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I made this cake for my nephew's 7 th birthday. He had been to other parties that had Spongebob cakes, but he wanted one that was actually in the shape of Spongebob rather than having a design on top of the cake. It looks a little intimidating at first, but was really easy once you get all the "pieces" prepared for assembly.
This Spongebob cake took several different items to complete: one sheet cake, some large pretzel or breadsticks, Ho-Ho-s, and King-Dongs.
I baked the sheet cake, and after it cooled cut the top and bottom corners off one end. The corners are later used as Spongebob's hands. Ice the cake and decorate it to resemble Spongebob. I used canned chocolate and vanilla icings, and bought tubes of icing with the plastic tips to fill in the face, shirt, tie, etc.
For the Spongebob cake's arms and legs: Take two Ho-Ho cakes and cut each in half; ice them with the vanilla icing to make Spongebob's sleeves. Ice the other two pieces with the same chocolate icing used to ice sheet cake. Also, ice the two corner pieces cut from the sheet cake with the chocolate icing.
Purchase yellow and white candy melts. Melt the yellow candy in a large microwaveable bowl and dip the pretzel sticks to completely coat them. Allow them to dry, and if necessary, re-heat the candy melts and dip pretzel sticks again. Take two of the pretzel sticks and dip ½ way up into the white candy melt to make "socks". Repeat the white melt after the first layer has had time to cool and set up.
Assemble: Take two pieces of white Ho-Ho's and place on either side of body. Then take the two solid yellow pretzel sticks and stick one into each of the white Ho-Ho's. Stick the iced corner sections of the cake onto the other end of the yellow pretzel sticks so they resemble hands. Place the two chocolate-iced Ho-Ho's and place at bottom of body to resemble pant legs. Stick yellow end of other two pretzel sticks into the Ho-Ho's. Take the two King-Dongs and cut a "wedge" out of each one; stick onto white end of pretzel sticks so they look like SpongeBob's shoes.
This Spongebob cake takes up a lot of space, but my nephew and his friends LOVED it! The adults enjoyed snacking on the chocolate-covered pretzels as a change of pace from being served birthday cake.
Deer Lake, NL, Canada
I baked the Spongebob cake in a 9 x 13 pan and when it cooled I divided the cake into three sections. I iced the top section yellow, the mid section (shirt) white and the lower section (pants) brown (chocolate). The legs and arms are just icing piped onto the cake cardboard. His tie is a piece of fruit-by-the-foot cut to resemble a tie.
I used a small drinking glass to outline his eyes and then I piped an outline and filled it in with white icing that I had thinned with a few drops of water. The pupils are black jujubes. The nose is a piece of licorice covered in icing and inserted with a toothpick. His mouth is chocolate icing and his tongue is yet another piece of fruit-by-the-foot.
The sponge holes (spots) are yellow icing tinted a shade darker than the rest of the Spongebob cake. His teeth are made from white icing and then piped around with the brown (chocolate). The same chocolate icing is also used to pipe the collar of his shirt and his eyelashes.
Finally, I piped yellow icing around the perimeter of the upper section to give spongebob his characteristic shape. This cake was a huge hit with the kids!
Last year, my 4 years old kid had a SpongeBob craze! She wanted a SpongeBob themed birthday. We found napkins, plates, banner... what about the Spongebob cake. My wife always designs a cake (she doesn't like the store-made cakes).
First she made a rectangular lemon cake (too bad it wasn't sponge cake!) and began to draw. Boy it was looking like hell. So we sat and thought. She decided to use big round wafers for the eyes and a candy banana for the nose and greenish spots to make holes in the sponge. That effect was fantastic. The kids just loved this Spongebob cake.
My daughter LOVES Sponge Bob ... and wanted a "Spongy" cake for her 8th Birthday.... at the time he wasn't as well known in Australia as he is in America , so I looked and found pictures of him on the internet... and from there this Spongebob cake idea evolved...
I used a large cake as his main body......and with the pieces that I trimmed off, they became his arms and legs... I used chocolate rolls for his feet...and for the embellishments I used fondant icing that I colored with food dye... I trimmed around his eyes, nose, mouth and waist with black tubed icing. I used butter icing as the main icing....
My daughter took the Spongebob cake to school to share with her class and all the children thought he was too great to cut and ea t...
Pleasant Grove, AL
This Spongebob cake was for a 17 year old girl who is crazy about Sponge Bob. I looked on-line to try to find the perfect cake for her, but didn't like the results I found. So I decided to take Spongebob in my own hands. I always use Betty Crocker cake mix. To me it is the most moist.
I made a 1/4 sheet cake like normal, Iced most of his body yellow, and the bottom half brown (for his pants.) I looked at a picture of him on the computer to make his tie, eyes, mouth. I just filled them in with buttercream. Let it crust over and pat i t d own with some cornstarch.
His legs, shoes and arms were made of royal icing. Just piped them out from a tip #12. I also put piping gel on his shoes to make them shiny.
The Spongebob cake was a big hit at the party! It was very simple to make, just time consuming. One tip, to make little "craters" in his head, let the cake crust over and use a clean paint brush in a circle motion. Works great!!!
Who knew that some breadsticks, Hoho's, and marshmallow cookies used together could become Sponge Bob? My son doesn't like the good old fashioned "plain" cakes as he would say, so we crafted a Spongebob cake out of a 9x13 cake, and used breadsticks for his arms, legs, and nose. Hoho's made up his hands, shoulders, thighs, and the marshmallow cookies became great shoes!
Patrick the Starfish Cake
Get your kid's favorite flavor of cake mix and follow the directions on the package to prepare and bake in two round cake pans. After cakes cool, leave one cake whole and cut the second into five equal sections (as if you're cutting a pie). Each of these will become the legs of Patrick the Starfish.
Put the uncut round cake in the center of a large piece of cardboard covered with foil or butcher paper (you can frost this blue to look like Patrick is in the water). Take Patrick's legs and trim the curved edges so that they fit snugly against the round edge of the whole cake (the body). Then arrange the legs neatly around the body of the starfish and attach with icing. Frost the whole thing with red or pink icing and draw Patrick's eyes, nose, etc. After this, decorate with colored sprinkles while the icing is still moist to give Patrick a spiny texture.
You can also take twinkies, frost them green and decorate around the cake for Planktons (add black licorice for Plankton's arms and antenna).