I made this Patrick Starfish Birthday Cake along with a SpongeBob cake for my son’s 6th birthday. I wanted to make sure I had enough for a large party and it was cute to do them both.

For this cake I used 2 9″ rounds, one of which I cut into 5 triangles (like a pie) and put around the circle to make the star shape. I used a crumb coating on these pieces to help the crumbs not show through. It was easier if the cake was put in the freezer for 15 minutes or so before frosting.

I used store bought cake mixes and frosting. I found purple and green tube frosting at the store and I used strawberry frosting for his body. I used a large marshmallow cut in half for his eyes and licorice for his eyebrows. I used M&M’s for his pupils. I shaped his mouth free hand but used a toothpick first in case it didn’t look right. His tongue is a fruit rollup.

I finished it off with pink sprinkles, mainly to hide any flaws in the frosting!