The facility that we're having the party at provides all of the paper goods. Nice, but generic paper goods.
I figured he'd be happy with a Spongebob cake. So, I went searching online and found this great recipe with instructions for making a cake that looks like Spongebob. I told Nathan that I'd do my best to make him that cake, but I'd have to make a practice cake first.
He's been hounding me for days.....
I couldn't put it off any longer, so tonight we made this.....
It was probably a little warm in the kitchen to be working with frosting. And Nathan didn't have the patience for a crumb coat, so Spongebob has an interesting texture.
I should have known what this would be like when a good chunk of the cake got stuck in the baking pan. I conceded failure before torturing myself with figuring out how to make his arms and legs. Or filling in his clothing details.
I like to think of myself as a Jack of All Trades. I can cook. I can sew. I can use power tools. But, a cake decorator I am not. I can handle making swirly bits on top of cupcakes. I cannot handle absorbent, yellow, animated characters.
In the end, Nathan agreed to either homemade cupcakes or a store bought cake. And he chose to have pretzels for a snack instead of a piece of cake.