Pumpkins and spiders and webs, oh my! These cakes have just about everything you love about Halloween on them. Two-tier stacked cake is topped with a 3-D Dimensions Pumpkin Cake. There is excitement everywhere you look on this cake. Fondant spiders with top hats and others spinning their webs. All good Halloween fun.
Make fondant pumpkins. Roll out orange fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use 2 smallest cutters from set to cut 8 pumpkins in each size; use 3rd smallest cutter to cut 4. Cut off stems. Trim sides of largest pumpkins to make thinner version. Attach pumpkins around cake sides using damp brush. Pipe tip 3 stems; smooth with finger. Use tip 1 to pipe rib lines and to outline features; fill in features and pat smooth. Attach to cake sides and decorate.
Pipe tip 1 words and swirls on sides of both cakes. Pipe tip 5 bead border on 10 in. cake. For small spiders, pipe tip 5 body and pat smooth. With tip 1, outline and pipe in hats (pat smooth); add outline hat band and stripes, legs, hanging string, dot and string facial features.
Decorate pumpkin. Trim off stem and leaves; position on cut-to-fit cake board. Ice eyes, nose and mouth areas smooth; outline features using tip 3. Cover with tip 16 stars. Attach marshmallow to top for stem; cover with tip 16 lines.
Make globe spiders. Cut hidden pillars to 7 1/2 in. Use 12 in. plate to mark plate leg positions, then insert pillars into base cake. Cover globes with fondant for spider bodies, leaving openings for pillars clear; slide globes onto pillars. Roll out orange fondant 1/8 ?in. thick. For hat brim, cut a circle using largest Cut-Out; use pillar end to cut away center. Slide brim over pillar and onto spider. For top of hat, use a 1 1/4 in. ball of fondant; roll out, leaving top edge thicker. Brush pillar area with piping gel, then wrap around pillar and shape. Cut 4 x 1 1/4 in. long green strips and attach to hats with damp brush. Roll and flatten small balls of fondant for eyes, pupils and nose; attach with damp brush. Attach spider legs with Thinned Fondant Adhesive.
At party: position 12 in. plate on spider pillars; position pumpkin cake on top.
*Combine Orange with a little Red-Red for orange shown. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
Spin a Scary Tale Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
It was fun! It took some time to do but it was well worth it. It looked awesome and I got a lot of compliments on it.
Date published: 2011-01-16
Rated 5 out of
Lot of detail work, you have to concentrate on what you are doing,
but I like challenges. End results is what counts for me. I like people
to say, "WOW!" ... and they did!