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Coolest Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake 60

by Gayleen
(Sacramento, CA)

Homemade Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake

Homemade Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake

Homemade Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake
Homemade Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake

For my son's first birthday we had a costume party for Halloween and decorated with all pumpkins. I got a lot of my inspiration for the Pumpkin and Mini Pumpkin Cake from this site and added some of my own touches. I made a big cake and a small cake for my son to eat.

For the main cake, I baked two yellow bundt cakes. I dyed the cake batter orange and added mini chocolate chips so it would look like pumpkin seeds. I then made a buttercream icing and dyed it orange. I stacked the bundt cakes together to make the pumpkin base. I frosted with the bright orange and then made a darker orange to put lines down the pumpkin. I had some Wilton fondant from another project (pink and tan) and was able to just use Wilton's dye to make green and black fondant.

For the leaves I rolled out the green fondant and cut heart shaped leaves. I placed them around the top of the cake and brought up the sides to make it look more real. I made dark brownish green icing and made the veins on the leaves. I then took strips of the fondant and made the twirly parts go down.

For the stem, I took an ice cream cone and covered it in chocolate. I placed this on top. I used black fondant and cut out the number one and put four numbers around the cake.

For the base I used green wrapping paper and wrapped the circle cardboard I had and then put candy corn around the base to cover the seams on the bottom.

For the small cake, I used a small bundt pan (Viking has a pan that has 6 small bundt cakes and I used the one that looked most like a pumpkin). I did the same thing for the leaves but used a small piece of cake covered in chocolate for this stem. I just covered a small round plate in the green wrapping paper.

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