May 16, 2007

A Geek-ful cake~

Sculpting this cake truly brought back many fond memories of days when sis and I had Nintendo consoles permanently attached to our palms. *sigh* Mario has come a long long way....from his highly pixelated form to the 3D Super Mario version we have today. Yoshi dinasaurs bursting out of polka dot shells, adorable mushrooms, evil goompa's and venus fly traps still make my heart skip a beat. Super Mario is pretty addictive if you like intense jumping and leaping games. Though I have not laid hands on a console in a long time, this cake almost makes me want to latch on to the newest version of Super Mario. Princess Peach needs some rescue-ing ;) *grin*

Amanda's housemate; Jon, is an avid fan of consoles..and Mario I pressume...
Amanda recalled him browsing a gamer website where he mentioned spotting a "Super Mario wedding cake" someone had posted on the forums. He then noted; " I bet your friend Su Yin could do better than that!"
Well Jon...*blush*...I don't know about "better"; but I'll sure as hell try! *laughs*

She made a order for his birthday cake 2 weeks ago and I have been brainstorming since. *So much PressuRE!* *laughs*
It always starts off with a sketch; which I was pretty happy with ... and began working on it 3 days ago. It does take many hours to painfully sculpt every little detail but the outcome usually is rewarding when more effort is put in. I really wanted Jon to be surprised and Amanda to be happy with paying for what I was worth. *sigh*..stress..haha; I'm Happy with it, I think it's quite cool...but that's just me!

77 comments:

Bureaucrat said...

wow....Wow!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness. You are AMAZING. This cake is awesome. I am seriously speechless. Wow.

Anonymous said...

KKKOOOOLLLLLL~







Face

merakli said...

It's a great work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Su Yin

I have emailed you this morning asking a few questions.
I am so impressed with your work.
Am currently residing in Forestville, on the North Shore, and I believe you're in Sydney too.

cheers.

- rini -

coffeedreames said...

Sooooo Cute!!! I love the little mushrooms :)

HopE said...

OMG...it's sooooooo cute!!!

jenjen said...

This definitely brings back lots of memories of spending school holidays and every friday night staying up playing Super Mario.
I was always the one that got killed trying to collect all those darn coins.

jp said...

if you didn't have the WIP pics, i wouldn't have believed it. WOW. absolutely brilliant su-yin.

do you have a different icing mix for each colour?

Oh for the love of food! said...

Su Yin you Clever, clever girl! I showed my girls your cakes, they were absolutely delighted! What are you still doing here? you should be in business gurl!

jiahui said...

OMG you're scary!! You can make mario!! hahaha..

missklicious said...

WOW! That cake is so cute. I love Mario.

You are so talented!

Amanda said...

Everyone LOVED it. I'll send you the pictures as soon as I can get my grubby little hands on them. BUT, everyone was in awe. Some poor soul ate the arm though. >.< Mario's head is on our kitchen table now. +D

xxx

Fantastic. Could not ask for more.

Thanks

Brooke said...

wow Su, you are incredibly talented. I wish I had even a tiny bit of your decorating skills!! Congrats on another wonderful cake.

Anonymous said...

you are the ULTIMATE!reaally nice..well done!

m a r i e said...

it's really good! and your sketch is superb too. keep on baking! (:

thecoffeesnob said...

Wow. You've seriously outdone yourself this time. Your creativity never feels to leave me in awe.

I love Mario. It's still the most frequently played game on my DS, even at the ripe age of 21 =)

jianbing said...

I am playing Mario with my NDS, and I was pretty surprise with the cake design of yours... it's amazing!

My friend introduced your blog to me, and I immediately bookmark it.. ahhaha your cakes are simply awesome.
I just baked a few chocolate cupcakes, you made me not dare to post up the pictures anymore.

Keep up the good work, will drop by again.

Bing
ahbing.com

chelle-* said...

lovely cake as usual and hey i did the cheesecake the other day and it tasted yummy with icecream (: thanks for the caramel tip but in the end i actually found the top and fill nestle in the supermart. hahaha. (:

Anonymous said...

Definitely A grade work.. like all your other cakes. This one definitely tops the wedding cake Jon saw. This is excellent and jaw dropping!:D

chocolatesuze said...

awesome! thats fantastic dude! i always thought the goompas were funny

Anonymous said...

what does it taste like?
-viv

ashieBee said...

suyin, one word for you : FANTASTIC!!! so pretty! so sayang to eat! hehehehehe.

gud job :) actually, well done! hehehe

*hugs*ashiebee

janice said...

su-yin, please do a basic tools of trade posts as well as an advance tools of trade posts! then we know what we need to be able to whip up some cakes!

this cake is amazing!!!

swee said...

dude, it looks super awesome!!!! Mario always brings back memories. Good job!!

Elena said...

Hey! I've been reading your blog for a while now, never commented before though...just wanted to say, your cake decorating skills never fail to amaze me! You have some lucky lucky friends!

Brilynn said...

I now have a strong urge to dig out my nintendo and play a few levels, this cake is awesome!

Hungry Hamster said...

Omg, the cake is so perfect!! and the best thing is--it's edible!!! Great Job Su Yin!

flutterby said...

ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG!!! SU YIN YOU'RE CRAZY!!!!

yan said...

You have no idea how many people I have been showing this post too... And every single time it has been met with the whole 'eyes-wide-dropped-jaw' look!

