Friday, August 6, 2010
Super Mario Bros Cake (and Oreo IMBC Recipe)
A birthday cake for Rowen who wanted Bowser, Mario, Luigi and Goomba's and this is what I came up with to pull it all together. My crazy story behind the idea - Bowser's Castle with Bowser chasing the Bros while they were running away trying to catch the stars and jump into the Pipe.
Duff Brick Texture Tile" bought at Michael's (with my 40% off coupon - whoo hoo). It made it so easy to create instant tiles that worked perfectly with the cake.
And Rowen's name was made using the Wilton Alphabet Cutterwhich fit perfectly over the brick blocks. Plus I added 6 gold coins around the cake since he was turning 6 (I used a flower tip impressed in the middle of each coin to give it some dimension).
Rowen loved his cake and so did I! I hope you do too :)
Lesson learned: Make extra Goomba's, at least one per guest - the kids all wanted to eat one and I only had 4...ay yay yay!
8" round Chocolate Sour Cream Cake filled with Oreo IMBC. Covered and decorated in MMF.
Oreo IMBC: Make your usual IMBC or Buttercream, set aside. Take Oreo Cookies, break them apart, scrape off the cream filling and set the filling aside. Crush the oreo cookies (without the cream center) in a blender or chopper (I used a Magic Bullet). Take about a third of your buttercream (enough to fill and thinly crumb coat the cake with) and fold the crushed cookies into the buttercream. For the actual filling that goes between the cake layers, I mixed the cream filling from the middle of the cookies into it (so that it won't go to waste ). Spread the oreo buttercream filling over the cake layer, sprinkle with additional crushed cookies if you want, and top with another cake layer. Repeat between the layers. Cover the entire cake with the rest of the oreo buttercream. Add another layer of plain buttercream over that then top with fondant (this way, any chunks from the oreo won't show through to the fondant).
I do the same technique with fresh strawberries blended into the buttercream/IMBC. You can pretty much add anything to it and just be sure to save some aside plain to use as the final coating over the cake if you want to cover it with fondant.