Halloween costume parties at our house are a tradition that we all enjoy. The past few years my friend Jane and I have baked and decorated a centerpiece cake. And we have such a good time doing it. This year we used a recipe for a Pumpkin/Carrot/Spice cake from Women’s Day to make our pumpkin. This pumpkin required two bundt cakes. And a LOT of cream cheese icing…1 cup of butter and 4 8-oz packages of cream cheese. Each of us used the recipe and baked a cake the day before we put them together.
First step after baking is to cut each of the cakes in half horizontally. And start stacking and icing.
We used some long toothpicks to secure the layers.
The top is on and you’re thinking it looks nothing at all like a pumpkin! We put the cake in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so to help set the icing up. With the pedestal plate and 2 bundt cakes stacked it required a bit of refrigerator rearranging but I think the chilling helped. We covered it with a light base coat and, once again, returned it to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
A second coat of icing and it’s starting to look like a pumpkin. We used the stem from a real pumpkin supported by a couple of small dixie cups stacked in the center and held in place by icing.
And there you have it. Ta Da!! A perfect pumpkin. Two years ago we did a caramel apple.
Last year we made a brain. That was great fun to do as well!
But I think this year our guests will find the pumpkin much more appetizing. Happy Halloween.