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Pick of the Harvest Pumpkin Patch Cakes


Such a glorious autumn scene! The tableau was created using our Dimensions Large Pumpkin Pan and our Multi-Cavity Mini Pumpkins Pan. Life-like tendrils are made with fondant strips.
Makes: Cakes serve 16.

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Step 1

One day in advance, make leaves. Tint 16 oz. of fondant a medium shade of moss green and knead in 1 teaspoon of Gum-Tex. Roll out to 1/8 in. thick. Using cutters from set, cut four medium and two large maple leaves. Place leaves on thin shaping foam. Make veins on leaves with small veining tool from set. Place on cornstarch-dusted wave formers to dry.

Step 2

One day in advance, make tendrils. Roll green fondant into 20 logs, 1/16 in. dia. and 3 to 5 in. long. Wrap logs around skewers; some tightly and some loosely. Let set for 5 minutes. Carefully slide tendrils off skewers and let dry on a cornstarch-dusted board. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 3

Bake and cool cakes according to package directions. Place on foil-covered circles cut to sizes of cakes with scissors. Prepare buttercream icing. Ice cakes with a thin layer of buttercream; prepare for fondant covering.

Step 4

Tint 28 oz. of fondant orange. Roll 1/16 in. thick and use to cover cakes. Use large veining tool from set to imprint the indents in cakes.

Step 5

Add highlights to indents on pumpkins using brush and red/orange Color Dust.

Step 6

Use reserved green fondant to form various shaped stems by hand. Pinch with fingers to form four or five ridges in stems. Attach stems to pumpkins with fondant adhesive. Trim as needed.

Step 7

Add highlights to vein imprints ridges on stems and leaves using brush and lime green/spruce green Color Dust.

Step 8

Position and attach leaves and tendrils to pumpkins with fondant adhesive. Support leaves with small amount of green fondant in back. Place on cake base.

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Orange Color Dust ((Combine Red Color Dust with Orange Color Dust for red shown))

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Gum-Tex?

Gum-Tex?

Moss Green Icing Color

Moss Green Icing Color

cornstarch

cornstarch

Your favorite firm-textured batter cake recipe such as pound cake

Your favorite firm-textured batter cake recipe such as pound cake

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Red Color Dust

Red Color Dust

Lime Green Color Dust

Lime Green Color Dust

Spruce Green Color Dust

Spruce Green Color Dust ((Combine Lime Green Color Dust with Spruce Green Color Dust for green shown))

Tools

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Leaves and Acorns Nesting Metal Cookie Cutter Set ((large and medium maple leaves used))

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Plastic ruler

Plastic ruler

Bamboo skewers

Bamboo skewers ((1/8 in. dia.))

10 x 14 in. Cake Board

10 x 14 in. Cake Board

6 in. Cake Circles

6 in. Cake Circles

Cellophane Tape

Cellophane Tape

12 in. Silver Cake Base

12 in. Silver Cake Base

Use food-safe Wilton Pearl Dust and Color Dust to brush or paint hints of contrasting color on your decorations.

To create a variety of curved shapes, use both sides of Flower Formers to dry leaves. You can also add a colorful flair to leaves by brushing them with a mix of clear vanilla and icing color or use pearl dust and brush color onto leaves.

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