PUMPKIN SHAPED CAKE
Pumpkin cake sounds like so many things! Is it made of pumpkin? Is it
shaped like a pumpkin? Is it just a Jack O' Lantern cake disguised as a
pumpkin? Well, it can be any and all of these things. A few years ago,
Avon came out with a silicon bake form for making mini bunt cakes that
were solid. When you placed two bottoms together, you got what looked
like a pumpkin and could be decorated as such.
We have seen
these same cake molds in metal lately. They come with six to
a tray so you can make three pumpkins from each baking tray.
You could also do the same thing using a simple bunt cake
form except that you'd have a hole that ran through the
center, which you could always fill with pumpkin flavored
pudding, white cream filling tinted orange or something
similar. Use an inverted ice cream cone (the old fashion
flat bottom kind) to make a decorative stem on top. You can
use a spice cake mix or recipe and drizzle an orange glaze
over it for a festive look.
Here is a
selection of molds that we have found both on and off the
web. Most are easy to use, come with instruction on baking
and decorating. Take care with the silicon molds as they can
only take so much heat before they start to melt but most
cake recipes use a temperature they can work with.
Flexi-Form Silicone Pumpkin Cake Mold #00065013
While no longer
available, you might be able to find it
someplace like E-Bay. This makes one single
large pumpkin cake. It has release buttons
around the center for easy removable. Just pour
the cake batter in through the top hole, leaving
room for expansion.
To decorate, use
an orange butter cream frosting and add detail
work in using decorating frosting. Check this
page out for
Pumpkin Cake Mold (TO-10) at
looks exactly like the one that I have
from Avon purchased in 2010, except theirs was orange in color.
It makes mini Bundt shaped cakes but
when placed bottoms together, they form
a pumpkin shape. Decorate
accordingly, to make it look like a
pumpkin. These make great individual
desserts for a Halloween dinner party!
Place two mini cakes bottom to bottom, frosting one so
they'll stick together. You can either frost with just
orange and make s stem and leaves on top, leaving it a
pumpkin or you can decorate a face on it and make it a Jack
For a kids' party, make as
many as you have guests coming and make a game of letting
the kids decorate their own pumpkin to eat afterwards. You
do the initial frosting and putting together and then let
them go to town with decorating frosting in tubes, sprinkles
and solid sugar decorations.