This tutorial is perfect for anyone who loves console games or the Super Mario game, and after you've completed the tutorial we can also show you how to make the lovable Yoshi, Super Mushroom, Super Star and a Super Mario inspired cake to top it all off!

you will need...

  • 250g Blue Sugarpaste
  • 250g Red Sugarpaste
  • 250g Skin Coloured Sugarpaste
  • 250g Chocolate Brown Sugarpaste
  • 100g Black Sugarpaste
  • 125g White Sugarpaste
  • 100g Yellow Sugarpaste
  • 250g Green Sugarpaste
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • PME Round Cutter Set
  • Cutting Wheel
  • Cake Smoother
  • Blade Modelling Tool
  • Ball Modelling Tool
  • Quilting Tool
  • Scallop Modelling Tool
  • Cocktail stick
  • Edible glue

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Renshaws Regalice Powder Blue Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Powder Blue Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Skin Colour Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Skin Colour Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Black Sugarpaste 125g
Black Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
Yellow Sugarpaste 125g
Yellow Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
Renshaws Regalice Emerald Green Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Emerald Green Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
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£4.69
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
PME Cutting Wheels
PME Cutting Wheels
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£4.14
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
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£2.99
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£4.79
PME Ball Modelling Tool
PME Ball Modelling Tool
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£4.14
PME Quilting Tool
PME Quilting Tool
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£4.79
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
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£4.14
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.59
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.36

instructions

Before you start, it's wise to knead some gum tragacanth into your sugarpaste to ensure the model holds its shape and sets hard.

Making The Body

1. Take a chunk of blue sugarpaste (around the size of a golf ball) and roll this into a smooth, round ball.

2. Using a cake smoother, shape the ball so that the base is wider than the top, to create a sort of trapezium shape (see pictures if you get stuck!)

3. Roll out a piece of red sugarpaste to approximately 1mm thick, and cut out a strip roughly the same width as the top of your trapezium shape. Use a small circle cutter to give the ends of the strip a curved edge.

4. Stick the red strip to Super Mario's body using a small amount of edible glue or water.

5. Next, roll out some blue sugarpaste and create two thin strips to be the straps of his dungarees. Shape the ends so that they become pointed and then stick these to the body using edible glue.

Making The Arms

6. For the arms, firstly take two small pieces of red sugarpaste and mould these into cone shapes. Next take a white piece of sugarpaste and roll this into a ball. Use the blade modelling tool to create 3 lines down the edge of each ball to form a fist. Repeat this step to make the other hand.

7. Use the wide end of the ball modelling tool to create a hole in the end of each fist, and then place the end of the arm into the hole, securing into place using edible glue. Cut out a thin strip of white sugarpaste and wrap this around the wrist to hide where the arm and hand are joined.

8. Use the small end of the ball modelling tool to create a hole in the sides of Super Mario, where you want the arms to be. Stick the arms into the holes, securing with a little edible glue.

9. Make some small buttons for Super Mario's dungarees out of yellow sugarpaste by rolling two small balls and flattening these with your fingertips or the wide end of the ball modelling tool.

10. An affective way to create easy detail on your sugarpaste model is to use the quilting tool. This will give a 'stitched' effect and will add to the overall appearance of your figure.

Making The Face

11. For the face, roll a small piece of skin coloured sugarpaste into a smooth round ball and flatten very slightly.

12. Next roll out a piece of brown sugarpaste to approximately 1mm thick and cut out a moustache shape. Use your edible glue to secure this to the centre of Super Mario's face.

13. For the eyes, you're going to need to make three oval shapes; one large white oval, one smaller blue oval and one even smaller black oval. You also need to make two tiny white circles. Stick the ovals together (as pictured) and glue these to the face.

14. Now you need to make a nose and some eyebrows for Super Mario. To make the nose, simply roll a piece of skin coloured sugarpaste into a chunky oval shape and stick this half way between the moustache and the eyes. For the eyebrows, take two small pieces of brown sugarpaste and roll these into sausages. Shape the ends of the sausages so that they become pointed and glue these above the eyes.

15. Super Mario won't be able to hear his catchy theme tune without any ears! Roll two small pieces of skin coloured sugarpaste into balls and flatten these slightly with your fingertips. Take the ball modelling tool and create a small indentation in each ear. Stick to the side of the face using edible glue. You can also at this point give Super Mario his comic side burns by sticking two pieces of brown sugarpaste to the sides of the face.

16. To make Super Mario's cap, firstly take a piece of red sugarpaste and roll this into a ball. Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand and then, using your fingertips, turn a the edge up slightly to make the visor. You can use the wide end of the ball modelling tool to thin the cap out slightly if it looks too big for his head.

17. To finish off the iconic Super Mario cap, roll out a piece of white sugarpaste and cut out a circle shape. Glue this to the front of the hat. If you're feeling brave you can attempt to cut out a very small 'M' from red sugarpaste and stick this on top of the white circle.

18. Now you need to place the head on top of the body. Firstly place a cocktail stick through Super Mario's body and leave a piece poking out. Dab a little edible glue around the cocktail stick and then very gently place the head on top of the body.

19. Finally, give Super Mario a cheeky smile using the scallop tool. Supporting the back of the head with one hand, push the scalloped edge firmly into the sugarpaste to create a sharp, clean line.

Making The Pipe

20. Now it's time to make the pipe for Super Mario to sit in! Firstly take around half a packet of green sugarpaste and roll this into a smooth, round ball. Flatten the ball using a cake smoother, and then use this to create straight, defined edges. You should be left with a slightly squashed cylinder shape.

21. Using a medium round circle cutter, cut out a chunk of sugarpaste from the centre of the clinder. You will need to use a spoon and/or knife to scoop out the sugarpaste - don't worry too much about the rough edges, these will be covered!

22. Use your fingers to smooth out the edges of the cylinder or 'pipe', and flatten the base of the pipe as much as you can.

23. Next, roll out a piece of black sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick and use the same medium round cutter to make a circle. place the circle inside the pipe, using a combination of your fingertips and the ball modelling tool to press and smooth this into shape.

23. For the finishing touches to your pipe, roll out some green sugarpaste to around 1mm thick and cut out a long, thin strip using a cutting wheel. This needs to be roughly 1cm in width. Wrap this around the top of the pipe, securing into place using edible glue. Cut to the appropriate length using a knife or scissors.

24. Lastly, to make your Super Mario character appear as though he is jumping out of the pipe, you need to make him some legs. Well, only his thighs, really! To do this, roll out some blue sugarpaste to roughly 0.5cm thick and cut this into a rectangle. The rectangle needs to measure the same width and length as the base of your Super Mario character. Use the blade modelling tool to create a slit in the front of the 'legs'.

25. Use the quilting tool to add stitching detail around the top of the legs, and then sit this in the middle of the pipe. Place your Super Mario character on top and use on your cake as required!

That's it! You're finished. Phew. The hardest part is now over, so sit back, relax and then get back up again and make the rest of the Super mario crew!

 

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