Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants! If you are familiar with this animated show, you know that this lovable sponge and his underwater friends in Bikini Bottom continue to be extremely popular, especially with children! With The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water just released in theaters, the demand for SpongeBob cakes and cupcakes is undoubtedly on the rise.
Squeeze every drop of inspiration from these adorable SpongeBob cake decorating ideas for your next underwater creation!
SpongeBob pineapple cake
This SpongeBob SquarePants creation by Andrea’s SweetCakes is absolute perfection! The round cake serves as a canvas to portray the underwater scene and includes personalization in a design corresponding back to the overall theme.
The character’s three-dimensional pineapple home is carved and covered in fondant details, while given depth and interest with the use of shading via airbrush. SpongeBob and his fellow sea-dwelling friends are flawlessly modeled and displayed throughout the cake and the textured cake board. Integrating every aspect of the cake, including the board, presents a beautiful display.
To practice your figure modeling skills, take a look at the course Cake Topper Techniques: Fondant Animals with Sharon Wee to feel comfortable replication characters such as these. If you are looking to learn more about utilizing an airbrush tool, check out Lisa Berczel’s The Art of Airbrushing to learn how to master the tools and techniques.
SpongeBob SquarePants cake
This adorable SpongeBob SquarePants cake by Bluprint contributor Lesley Wright is the perfect example of an amazing design being sculpted out of a sheet cake! Originally inspired by a piñata, the cake is carved to the desired shape, then covered in fondant and cleverly decorated to resemble the character with three-dimensional elements. And again, the board is incorporated into the design with a personalized message utilizing fondant letter cutters. See Lesley’s full SpongeBob cake tutorial for specific tips and instructions.
Learn more about creating amazing works of art out of sheet cakes with the Bluprint course Incredible Cut-Out Cakes with Mike McCarey with templates and layering techniques, along with tips for adding 3-D elements.
SpongeBob hamburger cake
The SpongeBob SquarePants character in the cartoon holds a job at the local hamburger joint called the Krusty Krab, where the Krabby Patty is the food of choice. The Little Cherry Cake Company transformed this incredible layered cake into giant Krabby Patty hamburgers, inclusive of all the fondant fixin’s!
The main characters were also modeled out of fondant, while the birthday girl’s name is displayed on a banner. The cake is finished off with a number topper to reflect the guest of honor’s age, providing further personalization to this super cute and creative cake!
To learn how to make a hamburger cake and additional food projects, check out Lauren Kitchens’ latest Bluprint course Fast-Food Cakes! Lauren teaches how to carve and cover a burger cake, as well as additional techniques to making fries and a variety of coordinating snacks out of a variety of mediums, including modeling chocolate.
3-D SpongeBob cake
Bluprint member and cake artist Dolci Pasteleria created this incredibly awesome gravity-defying three-dimensional SpongeBob cake! With the use of cake, rice cereal treats, fondant and modeling chocolate, each layer is constructed with an internal structure to hold the entirety together and provide an extremely impressive display.
To learn more about constructing gravity-defying cake creations, try out the Bluprint course Tops-Turvy Cake Construction with Richard Ruskell, who shares engineering secrets to stack your cakes in a safe, but dramatic manner!
Sheryl Bito, Bluprint instructor and cupcake decorator extraordinaire, created this dazzling collection of SpongeBob cupcakes, incorporating both flat and three-dimensional designs. The characters depicted on the flat toppers are designed with extremely expressive facial features, giving them each fun personalities, while the figures provide an alternate view and special gifts or even keepsakes for the guest of honor!
To learn more of Sheryl Bito’s cupcake decorating techniques, check out her Bluprint course Global Cupcake Design, where you will learn tips to making and accessorizing characters out of fondant for your miniature confections.
SpongeBob Christmas cupcake toppers
These fondant cupcake toppers were designed to depict the SpongeBob SquarePants animated cast celebrating the holidays for the Christmas special. Each character is given a festive accessory, from Santa and elf hats to bows and gifts, while the Krabby Patty burger and pineapple home are decked in Christmas decor! The set is given uniformity with fondant discs of the same color and texture.
Feel comfortable working with fondant on a miniature scale in the course Tiny Cupcake Toppers with Sheryl Bito where you will learn to mold fondant, along with decorative techniques, such as hand-painting.