This Halloween pumpkin-shaped cake is made from three round layers that are filled, carved into a basic pumpkin shape, and then thickly iced in pale orange buttercream made with Sweetex. Then, a small piece of flexible plastic, that's been cut to look scalloped like a bat's wing, is repeatedly drawn upward from the bottom of the cake to create the "seams" in the sides of the pumpkin. The entire iced cake is then airbrushed to create the variations in color, with a darker shade in those seams to create depth. The stem, curly vines, and leaves are all made from olive green fondant that was shaped, dried, and then airbrushed. The acorns are tan colored fondant "caps" placed on chocolate kisses.