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Pizza, Cookies, and Mario Cake, Oh my!

My 4 year old son has been talking about cooking and baking nonstop for about 2 weeks now. He even started saying he is going to be a baker when he grows up. I am all about fostering what my kids are into even if it is a phase. However, for me baking is more a weekend task. I don’t get off work and want to spend my evening in the kitchen making cookies. I just don’t.

So last weekend I let the kiddos build their own pizzas. They loved that. It actually turned out better than most of the take out places we would have ordered from. Then we made and decorated sugar cookies from scratch.


I thought that would have appeased them for a minute, but Monday night they watched a Mario themed episode of Cake Wars. My kids love Mario games, even though they can’t really play them yet (ages 2 and 4). They want my husband and I to play or are always asking to watch game clips on youtube. Monday night after watching this Cake Wars episode my daughter and husband played Mario Kart together while my son came up with a design for a drawing we made together.

A Mario cake factory > Mario standing on a cake fighting Bowser on a brick bridge with a jailed princess behind him > a pipe, coins, and bricks > A Bowser castle

Then Tuesday night they were still inspired and wanted to make an actual Mario cake. I am not a huge baker, and we were out of sugar. I dug and found a box of brownie mix though. Then we draw character cutouts, taped them on straws, and stuck them in the baked brownies. Ta-Da! Mario Cake!

They usedย the character cutouts as puppets and are now asking for a Yoshi and Toadstool. Where’s the Luigi love I wonder? Oh and if you can’t tellย what that is towards the bottom, it’s lava, by request of course. For not liking to bake on weeknight we had a lot of fun.


20 thoughts on “Pizza, Cookies, and Mario Cake, Oh my!

  1. Oh Lacey, I am still smiling. This is so beautiful. Enjoy these precious moments with your little ones, they grow up soooooo fast.
    I remember allowing my girls when they were small, to do their own pizza toppings – what fun they had, and they get so creative….then decorating cookies….great times ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Cuteee! I loved Mario too when I was little. My sister and I used to play it together (we only had the Nintendo computer game then!) Sounds like you did have a lot of fun especially the kiddos! Great way to bond as a family! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Oh Lacey, that sounds like so much fun. The photo of your daughter making the pizza is adorable – what a budding little chef. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are such a caring mom. Blessings to you and your family and all of your Mario cakes !! Love, Debbie

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  4. You earn the awesome mom award with this one Lacey!! The pizza did look really good! And the Mario drawing is the best!! Your kids will always remember their days in the kitchen with you. Really love this post Lacey! hugs hugs!

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