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Pumpkin Cake
Step by step, on how to make this pumpkin cake
Pumpkin Cake

This cake is a great cake for any level cake decorator, including beginners,  as it’s relatively easy to make, a good introduction to the wonderful world of modeling chocolate… and the design is about IMperfection.  It has room for error… no precision with this one, required!

In this class I show you, step by step, how to make this pumpkin cake, cover your board, and also how to make some pretty leaves and berries to embellish it.  I also show you how to alter the original design and turn it into a cute little cake to bring to a child’s fall party!

Check out this video tutorial on how to make modeling chocolate or this live session recording that is all about modeling chocolate and making a rose, too.

This is the easiest way I’ve found to prepare ganache when using it to fill and/or ice a cake, before covering a cake in fondant, or even just leaving it as the finish!  See Section 3 (Making Ganache) of the Fundamentals Course for a detailed video showing how to make this ganache.

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Innovative Sugarworks Sugar Shapers
The seamless, ergonomically designed Innovative Sugarworks Sugar Shapers are engineered to maximize comfort and efficiency when performing highly repetitive and detailed decorating tasks. Flexible, durable and color-coded for easy identification, these professional-grade tools are an essential part of any professional, student, or hobbyist sugar-artist toolkit.
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Wilton 3D Sports Ball Cake Pan
No matter what sport you’re passionate about, this four-piece set can create the perfect centerpiece for it. Set includes two 6 in. diameter half-ball aluminum pans and two metal baking stands. Each pan half takes 2 1/2 cups batter. Whether your celebrating a birthday, game day or just in a fun mood, this cake pan is covers it all.
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Roxy & Rich Edible Hybrid Petal Dust Master Kit, 24 Colors
This special Floral Kit contains the revolutionary Hybrid Petal Dusts in 24 colors. Each color bottle contains 2.5 grams.Roxy & Rich Hybrid Petal Dusts are the latest innovation in decorating dusts. These matte finish, water soluble Petal dusts are FDA approved. They contain no iron oxide, chromium oxide, carmine or color fillers. U.S. Certified Food Coloring gives these dusts an amazing color and brilliance that is unparalleled. Use dry on gumpaste or dilute with water and brush on for smooth, beautiful results. May be dissolved with water, alcohol or lemon extract.
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Artists' Cake Decorating Brush Set
This set includes our Small Flat Oval Brush, Medium Flat Oval Brush, Fluffy Dusting Brush, Round Blending Brush, Round Precision Brush, Straight Fine Point Brush, and Angled Fine Point Brush. Our Complete Artists' Brush Set will give you everything you need to bring your edible creations to life! We use only the best bristles made from high grade synthetic fibers safe for use with food and edible media. These bristles are incredibly durable and won't shed, giving your brushes an indefinite lifespan with proper care.
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Fondant Rolling Pin
Smooth, Non-Stick Rolling Pin with Thickness Bands is perfect for precisely rolling out fondant or covering cakes with rolled fondant.
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Fox Run 36092 Maple Leaf Cookie cutters
Create fun-to-decorate cookies with this maple leaf cookie cutter set! This set includes five maple leaf shaped cutters, conveniently featured in a handy storage tin. These shapes will slice through and release from dough easily, bringing ease to the cookie prep process. Constructed of sturdy stainless steel, these cutters have an attractive shine and luster that will be best preserved when hand washed and dried completely after use. Great for cookies, fondant, crafts and more!
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2 Inch Cake Baking Heating Core - Stainless Steel
- They Work Perfectly In Any Cake Pan
- Short Pans Or Small Pans Are Not A Problem
- Replace The Flower Nails (they rust!)
- These Cake Heating Core Pins Are Made Of Stainless Steel and are 2 inches tall (they won't rust)
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Ateco Stainless Steel Cake Knife, 14 Inch Blade
Ateco's Cake Knife has a 14-inch stainless steel blade and a plastic handle. It's dishwasher safe, shock resistant and sanitary. The serrated blade makes cutting cake easy and prevents compressing and misshaping cake.
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Ateco Professional Offset Spatula Set
Great quality, created for professional pastry chefs. Offset spatulas are ideal for icing large cakes quickly. Offset design allows you to keep your hands clear of frosting. Handles are made of high grade polypropylene and are dishwasher safe. Set contains the 4 1/2 inch, 7 3/4 inch and 9 3/4 inch blade lengths.
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Innovative Sugarworks Sugar Smoothers, Small and Medium
Created by decorators for decorators, the new Sugar Smoothers are perfect for removing excess fondant and creating cleanly covered cakes, excellent for curved or flat surfaces. Its lightly frosted surface prevents sticking or pulling while working with edible and non-edible ingredients, helping you achieve amazingly smooth finishes. The perfect tool for sculpting, shaping and smoothing buttercream, ganache, fondant, marzipan, and much more. Rounded corners, with one 90 corner. Each set comes with two sizes and two thicknesses. Edge ruler for measuring. Made from durable, food-grade material.
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AmeriColor Nifty - Fifty Kit
These highly concentrated soft gel food colors are formulated with the necessary die concentration levels needed to achieve the most vibrant and brilliant shades. Soft Gel Paste colors have a viscosity that offers the convenience of a pour-able gel, making it easier to measure amounts or duplicate shades. Only a small amount is needed to tint icing, fondant, marzipan, gum paste, or dough without affecting the consistency, and it will not break down buttercream or non-dairy icings like liquid colors.
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Wilton Easy Glide Fondant Smoother
Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother. Essential tool for shaping and smoothing rolled fondant. 5.75 inches long x 3.25 inches wide.
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Single Edge Industrial Razor Blades
Standard 0.009" thick single edge razor blades
Each package includes 100 SUPER SHARP industrial single edge razor blades
Individually Wrapped by Antirust Waxed Paper, Only by RexBeTi
Fits most standard scrapers and carton cutters
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Wilton 409-2530 2-Piece Flower Impression Mold
Imprint natural texture to create realistic gum paste flowers. This 2-piece set allows you to easily press lifelike details into your gum paste petals and leaves. Create incredible texture and detail using these 2 silicone molds designed to mimic specific flower varieties. This set features: a daisy center, Gerbera Daisy Center, Sunflower Center, Dogwood Center, Ivy Leaf and Calla Lily mold, as well as a wire stem groove for wire leaf and flower assembly.
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Fondant Shaping Foam
Use the thin squares for thinning petal edges with a ball tool, carving vein lines on leaves and making ruffled fondant strips. Use the thick square for cupping flower centers.
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CK Products Confectioners Glaze 8 oz.
Use this confectioner's glaze to make your chocolate candy shiny. Just simply brush it on your candies to give them a shiny appearance. This is a food grade lacquer. You get 8 oz. per order. What is confectioners glaze? it is a glaze made from a wax free shellac. Since it is wax free, it has a lower viscosity allowing for a higher solids application. Clear or Refined Glaze provides quick uniform drying, superior colour retention, prolonged appearance and taste over extended time periods. The finished product will have a clear brilliant finish and enhanced clarity.
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CK Products Confectioners Glaze Thinner 8 oz.
Use this confectioner's glaze thinner to make your confectioners glaze more thinner to work with. Use this product to clean up your chocolate brushes after a long day of painting chocolate molds. Mix this thinner and glaze for desired consistency, then brush on chocolates, marzipan or gum paste flower and watch it gleam. Also helps to protect candies against high humidity. Alcohol based, edible shellac. 8 oz. bottle.
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Plastic Round Fondant Plunger Cutters Set
These cutters are ideal for use with a range of edible and non-edible materials including sugar paste; petal paste; marzipan or craft clays