The real genius of these little cuties is that there are wee marzipan potatoes studding the chocolate cake soil! The baker made these for her father who is a potato farmer! I might die of preciousness!
There are a million Mario cupcakes out there and pretty much all of them are adorable. I particularly like these because of how simple they are. The shapes are basic and effective, the fondant is smooth and not too thick, and Mario's mustache is as full as ever.
Since my nephew was born I've been buying him ugly dolls and he loves them! They're so snuggly and weird looking and charming and have so much character. Maybe for his fifth birthday I'll try these cupcakes out. I have 8 months to practice.
When presented with a selection of cupcakes such as this, how on earth do you make a choice?! That little red rose in the front is calling to me, it's voice is sugary, soothing, seductive. "I look like embossed wallpaper, my rose looks like a real flower, don't you want a little taste?"