Mario Mushroom Cupcakes

I absolutely love making Mario mushroom cupcakes! They are not only adorable but also delicious treats that bring joy to any gaming-themed party or event. These cute little cupcakes are inspired by the iconic mushrooms from the classic Mario video games, and they are always a hit with both kids and adults.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these delightful cupcakes:

  • Vanilla cupcake batter
  • Red food coloring
  • White frosting
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips


To start, prepare the vanilla cupcake batter according to your favorite recipe. Once the batter is ready, add red food coloring to achieve the vibrant red color of Mario’s mushrooms. After baking the cupcakes and letting them cool, it’s time to decorate!

For the mushroom caps, frost the top of each cupcake with a smooth layer of white frosting. Then, cut marshmallows in half diagonally to create the shapes of the mushroom caps. Place the cut side down onto the frosted cupcakes.

Next, use chocolate chips to add the finishing touches. Place a chocolate chip, pointed side down, in the center of each marshmallow to create the spots on the mushroom caps.

Personal Touch

I always add a personal touch to my Mario mushroom cupcakes by arranging them on a decorative platter that resembles the scenery from the Mario games. I sometimes use green frosting to create little patches of “grass” around the cupcakes, and I place tiny Mario and Luigi figurines among the cupcakes to complete the scene. It adds an extra level of fun and whimsy to the presentation.


Creating these cupcakes is not only a baking project but also a creative endeavor. It’s incredibly satisfying to see the cupcakes come to life as recognizable Mario mushrooms. The smiles and excitement they bring to people’s faces make all the effort worthwhile. Plus, they taste amazing!


In conclusion, making Mario mushroom cupcakes is a delightful and rewarding experience. Whether it’s for a birthday party, a gaming event, or just a fun gathering with friends, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit. They combine the nostalgia of the classic Mario games with the joy of baking and creativity. I highly recommend giving them a try!