Anyone Know How To Frost A Small Pumkin?

Decorating By Shelly4481 Updated 30 Oct 2008 , 1:39am by mariarosa

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Shelly4481 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 4:13pm
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I have a customer that brought me a muffin pan that has 12 mini pumpkins. She wants carrot cakes made with this and I have struggled on how to frost them. I made some to practice with and they were hard to frost and still look like a pumpkin. I would like to find something to pour on since they are so small, or would fondant work? Anyone have any ideas. Thanks.

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Malakin Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 5:20pm
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If they don't care that you use fondant, Peggy Porchen has a pourable fondant that tastes good and is easy to use. I am at work and don't have the recipe handy. Someone else here may have it. Petit Four icing may also work for you.

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2girliesmama Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 5:36pm
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Try an appropriately sized star or shell tip. You will get those great pumpkin ridges easily and if you want deeper ridges just layer your vertical stripes. I did this on a large one and it came out beautifully (very realistic). Works great for stems too. Accent with leaves and tendrils. Good luck icon_smile.gif

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2girliesmama Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 5:39pm
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Oh if you are having trouble handling them. Try skewering them While you frost. To remove slide off carefully with aid of a palette knife and cover top mark with stem.

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fidos_mom Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 5:42pm
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Make it less than 32 degrees.... they get really cold & frosty then.... he he he icon_lol.gif

Actually, I was going to suggest that you thin your icing and then smooth it after application. I did that and it worked out great. But these other ideas look fun too. I always have trouble with poured fondant but I think that is because we are so hot and humid here in Texas. Sure wish I could use it.

Good luck!! I am sure it will turn out great!!

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vanillafairy Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 7:56pm
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personally i would use fondant ´cause it would be easier

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weirkd Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 8:11pm
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Ok, I couldnt help myself....
Call it names and tell him your going to make pie out of it!!! icon_smile.gif

But I usually add a dalop of RI on what Im decorating it with and if its still moving I skewer it onto a cake drum. But I try not to do that too much because sometimes it makes the cake fall apart. You can also try using an egg crate. The cardboard kind.

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Shelly4481 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 6:29pm
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Thanks for all the replies, I have a week to play with them and see what works best. I might try the poured fondant. She said it didn't matter what I covered them with. But I do want them to taste good, it is for a red hat ladies group, which might mean more business if I can get them to look good and taste good. They are just so darn little which makes it hard to work with so I may have to try the egg crate too. I will do some looking for a recipe. Thanks

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mariarosa Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 1:39am
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you can cover them with melted orange chocolate , you just dip them in the chocolate and it looks beautiful, I just made them with cake balls...
good luck icon_smile.gif

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