i am wanting to make a pumpkin shaped cake. do i just layer several cakes on one another then carve?
how do i get the line affect down the sides of the pumpkin?
and the stalk at the top of the pumpkin - do i use a piece of cake and cover it with icing?
sorry for all the questions!
you can either stack cakes and carve them, or use a bowl to bake in (or the ball pan if you have it).
for the lines, just carve into the cake a little bit.
for the stalk, i would just do fondant, if it is a fondant cake. if you are using bc, i would consider sticking marshmallows on a cocktail stick! unless its a very firm cake, i dont think it would hold up.
thank you for your reply!
Two bundt pans stacked on top of each other seems to be a common was to make a pumkin cake here on CC. It will save you the carving. I have heard of people covering an ice cream cone (one of the flat bottomed ones) in icing or fondant and putting it upside down for the pumpkin stalk. Hope that helps some.
I'm about to make one using bundt pans, since I've seen that here on CC.