Squirmy Wormy Pumpkin Cake
Favorite cake recipe or mix
Lemon Yellow Icing Color (Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown)
Black Decorating Gel
Square Candy Coated Gum
Red Decorating Gel
Red shoestring licorice
Gummy worm candy
Bake and cool cake according to pan directions. Place on a foil-wrapped cake board cut to pan shape.
Prepare buttercream icing. Tint portions gray, green and black; leave some white. Ice pumpkin and inside of eyes, mouth and nose cavities with spatula and gray icing.
Pipe black decorating gel in eyes, nose and mouth cavities; brush smooth. Insert gum into mouth.
For eyes, pipe ball, 1 1/4 in. dia., with tip 2A and white icing. Pipe irises with tip 2 and green icing; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Pipe pupils with tip 2 and black icing; pat smooth.
For eyelashes, cut black shoestring licorice 3/4 in. to 1 in. long. Attach around eye cavities with gray icing. Use red decorating gel for veins and blood.
For worms’ tongues, cut red shoestring licorice into 1/4 in. pieces; cut small “V” on one end. Cut a small slit into head of worm; insert tongue. Position worms on top of cake. Pipe dot eyes on worms with tip 1 and black icing.
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