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How to cover a standing Spongebob cake with fondant? QUICK!

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I am making a Spongebob cake for my daughters 2nd bday tomorrow. It is going to be Spongebob sitting down so it will basically be a rectangle sitting upright. I am going to estimate it will be about 12-16in. tall. How do I cover this with fondant? Do I roll out one big piece or do it in panels? I don't want to mess it up because I have enough fondant for one try.
Any detailed instructions would be nice. Thanks so much!
LL
post #2 of 8
I made a spongebob cake for my son late last year. My intention was to stand him up like the one in your picture however he had a slight accident and ended up lying down. Oh well! I think he fell because he wasn't wide enough - make sure you make him wide enough that the cake won't fall forwards or backwards.

I ended up covering him in 2 sections. 1 panel for his back, then lay him down on his back and used one piece to do his front and sides if that makes sense.

Good luck - make sure to post a pic when it's all finished!
LL
post #3 of 8
I will cut my sheet cake on three even layers, put some filling and put each one on top of the other, then I will place three dowels on each side and one in the middle for support, after that carve the cake to make the spongebob shape, ice your cake with some crusting buttercream and finally roll your fondant and cover it not too thick. HTH!!
post #4 of 8
Hey, I was hoping you could shed some light, I love this cake and it's the best SpongeBob cake I've seen thus far!

Can you tell me what size cake you used and if you used dowels to stand it up?
post #5 of 8
Thanks, I've looked at that site. The cake doesn't look as good as the grossoutqueen's above in my opinion, its too wide and short for what I am looking for. Her height and width is ideal, thanks!
post #6 of 8
IMO you would need to use dowels. I would attach the dowels to the cake board and place the cake through the dowels (like you see on the cake shows). I would ensure that you have dowels and a cake board every 4 inches of cake. As for the fondant, you can do panels if you can smooth your lines or use an icing to fill your seams.
post #7 of 8
are the dowels attached with icing to the base? and how is the fondant layered on with icing as well? Obviously I am a newbie to this, but I'm a good cook so I figure I can handle it.
post #8 of 8
woaaaaaa thanks for this info.
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