Prize-Winning Pumpkin Cake
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- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Orange Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Orange Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Green Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Green Candy Melts® Candy
Cake serves 52.
- Easy-Add Dimensions® Large Pumpkin Pan Add to shopping list Dimensions® Large Pumpkin Pan
- Easy-Add 12 x 2 in. Round Pan Add to shopping list 12 x 2 in. Round Pan
- Easy-Add Cookie Sheet Add to shopping list Cookie Sheet
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- Easy-Add Pumpkins Candy Mold Add to shopping list Pumpkins Candy Mold
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- Easy-Add Tip: 4 Add to shopping list Tip: 4
- Easy-Add Turkey cookie cutter Add to shopping list Turkey cookie cutter
- Easy-Add Tip: 5 Add to shopping list Tip: 5
- Easy-Add Tip: 14 Add to shopping list Tip: 14
- Easy-Add Tip: 16 Add to shopping list Tip: 16
- Easy-Add Tip: 352 Add to shopping list Tip: 352
- Easy-Add Scarecrow Lollipop Mold Add to shopping list Scarecrow Lollipop Mold
- Easy-Add 6 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 6 in. Lollipop Sticks
- Easy-Add Round Comfort Grip™ Cutter Add to shopping list Round Comfort Grip™ Cutter
- Easy-Add 5 in. Curved Pillars Add to shopping list 5 in. Curved Pillars
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- Curling ribbon (18 inches per favor)
- Fine-tip marker
- Hole punch
- Cellophane Tape
In advance: Mold candies using painting or piping method and melted candy. Mold 4 each pumpkin candies and scarecrow lollipops (mold extra lollipops for personalized favors shown). Pipe dot eyes after unmolding. For favor name tags, cut 1 x 2 1/2 in. rectangles in card stock; print names. Punch hole in corner; tie onto lollipop sticks with ribbon. Also: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut 16 turkeys using turkey cutter; cut off tail, leaving just body and head. Bake and cool cookies.
Bake and cool pumpkin and 2-layer round cakes. Prepare for Separator Plate and Pillar Construction. Prepare corn stalks. Cover pillars with tip 4 vertical lines, working from bottom to top. Pipe 2 or 3 rows of tip 352 pull-out leaves around top; finish with tip 4 lines for ties. For pumpkin, outline side sections and top leaves with tip 4; fill in with tip 16 stars. For stem, stack and attach 2 mini marshmallows with icing; cover with a tip 16 spiral.
For base board, tape three 14 in. cake circles together and wrap with foil. Ice 12 in. cake smooth; position on cake base. Divide cake into 8ths. Use round cutter to imprint 8 circles on sides, centering cutter at division marks and lining up at bottom edge. Mark tail shape with toothpick, continuing circle outer edges straight down. Pipe tip 352 pull-out leaves for feathers, 2 rows in each color; (begin at outer edge and work toward center). Sandwich 2 turkey cookies together using icing; position cut edge at center of tail. Cover cookies with tip 14 stars. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes with tip 1 dot pupils. Add tip 4 pull-out dot feet and beak; with tip 2 outline waddle. For wings, pipe tip 14 shells; overpipe for dimension. Pipe tip 5 ball border between feathers.
At party: Assemble cakes. Position corn stalk pillars on plate; sprinkle both 8 in. plates with coconut. Insert lollipops; attach pumpkin candies with icing.
*Combine White with a small amount of Red Candy Melts® for pink scarecrow cheeks. Combine White with small amounts of Light Cocoa and Yellow Candy Melts® for scarecrow faces.