Cake In The Shape Of A Pumpkin

Decorating By debster Updated 7 Aug 2007 , 7:51pm by TexasSugar

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debster Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 5:07pm
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A girl is doing her baby shower in a pumpkin them for September "Our little Pumkin has arrived" , I checked the gallery and there are no pictures that I can find of a pumpkin shaped cake. Anyone have an idea or some pictures. She wants this for 100-150 people? icon_surprised.gif Thanks for any help or any pictures or links.

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hellie0h Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:26pm
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here is a link to hgtv, by using two bundt cakes you get the natural ridges of a pumpkin....very easy, made one years ago.
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_recipes_poultry_eggs/article/0,1801,HGTV_3189_1391789,00.html
just one idea for you.

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hellie0h Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:28pm
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Forgot to add: you can make the stem out of rice krispy treats covered in fondant, just plain fondant, or even a cupcake.

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spongemomsweatpants Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:33pm
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hellie beat me to it, using 2 bundtpans is also what Martha Stewart Suggests in her halloween book. It looks like the easiest and best way to get the right look before adding the fondant. Ditto on the rice ceral for the stem

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noley Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:37pm
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I found thirteen pages of pumpkin cakes, did you mean you couldn't find one you liked? I did my pumpkin out of two pyrex bowls and then carved it into more of a pumpkin shape... depends on what kind of pumpkin you want a tall skinny one or a short round one. but here are some links I found when I searched of pumpkin cakes
hth. Jen

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=74040

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=14972

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=15084

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=15551

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=15625

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MamaBerry Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:38pm
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Martha Stewart's Living website sells a 3D pumpkin mold. I have one and I love it!

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4them Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:46pm
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oh yes!! the Bundt pan I do this every fall, it's wonderful. The cupcake fells the hole perfect turn the cupcake upside down.

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redpanda Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:48pm
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I made one last year, too. The stem was an ice cream cone covered with green candy melts.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_79998.html

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 6:54pm
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I've done a few of these. The easiest is to do the bundt pans since it has a great shape. But they only take one cake mix each, so that won't be enough cake for what you need. You can always place it on a larger cake as well to get more servings.

I have also taken round cakes and stacked them then carved it. It resulted in a taller skinner pumpkin, but I was going for a smaller cake and if you were going larger you could adjust the size of the layers to get a wider skinner cake.

Here are the pictures of mine....
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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by hellie0h

here is a link to hgtv, by using two bundt cakes you get the natural ridges of a pumpkin....very easy, made one years ago.
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_recipes_poultry_eggs/article/0,1801,HGTV_3189_1391789,00.html
just one idea for you.




Hellieoh, how do you put the two together or am i crazy, i did one but it was only one bundt pan and it turned out pretty, but this one looks taller,
Thanks do you level them or what?

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cakebaker1957 Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've done a few of these. The easiest is to do the bundt pans since it has a great shape. But they only take one cake mix each, so that won't be enough cake for what you need. You can always place it on a larger cake as well to get more servings.

I have also taken round cakes and stacked them then carved it. It resulted in a taller skinner pumpkin, but I was going for a smaller cake and if you were going larger you could adjust the size of the layers to get a wider skinner cake.

Here are the pictures of mine....




Your pumpkin is awesome, the color is perfect,

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campinsp Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:09pm
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Wow the bundt pan idea looks great thumbs_up.gif thumbs_up.gif

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debster Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:28pm
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Wow thanks everyone, yes I did look at the site for pumpkin cakes and nothing came up for me, I need a computer class for sure. I think I have tons of ideas thanks to you ALL , thanks again!!!!!!!!! Since she needs so much cake I may make a sheet cake under it and put up a picket fence for a pumpkin patch.

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:31pm
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Your pumpkin is awesome, the color is perfect,




Thank you. I airbrushed it so I could get the darker color in the groves.

As far as how you put them together, on the bottom bundt cake you turn it upside down, so that the curved part is down. And then you will put the top cake facing the other direction, so that the curve is down.

I trim them when they come out of the oven, so that they are flat so they fit together easily.

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DCHall Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:39pm
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I like the idea of shett cake underneath with a picket fence. You could even make a few mini pumpkins with cupcakes to add something extra.

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TexasSugar Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 7:51pm
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I like the idea of shett cake underneath with a picket fence. You could even make a few mini pumpkins with cupcakes to add something extra.




I've made the smaller pumpkins using the mini bundt pan too. icon_smile.gif they are harder to ice since they are smaller, but can be just as cute.
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