Halloween Pumpkins Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Halloween Pumpkins
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 8
Decorating time: 3-4 Hours
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1. Tombstone and Bats

In this lesson you will learn how to make tombstones with a nice marbling effect. Tip! dip the spaghetti in some water to help it glide into the sugarpaste. Paul also talks you through how to make some simple cute and spooky bats as well as other accessories.
If you need any guidance on neatly covering a round cake then jump to the Supporting Lesson at the foot of the page.
NOTE: to learn to cover a round cake and more CLICK HERE.
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2. Making Pumpkins

In this lesson you’ll learn how to make pumpkins, which is great fun to do with the kids and the more pumpkins the merrier, so let them go wild! If you do have a little team of helpers why not see who can come up with the funniest pumpkin face!
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3. Old Stone Wall

Here Paul takes you through the simples steps showing how to create a very dramatic stone wall effect. This works really well for any spooky halloween cake….! But, has plenty of other uses.

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4. Gate and Fence

In this lesson Paul show’s how to paint directly on to the cake without using templates to create a spooky fence and gate effect. Painting on the cake helps to give depth to the design.

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5. The Moon

Paul finishes off the tombstones then shows how to make a spooky moon, in-keeping with the design. He then dusts the moon and places it onto the cake, then places the tombstones around the top of the cake to start to bring the design together.

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6. Stones and Path

Just spending the time making the stones will add so much value to this cake, see how rocks, scattered and stacked, make all the difference. When Paul attaches the bats and pumpkins and a little pebble pathway, it really does begin to take shape.

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7. Making the Boy

In this lesson you will see the very detailed step by step guide on how to create a very cute pumpkin boy, you will learn to model simple body parts, using paint to add the smallest detail like the rosy cheeks and adorable eyes…. The model really is the cherry on this CAKE…!!!

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8. Other Ideas

Paul share some other Ideas you can use when making this cake to make it unique to you. We are sure you have some of your own fantastic ideas too and we would love to see them. Please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page!

This makes a perfect cake to make with the kids for Halloween. If you’re hosting a party then it makes an incredible centrepiece perhaps surrounded by decorated pumpkins and all the other scarey things associated with Halloween. This is design is suitable for a beginner or intermediate. If you are just starting out maybe replace the little boy with another tombstone or pumpkin, but it’s certainly worth having a go.

We would love to see your take on the Halloween Cake – please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page!

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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