I made a spongebob cake for my neighbor's grandson. I spent hours on this cake and was very happy with the results. I was worried about transportation so I made sure I supported him and "glued" him down with chocolate melts. The ride was only about 20 minutes, but it wasn't a smooth ride. By the time we got to the party spongebob was starting to split in the middle . I pushed him back together and he seemed fine. When we entered the site, an employee took the cake upstairs. I had no idea what happneded after that. Right before we all went up to sing happy birthday the employee comes down and tells me the cake fell over. Spongebob's face was falling off and the bottom where his pants were was all smashed. Grrr.... I tried to fix him up as best as I could, but you could still tell he was falling apart. All my hard work down the drain... I mashed him together, we sang happy birthday and then ate him. No complaints there.
aawww i am soooo sorry this happened to you.....its horrible when a cake does nt make it to the venue the way it was supposed to...dont worry i am sure the cake was wonderful anyway
I'm so sorry this happened to your cake, but the photo is really good. Maybe poor Spongebob was a little top heavy or something. It sounds like they enjoyed the cake anyway. At least he liked it when he saw it. Just try to figure out what went wrong, (it may not even have been anything you did, it may have been the employee) and try to remedy that on your next cake. It really did look great though.
I am so sorry that this happned to you! You can tell how hard you worked on it--the pic of your cake is awesome!!
When you said in the description that SB was 4, 9" squares, you didn't mean vertical, as in the cakes sandwiched together vertically?
I'm so sorry that happened to you.
I find with taller cakes.... make a thick board out of lots of layers of cardboard, then you can drive a sharp dowel or several down thru the cake and into the thick board. Makes for good stability.
I used 4 9x9s. I cut each one in half so I had eight 9x4s. I stacked four on a card board and used BC as filling. Then I stuck six bubble straws in that layer. Put the other four pieces on another card board, placed it on top of the first layer and stuck a sharpen dowel through the whole thing. He was roughly about 9 inches tall. Maybe I should of put two dowels... Next time I guess... Thanks for all the compliments. It was a fun cake to work on. Thanks Jennifer for the advice!
I followed the directions from a blog called Cake Fixation. She used a 10x10 square. All I had was an 9x9. Maybe I should of went with the 8x8. Oh darn the should of, could of would of! Lol! At least the cake was free.
The 'before' picture is a really great looking cake!!
Do I understand that you stacked four layers on cake (8") then a cardboard, then 8" of cake? On your next one, you might try putting a cardboard with support every 4" (2 layers of cake; cardboard; 2 layers of cake; cardboard; etc.)
Vertical cakes like that make me nervous anyway, so I applaud you that even did one!
Sorry to hear this. SB turned out really good though. You can kind of see on his right how he was falling apart. Really I think most people wouldn't even had known.
I used supports after 4 layers. I had 8 layers total. In the pic he wasn't falling apart yet. I just took too big of a chunk out on the top right when I was forming the dents. so he looked a bit funny in the top right corner. I figured he was all lumpy and bumpy so no one would notice.
I am sorry your cake fell apart. I am thinking you over dowelled your cake. Putting too many supports can actually compromise the structure of the cake.
So sorry ! He was really cute!!!