need halloween cake ideas?
try this great jack o lantern cake.

you'll scare up lots of compliments with Halloween Cake Ideas like this tricks!

halloween cake ideas - jack o lantern cake

You can't go wrong with this scary Jack O Lantern Cake as the centerpiece of your next Halloween party.

Or, if you've been on the hunt for Novelty Birthday Cakes, this one's perfect for an October birthday or fall themed event.

It's super easy to do. You can either bake the cakes in this special Great Pumpkin pan set or three 10" x 3" Round Cake Pans. If you use the round pans you'll just have a little shaping to do with your knife but it's no big deal.

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halloween cake ideas - cake decorating halloween - jack o lantern cake

here's how to do it...

halloween cake ideas - cake decorating halloween - jack o lantern cake

halloween cake ideas - jack o lantern cake

halloween cake ideas - cake decorating halloween - jack o lantern cake

1. Bake your bundt cakes using your favorite recipe. Tort and fill each cake, stacking to two layers high. Crumb coat each bundt cake.

place one of the bundt cakes, narrower end down, on an 8" cake round and secure with buttercream. Insert five or six 1/4" cake Dowels, evenly spaced in a circle the size of the narrower end of the bundt.

place the other bundt, wider end down, on an 8" cake round and secure with buttercream.

frost the top of the bundt, that you placed cake dowels in, with a 1/2" thick layer of buttercream and stack the second bundt on top. Trim any excess cardboard from the cake round so it's flush with the side of the cake. You now have the basic pumpkin shape.

Crumb coat and refrigerate overnight.

frost the entire cake with orange buttercream.

instructions for round cake pans:

split each of the three cake layers into two horizontally (tort), then stack and fill three layers together to make two complete cakes.

follow the directions for placing cake dowels and stacking to make the basic punpkin shape.

after the crumb coat has firmed up, overnight, carve the stacked cake by trimming the top and bottom edges to soften and continue removing thin slices her and there, until you like the shape.

follow the remaining directions, as for the bundt cakes.

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halloween cake ideas - cake decorating halloween - jack o lantern cake

2. with a small serrated knife, carve out eyes , nose and mouth just as you would if you were carving a real pumpkin.

melt the chocolate chips and using the back of a small tapered offset spatula 'paint' the insides of the eyes, nose and mouth cavities with the melted chocolate.

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3. form the stem by rolling up one piece of fruit leather staggering the edges as you go, forming a cone shape, then push the finshed stem into the top of the pumpkin.

make the vine details by cutting three strips of fruit leather about 1/2" wide and winding them around as you secure one end, then the other, into the frosting around the stem.

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halloween cake ideas - cake decorating halloween - jack o lantern cake

4. sprinkle cookie crumb 'dirt' around your jack o lantern cake to finsh.

You're done! Now go take some birthday cake pictures of your own and show them off here.

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