How to Make a SpongeBob Cake

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Every kid loves SpongBob SquarePants. After all, he's funny, cute and he's got that annoying laugh that grates on parental nerves ... what's not to love about that if you're a child? At some point, your little one may even decide he wants a SpongeBob cake for his birthday or some other party. It's not hard to make a SpongeBob cake. After all, he's kind of rectangular, isn't he? Here's how to make your very own SpongeBob cake.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 box cake mix
  • Ingredients to make boxed cake
  • 9-by-13-inch cake pan
  • 2 Ho-Ho snack cakes
  • 1 can white frosting
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 1 tube of black scroll icing
  • Food coloring in yellow and red
  • A large cake board covered in foil
  • Bake the cake according to package directions. Use the 9-by-13-inch cake pan. Allow to cool completely before removing it from the cake pan.

  • Place the cake on the foil-covered cake board. Empty half of the white frosting into a bowl and add yellow food coloring until it is the right shade for SpongeBob (he's a bright sort of yellow). Frost the top two-thirds of the cake with the yellow frosting. This makes SpongeBob's head.

  • Frost a strip of cake about two inches wide, below the yellow, with white frosting. This will be SpongeBob's shirt. Frost the remaining bottom part of the cake with the brown chocolate frosting. This will create SpongeBob's pants.

  • Use white frosting to make SpongeBob's eyes on the yellow part of the cake. Use the black scroll icing tube to add features such as his pupils, nose, mouth and eyelashes. Color a bit of the white frosting with red to make SpongeBob's tongue and to put a necktie on his shirt for him.

  • Cut each Ho-Ho cake in half. Place two of them below the shorts and cover them with chocolate frosting. This creates the legs of his shorts. Use remaining yellow frosting to pipe legs along the cake board, and black to make his shoes.

  • Place the other two Ho-Ho halves up on SpongeBob's head, and frost them with white frosting to make his shirtsleeves (yes, it sounds weird, but his sleeves really do come out of his head, not his shirt). Use yellow frosting to pipe arms and hands onto the cake board.

  • Add any other accents you need and serve the cake.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to refer to a picture of SpongeBob so you can decorate your cake accurately.
  • If you don't have space on the cake board to pipe in the arms and legs, eliminate the legs completely and just put his arms in over the top of the cake.

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