Thursday, September 1, 2011

He Lives In A Pineapple Under the Sea..

Spongebob Square Pants.
The Cake.
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'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.

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At September 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! I am a huge Sponebob fan and I loved the quotes you added! I'm sure that little girl will love it! Almost too beautiful to eat....
Sara Llamas

At September 4, 2011 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Deborah said...

Amanda you rocked this cake and characters. If the real Sponge Bob saw this cake he would love you more than Sandy Cheeks! Great job you are my baking hero.


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