super mario cupcakes on a marble surface and nintendo props

Super Mario Cupcakes

Super Mario Cupcakes will be the talk of the party! Surprisingly easy to make, you will be asked to make these over and over again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, bros, cupcake, mario, nintendo, super, super mario brothers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 people
Calories 200kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix and all ingredients required to make it
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Red gel food coloring about 2-3 tsp
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • Store-bought yellow cake fondant about 8 to 10 oz.
  • Ready-made black icing


  • Prepare cupcakes according to cake mix directions and cool on a rack.
  • Using an electric mixer, start mixing your butter and sugar. Add milk and continue mixing on medium-high speed. Add cocoa powder and mix until you achieve semi-stiff peaks (you may need to add milk and/or powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time to achieve your desired consistency).
  • Add red gel food coloring to your buttercream and mix some more.
  • Using an offset spatula, frost each one of your cupcakes with red buttercream. Add white candy melts – they will act as the mushroom’s “spots.” (Hint: Cut some of the white candies in half so that you can put them on the edge of the cupcake)
  • Shape your yellow fondant into 3D stars and with the help of a toothpick, draw two eyes with black icing. Make enough so that you could place one on each cupcake.
  • Let the games begin!


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.5mg