Call Me Stupid, But I Need Help Decorating This Cake!!!

Decorating By tgirl22 Updated 22 Sep 2008 , 10:38pm by becky27

tgirl22 Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 2:35am
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I am new to decorating, so I am not sure how to pull this off. But I am having a baby shower for my best friend 9/21, (she is due 10/26) and the theme is going to be Mommy's Lil' Pumpkin. Her mother-in-law found a picture of the "perfect cake" on Google, and doesn't even know where. There were no instructions with it, but I included a picture. Does anyone know how to do this??? Thanks in advance!!!!
LL

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Texas_Rose Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 2:45am
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It looks like they baked the pumpkin in a casserole dish with a rounded bottom, because it's flatter than the average glass mixing bowl.

Then they leveled the cake and part of the domed part that was cut off became the baby's face. It went on the layer cake and was decorated. Then, they cut part of the pumpkin to be the lid/hat, arranged it all, frosted it yellow (or covered with yellow fondant) and then piped fat orange lines with a round tip.

clarasmommy Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 2:51am
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It kinda looks like the easter egg pan, cut off.

SouthernSugar Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 2:55am
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This almost looks like half of the Wilton stand up pumpkin pan with the top trimmed off and used for the hat. It is adorable. Good luck with it.

jolmk Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 3:04am
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Wilton makes a jack-o-lantern cake pan. I don't think it's the same shape as that one, but might save you some time. You will need to check the dimensions to make sure it would fit on the sheet cake. Good Luck.

Jo

2sdae Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 9:42am
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If you use the wilton pan you can bake only 1 half of the pan and it'll do the same as in the pic.

karenm0712 Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 9:59am
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What a cute cake! I agree, Wilton makes a pumpkin pan. Hopefully you can find it and use it for this cake.

Don't forget to post pictures when your done!

tgirl22 Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 10:40am
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Thank you all for the help!! I will go to Michael's today and look for the pumpkin pan! icon_smile.gif

tgirl22 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 1:57am
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I used half of the Wilton stand-up jack-o-latern pan and this is what I came up with! Not as good as the cake I was trying to follow, but not bad for a first timer! lol My 14 year old son helped...he made the baby, the sprinkles, and the borders...Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions/advice!
LL

kakeladi Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 10:00pm
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See you made a great cake - it didn't have to be exactly like the other one. Y ours is just as cute.

becky27 Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 10:38pm
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ur cake come out so cute!!! great job!!!!!!!

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