Pumpkin Cake

Decorating By Missyleigh Updated 2 Oct 2006 , 3:47am by imakecakes

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Missyleigh Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:14pm
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I want to make a pumpkin cake for halloween. I was going to use the super enhanced cake recipie from this site and make two batches in bundt pans stacking them on top of each other.Do you think that I need a cake board between them... I was going to use mmf to frost I am afraid it will weigh a ton and collapse in on it's self HELP pleasee

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kraftychristy Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:23pm
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I have made cakes like this before and didnt use a cake board, and I had no problem. But... if you are using MMF I would use one just to be on the safe side.


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kraftychristy Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:28pm
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Also, if you think it's going to be super heavy, you might try dowel rods. Drinking straws would probably work really well. Have you used them before?

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born2bake4u Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:33pm
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drinking straws might be too flimsy, when i add pumpkin to my cake it makes it really heavy. have you thought of making the pumpking cake usuing a bundt cake and decorating it to look like a pumpkin.

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Missyleigh Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:39pm
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yeah that is what I had planned I was going to use a choclate cake and then a orange cake to be choclate and orange for halloween.just a pumpkin shape no actual pumpkin.... how do you use the straws?

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kraftychristy Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:55pm
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Missyleigh,
Here is a link to the tutorial on CC for stacking cakes and doweling them. It has step by step instructions. Just substitute sturdy drinking straws for the wooden dowel rods. I have used straws in stacked cakes before with no problem. Someone on CC mentioned that McDonalds has very sturdy straws. Straws are also easier to cut than wooden dowels.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article23-Teired-Stacked-Cake-Construction.html

I hope this helps!
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imakecakes Posted 2 Oct 2006 , 3:47am
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I have made the pumpkin cake using the 2 bundt pans a dozen times and have never used a board or straws or dowels- I also have never done it with fondant, but I don't see how that would matter. Then again, I have limited experience with fondant, too. I just put the bottom bundt upside down on the tray, put a layer of filling then put the other on top and frosted all around. No problems-ever.

Ps, I have used straws a lot on other stacked/3D cakes and they worked beautifully! A hint I'm sure I picked up here on CC!

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