Oct 29th, 2002, 09:14am, Posted by Marlaoh
1 prepared cake mix
4-6 cups powder sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
Assorted candies for face *
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two matching 3-cup oven safe round
mixing bowls with sloping sides.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour cake into prepared mixing
bowls. Bake for approximately 45-60 minutes or until a long toothpick inserted
in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake 5-10 minutes in baking bowls, then
invert on cooling rack and cool completely.
Soften butter; add milk and 4 cups powder sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add
additional sugar, as needed, to create desired stiffness for frosting - if
needed, beat in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to thin. Color frosting with
orange food color or mix yellow and red to create orange.
Trim top of cakes to form a flat matching surface. Place a small amount of
frosting on flat surface of one cake and inverted second cake on top to create a
pumpkin shape. Frost sides and top of cake. Drag knife or spatula up sides of
cake to create the ridge effect of pumpkins.
Draw jack-o-lantern face on paper or find a jack-o-lantern face to follow. To
decorate use a fruit roll up or tootsie roll to create a stem. Cut thin strips
of fruit rollups and place around top of cake to create jack-o-lantern lid. Cut
and roll gumdrops, tootsie rolls or fruit roll ups to create eyes, nose and
mouth. Press shapes into soft frosting and allow to dry. Arrange jack-o-lanterns
on silk leaves or paper plates for display.