Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Spongebob is a stand up kinda guy

What is it about Spongebob that inspires such a following from kids and adults alike? Is it his high-pitched voice? the naive innocence? the silly sponge-shaped body? Whatever it is, there's no doubt that he's a favorite at kid's birthday parties. If you search the web for spongebob cake images, you'll get literally hundreds of pages of results so when my brother called requesting a Spongebob cake for my 3-yr-old nephew's birthday, I knew that I had to so something different from the ones I've seen online. I had to make Spongebob stand out from the crowd, and what better way than to do that than to make him stand up. =D

Below is a pic of Spongebob's legs before I started piling on the cake.....and the finished cake. I tell 'ya, it was really refreshing icing this cake and purposely leaving lumps and bumps under the fondant. It was also fun to be able to take a melon baller to the sides of Spongebob's body, lol.

Making Spongebob stand up wasn't too difficult, however keeping him standing up was the real challenge. This cake was well supported internally but anything that tall and narrow and most importantly, made of cake, is going to want to sway with external pressure and movement - It's just physics. And as luck would have it, the only table that was available for displaying Spongebob had one rickity leg so that the slightest nudge shook the table rather violently. With about 20 kids running around, I had to do something to minimize the risk of damage. Hmmmm......what to do, what to do.....I know!!!
It's a bit harsh but it worked, 'cause let's face it, no kid wants to be the one who kills Spongebob. As kids came up the table to take a closer look at the cake, someone else will yell out if they got too close, "Careful, or you'll kill Spongebob!".............. it was music to my ears, lol. :-)

Lien Sanchez


SweetThings said...

wow - this is an amazing cake! Looks so great! I love the sign :-)

Anonymous said...

This is great! I had spongebob sit up but his legs were sticking out becuase I had no stand for him. How did you make the stand?

Anonymous said...

How did you make the leg stand? Great looking cake :)

Erin said...

How did you cover Spongebob in fondant? Did you stand up the cake first and then cover it, or did you start with him laying down? Also, did you just put some dowel rods in the cake for support? This cake is AWESOME!

Alison said...

Wow this is the best looking Spongebob I've found online. Well done! He looks as though he will walk off the table, nevermind fall off.