woodstock in july

My sister and I made a 16x24" Spongebob Squarepants cake this week for Mila, who turned 4 yesterday. I’ve never actually watched the show, but I do know of him, both through Mila and courtesy of my friendly neighborhood and worldwide media outlets. Jay Leno points out that although some may not know who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they do know who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

I'm no cake decorator as you've perhaps by now noticed, ("practice makes perfect," says Luc) but it was fun to turn flour, eggs, sugar, and butter into a giant cartoon sponge. When asked why Spongebob and not one of his beloved superheroes, Mila divulged a greater plan; next year is Spiderman, followed by Batman. I'm glad to have a nephew who thinks these things through and plans ahead. I've got a year to practice.

I present for your amusement a picture of the finished lovely, followed by the spoils, entitled Fear and Loathing in a Pineapple Under the Sea.


  1. Sponge Bob has always been a HUGE favorite in the Levine household. I am more than impressed that you guys made this cake on your own. When my older 2 kids were younger, I had various cakes made by real bakers: we had a lot of ninja turtles, dinosaurs, bunnies, kitties. Poor Connor just got a supermarket cake. Chocolate cake with white frosting.

    The After-Cake is terrifying.

    P.S. I just showed this photo to Jenny and her comment was, "that cake kicks Bunny Cake's ass."

  2. I'm diggin' the post-modern Bob.

  3. In our household, we left cake making to others (Carvel). I was, instead, in charge of the pinata. Even that ended when I made a very severe-looking, cross-eyebrowed, serial-killing-looking ball of a man who looked like deserved the whacking he eventually got.

    How did he taste? He looks so happy, so unaware...

  4. I LLLLLike you! Happy Bday to you, dear! With or without the spongebob cake!! jxwl