I was a big fan of Super Mario Brothers growing up. I still remember when I got my old NES system for Christmas. I don't think I was quite as excited as this kid, but I was pretty freakin' excited. By far, the coolest game was Mario Brothers. At least numbers 1 and 3, what the heck happened to #2? That one was weird...
Anyway, I digress.
The point is, I love old Nintendo games. They totally bring me back to my youth. So, that being said, I wanted to keep these cookies in the old school 8-bit style.
To make these cookies, I knew I was going to need my KopyKake projector, so I set about looking for the perfect images to use. Luckily, my husband is very knowledgeable about video games (wow, I never thought I would use the word "luckily" in that sentence), so he helped me find a Super Mario Bros 3 sprite sheet online that literally has an image of every character in every possible pose. The hardest part was choosing which images to use!
After I finally choose 12 images, I blew up them up in Photoshop to give them the signature grainy 8-bit quality. Then I used my KopyKake projector to trace the outlines onto the cookies using black royal icing and a PME #1.5 tip. I chose a blue background to mimic the background color of the game.
So, here are all of the final cookies: