I had a lovely reader ask if I could make her son some Super Mario cookies for his birthday.

I said yes.

I am crazy.

See, I have been coveting this KopyKake thing that my friend Marion uses. She is awesome and makes the most gloriously beautiful cookies and I hope I can be just like her when I grow up. (maturity-wise of course, I think she is actually younger than me in people years)

Whenever I have someone ask me to make a cookie that involves an outline of some sort I freeze up and my palms sweat and I have irrational thoughts and just want to make excuses as to why I am unable to make it.

But I decided to take the bull by the horns and attempt this one…

The famous brothers and a lone mushroom.



I know that everyone and their mother have made Nintendo cookies and cakes and I am not making waves in the confectionery design community with my little mushrooms…

but it was a big step for me OK?





This is what was giving me nightmares. The faces.

(I totally went back and added the “L” on Luigi’s hat… whoops)


It was a definitely a challenge… and for that I am grateful. Its fun to get out of the box. Right?

I just hope next time someone wants a game theme Pac Man is involved.

So long Luigi! (I think he’s gonna miss me)


I used my favorite cookie recipe and favorite royal icing substitute.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Wow! How cute are those?!? If you can do that with frosting, I’m curious what you could do on canvas! That is talent, Lady!

  2. Talk about impressive!! That was just awesome!! My kids would LOVE to have Mario cookies like that!! Our family loves all the Mario games and have family nights where we race MarioKart Wii.
    You are just so talented! Keep up the good work!

  3. Wow those cookies look amazing! I think you conquered those faces, they turned out great, you must have a very steady hand for such great detail!

  4. These are some of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. Loooove the little mushroom guys!

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