Pumpkin Patch Birthday: Pumpkin Cake on a Hay Bale with Lots of Candy!
This has to be some sort of record or something… I’m posting a cake on the same day I delivered it… but I just had to share this fun Pumpkin Cake for a little girl celebrating her birthday at a pumpkin patch! Isn’t that a great idea?
Her mom told me that Lucy and her friends would be visiting a pumpkin patch, going on a hay ride, painting pumpkins and getting LOTS of candy! I threw all of those ideas together and came up with this fun cake!
This hay bale cake is three (3) 2″ layers of vanilla cake.
I made each layer a different color… one pink, one lime green and one purple! The size of the cakes is 8″x10″ and I got that odd size by using the alphabet cake pan.
For Lucy’s name, I used the White Alphabet Letter cutters!
OH, and I used the fun orange pumpkin marshmallows that you can find in the stores right now… saved me a little time on kneading in color (I still had to add some gel color… the orange wasn’t quite as bright as I wanted).
For the hay… I first covered the cake in yellow marshmallow fondant. Then I employed a new “technique”… I used my pasta maker attachment (spaghetti shape) for my Kitchenaid! It was fast work versus using my extruder!
I started with 3 shades of yellow/tan/brown putting in separate balls hoping for color variation… but the mixer did it’s job and mixed it all up into one shade.
Sooo, after I used sugar glue to add all the fondant “hay”… I piped on buttercream in some other shades to add color variation and more dimension in the hay! I used the grass tip to do that and to do all the “hay” on the ends of the bales!
I handmade all the candy from fondant and put it on the hay bale and all over the board. I used a silicone rope mold for the twine.
And best of all… tonight I got this message from Lucy’s mom…
“Perfect and absolutely beautiful!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!”
That is one of the the reasons I love doing cake… happy customers!!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help if I can!