(Apple cake is baking atm as we speak, third time in 2 weeks! :P)

ioyces said...

WOW WOW WOW..
Speechless........

Su Yin...you are the Goddness of cake decorating!!!! Kowtow!!!! If i were in Sydney, I'd only order cakes from you!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! Great job!!!

min~* said...

it's such a colorful piece of art :) it's a joy to be looking at your blog.

karlsfoodie said...

fantastic mario.. i love mario!!!

sue said...

You're an artist! Do you go to a baking school as well?

Sarah said...

That cake is the coolest thing I have ever seen!

xox Sarah

ling said...

OH WOW!!

I think this is your best work yet!
amazing

Anonymous said...

wow - i am guilty of lurking around on your blog *blush*

but i love perusing through the cakes you have designed. they are all so amazing - you're so talented! :)

Anonymous said...

Never being one to withhold a well deserved compliment..... If this is simply a hobby of yours you will definitely be a success when you put this passion to the test. Talented!!

WokkingMum said...

I love this! It's sooo cute! You are GOOD! *2 thumbs up*

Anonymous said...

Wow, cute cake! You're not so bad yourself either ;)

Sunjammer said...

That is freaking wicked. You need to apply your science to a Megaman cake next. Fact of life i'm afraid, no escaping it :(

Anonymous said...

This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVE YOU... I MEAN MARIO! :D
All of your future/current nieces/newphews/kids will love you!

Woooinred said...

A mario cake made by M'sian! So proud of you, fella!

Anonymous said...

gunes

Anonymous said...

cute cake!! my bro will definitely love it! btw, nice top too! where did u get it from? :p

Fred said...

This is just... an outstanding cake!!!

This is really impressive (especially this attention in details) and cool !

Xu Xiaojun said...

As a super Mario fan, I have to admit. This is awesome !!!

Henrik said...

Fantastic! really amazing.

Kyla said...

Fantastic! I'd love to know how you supported the head and arm please.

Tae said...

Wow, that is absolutely amazing, you have an amazing talent.

Kasia said...

You are amazingly talented O_O

Su-Yin said...

oh wow...this post has completely left e speechless...I laways come bca to reply comments..but as they begin to pile up like MAD....i get frightened a lil! Haha..thanks so much guys...I gues i did do a good jo after all...everyone is so kind with compliments *blush*..I'll be working hard to top this cake next ;)
I'm oing to try to answer as many questions as I can here...
1. Yes the bursting Mario is edible...and the arm and head is supported with dowels and skewers..I used a styrofoam core for the head as it was toobig to be made of sugar... the golden box is sugar too
2. what icing was it? It is fondant...:) SUGAR+WATER+CORNSYRUP+glycerin.
3. Took me about 3 days to make...
4. Taste? I dont know :( didn't get to eat it! haha..it wasnt my birthdy

5. I love you all too ;) *giggle*

Gitto said...

Hi! I wrote about you faboulos cake and linked to your post (http://mat.feber.se). I also used one of the photos to illustrate my entry. Is that ok with you? Please let me know so I can remove it otherwise (gittogitto@hotmail.com)

Su-Yin said...

sure thing gitto...its fine..no worries :)

Annemal said...

WOW! I wish I could do that.

Linda said...

Great looking cake!
I had some fun & put together a slideshow featuring all kinds of techy & geeky cakes from around the web see it here: http://sciencejunkies.com/2008/03/28/geeks-love-cake/

Sieke said...

Wonderful!!!! Very cool jejeje.

MissFikrah said...

fortunately I found your blog on this link
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/04/im_getting_hungry_another_mari.php



God bless your hands you really made my day by your talent in baking your edible art .....

keep it up and keep us updated


Best of luck ...

Wullfe said...

I'm sure you've already heard this a million times, however this cake is one amazing achievement. Congrats and congrats some more.

Jbcarey said...

.. Gamer's girlfriends and professional bakers are gonna hate you for making this... You've shown that it can be done, now every gamer will want one....

Sylphon said...

Absolutely wonderful! Very professional looking. Hmm, I think I need to go play some super nes now :-)

i! said...

i love this! i will try & make one for my daughter! the details are amazing!

Deutlich said...

do you use your own fondant or purchase it elsewhere? is there any way I could get some info on where to get the fondant?

ちいこ said...

wow.
this cake is fantastic!!

maaaaaa said...

i love cake!!
your blog was interesting

Marco said...

Will you marry me ?

<3

Adrian said...

NICE!

jenny said...

amazing job. your attention to details is amazing

Игорь Барковский said...

Coolcake)) i like it

Strange Young Man said...

I saw this cake on geekologie (http://www.geekologie.com/2008/04/im_getting_hungry_another_mari.php) first and then I saw this picture in the Gardens mall!

didn't know the creator was a fellow Malaysian heheh.

Video Game Schwag Blogger said...

Yay, more Super Mario cakes! I can't believe how many there are out there!

Eve said...

your cake is featured on oddee!

http://oddee.com/item_97089.aspx

:D

Anonymous said...

your cake is on Oddee.com now!

pixelhazard said...

HO-LY SMOKES!

Garret said...

WOW! My Wife's birthday cake seemed to only go so far as a pre-made angel food cake, whipped cream and peaches with candles.

I am so ashamed! your cake looks amazing!

Good Job!

BobR said...

I'm sorry, but this kind of talent is just- SCARY..!!

Seriously... in awe.