SpongeBob Cake Tutorial
This Spongebob cake tutorial is the perfect celebration cake for kids. Today, I show you how I made both Sponge Bob Square Pants and Patrick in fondant.
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Fondant Rolling Pin
Fondant modeling tools
A small fondant rolling pin
Pizza wheel for cake
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Print a picture of the character (Spongebob Square Pants) for reference
Bake a 13 x 9-inch sheet cake - cool completely
Level - cut any dome off the cake
Cut the cake in half then in half again. This will give you 4 3 x 9-inch pieces
Cut each piece to about 6 inches
Stack two pieces with buttercream
Add three dowels (I use straws) a cake board 2.5 x 5-inch pieces
Add the next two layers with frosting in between
Crumb coat with ganache
Chill 15 minutes then coat with more ganache.
Meanwhile, roll out yellow fondant.
Cut strips about 8 x 9 inches for the front and back and 4 x 7 inches for the sides. (don't make them too large to prevent waste)
Lay the fondant on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Chill the fondant pieces in the fridge for 10 minutes
Then, brush the cake with water and panel the cold fondant pieces to Spongebob.
Use a cake smoother to cut off the excess as shown in the video
Once the cake is paneled and the excess cut off.
You can now make holes using a ball tool (if you don't have a ball tool dip your knuckles in flour and gently press in)
After this, it is time to make the remaining details
Eyes - White fondant with blue and black - as shown in the video
Pants - roll a long strip of fondant about 11/2-inches thick. Roll on the work surface then unroll it onto the cake as shown in the video. You will also need a thin strip of black for his belt
Shirt - A strip of white above the belt. Don't forget to make his tie and collar
Hands and Legs - Roll the same yellow fondant into a thin cylinder. Cut and shape as shown in the video.
Shoes - Small balls of black rolled into a ball then shaped to a shoe as shown in the video
Nose - you will need a small piece of yellow fondant rolled into a cylinder about 5-inches long - Use a cocktail stick to attach it to the cake.
Small details - mouth, teeth, tongue, outline for the eyes, eyebrows, etc.
Print the picture of the character to use as a reference.
Bake two dome cakes using a ball pan. Cool completely
Join the two halves to make a ball.
Place them on the cake board - cut off a little on the bottom to create a flat base.
Use cake trimmings mixed with frosting (cake pop mixture) to create Patrick's tall head (see video)
Frost the cake with ganache - and smooth with a spatula then plastic scraper.
Chill the cake for at least 30 minutes
Roll the fondant and cover the cake as shown in the video.
Cut off excess then use your hands to rub gently and seam the edges
Now make the rest of the details
Pants - Lime green fondant with purple flowers - make as shown in the video. Roll the two sides in and then unroll onto the cake as shown in the video
Eyes - white fondant in oval shapes with black circles.
Hand and legs - Patrick's hands are the same fondant rolled into a cylinder than tapered towards the end.
Mouth - A black strip for the mouth.
Sand and Shells
Sand - I used cookie crumbs and brown sugar pulsed in the food processor for the sand
Shells - The shells are melted white chocolate in shell molds.
Recipe by Veena Azmanov