Friday, June 3, 2011

SpongeBob Cupcakes


"Are you ready Kids?"  
"It's SpongeBob Square Pants, SpongeBob Square Pants, 
SpongeBob Square Paaaants! "
Or, in this case, should we say?. . .  
"SpongeBob Cupcakes, SpongeBob Cupcakes, 
SpongeBob Cupcaaaaakes!"

If you have had any children at all residing in your home for any length of time throughout this millenium, your brain has probably already filled in the voice of Mr. Krabs and the tune of the SpongeBob Square Pants theme song.  In fact, yesterday I observed that when SpongeBob Square Pants cupcakes are being made in one's kitchen, it is impossible not to have that little ditty hummed, sung, or whistled by all who pass within fifty feet of the area.  "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?. . . "  

I know this for a fact because yesterday in my kitchen I had the pleasure of watching my fourteen year old daughter and her friend, a.k.a. Girlie Girl Cupcakes, create a batch of the most adorable SpongeBob Square Pants cupcakes.  It seems that these future high schoolers are now the owners of a full fledged business.  They both have organized and well-stocked baking cabinets in their respective kitchens, their bedazzled money box is being filled, and it seems that there is no project too difficult for their baking and decorating skills.  

Yesterday, on the first official day of summer, these teenagers created one dozen nautical nibbles.  They baked their chocolate cupcakes, whipped up their SpongeBob yellow butter cream, and then spent the next two hours creating the face of this silly and lovable Nickelodeon cartoon.  Again, I was thoroughly impressed with their grace and poise as they overcame their post sleepover fatigue to cut perfectly goofy fondant teeth and eyes and then pipe on all of the other silly details of this popular character's face.  They are always encouraging to each other, continue to share lots of belly laughs, and never accept anything less than perfection from themselves.  

Here is how to create your own batch of SpongeBob Cupcakes:

Bake your favorite cupcakes.
Although we used SpongeBob liners, plain white or blue would work.
Mix up a batch of Butter Cream Frosting and tint it SpongeBob yellow.
Using a small ice cream scoop place a dollop of frosting on each cupcake.
Using an offset spatula spread the yellow frosting evenly and smoothly.
Cut quarter inch circles from white fondant.
Moisten the back of each circle and place them on the cupcake .
Pipe a circle in the center of each eye with blue gel icing.
Outline the eye with black gel icing.
Pace a black dot in the center of each blue circle.
Add a funny nose and mouth using black gel icing.
Add freckles on the cheeks using red gel icing.
Add eye lashes using black gel icing.
Cut small squares from white fondant, moisten, and attach below mouth for teeth.
Share leftovers and rejects with little brothers:)

7 comments:

  1. so cute, I made a sb cake, for my toddlers last b-day, it's on my blog too.


    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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  2. Hey! Just wanted to invite you over to share one of your wonderful recipes at my link party- Savory Sundays!! Have a great week!!

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  3. so cute bet they were a big hit with the kids come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute! I bet everyone loved these!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this on Sweet Tooth Friday. I just wanted to let you know that I've stumbled your recipe and you will be featured on this week's Sweet Tooth Favorites. Congrats!

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