Yesterday was my youngest son's 8th birthday. He is having a little party today. He LOVES MarioKart. I have been working on a plan for his cake for a couple of weeks.
I'm really proud of this one. This is probably my most ambitious cake yet. It took some time (about 6 hours from start to finish) but so worth it. Little man is too excited.
It was a little iffy when placing the planet on top but we made it work.
So here we begin. I used a bundt cake pan to make the bottom layer and placed a paper towel roll covered in plastic food wrap to support the planet. The planet is made with a round ball pan from Wilton. This plan didn't work. The planet was too heavy so we added some dowels, and I cut a small section off the bottom of the planet. I took a stiff piece of cardboard and covered it in foil, placing it on top of the dowels and paper towel holder to support the planet. That worked.
The Snow land is really just icing (can we say sugar buzz??). All of the embellishments are made of marshmallow fondant and painted with food colouring. Shaping all of the mushrooms and letting them air dry is the easiest way to do this. Assembling with toothpicks. We made the castle with toilet paper rolls and some brickwork I made on photoshop and printed out.Rainbow Road is made of fruit by the Foot and held in place with toothpicks.
Here is the bottom layer with a fondant road, the papertowel holder in the middle of the bundt cake. All of our little embellishments follow air drying.
Using the dowels and cardboard we assembled the planet, filing in the space between with white icing. From there we just started adding all the characters and accessories as we went along to complete the cake.