Spongebob Square Pants.
A story told by: Amanda Cupcake
I learned something this week while making a Spongebob cake. I watched marathons of the cartoon while shaping the fondant into three characters.
The reason I fell in love with Spongebob on this adventure is because he teaches kids, young & old self acceptance (he is a sponge with skinny legs, but he embraces being a sponge with skinny legs)! He is a true friend to all who surround him. Spongebob is a vulnerable sponge, who will soak up your tears and cry them for you. ♥ Next thing you know..you'll be LOL-ing.
How I made the cake in a shape of a pineapple (because there aren't enough blogs that explain how to do this)!:
I didn't have a pan shaped like a 3-D Pineapple. I molded the cake into a pineapple. I baked 3 sheet cakes. I cut 2 cakes into circular shapes and stacked them as you see above.. I crumbled up the beautifully baked third cake into a cake pop-like mixture of crumbled up cake and frosting. I used this cake pop mixture to form a beautiful dome shape for the third layer of cake. This dome was my ticket to turning a basic sheet cake into a pineapple. There was no going back now. This had to work.
After I put the pineapple shaped cake in the freezer for a few hours, I took it out and frosted it with a delicious buttercream frosting. My experiment worked...and it looked lovely!
I cut out little fondant diamonds with a diamond shaped cookie cutter and covered my cake with them to create a pineapple-esque appeal.
This entire cake was handmade with love by me. This was a Mason Jar Lid I covered with green sequins.
And added Green Glittery Cardstock Leaves too..for a Pineapple Leaf Cake Topper.
I hot glued a green sparkly cocktail stirring stick to the bottom of the mason jar flip lid for the Pineapple Leaf cake topper stick ♥ (That way when the birthday girl takes the topper completely out of the cake, a wonderful glitzy surprise is revealed!)
I created jellyfish cake pops and inserted them into Spongebob's Pineapple house! I used sour candy strings and coconut for the jellyfish legs. I am glad that they look like they are floating. This was my goal. ♥
Gary's body is made out of fondant and edible disco dust. ♥ His tentacles are birthday candles for the birthday girl. And his eyes are mini m&ms!
"Sponge, I'm a big man. A big, big man!" ~Patrick
Edible Disco Dust for the Sand.
Non pareils for the stones leading up to Spongebob's house.
Rock Candy for the sea rocks. ♥
I believe in trying to make almost everything on my cakes edible. There is no better way to live out a fantasy than to be able to pick up your dreams and eat them.
The door knob is an Oreo Cookie .. with M&Ms. ♥
"Remember, licking door knobs is illegal on other planets!" ~quoted by Spongebob himself. ♥
The blue "sea plant" behind Gary is shaped out of blueberry Jolly Ranchers I melted in the oven.
Spongebob is wearing a birthday hat! Made out of the tip of a sugar cone.
Coated with edible glitter. ♥
The jellyfish that are all night partiers..Spongebob knows. He parties with them ♥
A close up scuba view of Gary.
I love this view. It makes me laugh because Spongebob looks like he is up to something in the background. "I'm a goofy goober yeah! You're a goofy goober yeah! We're all goofy goobers, yeah!" (Spongebob)
The deep sea diving view.
“F is for friends who do stuff together! U is for you and me! N is for anywhere at anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea!”~A quote on friendship by Spongebob Squarepants.