Super Mario Cookies

filed under: Miscellaneous on April 8, 2010

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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  • Kaitlin says:

    Aw, these are darling. My little brother has been asking for something like this for his birthday, but I’m afraid of doing the faces, too! Yours turned out beautifully!

  • Kirsten says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! My husband is a huge video game nerd and he’s going to flip about these!!

  • Lorie says:

    Those turned out AMAZINGLY!!! You are so amazing!
    And I wish I would have known you a couple of years ago when my son had a Mario party!

  • Katie says:

    I am SO making these…wait…ATTEMPTING to make these for my husbands birthday in June! Super awesome!

  • natalie says:

    love it! my nephew would love these…if i’m feeling ambitious i might have to try my hand at these for his fifth bday party this weekend!

  • Taz says:

    wow, these look amazing. I know I would never hace the patience to make these so I seriously admire you!

  • flamingcat says:

    Aw, adorable *and* they look delicious! Say, if I eat the red ones, will I grow a foot? Because right now, it’s ridiculously hard to reach anything on top of my cupboards…

  • Janet says:

    Wow, great job! My son would love these, but…I’m not making them, lol. I know I couldn’t do them justice. I’m sure your friend was thrilled!

  • Amanda says:

    Whoa! Those are so beautiful! You did a great job! ^^

  • Barbara says:

    Here you go again! I can’t get enough of your gorgeous cookie decorating! I send this blog all over the place! You are so talented and artistic. I can’t draw a stick figure. I know that’s a cliche, but it’s really true in my case!

  • Joanne says:

    Those are AMAZING! The mushrooms are actually my faves – too cute!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are just SO AWESOME!!!!
    I’m speechless again!

  • CFMama says:

    Oh my word!!!!!!!!!!!! You are our hero (my husband loves them!) And asked, Is that the lady who makes all those cakes and cookies? LOL

  • Lesley Yates says:

    Those are awesome!!!!

  • Diane {} says:

    Fabulous job!

  • grace says:

    very nicely done, amanda! with this post, i woefully recall my deep obsession with the nintendo game. it was not a pretty time–there were temper tantrums and vicious competitiveness. but hey–i was a kid, so it’s okay, right? that’s not to say i wouldn’t behave the same way if i played today… 🙂

  • Renee says:

    You did a spectacular job Amanda! My girls play Mario all the time, they’d love those cookies 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    You did an excellent job with these. My daughter would absolutely LOVE them!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    I just got an order for some of these…can’t wait to post them…I love the mushrooms you did, they turned out great!

  • mindy says:

    You are incredible!!

  • Stephanie says:

    Oh my gosh, I love these! Pac would be totally awesome, you should do it!

  • Michelle says:

    Those are great!

  • Erica B. says:

    You did such an amazing job on these. I love looking at all your pretty baked goods!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Gosh…I have been living in a cave and missed this post! Just perfect, as usual!
    Working on getting your VLOG posted tonight….oh, yes!

  • Leslie Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for this post! Used your idea for my son’s birthday! I posted your link on my facebook page. I had so many people ask me where the idea came from!