So, when I made the Horse / Cowgirl Cake the other day, I had some leftover chocolate cake batter, and I’m so not going to waste chocolate cake batter, so I decided to use it up making this little pumpkin cake! I’ve been thinking about doing one since I made the pumpkin cupcakes, so it seemed like a good time to go for it!
Last year I made a pumpkin cake using just a plain ole Pyrex bowl, which works just fine (although I like the fondant decorating job better this year), but this year I’ve added the Wilton Ball pan to my collection, so I used it!
Honestly, I didn’t take up a lot of time with this little pumpkin, but I was still pleased with how cute it turned out. It’s a pretty small little thing too…maybe 6 inches wide and 4 inches tall. I used chocolate cake, covered it in orange cream cheese buttercream, then orange marshmallow fondant (both were leftover from earlier – I just added color). The stem is also fondant.
I made the tiny lines on the stem and the large lines on the pumpkin using Wilton Gum Paste tools (the ball tool and the veining tool). See them here…
Well, anyway…it was fun to make, only took a few minutes (I used leftover fondant and cake, remember?), and well…the kids were eating it up in no time flat! First slice gone…
…then pretty much the whole thing! See those little fingers back in the back? Christian was being camera shy again (#5)…hehehe!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help if I can!
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