Friendly Jack o' Lantern Cake How To

This pumpkin pal takes the cake!

The kids won't want to wait until Halloween night to carve up this happy pumpkin-shaped cake! Why not serve it at your pumpkin-carving party? The Pumpkin Tube Cake Pan bakes the openings for eyes, nose and mouth right into the cake. All you do is ice the cake and add the candy trims!

Friendly Jack-o'-Lantern Cake



  • Favorite cake recipe or mix (4 1/2 cups batter used)
  • Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing
  • Black Icing Color
  • Kelly Green Icing Color
  • Orange Icing Color
  • Starburst® Fruit Chews (yellow used)
  • Black gumballs


  • Pumpkin Tube Cake Pan
  • Cooling Grid
  • Food-safe scissors
  • Plastic ruler
  • 12 in. Cake Board Circles*
  • Fanci-Foil Wrap*
  • 9 in. Angled Spatula*

1) Make cake

Prepare 4 1/2 cups of batter, following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Position cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut 2 in. larger than cake.

2) Decorate cake

Tint small amounts of buttercream icing black and kelly green; tint remaining icing orange. Use spatula and green icing to ice stem area smooth. Use spatula and orange icing to ice inside openings of eyes and nose and remaining cake areas smooth.

3) Add candy trims

For teeth, trim yellow Starburst candy to various sizes. Use spatula and orange icing to attach teeth around mouth, positioning teeth in center at a slight upward angle. Use spatula and icing to attach black gumballs to board in eye openings.

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