First, let me say that I am no cake decorator by any means. My skills are incredibly lacking in this area. Second, let me say that my boys have no shortage of cakes for their birthday. OK, now that we’ve cleared it up, I’ll continue 😉
Months ago, the boys said they wanted a Spongebob birthday this year. I actually enjoy Spongebob quite a bit and honestly, there are some good lessons in the show. Yeah, there’s some crude humor, but that aside, it’s really not bad. I was excited about making a Spongebob Squarepants cake, mostly because there would be no cutting or modeling (like the train cake I made for Jake’s 3rd birthday).
At that point I didn’t even consider that we’d do one celebration for the boys’ birthdays and Laura’s christening, which is what we’re doing. We wanted to have a cake for the christening, so what was I going to do about the birthdays? At first I considered making two cupcakes. I could have taken the easy way out and just got SB cupcake liners and those rock-hard candy cake decorations. I considered that strongly, believe me. But I have guilt about lumping everything together this year so I wanted to do something better. Decorating a cupcake didn’t quite make sense because cupcakes are, obviously, round. Then it occured to me, as I looked at a coupon for a free box of Rice Krispies. Rice Krispies Treats!!!
Basically, I cut out two large RK Treats and stuck a popsicle stick in each one. Then, I melted some yellow chocolate and “frosted” the treats with it. While I was at Michael’s buying the candy melts, I saw some old-fashioned button candy. I thought the yellow ones would work to give that “spongey” look. (But now I think they kind of look like zits. Maybe Spongebob needs an acne treatment). Anyway… While the chocolate was still soft, I arranged those. Then I put them in the fridge to harden. After that, I just used decorating gel to draw the features and I used a blue candy buttons for SB’s eyes.
While I certainly wouldn’t make honor role in a Wilton cake decorating class, this is probably the best I’ve ever done, LOL! Hopefully the boys will get a kick out them and enjoy their special treats tomorrow.