this cake was based on a "world" from the game. Not an actual world, but one that exists in my head!
The grass was shaded in dark and light green (although you can't tell) to give it depth and definition.
The world base (underneath) was light brown painted over with another brown wash
Board is airbrushed with edible glitter sprinkles.
Coins, piranha plant, transport tube, flower bed, and 1-up were modeled out of sugarpaste.
Mario is made out of clay