Happy Tax-Due-Date! Er-- I mean... Happy Birthday, Bryan! :-)
My younger brother's birthday was April 15th. While many people were scrambling to get their tax returns into the mail, I was busy planning out his cake. Now last year, I made Bryan his WOW laptop cake. I didn't stray too far from this, since I still kept in the theme of video games. ...Bryan's a gamer. :-) Nothin' wrong with that!
Bryan's girlfriend, Amanda, helped me decide on the SNES that I ended up making. I was struggling between a few different ideas and she helped me settle on this one. Thanks, Amanda!
I sketched out (forgot to take a pic of my sketch this time) about 15-20 little Mario Bros characters and a rough sketch of the SNES (it's a pretty simplistic boxy form) and got to work!
I tried to use only the icing, but the shape just wasn't coming out right so I covered it with fondant. It made a huge difference.
Bryan's SNES birthday cake and Mario Bros cupcakes:
Half of the Mario Bros cupcakes in closer detail:
Other half of Mario Bros cupcakes:
Side view of the cake and cupcakes, and the color-cordinated HAPPY BIRTHDAY candles:
Love these candles!:
Right before I revealed the cake to Bryan, after the candles were lit:
Everyone checkin' out the cake (left to right, mom Sue, Bryan's girlfriend Amanda, brother Paul, sister-in-law Jesi, birthday boy Bryan, and dad Phil) :