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JACK O' LANTERN CAKE


Jack O' Lantern cake pans come in all shapes and sizes and can be found everywhere during the Halloween season! There are so many types of pans, in all sizes from mini Jack O' Lantern cakes to medium to fairly large and are available at most craft stores and mass market retailers.  We've collected quite a few over the years.

As far as decorating, you can go very fancy if you've had cake decorating classes and know how to use a pastry bag and star tip, a line tip and a frosting palette knife. You can also do a fair job using the many types of decorating frosting in a tube that come with screw-on tips that can do just as good a job as the expensive kits.

The frosting colors are pretty basic. Orange for the whole pumpkin, green for the stem, yellow for the inside of the mouth, nose and eyes and a little black for shadow detail.

You can either use a star tip and cover the cake in stars until the orange is all filled in. Do the same for the green stem. Pipe in the black lines on the pumpkin and inside the mouth, nos and eyes for shadowing.

You can also use a knife or frosting spatula to cover the cake in the same fashion as above. The difference is that there will be no 3-D star pattern to the cake, it will have a flat finish to it. Either way looks good, it just depends on how much time you want to put into decorating it.

Wilton Jack O' Lantern Cake Pan
This Jack-O-Lantern Pan from Wilton is the perfect Halloween pan. We use this one  every year! It comes with instructions on decorating and baking. It's a larger cake pan and may take more then one box of cake mix depending on what kind that you use.

You can see here what the decorating looks like from the sample picture. That's basically what it will turn out like if you use a star tip dot method to frost the cake.

 

Medium Size Jack O' Lantern Pan
This 9 inch cake pan is another type of Wilton cake pan that we've found at places like Wal-mart. They are inexpensive but well made and work just fine for this cake.

Decorate as described above and you have a smaller Jack O' Lantern cake. This size takes one box of cake mix and is good for a smaller family or kids party.

We've also found, by Wilton, single mini cake pans in a variety of Halloween designs including a Jack O' Lantern. No matter what size pan you use, a Jack O' Lantern cake will brighten up your Halloween party like a lit Jack at your front door!

 

 

 

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