Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Glittered Pumpkins

These decorations bring sparkle to tables and serving areas -- and they last far longer than jack-o'-lanterns. To make one, use a medium-size paintbrush to spread a layer of white glue over the surface of a small pumpkin. Hold pumpkin over a paper plate or a sheet of newspaper to catch excess glitter. Sprinkle powder glitter over pumpkin in several colors (we used penny, persimmon, orange, and pink champagne), covering completely. Let dry for about one hour; shake off excess glitter. Coat stem with brown acrylic paint; let dry. Pumpkins will keep for months. Found via Martha Stewart (of course!).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Candy Corn Cake

Is there a Halloween party in your future?  This super adorable cake would be the hit of your party. 

The complete recipe and a link to purchase the checkerboard cake pan can be found at Wilton.

 Checkerboard Cake Pan rings are used to bake the 3-color cake layers. When you slice cake into wedges, they’ll look like giant pieces of candy corn!



Cake serves 6.


Step 1

Place Divider Ring in one 9 x 2 in. pan from set. Tint 1 cup of white batter orange and 1 1/3 cup yellow; reserve 1/3 cup white.

Step 2

Fill inside small center ring with white batter, inside medium ring with orange batter and inside large outer ring with yellow batter.

Step 3

Carefully remove Divider Ring before baking. Bake and cool 1-layer cake.

Step 4

Divide cake top: mark 2 inner circles, one 1 in. and one 2 1/2 in. from edge of cake.

Step 5

Cover sides and top to 1 in. mark with yellow tip 16 stars, cover area to 2 1/2 in. mark with orange tip 16 stars, fill in center with white tip 16 stars.

Step 6

Attach icing decorations to cake sides. Position candies around cake.

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