Last Halloween I saw Wilton’s “How Candy Corn is Born Cake” and fell in love. Then I realized I didn’t have the checkerboard cake pan set it required. So, I got crafty and decided that a pumpkin cake would have to do, and that I could still decorate the outside to look the same.
- Pumpkin Cake Mix, $2.00
- Cream Cheese Frosting (home-made), around $5 for supplies
- Food Coloring, on hand
Total cost: $7 or less
I also saved myself a few hours. Instead of using stars all over, I just spread my colored cream cheese frosting into three circles. The effect when you cut the cake is still there, and I had diverted two problems at once! Plus, mine was very tasty, and all those extra candies would have just gotten in the way of my family devouring it!
Love your cake! :) It’s even cuter than the Wilton one.
You can do this Cake without having to buy a pan using a 9″ Cake Pan, 3″ Cookie Cutter and a 6″ Cookie Cutter. Space them evenly in the Pan and pour your Different Cake Batter into the sections and Bake!
BEFORE you bake and AFTER you’ve poured your batter in the pan, REMOVE the Cutters.