My boys are a little different than probably most kids when it comes to birthday cakes. We start talking about their birthday cake(s) in about June. Their birthday is in October. (They're twins, so yes, they have the same birthday, and so far, the same kind of birthday cake.)
Their birthday party also happened to be on the same day I was scheduled to do a local news promotion of some fondant classes that I'm teaching this fall. So, I went a little overboard. I wanted to use the project for both the news and for their party.
I had the "brilliant" idea of letting the kids decorate their own cakes. So, that's what we did.
(A tutorial on how to do the nice, grown-up pumpkin version of the cake will come next week.)
Here's how I did these cakes:
this mini pumpkin pan that I bought for birthday pumpkins a few years ago, but never used. I baked the cakes (chocolate was requested instead of pumpkin-flavored). I used about 1/3 cup in each pumpkin mold.
This is about where the easy part of this project ended.
*Please Note that this is not how I usually cover a cake with fondant.
If I had to do it again, I would totally just do cupcakes, not these mini pumpkins.
(Pretend my fingers don't look that dirty. Job hazard. Coloring fondant black will turn your fingers colors for days.)
Click the Links Below to See:
Marshmallow Fondant Recipe (This is what I used on these cakes.)
Other Fondant Decorating Ideas
My Pumpkin Cake Recipe
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