Ghostly Graveyard Cake
Cake serves 40.
In advance, tint 36 oz. of fondant Orange/Red-Red combination.
Tint a 2 in. ball of fondant Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination, 1 in. ball black and 3/4 in. ball Leaf Green/Lemon Yellow combination. To make pumpkins on globe pillars, roll orange fondant 1/8 in. thick. To cover 3 in. pillars, cut fondant 3 1/2 in. wide x 10 in. long, for 2 1/2 in. pillars cut fondant 2 1/2 in. wide x 8 in. long, for 2 in. pillars cut fondant 2 in. wide x 6 in. long.
Cover four 3 in. pillars for bottom; four 2 1/2 in. pillars for middle and one 2 1/2 in. and one 2 in. for top; attaching fondant with brush dipped in piping gel.
Use veining tool to mark indentions on pumpkins. Use large opening of tip 12 to cut yellow eyes, use small opening of tip 12 to cut pupils and noses.
Use medium round Cut-Out to cut mouth. Attach facial features to pumpkins with damp brush. Roll a 5/8 in. high and 1/2 in. round log of green fondant and attach to top 2 in. pumpkin for stem with damp brush.
Bake and cool 2- layer 6 and 10 in. cakes. Prepare cakes for globe pillar construction. Ice cake smooth with buttercream. Pipe tip 2 fences on cake sides.
Pipe tip 12 ghosts with tip 10 arms; tip 2 facial features. Add tip 16 pull-out grass bottom borders. Assemble cakes. Position 2 1/2 in. pumpkin and 2 in. pumpkin stacked on top pillar.
*Note: Combine Orange and Red-Red for orange shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for green shown. Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown.
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