Coolest Pumpkin Cake

Since my son’s birthday falls two days after Halloween we decided to combine his 2nd birthday party with our plans to have friends over to go trick or treating together. I decided a pumpkin cake would be a fun idea.

I made two pound cakes in a bundt pan. Since I only have one bundt pan I had to do these one at a time. Once they were both done and cool, I cut about a half an inch off the bottom of each of them to make them nice and even. I then turned one pound cake upside down and covered the top with icing. Then I placed the other pound cake on top. I wrapped the whole thing up and stuck it in the freezer for a while to make it easier to ice.

After it was frozen I iced the cakes with store bought cream cheese flavored icing that I tinted orange with food coloring. I used a knife to run up and down the sides lightly to try to give the ribbed appearance of a real pumpkin. I stuck an ice cream cone in the center hole for the stem.

I decided it needed some leaves so I raided our stash of Halloween candy and grabbed all the apple flavored airheads. I microwaved each of them for 10 seconds so they would be pliable. Then I just molded them into leave shapes and placed them on the cake.

I was so pleased with how the whole thing turned out and with how easy it was to do. My two year old loved it!

1 thought on “Coolest Pumpkin Cake”

  1. Believe me I have looked at so many pictures of pumpkin cakes and yours was the best. The idea for the leaves, great. I was happy to hear that you used cream cheese frosting because that’s what I wanted to use. My daughter’s bday is 3 days before Halloween and I’m trying to make a pumpkin cake for her. Thanks for posting your picture and how you did it!

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