Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spongebob Squarepants and Pineapple Cake


Will is a fan of Spongebob and for his 8th birthday, he wanted a pineapple cake. This is probably not the best pineapple cake ever, but it was simple and he liked it. Here's how I did it.

Equipment:

2 oval cake pans
cake rack, criss cross style
chocolate frosting
Spongebob figure
sign
green construction paper or foam sheets
sprinkles
candles

First, mix your cake, any flavor or recipe, and cook in oval cake pans. Be sure to grease and flour your cake pans. Cool cake in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out of pans to cool completely. Assemble your other equipment. When cakes are cooled, frost with chocolate frosting. As you can tell from the picture, I didn't quite have enough to get the edges nice and smooth. Arrange one layer on serving platter, frost top, then top with second layer and frost. Let cake set about 10 minutes, then use the cake rack to gently imprint a criss cross pattern on top of the cake. This will create the pineapple effect. Then decorate with Spongebob, sprinkles, candles, sign (it reads Bikini Bottom with an arrow). Cut long wide leaves from construction paper and slip underneath the cake or in between layers. Write name on it and you're all done!

This is not the best looking cake I've ever made, but I'm pretty happy with it. When he asked for a pineapple cake, I was stumped for a while. But it worked out better than I thought.

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