Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin, and nothing says party quite like a cake. Use this video tutorial to make a pumpkin cake for any of your fall parties.
The story behind the carved pumpkin cake
I love cake carving – and I often get asked how I got started! Well my VERY first time carving a cake was this carved pumpkin cake 9 years ago – yup back when I didn’t have a good camera and took all my pictures at night in my florescent lit kitchen. ANYWAY – ever since I’ve been carving a pumpkin cake every fall – and this year I’ve made a video tutorial for you!
My cakes look different EVERY year! I never make it the same – one year I even make a Mickey Jack-O-lantern cake. That was a fun one. ANYWAY a realistic looking pumpkin means they are all unique. Sometimes they are taller, sometimes short and squatty, the best part about recreating something from nature is that it CAN be different and still look great!
This was not only my first carved cake back in the day, but also my first time airbrushing – it’s such a fun toy to have BUT you can also leave your pumpkin plain (like Mickey) and it will still look awesome and impress everyone! The biggest thing I can say is to just have fun! Because you don’t have to worry about it being perfect (in nature everything has natural flaws) it’s a really fun one to experiment with!
Get straight to the carved pumpkin cake video tutorial
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for cake carving, along with links to other carved cake and get straight to this delicious cake – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Above is last years cake – you can see I didn’t carve into the top very much and I used chocolate fondant for a more dead looking stem! the possibilities are endless – just HAVE FUN! and take pictures and tag me in social media! I WANNA SEE how amazing you do!
Tips to carve the Perfect realistic pumpkin cake
- Make sure your cake is partially frozen
- Be sure your knife is sharp and strong
- You can always cut more, not less. Measure twice, cut once.
- If you don’t want to airbrush, you can use orange and brown luster dusts and brush that into the cracks. But be sure your cake is perfectly dry first.
To make this pumpkin cake you’ll need
Carve a realistic pumpkin cake
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If you love a carved pumpkin cake you’ll love these other carved cakes!
To watch me carve and decorate this pumpkin cake play the video below us. You can find all my cooking show style recipe videos on YouTube, or my short recipe videos on Facebook Watch, or my Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.
Check out this video from the Men Try Videos channel – they came over and make this same cake with me (so I’ve made two this year) and we had a blast – as you can see the guys did GREAT – like I always say with the right tips and tricks anyone can make anything!