Happy Hump Day! This morning I’m sharing a SpongeBob Cake and Smash Cake.
Confession… I’m not a SpongeBob fan. For years I wouldn’t even let my kids watch the show because it got on my nerves so bad, but somehow recently the kids were exposed to the show and decided it was the best. thing. ever.
Oh well… back to the cake. The only other SpongeBob cake I had ever done was way back in 2011. It was all buttercream and it’s shared over on Facebook if you want to see it. (I’ve done another since this one in March but as usual, I’m months behind on posting.)
To do SpongeBob, I baked the cake – it was strawberry cake and after it cooled, I covered it in a layer of cream cheese buttercream. Then I stuck it in the freezer for probably an hour before covering it in yellow homemade marshmallow fondant.
Let me explain the freezer thing…. I don’t always do that. Since this was a single layer sheet cake (with no filling) to be decorated in fondant, I really wanted it to have a generous layer of cream cheese frosting under the fondant. The problem is if you put fondant over really soft cream cheese frosting, it squishes all out everywhere and makes a mess when you’re trying to smooth it… unless you freeze it first! So that’s what I did!
After it was covered, I let it rest for awhile (to let the cake thaw and any condensation to dry – don’t try to wipe off condensation!) then I started decorating.
For the sponge “holes” I used my large fondant ball tools (I have this specific set and I really love it!) to make different size impressions all over the cake (I answered this because of Renne’s question on Facebook), then cut out the green circles with small round cutters and smoothed them into the indentions.
Making the holes was really easy – especially with the layer of buttercream underneath the fondant – they held their shape easily!
The little 6″ smash cake was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream (SpongeBob was fondant). I piped on all the tiny little designs except for SpongeBob himself… I made that tiny version of him from fondant and used my food markers to do the borders and the holes.
It was actually kind of fun doing all the tiny details on this cake. Ya’ll know I’m not a huge fan of doing buttercream cakes, but I really liked this one!
Okay – so that’s it!!
Do you have any questions about the SpongeBob cakes? Leave me a comment – I love to hear from readers!