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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I made this cake for a friends son's birthday. I didn't use the pumpkins and for the ghosts, I made them out of candy melts and once dried attached them to the cake with frosting. I also covered the cake in fondant before decorating. The fences were much easier to pipe than I had expected. I love using the grass tip because it can hide imperfections and it doesn't have to look perfect. I also added some candy bats and put some bouncy ball eyeballs in the grass per request of my friend. Was a hit at the party!
Date published: 2010-12-06
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I made this for a Halloween party last year and everyone thought it was from a bakery! The colors were stunning and very vibrant. Working with fondant can be frustrating but once you've had some practice it gets easier.