I need to make a cake that looks like a pumpkin pie. I don't know where to start. How do I make the "pan"? What do I use to make it look like a big 'ole pie? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You could bake the cake in a glass pie pan.
Then pipe a border on or maybe fondant to look like the crust. You could color icing to look like the top of a pumpkin pie.
HTH! Good Luck!
I need a bigger pie, to feed maybe 20-30 people. I already thought of a glass pie pan but I don't think that would be enough cake.
If you did a one layer larger round and trimmed the edges so that the bottom was slightly narrower than the top, you could use gray icing to make it look like a tin pan. You would need to use quite a firm cake to hold this shape though. You could frost the top like the color of the pumpkin pie and pipe the crust around the edges. Sounds like a really cute idea!
Sorry - edited to fix my spelling!
Thanks for the ideas!
If you wanted it to have fruit on it like a pie, you could probably hollow a little of the cake out and put some pie filling there and then use icing to do the criss-cross lattice across the top! Just another idea... HTH! And can't wait to see pictures!
Whoops! Just noticed you said PUMPKIN pie! I am so sorry! I guess I should've read the question better! =)
you can use luster dust to paint fondant silver for the pie tin. and i just read on a thread somewhere that jello made a limited release pumpkin spice instant pudding. maybe you can make a custard or mousse out of that and do what daisyz said (hollow out some cake) and put that filling in so it can look more like pumpkin pie.
I would start with the pie upside down. Trim it so the smaller part is up. Cover it with fondant and then you can make the tin pan kind of ridges in the and have more control. Let it get a little hard then flip it over and fill it with an orange-y colored icing. For the crust you could probably just pipe icing around with a light tan
Really great ideas! I'll post pics after I make it. It's not due until the end of November so I have a little time to play around till I get it right.