I noticed on here that a lot of people got their pumpkin pan to stand up. How do you achieve this? I put the batter in the pan, bake as instructed and it doesn't seem to even bake up large enough to stand. What am I doing wrong?
Any specific pictures you're thinking of? Many of the pumpkin cakes you see here are actually carved (I think). What pan do you have?
It is the Wilton 3-d Pumpkin Pan. It is meant for a 3-d pumpkin standing pumpkin. I want to know how others on here have achieved this. For example the peppy pumpkin in the articles on this site and Wilton's site.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Make sure, that the batter is enough to fill the pan completely when baked. After it has cooled down, just put enough bc icing on the board to glue the pumpkin down. I also put in 2 Kebebsticks to hold the 2 halves together. After decorating I additionally piped some grass around the pumpkin as extra hold. HTH
So do you put the batter in the bottom pan, fill up, and then put the top pan over the other? At first I thought it was two pans you fill with batter then bake. But one pan has a hole in it for ventilation. So do you fill the batter to the very rim then place the other pan on top?
Yep, that's what I do, fill the batter pretty much to the rim. Make sure you tie the top half securely to the bottom one. I use a fairly dense cake for these kind of pans, if I have too much batter, I just use the leftover for a smaller cake. I usually eyeball the amount.
Ursula40.....Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love those little pumpkins in the patch, soo cute
Thanks. I think they are one of the grossest candies, but the kids like them (and my husband likes them) so I put them in there. They went well with the theme
I thought you made them, never having seen these candies before, but they do look cute. What do they taste like?
Sorry. Nope. THey are very similar to the candy corn. You only find them at Halloween. That was one of my first cakes, so I was not very talented at the time.