This cute little scarecrow has popped up to send a festive fall greeting! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or a holiday, this Tops in His Field Autumn Cake is a fun projects for beginners and advanced decorators alike. Fall dessert recipes like this one can be used for a number of occasions, and you can easily personalize this cake for a little one’s birthday party. Complete with edible pumpkins and a tasty fondant scarecrow, this autumn cake will have you ready for fall in no time.
For fence, roll out white fondant 3/16 in. thick. Cut 10 fence posts 5/8 in. x 4 in. long, and 10 rails, 5/8 in. x 2 1/2 to 3 in. long. Score woodgrain effects using straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser. Trim pieces to fit and attach to cake sides at division points with dots of icing.
Pipe tip 6 bead bottom border in buttercream. Insert scarecrow. Attach pumpkin candies and leaves icing decorations with dots of icing.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.