It?s easy to ?carve? this grinning gourd confection. Start with an Iridescents! Jack O-Lantern Pan cake, and then use our Pumpkin Feature Pattern?found in the 2011 Pattern Book?and piped-icing to fashion a cheerful countenance.
Bake and cool cake. Position on prepared board. Decorate cake and base board. Use patterns to mark facial features.
Use tip 3 to outline and fill in features, patting smooth with fingertip dipped in cornstarch. Cover cake with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 16 lines and swirl for top stem. Use tip 3 to outline and pipe in leaf; pat smooth then add tip 3 center vein.
Tint remaining fondant (1/2 black, 1/2 violet) and roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut circles using wide end of tip 3. Attach to base board using damp brush.
* Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.